THE WINE DOWN ON WEDNESDAY RETURNS TO ACL LIVE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH 2ND STREET DISTRICT and AUSTIN CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU PRESENTED

BY THE DREAMING TREE

Ever Popular Wine, Food, Music Happy Hour Returns in 2012

Austin, Texas (February 29, 2012)- ACL Live at The Moody Theater announced today the 2012 dates for The Wine Down, a music series presented by The Dreaming Tree wines. In partnership with the 2nd Street District and Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB), The Wine Down will return to the front porch of ACL Live for ten consecutive Wednesdays this spring.  The popular music series has become an anchor to driving people down to 2ND Street to experience lively nights of shopping, eating and strolling down the 2ND Street corridor.

All artists performing at The Wine Down are featured on the ACVB’s upcoming release of Austin Music Volume 11, the Bureau’s annual compilation of Austin music.  The CD will be released during SXSW and features 13 eclectic and diverse tracks of both established and up and coming Austin artists.  Included in the CD is a 40-page guide to Austin’s thriving music scene.

“We’re thrilled that the artists showcased on The Wine Down music series are also featured on our new “Austin Music Volume 11” compilation,” said Rose Reyes, director of music marketing for the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau. “These artists embody Austin’s diverse live music scene and will give listeners a taste of everything from blues to jazz, hip hop and indie.”

“We can’t wait for The Wine Down this year,” said Julie Sutton-McGurk, Retail Marketing Manager of 2ND Street District.  “The 2SD restaurants are happy to give Austin a taste of their fare, our local retailers love the interaction with the patrons, and live music on the ACL front porch makes for the ideal Austin experience.”

Each week a different restaurant from the district and surrounding downtown area will be on-site at the front porch providing food samples while guests enjoy happy hour priced wines from The Dreaming Tree.  The 2012 series kicks off Wednesday, March 28th and runs through May 30th. Additionally, KGSR DJs will emcee each week.

 2012 The Wine Down on Wednesday Schedule:

  • March 28th Wild Child with bites from Cantina Laredo
  • April 4th Mike Flanigin with bites from Imperia
  • April 11th SPEAK with bites from How Do You Roll?
  • April 18th Ariel Abshire with bites from Coal Vines
  • April 25th Candace Bellamy with bites from Hickory Street
  • May 2nd Lex Land with bites from W Austin/TRACE
  • May 9th La Guerilla with bites from MAX’s Wine Dive
  • May 16th Soldier Thread with bites from III Forks
  • May 23rd Hudson Moore with bites from Cru
  • May 30th Nakia with bites from La Condesa

 The Wine Down on Wednesday is free and open to the public and will take place from 5– 7 pm. In addition, each week the event will host giveaways for merchandise from businesses around the 2ND Street neighborhood.  For more information, please visit www.acl-live.com.