Last night Circuit of the Americas ("COTA") announced that Texas music legends Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett look forward to performing at The Grand Plaza, the expansive outdoor live music space planned for the world class facility currently under construction. Willie said, "I'm looking forward to playing at the F1 track. Sounds like a great new venue" and Lovett added, "Circuit of The Americas sounds like it will be a world class facility in one of the best places in the world for music.” This reminds me of one of Willie's most famous songs:
Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow "On the Road Again" live 2007 Crossroads (via MoreSherylCrow)
I chose this specific video so you can get an idea of what a completely packed outdoor live music venue looks like. This show, The 2007 Crossroads Guitar Festival, was on July 28, 2007 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois. "Tickets were estimated as sold out for the 28,000 capacity park in 22 minutes" (via Wikipedia). This is just a taste of what we can expect from Lyle, Willie and many other talented musicians at The Grand Plaza at Circuit of the Americas. More details in the Press Release.
Enjoy the tune as you continue to prep for today's Austin City Council meeting, hopefully the last, to proceed with the City of Austin's official endorsement as the sponsoring city for COTA to receive funds from the Texas Major Events Trust Fund. Just like Willie sings in "On the Road Again," we are now "On To Vote Again..."
Here is today's City Council Agenda. Note that there does not appear to be time for Public Comment during today's meeting, so it may move faster than last week's seven hour discusson on F1 topics (!).
Watch it LIVE here: http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/channel6/
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