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Cool Summer Nights: Music Live Music

The final Cool Summer Nights will take inspiration from Austin's thriving music culture and the Museum's exhibition celebrating the history of Austin City Limits. Guests can pick up a ukulele and experiment, experience contemporary opera or try their hand at song writing.

Cool Summer Nights lets you discover Museum content in a social and comfortable atmosphere. Whether coming in work clothes straight from the office, enjoying the atmosphere before heading to dinner, or capping off a day spent exploring the city, Cool Summer Nights will give you the freedom to engage and explore the Museum at your own pace and on your own terms.

Each Cool Summer Nights event includes:

  • Activated exhibits with living history participants
  • Themed lounge provided by Premiere Events
  • Cash bar with specialty themed cocktail 
  • Small bites for purchase by Delicious in our Story of Texas Café (vegetarian options available)
  • Complimentary sparkling water from Waterloo Sparkling Water
  • Complimentary coffee and cold brew samples by Addison Coffee Roasters
  • Souvenirs for purchase in the Museum gift shop 
  • Photo booth by MYEVENTSTHEBOMB
  • Records spun by DJ from Breakaway Records
  • Complimentary parking in the Museum's garage

And don't miss these great activities especially for Music Night:

  • View two evening performances of opera in a contemporary style by One Ounce Opera
  • Enjoy hands-on activities with ukuleles and impromptu performances presented by Groundwork Music
  • Create black bean sound shakers and paint an Austin skyline with CRAFT
  • Take part in a guided song writing activity with Badgerdog
  • Experience d/Rastra, an audio/visual performance incorporating a hacked CRT television, glitchy soundscapes and dynamic lighting design by Kyle Evans

Cool Summer Nights: Music