Open Ears Concerts

OpenEarsLogoLive music performances that explore the intersection of Art, Spirituality, and Activism, since 2005.

  • We present diverse genres and styles of music in an alcohol free, family friendly, listening room environment.
  • Open Ears Concerts has presented over 60 shows and over 150 artists, including recipients of Grammy, Country Music Association, Americana Music Association, Juno (Canada), Meteor (Ireland), and ARIA (Australia) music awards, as well as a finalist on NBC’s The Voice and an Austin Film Festival Audience Award winner. Previous performers are listed on our Alumni page.
  • Upcoming dates:

 Sunday October 15, 2017:  Todd Hoke

This part was written by Todd Hoke’s formidable PR machine:  Todd Hoke was born in Conroe, Texas, lived in Austin for a dozen years, and currently pays his utility bills on time in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Todd Hoke has 2 dogs and a wife. Todd Hoke has recorded & released 3 albums of music covering a wide array of topics, styles, and moods in the process. Todd Hoke very much wants to live in a world where strangers spontaneously burst into song. In harmony. Todd Hoke earns his rent and beer money as a hospice nurse. Todd Hoke probably couldn’t live off guacamole, but he would be willing to participate in a study to find out. For serious. Todd Hoke very much likes Townes Van Zandt, Leon Redbone, Guy Clark, Tom Waits, and Louis Armstrong. Todd Hoke is also quite fond of his mother. And fried chicken. Todd Hoke donates 100% of money from his CD sales to charity. Because Todd Hoke is a very nice person. Just like his mother says.

This part was not:  Todd Hoke is a brilliant songwriter and guitar player whose songs are uproariously funny, tender, sarcastic, and deeply spiritual – sometimes all in the same song. Also, I know Todd Hoke personally and wholeheartedly agree with his mother that Todd Hoke is a very nice person. Todd Hoke will play one song in the 10:45 AM service. There will be a potluck lunch that may or may not include guacamole and fried chicken. Todd Hoke will play a full show starting about 1:00 PM. $15 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away.

Saturday October 21, 2017: Hurricane Relief Fundraiser w/Ronny Cox Trio

Doors at 6 PM, show at 7 PM. All proceeds will benefit the Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group.

Nov 9: 2017 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Winners

Dec 3:  Eliza Gilkyson

Jan 21:  Joe Jencks

Feb 11  Hamp and Janet

Mar 11:  Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt

Apr 8:  Austin Bella Corda