"Those Su-umma Nights…"

*Photos by Rebecca

Sandra-Dee in the 1978 musical film, Grease, had every reason to reminisce about “those summer nights” she spent with suave Danny (John Travolta) before starting another year at high school. Now, you have a place to create summer night memories on Sunday nights before you head back to a work (or school) week, and, in fact, singing wouldn’t be so out of place.  Every Sunday from May 31- August 23 at 7:30 PM, the Hartman Foundation holds Austin Symphony Concerts in the Park in front of the Long Center for Performing Arts downtown. This is a great time and place to bring blankets, fresh picnic food and drinks, and meet up with friends, while enjoying the summer night weather and watch the Austin skyline as the sun goes down! A group of us went last night, and even ended up just chatting on our picnic blankets until about 10:00 PM, even though the concert ended at about 8:30 PM!  Check out the chocolate-covered cherries I contributed to our picnic at the bottom of this post! I also brought my new favorite light summer beer (I’m usually not a beer drinker, but my free sample at Central Market last week sold me), Saint Arnold Summer Pils.  It’s made in Houston, so I’ll consider it local!

You'll be singing "Those Summer Nights" after relaxing to the music of the Austin Symphony in the park on Sunday evenings!
You'll be singing "Those Summer Nights" after relaxing to the music of the Austin Symphony in the park on Sunday evenings!

Relaxing Summer Sunday Night Entertainment Rebeccammendation:  Hartman Foundation’s Concerts in the Park, with music by the Austin Symphony, in front of the Long Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 PM! Check here for the music schedule.

Summer Beer for Entertaining at a Picnic Rebeccammendation: Saint Arnold Summer Pils. Refreshing!

2 thoughts on “"Those Su-umma Nights…"”

  • Sarah Behrendt June 18, 2009 at 10:15 am


    I am Sharon’s friend and she introduced me to your blog! I am a super fan!! I am not a native Austinite and your blog has so many great rebeccammendations! 🙂 My husband and I went to the farmers market last week and plan on going to a concert at the Long Center this week… all because of your posts!!!

    Thank you so much for posting the latest and greatest that Austin has to offer. Through your posts, I feel like I am getting the most out of living in Austin and falling more in love with the city!

    Keep posting!
    Sarah and EJ

  • Weekend Spotlight (6/26-6/28): Butterflies & Beer « The*Rebeccammendations June 25, 2009 at 12:20 am

    […] I know…).  But, it was the taste that sold me!  I already bought a <$9 6-pack for Concerts in the Park last week at     H-E-B, and ordered it at Draught House Pub & Brewery during their […]

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