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June 4, 2021

Beyond the Square

By: Laurie Gallardo

Six Square, Austin’s Black cultural district, is presenting Beyond the Square Festival 2021, a weekend event and bike tour spotlighting Black music artists.

The celebration starts with a huge show tomorrow, Saturday June 5, at The Long Center, W. Riverside Dr., 701 W. Riverside Dr. Headlining is none other than the Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia, with Austin-based hip-hop duo Magna Carda rounding out the bill. DJ Kay Cali brings it all together at the turntables. Space is limited; doors open at 6 p.m.

On Sunday, June 6, Talib Abdullahi of Black History Bike Ride leads a cycle tour through the district, marking important spots such as the Victory Grill and the Doris Miller Auditorium, starting at 10 a.m. at the Texas Music Museum, 1009 E. 11th St. In case of inclement weather, the bike ride will be postponed until 1 p.m.

Ticket information for both events and more related festivities can be found at the Long Center website.


October 30, 2023


Genesis Owusu returns to Austin to perform tomorrow night at Empire Garage.


October 28, 2023

LEVITATION: Saturday and Sunday

AMM picks for LEVITATION weekend, including Amyl & The Sniffers, Durand Jones, Altin Gün and more.


October 27, 2023

LEVITATION: Friday & Saturday

The AMM’s LEVITATION 2023 picks for Fri/Sat, including Alan Palomo, Allah-Las, Queen Serene and more.


October 26, 2023

So Very Curious, Indeed

A Curious Mix of People book launch reunion show, Saturday at The Parlor on Guadalupe.


October 25, 2023

Friday at Radio East

Black Live Music Fund & Radio East present a DAWA benefit with Latasha Lee and Blakchyl.


October 24, 2023

The Returner

Allison Russell brings The Returner Tour to 3Ten tomorrow night.


October 23, 2023

Haunt Me and Dark Shadows

Cover your neck. Or don’t. It’s the Goth Gala tonight at Sagebrush, with Haunt Me, and a screening of the original ‘House of Dark Shadows.’


October 21, 2023

Bienvenido al Laboratorio

Carrie Rodriguez’ LABORATORIO at Stateside on Sunday, with Angélica Garcia & Cat Cardenas.