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05/27 -09/30/2018 – Free Concert Series is Back!

The weather is getting nice again, so it’s time for another Free Sunday Funday Concert Series at SouthPop! The Last Sunday of the month in May, June, July, and now August and September as well, SouthPop will be hosting live music featuring Austin bands from yesterday and today. Admission is free, though donations are greatly appreciated. All ages are welcome! …

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4/1/2018 – April Fool’s Day and Easter Hat Parade with the Uranium Savages

April Fools with the Uranium Savages Please join us at SouthPop on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 for a special day of tomfoolery presented to you by the masters in the art of tomfoolery – The Uranium Savages – and hosted by the South Austin Museum of Popular Culture! Events begin at 2:30pm with an Easter Egg Hunt for the …

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3/11/2018 Austin Aqua Fest

From a small debutante ball sponsored by The Austin Admiral’s Club to a major Cultural Festival hosting the likes of Ringo Starr and Dolly Parton until it all came crashing down, Austin Aqua Fest celebrated a side of Austin most people don’t think of. With humble beginnings as an effort by the Austin Admirals Club to bring awareness to local …

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40 Years of Esther’s Follies

For our first exhibition of 2018 SouthPop Presents: 40 Years of Esther’s Follies! In partnership with the crew at Esther’s and help from Jesse Sublett’s new retrospective book, we’ll dive into the history of Esther’s from the comedy act at Liberty Lunch featuring some rag-tag UT students, to the mainstay and must-see attraction featuring music, comedy, magic, and oh so …

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Elbow Grease: The Art of Jon Narum, Nic Russell, and Sam Yeates

SouthPop’s 2017-2018 exhibition season kicks off with Elbow Grease: The art of Jon Narum, Nicholas Russell, and Sam Yeates – paintings created by three artists who have been involved in the music scene since the early 1970s. Narum, Yeats, and Russell have been mainstays of the Austin art and music scene for 40+ years. Their fine art and design will …

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A Month of Sundays – Brought to you by SouthPop with Threadgill’s!

To help keep bringing great music and great fun to out community, SouthPop is continuing our Month of Sundays Free Concert Series! But this time we’re switiching it up a bit — our great friends Threadgill’s (301 W. Riverside Dr.) will be hosting us with live music the last Sunday of the month (Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb — taking a break in …

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The Road to Austin

The South Austin Popular Culture’s next exhibit The Road to Austin opens Saturday, March 8th with an event that will include live music. The exhibit will be a historical pictorial pondering of the Austin music culture. The Road to Austin is a documentary film chronicling the decades of musical evolution that elevated Austin as the Live Music Capital of the …

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Dia De Los Muertos 2013

View Photos From the Event The South Austin Museum of Popular Culture has chosen this time to honor people who’ve affected Austin’s culture and have passed away.  Starting in 2004 with artist Ken Featherston, the memorial wall has paid tribute each year to musicians, artists, writers, photographers, philanthropists, and friends who were involved in the production side of the arts.  …

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Burton Wilson: What He Saw

View a Portion of the Exhibit Online View Photos From the Event The South Austin Popular Culture Center takes special pleasure in announcing the next exhibit: Burton Wilson’s Photographs.  Born in 1919, in Vermont, Burton Wilson attended the Rhode Island School of Design and later moved to Dallas. After serving in the US Army during World War II, Burton returned …

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