8th Annual Austin Originals Benefit Concert & Live Stream Featuring Wild Child

The Austin Originals Benefit Concert (AOBC) is Austin Child Guidance Center’s annual fundraising gala at ACL Live at the Moody Theater to be held this year on August 24, 2019 featuring Wild Child.  Each year, the event brings together community supporters, local businesses, musicians, and mental health advocates to raise money for children’s mental health services and concludes with a concert.

2019 Austin Originals Benefit Concert

The event also features live and silent auctions; the Austin Originals Tasting Grove with food bites from local Austin favorites; an exclusive VIP reception; and the annual Phyllis Richards Austin Icon for Children Award presented to two individuals making exemplary strides in improving outcomes for children (list of this year’s finalists and nominees found here.)

With your help, each year the Austin Originals Benefit Concert raises thousands of dollars in support of children’s mental health.

For sponsorship and ticket inquiries please reach out to the Development Team.

Your Invite to the Big Brothers Big Sisters Ice Ball 2019

ICE BALL 2019
Saturday, August 24th
6 PM – Midnight
Fairmont Austin Hotel
Join Big Brothers Big Sisters for Austin’s brightest gem, the Ice Ball gala. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, seated dinner, live and silent auctions, live music, dancing and more! Tickets to Ice Ball include admission to The BIG After, Ice Ball’s official after-party.

Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel Kicks Off Summer with Live Music and Cocktail Popsicles

Series of seasonal events celebrate summer with live local music, boozy popsicles, and non-alcoholic pet pup-sicles

The inviting Terrace.

The inviting Terrace.

The Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel, an iconic luxury property in the heart of downtown Austin, is pleased to announce a series of celebratory events to kick off the summer. Events include the new Summer Sunset Sessions, featuring live music from three local Austin musicians on Thursday evenings, and the second annual 7 Flavors of Summer Pop-tails series menu complete with boozy popsicle cocktails, a special PRIDE popsicle, and non-alcoholic pup-sicles for pets.

The Stephen F’s Bar & Terrace Summer Sunset Series will feature three local artists every Thursday evening. Entertainment includes tunes from acoustic guitarist Joshua Klaus, country blues singer/songwriter Willy McGee, and folk-pop duo Call Me Cavalier. Free and open to the public, guests and non-guests will be able to enjoy the entertainment at the Stephen F. Austin Bar & Terrace as the sun sets.

“Summer in Austin is one of the most exciting seasons, and there’s nothing like enjoying live music and a summer treat on our beautiful terrace,” said Danelle Awtrey, Director of Sales and Marketing at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel. “Austin is known for its spirited hospitality, and we’re pleased to welcome guests and patrons to unwind with local entertainment and specially curated boozy treats. In the heart of downtown, there’s no better place to meet friends and family as the sun sets.”

With stunning views of Congress Avenue, the State Capitol, and the historic Paramount Theatre, the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel’s Bar and Terrace offers the perfect location for guests and non-guests to enjoy Austin all throughout summer. The schedule of events include:

Summer Sunset Sessions – Every Thursday from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Enjoy entertainment from local musicians on Stephen F’s Bar & Terrace. The full Summer Sunset Sessions schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, June 20: Joshua Klaus – Acoustic guitarist

  • Thursday, June 27: Willy McGee – Country blues singer/songwriter

  • Thursday, July 4: Willy McGee – Country blues singer/songwriter

  • Thursday, July 11: Willy McGee – Country blues singer/songwriter

  • Thursday, July 18: Call Me Cavalier – Folk-pop duo

  • Thursday, July 25: Joshua Klaus – Acoustic guitarist

  • Thursday, August 1: Joshua Klaus – Acoustic guitarist

  • Thursday, August 8: Willy McGee – Country blues singer/songwriter

  • Thursday, August 15: Call Me Cavalier – Folk-pop duo

  • Thursday, August 22: Call Me Cavalier – Folk-pop duo

  • Thursday, August 29: Joshua Klaus – Acoustic guitarist

  • Thursday, September 5: Call Me Cavalier – Folk-pop duo

  • Thursday, September 12: Willy McGee – Country blues singer/songwriter

Photography of Poptail courtesy of Julia Keim.

Photography of Poptail courtesy of Julia Keim.

7 Flavors of Summer Pop-Tails menu: Spotlighting Texas’ rich bounty of craft distillers in a fun format that provides a refreshing way to cool off during the warm Austin summer. New flavors will launch every Monday starting June 17th, 2019 and be available through August 4th, 2019, with new flavors rotating each week. The second annual 7 Flavors of Summer menu includes:

  • 6/17 – 6/23: White Russian – Café de Fuego, vodka, yogurt. $8

  • 6/24 – 6/30: Bourbon Creamsicle – Bourbon cream liquor, yogurt  $8

  • 7/1 – 7/7: Watermelon Mojito – Watermelon, lime, rum, mint syrup  $8

  • 7/8 – 7/14: Strawberry Daiquiri – Strawberry puree, rum, lime  $8]

  • 7/15 – 7/21: Peach Prosecco – Peach puree, yogurt, peach schnapps $8

  • 7/22 – 7/28: Pina Colada – Rum, pineapple juice, coca cream, coconut flakes  $8

  • 6/17 – 8/4: PRIDE Punch – Specialty popsicle to celebrate Austin PRIDE – Choose your own Skittle infused vodka pop in ruby red grapefruit juice, soda  $8

Pup-Sicles: Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel will also offer complimentary non-alcoholic Pup-Sicles for four legged friends, with flavors including:

  • Raspberry/Honey Puptails

  • Banana, Peanut Butter, Apple Puptails