by: Deborah Sengupta Stith
Rodeo Austin released the 2015 music lineup and along with the usual suspects (here’s looking at you Dwight Yoakam), there are some left field surprises. Willie Nelson and Family will kick the party off on March 14 , followed by country musicians Yoakam and Eli Young. Then things get a bit interesting.
Glitzy Vegas-based pop act Panic! At the Disco plays March 17, which incidentally, is the first day of the SXSW Music Festival. The next day the Beach Boys take the rodeo stage providing the perfect spring break soundtrack for Baby Boomer sect of the crowd. Later in the month R&B crooners Boyz II Men play on March 24. (Apparently, it’s a big year for aging men who should no longer be referring to themselves as “boys”). The following night ska-infused ’90s rockers Sublime take the stage. All in all, it’s an eclectic lineup offering Central Texans a diverse selection of musical options to pair with our livestock ogling and bizarre fried food consumption.