New Austin Ice Cream Fest After Dark party features Lee Fields, Tameca Jones, DJ Mel

The Austin Ice Cream Festival returns to Fiesta Gardens on June 23, and this year the fest is complementing the daytime kid-friendly extravaganza with a night party called After Dark featuring boozy frozen drinks for the grown folks.

Musician Lee Fields.

The music lineup tilts toward sizzling soul, with funky R&B lifer Lee Fields and the Expressions headlining. Austin’s Queen of Soul, Tameca Jones, silky alt-R&B standout Mélat and expressive local pop outfit the Wild Now are also on deck, and former President Barack Obama’s favorite turntablist DJ Mel rounds out the roster.

Tameca Jones. Deborah Sengupta Stith/American-Statesman

The nighttime bash kicks off at 6 p.m. (the kids’ shindig runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), and $35 tickets go on sale on May 16. More information. 

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