What is Strings in the Woods?
Strings in the Woods is a unique nature and music event that takes green spaces like parks, backyards, and greenbelts - and turns them into vibrant venues for experiencing live acoustic music, nature and instant community. From the Barton Springs Greenbelt, and Bull Creek to Mary Moore Searight park, SW events are usually small, start with a short guided nature walk accompanied by solo violin, and end with a 1 hour concert at sunset showcasing a special guest artist. We create an immersive experience that brings guests and artists closer together. It’s more than a couple’s experience: some people bring their family or just themselves. You might meet some interesting people, or just have a quiet solo experience.
How it works
Send a text to (512) 379-5934 to subscribe to the community to see the event location, map, and ticket links.
2. Mark your calendar
Buy your tickets, invite your +1, or bring a group of friends. You can also fly solo. You never know who you might meet.
3.Fly to the event
With the address and location map in hand, bring beverages, a picnic, a blanket or camp chairs for seating during the concert, and good walking shoes.
EXPLORE STRINGS IN THE WOODS ARTISTS
"This was my first Strings in the Woods show and I have to say it was nothing short of spectacular. I have lived in Austin for over 25 years, so I really appreciate the "keep it real" culture which artists like yourself continue to foster with creative events like this. - M. Stellfox
Karen Mal and Will Taylor
Ange Kogutz with Strings Attached
Dave Madden with Will Taylor
| Upcoming Shows |
Wondering about "secret" shows or private house concerts? Text us at (512) 379-5934 to find out if we have one today.
What if there was a way to de-stress and reconnect with real humans and spectacular music without having to navigate downtown traffic, parking, inflated food and drink prices, and loud sound systems that make you reach for earplugs.
Karen and I decided to try an experiment to get back in touch with why we started playing music in the first place, and why people listen to music in the first place.
Beyond just fun, music has always been about community, healing and connection. We set out to facilitate the experience of music the way it’s been enjoyed for most of the time it’s existed on earth: acoustic and in nature.
So, In 2017 we created Strings in the Woods. It’s a double bill with nature.
The formula is simple.
We meet a small bunch of folks at a gorgeous natural spot, lead a short hike, and then serenade the group while the sun sets. We share bits about the geology, history, and plants of the area and get to know one another in a much closer and less formal way than at a traditional concert.
We’re all strangers at the start and friends by the end. Often people who didn’t even know they liked folk/acoustic music end up feeling, as we do, how seamlessly it ties in with the timeless peaceful beauty of nature.