Bikes, Fireworks, and Warren HoodWatermelon-Eating Contest, Cutoffs, Crowlers, & More
at The ABGB
Wednesday, July 04
Show 12:00PM

A holiday afternoon. Awesome beer and pizza. Two sets from the best… Warren Hood and his band. Then, a big group bike ride to the fireworks to watch them together.

That’s our plan. We (and Uncle Sam) want you to join us.

We’re teaming up with our Hell Yes Project friends from Ghisallo Cycling Initiative. They’ll chat you up about all the cool stuff they do and then help get us safely down the hill to Town Lake.

The ABGB will be open 12-8p.

We’ll have our cornhole boards out all afternoon.
We’ll have our annual watermelon eating contest at 4p.
We’ll have Warren Hood making everyone happy at 5p.
We’ll have our Cutoff Club take a big group photo at 7:15p.

Want to be in our Cutoff Club? Then, wear your favorite cufoffs and being extra cool to everyone you see wearing cutoffs. Bam, welcome to the club.

Around 7:30ish, we’ll saddle up our bikes (maybe with some ABGB crowlers) for the ride to Auditorium Shores.

The Austin Symphony plays at 8:30p. The fireworks are at 9:30p.

Come on over and join us!

Warren Hood

Warren Hood began playing the fiddle at the age of eleven. He attended Berklee School of Music where he was awarded the school’s top honor – The String Achievement Award. He has since gone on to win numerous awards for string virtuosity and has been recognized three times as String Player of the Year in the Austin Chronicle Music Poll. The son of Austin, TX music legend, Champ Hood (Uncle Walt’s Band, Toni Price), Warren has become an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and singer. He has toured extensively as a member of acclaimed Bay Area band The Waybacks (featured on NPR) who accompanied former Grateful Dead founder Bob Weir and as violinist for world-renowned recording artists, The BoDeans and Texas singer-songwriter Hayes Carll. He has also performed and/or recorded with such noteworthy artists as Lyle Lovett, Joan Osborne, Emmylou Harris, Ben Kweller, Little Feet, Elvis Costello, Susan Tedeschi, Gillian Welch, and Alejandro Escovedo.

The self-titled debut album, The Warren Hood Band, was brilliantly produced by Charlie Sexton and 9 of the 11 songs were written/co-written by Warren, including the album’s single “Alright” and the rockin’, soulful “Where Have You Gone.”

“The cream always rises to the top, and there are young performers out there who will find their audience [such as] Warren Hood, a terrific songwriter and singer.”

– Lyle Lovett

“Hood has style to burn, with a knack for composing songs as ageless as they are pleasing to hear.”

– Margaret Moser, The Austin Chronicle