Unplugged at the Grove
Web Site: Unplugged at the Grove Presented by KGSR
1624 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: (512) 832-4000
Unplugged at the Grove is a free, all ages Austin outdoor music series at Shady Grove Restaurant on Thursday nights in the summer. The first Unplugged at the Grove free summer concert series at Shady Grove Restaurant was launched in 1993. Every summer KGSR Radio sponsors no cover music on Thursday nights at Shady Grove Restaurant. This free music series at runs from April to September with the music starting at 8 PM.
Shady Grove Restaurant is located on Barton Springs Road close to Zilker Park. Shady Grove was opened in 1992 and serves a home-style food menu. With it’s rock walls and timber fences, Shady Grove has the retro look of a State Park campground built in the 1940’s. Shady Grove features a large outdoor rock patio shaded by tall pecan trees.
The music takes place at the outdoor stage on the patio and presents great local Austin musicians as well as musicians from around Texas at no cover charge.
The very best tip for Unplugged at the Grove is to get there early! Arriving early will help with finding a good parking spot and a good seat to see the stage. The music starts at 8 PM and 6 PM is a good time to get there. Arriving early for Unplugged at the Grove means there is plenty of time to enjoy drink specials and to order food before the music starts.
Tables at Shady Grove Restaurant for on concert nights fill up fast, but it is okay to bring folding chairs and blankets to sit on the lawn. Parking is available in the Shady Grove parking lot, but do not park in the nearby neighborhoods. Additional parking for Unplugged at the Grove is available at the Bicycle Sports Shop at 517 South Lamar Boulevard.
One more tip for Unplugged at the Grove is to try the restroom at the outdoor airstream trailer for shorter lines. The ladies restroom in the restaurant only has one stall!