Joining a star-studded list of performers, Austin's own Grammy-nominated Black Pumas are taking a spot on the national stage for president-elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' historical inauguration.
The psychedelic-soul duo announced via social media that they were "honored" to take the (virtual) stage alongside the future administration. The event will be conducted virtually at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
We're so honored to be joining our next President and Vice President @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris for… https://t.co/TZHpm4eIbm— Black Pumas (@Black Pumas)1611067744.0
Titled "Celebrating America," the inauguration celebration will be hosted by Tom Hanks and has gained traction on social media for its array of celebrity guest list; the Austin-based band will perform alongside big industry names like John Legend, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen and Jennifer Lopez.
Black Pumas aren't stopping there—catch them Tuesday on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for a warm-up performance.
We'll be performing on @colbertlateshow tomorrow night - make sure to tune in! #LSSC #PlayAtHome https://t.co/QHSaxM9EZo— Black Pumas (@Black Pumas)1610983068.0
Black Pumas have already had a very eventful and presidential start to the year, having previously performed their song, "Colors," at Kamala Harris' inaugural fundraiser on Jan. 13.
Even before Black Pumas made it in the new president's book, the band was nominated for three Grammys: Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Best American Roots Performance. The awards ceremony was postponed to March 14 due to the pandemic.
To watch the inaugural live stream, click here.
The city of Austin is warning residents of toxins that are dangerous to both humans and animals in Barton Creek waters at Sculpture Falls.
Concerning levels of cylindrospermopsin were discovered on Sept. 22 after a person got sick and samples were sent to get tested on Sept. 9. Signs will be posted at access points to Sculpture Falls that people and their pets should not injest or swim in the water.
Unlike the harmful algae making dogs sick in parts of Lake Travis and Lady Bird Lake in past summers, these toxins are found in the water, the city says. Barton Creek visitors are asked to avoid stagnant water especially.
The toxins also result in different health effects than the harmful algae in Lady Bird Lake, including liver and kidney damage. If exposed, people can feel:
- Bloody diarrhea
TinyFest Texas 2021
When: 10 a.m. Saturday – 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive
What: Tour tiny houses, van converstions, shipping container homes and more at this year's TinyFest. Grab tickets here for a weekend of speakers, workshops and panel discussions plus live music, food and more!
Fierce Whiskers Grand Opening
When: 12 p.m. Saturday
Where: Fierce Whiskers, 5333 Fleming Court
What: Fan of whiskey? Come along to the free grand opening of Fierce Whiskers Distillery's new tasting room. Enjoy bites from a food truck, oysters, musical performances and a raffle.
Austin Summer Carnival
When: 6 p.m. Saturday – 2 a.m. Sunday
Where: The Venue ATX, 516 East 6th St.
What: Don your dancing outfit for this carnival that celebrates the African heritage with Brazilian, Latin and Caribbean rhythms in Austin. Snag your tickets here.
Beginner's Succulent Arrangement and Planting
When: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday
Where: Succulent Native, 5501 North Lamar Blvd.
What: Calling all first-time planters: Get your hands dirty and learn about succulent and cactus arrangement and care. No tools required! Grab your tickets here.