Luck Reunion Joins Hands With Long Center For “Long Live Music” Concert Series Presented By White Claw
Night three to feature star-studded “Songs I Left Behind: A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver” on November 22nd
November 16, 2020 – Austin, TX – It’s been a Long year, but as it turns out, Luck is on our side. Luck Reunion recently announced a partnership with their old friends at Long Center to bring the excitement of national touring acts back into Austin’s world-renowned live music scene. The resulting concert series, Long Live Music presented by White Claw, brings the spirit of Luck, TX, to the Long Center Lawn for four shows throughout November and early December.
On November 22nd, Long Live Music will welcome a star-studded array of artists to pay homage to the Honky Tonk Hero himself,Billy Joe Shaver. “Songs I Left Behind: A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver” will honor the late artist whose songs have been performed by everyone from Willie to Elvis. A revolving door of very special guests will perform the songs of Billie Joe, a true Texas music legend, backed by a house band curated by Austin’s own Charlie Sexton. The final installment of Long Live Music will feature Alabama’s soulful native sons, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, for a fiery grand finale on December 3rd.
The series kicked off with a world-class pair of guitar-toting poets, native Texan Hayes Carll and Tulsa-based John Moreland, who took the stage for the hastily-sold-out first show. New Orleans genre-challengers Tank & The Bangas and Big Freedia stormed the Long Center lawn stage on November 12th to another sold-out crowd. The remaining shows in the series, November 22nd and December 3rd, are sure to sell out just as quickly, so Austinites should visit luckreunion.com
now to secure their spots.
Ticketholders will also be happy to hear that funds raised by the Long Live Music series will benefit the Luck Family Foundation which supports organizations and programs that offer support to musicians and the artist community as a whole.
“We’re joining forces with Long Center for the first time to celebrate what we both care so deeply about; Austin’s creative culture. Our beloved artists are a part of it. You’re a part of it. We’re a part of it,” reads Luck Reunion’s official announcement. “Let’s come together to responsibly showcase what a bright spot the Live Music Capital of the World is to us all.”
Tickets are limited and sold in pre-marked socially-distanced squares on the lawn that accommodate 4 people. Fans will also have the opportunity to participate in Luck’s famous Lucky Draw ticketing lottery to win one “square” for each show. More information on how to enter to be White Claw’s Long Live Music Lucky Winner can be found at luckreunion.com/longlivemusic
. Tickets are available via The Long Center’s website
More About Long Center: The Long Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is an iconic, world-class performing arts center located in the heart of downtown Austin and exists to serve all. By providing an impressive and diverse array of programming, the Long Center offers Austinites a place to experience remarkable entertainment and arts together. For more info about the Long Center, please visit www.thelongcenter.org
More About Luck Reunion: Inspired by our own anti-festival of the same name, Luck Reunion is an experience-based collective based in Willie Nelson’s backyard of “Luck, TX”. Nearly 10 years ago, a group of friends came together with a vision for a new kind of live music experience. We knew we wanted to honor the cross-section culture that has long motivated creative tradition; to preserve traditions in music, food, and craft; and to create a stage for modern-day outliers who are influenced by the legacies before us. Luckily, we had the keys to the private Luck, TX property, and the singular opportunity to open its gates to people who, like us, value artistic tradition and want to do the legwork to discover talent that reflects our cultural heritage. What started as a one-day event has grown into a community; a platform for us to share the ethos of Luck and bring together musicians, chefs, and artisans who are contributing to American roots culture in an authentic way. In addition to the flagship annual event, Luck produces content and experiences both in and out of Luck with the mission of providing a space for craftsmanship, preservation, and discovery.
More About Luck Family Foundation: Formed by Luck Reunion for the purpose of preserving and supporting the music and cultural community inspired by the work of Willie Nelson and the Luck Reunion family, the Luck Family Foundation—managed by the Austin Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization—provides financial grant assistance and other resources to artists, organizations and programs in need.