6 ways to hear music with the kids this summer in Austin

The Austin Symphony Quintessentials Woodwind Quintet performs for parents and their children at the during the Austin Symphony Children’s Art Park event. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

We’re the live music capital of the the world, right? So, let’s enjoy some music with the kids this summer.

  1. Austin Symphony Hartman Concerts in the Park. 7:30 p.m. Sundays through June 4-Aug. 27. Free. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org
  2. Austin Symphony Children’s Art Park. A different musician plays each week. June 7, Beto and the Fairlanes; June 14, Joe McDermott and the Teddy Bear Picnic; June 21, Stacy Gray; June 28, Laura Freeman, The Hey Lollies; July 12, April & Amy; July 19, Mr. Will Music; July 26, Nathalia. 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays June 7-July 26 except July 5. 50 cents per child. Symphony Square, 1101 Red River St. austinsymphony.org
  3. Gustafer Yellowgold. A multimedia performance of music, colored-pencil animations and storytelling. 11 a.m. June 4. $6-$10. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org
  4. “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses.” All the music you love from the video game comes to the stage. 8 p.m. July 7. $19.50-$69.50. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

    The crowds arrived in record numbers to participate in the 4th of July, 2016, firework celebration at Auditorium Shores and the Long Center. JOHN GUTIERREZ/ FOR AMERICAN-STATESMAN

     

  5. H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks. Hear the symphony and then watch the sky light up. 8:30 p.m. July 4. Free. Vic Mathias Shores. austinsymphony.org
  6. At the library. Random Acts of Harping. 1 p.m. June 4, Recycled Reads Bookstore. Mariachi Amor. 2 p.m. June 7, Hampton Branch; 2 p.m. June 14, Ruiz Branch; 2 p.m. June 20, Cepeda Branch; 3 p.m. June 29, Southeast Branch; 2 p.m. July 6, Pleasant Hill Branch; 2 p.m. July 10, Windsor Park Branch; 2 p.m. July 17, Spicewood Springs Branch; 3 p.m. July 18, Twin Oaks Branch; 2 p.m. July 20, Milwood Branch; 2 p.m. July 27, University Hills Branch. Austin Ukestra, ukulele group. 1 p.m. June 11, July 9 and Aug. 13, Recycled Reads Bookstore. Echo and the Bats. 6 p.m. June 12, Carver Branch. The Hoots. 3 p.m. July 2, Manchaca Road Branch; 2 p.m. July 6, Milwood Branch; 2 p.m. July 10, Spicewood Springs Branch; 2 p.m. July 12, Hampton Branch; 2 p.m. July 13, Pleasant Hill Branch.