Monday’s music picks: Diamond Rio, Blue Monday

Diamond Rio plays Rodeo Austin.
Diamond Rio plays Rodeo Austin.

Diamond Rio at Rodeo Austin. Now that SXSW’s 10 days of March madness downtown have come to an end, the big local event that continues for another week is Rodeo Austin ad the Travis County Exposition Center. Tonight’s performer is Diamond Rio, a hitmaking country band since the early 1990s that has shifted toward Christian music in recent years. $20-$175. 7 p.m. 9100 Decker Lake Road.

Also: Mondays are back to normal again in the clubs. Catch the classic Blue Monday with Derek O’Brien and friends at Antone’s; the jazzy Church on Monday with Elias Haslanger and band at Continental Gallery; and the country-folk Mystery Monday show with Christine Albert and guests at El Mercado Backstage. … Other residency highlights include Bob Schneider’s Lonelyland at the Saxon Pub, guitarist Chris Duarte at One-2-One Bar and the Michael Mordecai jazz jam at the Elephant Room.

Author: Peter Blackstock

Music writer for the Austin American-Statesman and Twitter: @Blackstock360

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