Venue Partnering with KGSR, KLBJ to Bring National and Local Acts, Plenty of Free Shows
(AUSTIN, TEXAS –May 9, 2012) – The Rooftop Over Lake Travis (The Rooftop) upstairs at Uncle Billy’s Brew & Que at Oasis, Texas has announced its spring/summer lineup filled with local music legends, legends-in-the-making and national acts. Austin’s and the Hill Country’s dynamic new music venue opened this past March with a standing-room-only performance from ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and an all-star band. The Rooftop is situated on the cliffs overlooking the famous Lake Travis views, next to The Oasis at Lake Travis in the Oasis Texas complex, 6550 Comanche Trail, Lakeway, Texas.
The music continues with two new series, the first from KGSR-FM which kicked off May 6th with a free show featuring Texas legend Joe Ely and his band. Ely played to a packed house of nearly 700 music lovers last Sunday. The Rooftop will host KGSR’s “Lakeside Live,” complimentary shows every Sunday from 5:00-8:00pm; the series will run for 12 weeks and features local favorites such as Latin rockers Del Castillo, blues guitarist and singer Carolyn Wonderland, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter James McMurtry. Austin’s powerful roots act, Guy Forsyth, performs this Sunday, May 13th.
KLBJ-FM will host KLBJ “Rocks the Lake” at The Rooftop starting May 24th running through Labor Day. Shows will be every Thursday from 8:00-11:00pm. The majority of the shows will be free (except for the occasional national act). A double bill of power pop band The Romantics, whose hit, “That’s What I Like About You” has consistently been listed on the best 100 rock songs of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine, and English Ska band The English Beat hit the stage on Thursday, June 14th. According to Marsha Milam, producer of The Rooftop’s live music schedule, “This retro MTV evening is going to be one of the coolest shows Austin will see this summer.”
Uncle Billy’s Brew and Que and Oasis Texas brought in Texas music and events producer Marsha Milam of Marsha Milam Music to produce a robust schedule of live music offerings to showcase this distinctive new live music space in Central Texas. “The Rooftop is a one of a kind venue surrounded by the Texas Hill Country, overlooking Lake Travis. And our stage backdrop is the Texas sunset followed by the evening sky. When combined with outstanding musical talent – it becomes magical,” said Milam.
Music will play most every night this summer, whether free or paid performances. The next big act on the bill at The Rooftop feature blues-rock legends, The Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson, on Sat, May 12th, 8 p.m. Advance general admission tickets are $25; $30 day of show. VIP seated section tickets at $45 recently sold out.
Milam is also booking a Sunday Gospel Brunch series to run every Sunday this summer which will be free of charge. The series starts on May 27th. Austin-based Milam has carved out a niche in free live music series throughout Texas, starting with the still-popular KGSR’s “Unplugged at the Grove.” Her long-running music series have become eagerly anticipated seasonal events bringing free live music to over 100,000 fans a season.
The Rooftop Over Lake Travis is an 850 person capacity outdoor/indoor concert venue featuring Uncle Billy’s signature brews, fresh from the onsite brewery, and BBQ. All shows are rain and shine (with the option for indoor play in bad weather). For music lineup, tickets and more information go to unclebillysrooftop.com or call 1-855-2rooftop.
About Uncle Billy’s Brew & Que
Uncle Billy’s Brew & Que at the Oasis opened in 2010 and is known for serving award-winning craft beers made at their onsite brewery and their mouth-watering, slow-smoked barbeque. The original restaurant is located in central Austin on the funky restaurant row section of Barton Springs Road, which opened in 2007. The restaurant is named for ‘Uncle Billy’ William Barton who owned the land that Barton Springs resides on now in the 1830’s.
About Oasis Texas
Oasis Texas is located at 6550 Comanche Trail, just minutes away from Austin 450 feet above Lake Travis. What began as a burger joint in 1982 with a fabulous lake view has expanded into diverse village of Austin-based retailers. Designed by Dick Clark Architecture, Oasis Texas has the feel of a pristine old Hill Country town. Follow Oasis Texas on Facebook and Twitter. For leasing information, visit http://www.oasistex.com/