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KMFA 89.5 will celebrate 50 years on the air in January 2017. To honor this landmark occasion, KMFA has planned “50 Events for 50 Years,” which includes a free public birthday party, a world premiere by the Austin Symphony, and a host of live and broadcast special events, community engagement events, and public appearances. Below is a schedule of events that will be updated throughout the year! 

January 2017

1. ASO Season Opening Concert w/ KMFA Fanfare (Ticketed)
January 13-14 | The Long Center

2. “Listen Local” Broadcast: Native Tongues by Austin Baroque Orchestra (Free and Open to the Public)
January 22 | KMFA 89.5 and kmfa.org

3. “Brunch with KMFA” at Revel Unclassified (Open to the Public)
January 22 | 4th Tap Brewery

4. KMFA-Sponsored String Quartet Smackdown III (Ticketed)
January 28 | Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

5. 50th Birthday Block Party (Free and Open to the Public)
January 29 | Fair Market

February 2017

6. KMFA-Sponsored line upon line “first” concert with Host Chris Johnson (Ticketed)
February 3 | Big Medium Gallery

7. “Listen Local” Broadcast: The Daughter of the Regiment by Austin Opera (Free and Open to the Public)
February 5 | KMFA 89.5 FM

8. KMFA-Sponsored Panoramic Voices Concert at Beat the Rush (Free and Open to the Public)
February 16 | The Blanton Museum of Art

9. “Brunch with KMFA” at Revel Unclassified (Open to the Public)
February 26 | 4th Tap Brewery

10. KMFA-Sponsored From the Top Live Taping (Ticketed)
February 26 | The Long Center

March 2017

11. KMFA-Sponsored SXSW Austin Composers Showcase (Ticketed)
March 15 | The Hideout Theatre

12. KMFA-Sponsored 4th Annual Coltman Chamber Music Competition
March 25 | Concordia University - Austin

13. “Brunch with KMFA” at Revel Unclassified (Open to the Public)
March 26 | 4th Tap Brewery

14. "Listen Local" Broadcast: Austin Piano Festival (Free and Open to the Public)
March 26 | KMFA 89.5 and kmfa.org

15. "Tasting Notes" Wine Luncheon (Ticketed)
March 29 | Gusto Italian Kitchen

April 2017

16.  KMFA’s Membership Brunch featuring La Follia Austin Baroque and Suzanne Bona of Sunday Baroque (By Invitation)
April 1 | Hotel Van Zandt

17. “Listen Local” Broadcast: Austin Piano Festival (Free and Open to the Public)
April 2 & April 9 | KMFA 89.5 and kmfa.org

18. Spring Membership Drive – New Member Happy Hour (By Invitation)
April 6 | Gusto Italian Kitchen

19. “Brunch with KMFA” at Revel Unclassified (Open to the Public)
April 9 | 4th Tap Brewery

20. KMFA-Sponsored line upon line’s potential at Fusebox Festival 2017 (Free and Open to the Public)
April 13-15 | Mansfield Dam

21. KMFA-Sponsored Pancho Villa From A Distance at Fusebox Festival 2017 (Free and Open to the Public)
April 14-15 | Stateside at the Paramount

22. A Night Out with KMFA – Austin Opera's Madame Butterfly (By Invitation)
April 29 | The Long Center

23. KMFA-Sponsored Austin Classical Guitar Season Finale Celebration (Ticketed)
April 29 | AISD Performing Arts Center

May 2017

24. “Listen Local” Broadcast: Madame Butterfly by Austin Opera (Free and Open to the Public)
May 7 | KMFA 89.5 and kmfa.org

25. 40th Annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships
May 13 | O. Henry Museum

26. “Brunch with KMFA” at Revel Unclassified (Open to the Public)
May 14 | 4th Tap Brewery

June 2017

27. “Brunch with KMFA” at Revel Unclassified (Open to the Public)
June 4 | 4th Tap Brewery

28. Day Trip to Round Top Festival Institute (By Invitation)
June 10 | Details TBA

29. "Tasting Notes" Wine Tasting (Ticketed)
June 13 | Gusto Italian Kitchen

30. “Listen Local” Broadcast (Free and Open to the Public)
Date TBA | KMFA 89.5 and kmfa.org

31. KMFA Travel Program: Bravo! Vail Festival (Ticketed)
June 21 - 26 | Details TBA

July 2017

32. “Listen Local” Broadcast (Free and Open to the Public)
Date TBA | KMFA 89.5 and kmfa.org

33. “Brunch with KMFA” at Revel Unclassified (Open to the Public)
July 30 | 4th Tap Brewery

August 2017

34. “Listen Local” Broadcast (Free and Open to the Public)
Date TBA | KMFA 89.5 and kmfa.org

35. “Brunch with KMFA” at Revel Unclassified (Open to the Public)
August 27 | 4th Tap Brewery

September 2017

36. "Tasting Notes" Wine Tasting (Ticketed)
Date TBA | Gusto Italian Kitchen

37. “Listen Local” Broadcast (Free and Open to the Public)
Date TBA | KMFA 89.5 and kmfa.org

38. “Brunch with KMFA” at Revel Unclassified (Open to the Public)
September 24 | 4th Tap Brewery

39. line upon line Public Percussion Demonstration (Free and Open to the Public)
Details TBA

October 2017

40. “Listen Local” Broadcast (Free and Open to the Public)
Date TBA | KMFA 89.5 and kmfa.org

41. KMFA Travel Program: NYC Trip (Ticketed)
1st or 2nd Weekend of October | Details TBA

42. “Brunch with KMFA” at Revel Unclassified (Open to the Public)
October 29 | 4th Tap Brewery

43. "Tasting Notes" Wine Tasting (Ticketed)
Date TBA | Gusto Italian Kitchen

44. Fall Fund Drive – New Member Happy Hour (By Invitation)
Details TBA

November 2017

45. KMFA 50th Anniversary Celebration Fundraiser (Ticketed)
November 4 | Details TBA

46. Texas Book Festival (Free and Open to the Public)
Details TBA

47. “Listen Local” Broadcast (Free and Open to the Public)
Date TBA | KMFA 89.5 and kmfa.org

48. “Brunch with KMFA” at Revel Unclassified (Open to the Public)
November 19 | 4th Tap Brewery

December 2017

49. Masters Circle Christmas Party (For Masters Circle Members)
Details TBA

50. “Listen Local” Broadcast (Free and Open to the Public)
Date TBA | KMFA 89.5 and kmfa.org

51. New Year’s Party to Close Out 50th Anniversary Year (Open to Members)
Details TBA

52. “Brunch with KMFA” at Revel Unclassified (Open to the Public)
December 31 | 4th Tap Brewery