ZACH Theatre announces a return to live performance with “Songs Under the Stars” Summer Concert Series for 2021 running June 10 through August 8, 2021. The weekly socially distanced outdoor concerts will feature five concerts over eight weekends running Thursdays through Sundays.
Employing the same health and safety guidelines as the Fall and Holiday concerts, ZACH Theatre is ready to welcome patrons back on campus. Although socially distanced pod seating looks different than a traditional show at ZACH, the “Songs Under the Stars” concert series brings the joy of live performance back to the People’s Plaza with esteemed performers and an outdoor bar all under the stars while surrounded by the Austin skyline.
- Rockabilly Kings - 6/10 to 6/20
- 70s Rockstars - 6/24 to 6/27
- Come Together - 7/8 to 7/25
- 80s Dance Party - 7/29 to 8/8
Rockabilly Kings: There’s a Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On! Rock this town with the music of rock-n-roll’s greatest icons Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, and Roy Orbison! Corbin Mayer (Million Dollar Quartet), Luke Linsteadt (One Man, Two Guvnors band), Paul Sanchez (A Christmas Carol), and Zack Zaromatidis (Bandstand National Tour) blaze the stage with jukebox classics like “All Shook Up”, “Ring of Fire”, “Pretty Woman”, “That’ll Be The Day”, “Blue Suede Shoes”, “Great Balls of Fire” and more.
70s Rockstars: Back by popular demand, the iconic female voices of the 1970’s rock the plaza!
Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Janis Joplin, Linda Ronstadt, and more are showcased by Leslie McDonel (A Night With Janis Joplin), Olivia Nice (Once), and Laura Benedict Scott (Always, Patsy Cline). Groove to hits like “Me and Bobby McGee”, “It’s Too Late Baby”, “You’re So Vain”, and “You’ve Got A Friend”. A hit-filled evening of cool vibes to welcome those summer nights.
Come Together - Beatles: “Here comes the sun and I say, it's all right!” The timeless music of the legendary Beatles is reenvisioned in this ZACH redux from the greatest soul and rhythm and blues artists of the 60’s and 70’s, like Aretha Franklin, Joe Cocker, Earth Wind & Fire, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder and many more. Roderick Sanford (A Christmas Carol) and Michael Valentine (The Who’s Tommy), with backup vocalists Jessica O'Brien and Courtney Sanchez, perform soulful, fully orchestrated arrangements of the most influential band of all time including “Yesterday”, “Hey Jude”, “With a Little Help from My Friends,” “Got To Get You Into My Life”, “Let it Be” and more.
80s Dance Party: Get down on it and groove the night away! Dive into a totally tubular love shack dance party of scrunchies, shoulder pads, and parachute pants in this totally rad concert, featuring the biggest hits of the 80’s from the B52’s, Talking Heads, Go Gos, Blondie, Madonna, Whitney, Michael and more. Kenny Williams (A Christmas Carol), Leslie McDonel (A Night With Janis Joplin) cut footloose with bodacious tunes like “We Got the Beat,” “All Night Long,” “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” and more in this family-friendly party on the plaza. Costumes are encouraged, so dress up and party down, it’ll be the time of your life!View Map