New dates announced for outdoor concert series Tailgates and Tunes in Hutto

The concert series will take place at the Brushy Creek Amphitheater. (Courtesy city of Hutto)
The concert series will take place at the Brushy Creek Amphitheater. (Courtesy city of Hutto)

The concert series will take place at the Brushy Creek Amphitheater. (Courtesy city of Hutto)

Concert organizers announced new fall dates Sept. 10 for the inaugural Tailgates and Tunes live music series.

Set for Saturdays in October, the outdoor concerts will be held at Hutto's Brushy Creek Amphitheater. Shane Smith & The Saints will play Oct. 3, and Read Southall Band with opener Pecos & The Rooftops will take the stage Oct. 24.

“We’re looking forward to creating a safe way for the greater Austin community to come together again to enjoy what we all love—live music,” event producer Jennifer Stevens said in a news release. “Good music and good times are what we need now more than ever, and I’m excited to bring this series to life.”

Kolby Cunningham, general manager of the Brushy Creek Amphitheater stressed the importance of having public health measures in place. Venue capacity will be capped at under 25%. The amphitheater's lawn will be marked off into square sections, called pods, that measure six feet by six feet. In addition, each pod will have a six-foot path on all sides, Cunningham said.

“Out here at the amphitheater, we have such a large footprint [that] it really is possible to bring a crowd of people together while keeping them socially distant,” Cunningham said.


Face coverings are required for attendees age 10 and older, according to the release. Concert-goers must wear masks at the amphitheater while entering, exiting and moving around the facility. However, attendees may remove their masks while seated in their ticketed area, Cunningham said.

“Everybody is aware that it is going to take a group effort to make sure that we can safely execute these events," he said.

Originally scheduled for the summer, the series was postponed in late June.

“The City of Hutto is excited about the return of the Tailgates and Tunes concert series,” Hutto Mayor Doug Gaul said in the release. “We’ve reviewed all safety plansm and they are the best we’ve seen. We are excited for our community to come together in a safe, socially distanced way, enjoying live music!”

Tickets can be purchased at www.brushycreekamp.com.
By Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Buchanan joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 after completing a master of journalism degree from the University of Texas. She worked as the senior reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition and is now the editor for the company's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition.


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