Want to know about this week’s hottest headlines in Austin entertainment? You’ve come to the right place. These are the top five pop culture related stories with ties to the ATX.
Willie Nelson Plays Beto O’Rourke Rally
Willie Nelson and sons and friends performed at a rally for U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke at Auditorium Shores. The free event featured Willie, Leon Bridges, Lukas and Micah Nelson, Carrie Rodriguez, Tameca Jones, and Joe Ely.
O’Rourke posted a pic with Willie on his Instagram, thanking the more than 50,000 supporters who turned out to show their support.
Bobby Bones Flosses on Dancing With The Stars
For the second week in a row, radio DJ Bobby Bones entertained America with his enthusiastic antics on “Dancing With The Stars.”
Not everyone was entertained though. The performance sparked a bit of a debate on our Instagram post, prompting Bones’ supporters to stick up for their beloved Bobby.
Brooklyn Decker is More Than Andy Roddick’s Wife
In an article in The Times UK, the model, actress, Your Finery founder, and Austin resident is referenced as “Andy Roddick’s wife.” Decker shared the article on her Instagram account, thanking the publication for the coverage of her brand while pondering if there’s a world where she won’t just be known as someone’s wife.
TOMS Austin Welcomes Familiar Neighbor to South Congress
When Aviator Nation hosted its grand opening event on South Congress, TOMS Shoes founder and Chief Shoe Giver Blake Mycoskie was in attendance. Not only is TOMS Austin located just down the street, the Aviator Nation brand is owned by his sister Paige Mycoskie.
Located in the former home of American Apparel, Aviator Nation is now open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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Aviator Nation launched their Austin store on South Congress this evening, just down the road from TOMS Austin. Fun fact: TOMS is owned by Blake Mycoskie while Aviator Nation is owned by his sister Paige. We snapped this picture of the Arlington, Texas, natives at the store’s grand opening event. The Aviator Nation shop and merch have a totally Austin vibe. From ACL inspired gear (which will also be on sale at the fest) to vibrant Texas sized murals, nods to homegrown Austin artists and musicians and a live music stage, AN fits into SoCo perfectly. Expect monthly in-store events that support local bands and artists with the goal of creating a rad hangout for Austin's community of creatives. But you don’t have to wait for a special event to visit the store. Check it out at 1325 South Congress Avenue (formerly the home of American Apparel).
A Star is Born Hits Theaters
You probably know the latest reboot of the film A Star is Born stars Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, but did you know that Lukas Nelson appears in the film as a member of the band that backs both artists? He also co-wrote seven songs for the soundtrack.
A Star is Born is currently playing in theaters nationwide.