Thomas Christopherson plays beanbag Toss downtown during the Vision 2020 “Dowtown Austin — Your Summer Destination” last year. Herald file photos
Thomas Christopherson plays beanbag Toss downtown during the Vision 2020 “Dowtown Austin — Your Summer Destination” last year. Herald file photos

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Vision 2020 kicks off summer on a good note

Published 10:18am Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Downtown Austin has something to look forward to Friday.

Vision 2020 will once again put on a Summer Kick Off Concert at the end of May. This year’s show, which features all local musicians, takes place starting at 5 p.m. Friday, May 30.

“We feel like it’s a good idea to call attention to the downtown district and remind people why they like it, why it’s fun,” said Laura Helle, Vision 2020’s director of Vision Creation.

Tim Hanson and Filomena Lopez sit back and enjoy the sites and sounds of Vision 2020’s “Downtown Austin — Your Summer Destination” kick-off concert last year.
Tim Hanson and Filomena Lopez sit back and enjoy the sites and sounds of Vision 2020’s “Downtown Austin — Your Summer Destination” kick-off concert last year.

The concert will feature Big Ben & the Brians, Terry Schmidt, and The Bissen Band. In addition, downtown businesses will also have food vendors, along with children’s activities and games. The Austin Jaycees will also put on a beer garden. Bruiser the Bear, Sir Can-a-lot and Skippy will also make appearances.

This is the second year Vision 2020 has put on a concert. Last year’s concert took place amid severe weather concerns, and the concert was rained on at the end of the night.


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