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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 throughout the year. Below is a *tentative* schedule of events, with more to come soon! 

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

March 2017

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

12. Bach in the Subways (Free and Open to the Public)
March 18-21

13. 4th Coltman Chamber Music Competition with KMFA Prize
March 24-25 | Concordia University - Austin

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

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

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

April 2017

17.  KMFA’s Membership Brunch featuring La Follia Austin Baroque and Suzanne Bona of Sunday Baroque (By Invitation)
April 1 | Green Pastures

18. Fusebox Festival (Free and Open to the Public)
Details TBA

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

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

21. Spring Membership Drive – New Member Happy Hour (By Invitation)
Details TBA

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

May 2017

23. Austin Critic’s Table Awards (Ticketed)
Details TBA

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

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

June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

July 2017

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

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

August 2017

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

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

September 2017

35. Quarterly Wine Tasting (By Invitation)
Date TBA | Gusto Italian Kitchen

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

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

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

October 2017

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

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

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

42. Quarterly Wine Tasting (By Invitation)
Date TBA | Gusto Italian Kitchen

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

November 2017

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

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

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

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

December 2017

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

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

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

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