11/04/18 – Dia De Los Muertos: Austin Style
Join us at SouthPop to honor and celebrate the dearly departed, Sunday November 4, 6-9pm. We’ll be lighting candles, saying a prayer, and then having a party for all the new inductees to our memorial wall. SouthPop will have candles and some flowers, but please bring your own offerings to leave behind.
One of SouthPop’s first works of outdoor art included our Memorial Wall which serves to honor those who have moved Austin’s culture in some way. We include nationally renowned folks like Waylon Jennings, Ann Richards, and Janis Joplin, as well as local movers and shakers like our first inductee Ken Featherston, The Avocado Queen, and our own Henry Gonzalez. It is difficult to decide who gets to go on the wall, as the number of inductees goes up every year and we only have a finite amount of space to give everyone their due honor. This year SouthPop’s Board of Directors have chosen to honor:
- Galen Barber
- Ponty Bone
- Lary Butler
- Steve Dean
- Kevin Hollingsworth
- Davy Jones
- Joe Lung
- John Northland
- Barry “Frosty” Smith
- Micael Priest
Beer, wine, live music by the SouthPop All-Stars, and refreshments will be on hand to help us call back the spirits for the evening. To make suggestions for next year’s Dia de los Muertos celebration, fill out this form, and we will consider your submission. As the wall grows, more folks are added, and the weather ravages the wall, we are in the process of upgrading our existing plaques to become more weather proof. To sponsor an existing member of the wall for a new plaque, or to make a donation earmarked for the upkeep of the memorial wall, click on over here.
Please remember there is NO PARKING AT SOUTHPOP/PLANET K for any of our events. There never has been, so if you try to swindle one of our parking attendants, it won’t work. Please park just south on Collier Street. Admission is a suggested $5 donation, SouthPop members are welcome for free. For any questions, please stay up to date on our Facebook page, call us during our regular business hours at 512-440-8318, email us at email@example.com, or cast a spell so the spirits will bring us your inquiries.