THE WINE DOWN is Back for 2015! Austin’s Favorite Happy Hour Moves to Tuesdays!

THE WINE DOWN PRESENTED BY MARK WEST WINES RETURNS TO ACL LIVE,

BENEFITING THE AUSTIN MUSIC FOUNDATION

Austin’s Favorite Happy Hour Moves to Tuesdays in 2015

THE WINE DOWN is back! This free summer concert series is presented by MARK WEST WINES and returning supporter 2ND Street District, benefiting the Austin Music Foundation. Moving to Tuesday nights, this year’s The Wine Down series will remain indoors on the air-conditioned concert floor to cool down the hot summer evenings.  The popular music series has become an anchor to driving people downtown to experience lively nights of shopping, eating, and strolling down the 2ND Street corridor.

The Wine Down is FREE, open to the public, and takes place from 5-7 PM at ACL Live at The Moody Theater. Each evening’s entertainment will once again be emceed by KGSR, and each event will host giveaways for merchandise from businesses around the 2ND Street District. The 2015 series kicks off with a bang Tuesday, June 16th, and runs every other week through August 25th.

The August 25th finale with QUIET COMPANY, with special guest BEE CAVES, is hosted by the Austin Music Foundation. An optional $5 donation at the door will go directly to AMF. 

“The Wine Down series is the perfect event," said Julie Sutton, Retail Marketing Manager of 2ND Street District.  “Guests get to sample the best of the 2ND Street District's stores and restaurants all while enjoying live music from ACL Live.  This is exactly what makes Austin the place to be.”

Special thanks to our partners 2ND Street District, KGSR Austin, Visit Austin, Texas, and Elite 25 Ausin.

2015 The Wine Down Schedule:
6/16 - The Deer & Chipper Jones with bites by Trace
6/30 - Peterson Brothers Band with bites by Cantina Laredo
7/14 - Walker Lukens Music with bites by III Forks Austin
7/28 - Sour Bridges with bites by Numero28 Ristorante/Pizzeria/Vineria
8/11 - Cilantro Boombox with bites by Living Room at W Hotel
8/25 - Austin Music Foundation presents Quiet Company & special guest Bee Caves with bites by The Bonneville

ABOUT MARK WEST WINES
Mark West was founded in 1978 with one desire only: To craft remarkable California Pinot Noir that delivers exceptional quality at an affordable price. With equal parts patience, hard work, and passion, we’ve followed our dream from vineyard to barrel to bottle, rewarded by knowing that Pinot lovers savor every glass just as much as we do. www.markwestwines.com 

ABOUT THE AUSTIN MUSIC FOUNDATION
Austin Music Foundation (AMF) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen and connect the Austin’s music community with innovative programs that empower musicians and fuel Austin’s creative economy.  AMF provides expert panels, consultations, mentoring and mixers to provide the necessary tools and opportunities to succeed in the music industry. www.austinmusicfoundation.org

ABOUT AUSTIN CITY LIMITS LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER
Winner of 2011 Pollstar Award:  “Best New Major Concert Venue” Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater (ACL Live) is a state-of-the-art, 2,750-person capacity live music venue that hosts approximately 100 concerts a year. It serves as the new home for the taping of the acclaimed KLRU-TV produced PBS series, Austin City Limits, the longest running music series in American television history. ACL Live is nestled next to the W Austin Hotel & Residences, which are both located within Block 21, the first mixed-occupancy building of its type in the world to be LEED certified.  LEED is a mark of excellence developed by the U.S. Green Building Council acknowledging measurable performance attributes that benefit human and environmental health. ACL Live is the premier destination in Austin for live performances as well as numerous special and private events.

 

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