Billy Gibbons will join Mike Flanigin for ‘Blues on the Green’ kickoff

Mike Flanigin at Deep Eddy Cabaret. Photo by Jay Janner / American-Statesman
Mike Flanigin at Deep Eddy Cabaret. Photo by Jay Janner / American-Statesman

KGSR has announced its lineup for this year’s Blues on the Green series, which launches May 25 with a celebration of B3 organ master Mike Flanigin’s 2015 album “The Drifter” featuring special guests Billy Gibbons, Jimmie Vaughan and Charlie Sexton.

The free shows in Zilker Park continue once a month on Wednesdays through the summer. The rest of the lineup: June 22, Wild Child and Max Frost; July 13, Hayes Carll and Carson McHone; Aug. 3, Sweet Spirit and the Suffers.

Opening the May 25 kickoff is blues-rock duo the Peterson Brothers, who made a splash with their self-titled debut album last year. Flanigin’s record and Sweet Spirit’s “Cokomo” were selected the American-Statesman’s top two local records of 2015 in our year-end roundup. Flanigin has spent much of the past year touring in Gibbons’ backing band.

KGSR also has begun its seasonal “Unplugged at the Grove” series at Barton Springs Road restaurant Shady Grove. Music starts at 8 p.m. each Thursday through the spring and summer, including this week’s performance by Dallas singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe. Other highlights include Charlie Mars (May 19), Alejandro Escovedo (June 16), and the Reverend Horton Heat and Dale Watson (July 14). Check out the full lineup on KGSR’s website.

Author: Peter Blackstock

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

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