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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! 

 

September 2017

43. “Listen Local” Broadcast (Free and Open to the Public)
September 3 | KMFA 89.5 and kmfa.org

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

October 2017

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

46. "Tasting Notes" Wine Luncheon (Ticketed)
October 18 | Gusto Italian Kitchen

47. KMFA Travel Program: NYC Trip (Ticketed)
October 19 - 24 | kmfa.org/nyc

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

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

November 2017

50. KMFA 50th Anniversary Sound Bites Benefit (Ticketed)
November 4 | Hotel Van Zandt

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

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

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

December 2017

54. “Brunch with KMFA” at Revel Unclassified (Open to the Public)
December 17 | 4th Tap Brewery

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

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

Past Events

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

27. Austin Camerata's Grand Finale (Open to the Public)
May 21 | Imagine Art

June 2017

28. line upon line's "second"
June 1-3 | Big Medium Gallery

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

30. Austin Critics Table Award Ceremony
June 5 | Cap City Comedy Club

31. Day Trip to Round Top Festival Institute (By Invitation)
June 10 | Round Top, TX

32. "Tasting Notes" Wine Luncheon (Ticketed)
June 14 | Gusto Italian Kitchen

33. “Listen Local” Broadcast: TEMP's Monteverdi 1610 (Free and Open to the Public)
June 16 | KMFA 89.5 and kmfa.org

34. REVEL Solstice Festival Launch Party
June 17 | Malvern Books

35. KMFA Travel Program: Bravo! Vail Festival (Ticketed)
June 21 - 26 | Vail, CO

36. REVEL's The 3 B's: Bach, Bukowski, and Brown
June 25 | Malvern Books

July 2017

37. "Playdate" with KMFA
July 20 | Yard Bar

38. “Listen Local” Broadcast: "Strange in Other Ways" Premiere (Free and Open to the Public)
July 28 | KMFA 89.5 and kmfa.org

39. The Soundtap Project Debut (An Evening with KMFA)
July 28 | Blackerby Stage & Studio

August 2017

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

41. "Coloring & Classical" (Free and Open to the Public)
August 26 | Imagine Art

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