The start of something beautiful usually starts with one thing: collaboration.
As we all strive for our own objectives, we often look around and realize we are not alone. Individuals by themselves may achieve goals, but it’s collaboration that breeds community. The HOPE Farmers Market was born on this principle and continues to see its effects as vendors, musicians and market-goers cross-pollinate each Sunday.
This exact sentiment explains why we’re so very excited to launch a new program with the City of Austin Music Division, HOPE FM Live! First Sundays. Through their devoted mission to enhance Austin’s cultural economy, they aim to support this development by connecting members of the Austin music community through a variety of programs and promotional efforts, such as the Austin Music Memorial, Music for Kids, MusicianCorps Austin, and their most recent initiative: Plaza Saltillo.
With our own story hailing from East 5th, transitioning from Pine Street Station on Waller to Plaza Saltillo on Comal, we too have seen the magic of bringing community into unexpected places. Through food, through art and of course through music, we are able to breathe life into these spaces and restore their original intent to pull us all together. With this mission in mind, what better way to activate community than through coming together in East Austin’s historic gem, Plaza Saltillo!
As we continue to offer two live shows each Sunday, we’ll now be hosting the Music Division, aka the ATX Music Office, every first Sunday of each month! This means a wider range of music programming–from a Kids Show at 11am to local Latin bands at 1pm. Through this collaboration, together we will further connect community at Plaza Saltillo, one beautiful Sunday at a time. Come on out this weekend and catch the first of the new series!
ATX Music Office presents: HOPE FM Live! First Sunday
Plaza Saltillo, East 5th & Comal
Sunday, June 2