THE BATS ARE BACK! Well, they never really actually LEAVE, so…BAT FEST is BACK!
JOIN 101X & BLACK iGUANA Margaritas & Cocktails
for the 8th Annual BAT FEST on August 25 at the (Ann Richards) Congress Ave. Bridge, 5pm-midnight!
Dual RAWK stages + food + crafts + drinks + over a million Mexican free-tailed bats
come out at night – 101X, BLACK iGUANA Margaritas & Cocktails & AUSTIN celebrate our blind, flying friends! Supported by Bud Light helping us keep the 21+ crowd COOL all day & night!
Stay tuned for details on where to pick up XIP passes w/LAWLESS! You can also win as a member of the 101 TeXtforce (text FORCE to 29217 to join); on Twitter (follow @101X
); or via the INSTAGRAM HUNT (details SOON)! Stay tuned to win!
BAT BAR hosts the BAT FEST Launch Party (8/24; 9p-2a); and the After Party (8/25 10p-2a)! GA tiX: $10 | VIP Balcony tickets $20.00 – afterparty features Alpha Rev, Joseph King & special guest (218 E 6th St)!
101X Stage South End:
5:00pm The Bellmen
6:30pm Alex Marleyand the Raspas performing His Cousin Bob's Songs
8:00pm The Black & White Years
9:30pm The Soldier Thread
About the bands:
With interests that range from The Black Keys to Jack White, new band The Bellmen strive to merge the genres and keep the live music dream alive.
Alex Marleyand the Raspas performing His Cousin Bob's Songs
Cousin of famed reggae troubadour Bob Marley, Alex joins his band The Raspas to pay tribute to the singer's catalogue.
The Black & White Years
Since they formed the band in 2006, Austin's The Black and White Years have played festivals such as CMJ Music Festival, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin City Limits Music Festival, MIDEM, Wireless Festival. The band’s song, “Power To Change,” has received a fair amount of national attention in the rock world.
The Soldier Thread
The Soldier Thread is an indie pop-rock quintet hailing from Austin, Texas. Todd Abels (guitar, keyboard) and Justin McHugh (keyboard, guitar, backup vocals) set out from ambient origins to weave in the missing pieces. Patricia Lynn (lead vocals, keyboard) and Drew Vandiver (drums) allowed for an easy joining of loose ends, and with the addition of bass guitarist Chance Gilmore, the band befall to play around town.
The Bats Fly Out from Underneath Congress Avenue Bridge
Adam West - the original Bat Man!