The Midnight Stroll to perform at Music Under the Star

Walker Lukens will open July 8 free concert

JUNE 29, 2016 (AUSTIN, TX) — The Bullock Texas State History Museum will kick off its first Music Under the Star free outdoor live music concert of the season on Friday, July 8, featuring The Midnight Stroll and opener Walker Lukens. The family friendly concerts will be held July 8, 15 and 22 on the Lone Star Plaza of the Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave., with music beginning at 6 p.m. and free parking on-site after 5 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to bring camp chairs or blankets, and food and beverages will be for sale at the concerts.

Kicking off  the July 8 show will be The Midnight Stroll with a brand new sound. With charismatic former Ghostland Observatory frontman Aaron Behrens on vocals, and Jonas Wilson (previously from Lomita and White White Lights) on guitar, the band will entertain with its signature blend of classic rock, acoustic rhythms and folksy blues.

Known for his powerful vocals, Behrens departs from Ghostland Observatory's bold and brash electronic vibe and brings his voice to a new form of musical expression. Writing, recording and rehearsing with a crack team of Austin musicians, Behrens has crafted material that blends elements of soulful rock and heartfelt blues into a refreshing sound. The Midnight Stroll recently released the single Losing My Mind off their first full length album, Heartbreak Bugaloo.

Opening for The Midnight Stroll will be singer/songwriter Walker Lukens, whose soulful, emotive tenor and alt-pop songwriting has been compared to Harry Nilsson, Tom Waits and Pavement. After fronting other bands, the Austin-based Lukens released the Year of the Dog EP and the full length, Devoted in 2013, receiving praise from outlets like NPR, American Songwriter, Austin-American Statesman, Austin Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, and Billboard.

On July 15, the Music Under the Star concert series continues with Grammy Award winners Los Texmaniacs with special guest "Living Legend" Flaco Jiménez. An enchanting combination of Tex Mex conjunto, Texas rock, and a touch of well-cured blues and R&B riffs, best describes the Texmaniacs groove.

Known for their energetic live shows and anthemic, dynamic, indie rock sound, Austin’s own Quiet Company will highlight the final Music Under the Star concert July 22. Opening for Quiet Company is one of Austin's most exciting new acts, Riders Against the Storm, an award-winning musical movement in Austin that can only be described as historic. For details and concert updates, visit TheStoryofTexas.com, or follow @BullockMuseum on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin includes three floors of exhibitions, an IMAX® theater, a special-effects theater, café and museum store. The Museum collaborates with more than 700 museums, libraries, archives and individuals to display original historical artifacts and produce exhibitions that illuminate and celebrate Texas history and culture. Named for the state's 38th Lieutenant Governor, Bob Bullock, the iconic building is at 1800 N. Congress Avenue. For more, visit TheStoryofTexas.com or call (512) 936-8746.

Music Under The Star is Supported by Frost Bank. Media sponsorship provided by KUTX. Presented in partnership with Atomic Picnic, MP&E+Gear, KLRU, and Austin City Limits.

Lone Star Plaza

This press release is part of the The Bullock Texas State History Museum Media Kit

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is the state's official history museum and features three floors of Texas History Galleries with artifacts that span more than 13,000 years, as well as an IMAX® Theatre, a special-effects theater, convenient on-site parking, a café and Museum Store. Located in Austin, the Museum welcomes 450,000 visitors each year. Since 2001, more than 7 million visitors have been immersed in the stories of Texas, connecting historical relevance to a contemporary world. The Museum collaborates with more than 700 museums, libraries, archives and individuals to display original historical artifacts and host exhibitions that illuminate and celebrate Texas history and culture. View Media Kit