Patagonia Austin Music Series
Presented by RajiWorld Productions
July 12 - December 13, 2012
Patagonia Austin and RajiWorld are excited to invite you to a brand new, family-friendly, music and shopping event to begin in July.
Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys Kick Off Patagonia Austin
Live Concert Series July 12
In-Store Concerts to Feature Local Talent at Former Nightclub Turned Outdoor Adventure Oasis
Austin (June 18, 2012)—Live music will once again transform 316 North Congress Avenue into a showcase for cutting-edge local talent as the Patagonia Austin Live concert series kicks off July 12 with Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys. The group takes the stage for an hour-long set at 6 p.m., bringing their unique blend of soul, rock, funk and old-school R&B to the outdoor gear retailer’s downtown location in the former Vulcan Gas Company building, which rose to fame at the height of “flower power” during the late 1960s as a popular psychedelic nightclub.
“Patagonia has a rich tradition of showcasing live talent, and we’re thrilled to bring the music back to this historic structure that once hosted legends of the counterculture and blues movement, like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Johnny Winter,” said store manager Adam Metzger. “Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys have built an incredible local following and we invite everyone to stop by and enjoy the music.”
The series of all-ages live shows will continue the second Thursday of each month through December. Each event is free and open to the public.
Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys—known as AAVP to their fans—is an eclectic 10-piece ensemble anchored by Adderley’s powerful vocals reminiscent of classic soul and R&B. Granddaughter of jazz trumpeter Nat Adderley, she is the daughter of Nat Adderley, Jr., producer, pianist and bandleader for Luther Vandross. The eclectic AAVP have headlined the Austin Chronicle’s “Paper Cuts” concert series and shared the stage with Budos Band, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, The Scabs and Carolyn Wonderland.
The group has performed to rave reviews at SXSW in 2009, 2010 and 2011, News 8 Austin’s Summer Rooftop Series and Balcony TV Austin, as well as numerous other performances from Memphis to Los Angeles. The Austin Chronicle said their self-titled 2009 debut album, now available on iTunes and CD Baby, “laid out [Akina's] dark, rich vocal chops over the Vintage Playboys’ brassy punch.” AAVP’s second album is set to drop any day.
“RajiWorld is grateful to Patagonia for the opportunity to create a local music series around community, the environment and connecting with our neighbors around music, food and drink,” said Roggie Baer, a local talent scout and event producer well-known in the Austin music scene. “We look forward to meeting you there!”
Dana Falconberry will appear for the August 9 show and additional dates and performance information for the Patagonia Austin Live concert series will be added in the coming weeks. For updates, follow @PatagoniaAustin on Twitter or become a fan at www.Facebook.com/PatagoniaAustin.
Patagonia, Inc., based in Ventura, California, is a leading designer of core outdoor, surf and sport-related apparel, equipment, footwear and accessories. With sales last year of $414M, the company is noted internationally for its commitment to authentic product quality and environmental activism, contributing over $43M in cash and in-kind donations to date. Incorporating environmental responsibility into product development, the company has, since 1996, used only organically grown cotton in its clothing line. Committed to making its products landfill-free, the company’s entire product line is recyclable thorough its Common Threads Initiative. The company also advocates corporate transparency through its interactive website, The Footprint Chronicles, which outlines the environmental and social footprint of individual products. Patagonia was featured as The Coolest Company on the Planet on Fortune Magazine’s April 2007 cover.
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