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Live Music, Entertainment, and Events


Daily happenings at Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt

Welcome to our one-stop-shop of memorable and immersive “Authentic-Austin” experiences. You'll find plenty to do at Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt + Geraldine's between pool dips (with our secret under-water playlist), live music and soul-soothing health + wellness events. Check out our live music scene Wednesday – Sunday in Geraldine's, take part in a sound meditation or come to our daily social hours pop-up events, mapped out for you below and complimentary when you stay with us.

Beyond everything we offer, Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt continues to find partnerships that will elevate your experience. Guests can grab our map of Austin's best hike & bike trails (crafted by our team of locals) and explore Austin on one of our custom designed PUBLIC bikes or grab a complimentary pass to The Rowing Day for a SUP adventure on Lady Bird Lake with your with your travel companion. Traveling solo, venture outdoors and SUP with your PUP (did we mention we're pet friendly?). Our programming + events is ever evolving for you, your family (four-legged family members included) and friends.

As we gather in new ways, each moment is thoughtfully curated to reflect physical distancing while reconnecting with one another. Scroll down below to see what we're up to. From yoga to live music, our events calendar is your ticket to staying human with us.

Geraldine's Artist in Residence: Aubrey Hays

Wednesdays in August, 8PM - 9:30PM

Born and raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Aubrey Hays comes from the tradition of bold, fearless singer-songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Janis Joplin, Fiona Apple, and Regina Spektor.

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A master of songs that contain untold depths and unexpected instrumental twists, Hays showcases their technical skills without sacrificing the immediacy of pop music. In 2018, Hays was honored as a NPR Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf finalist for their rich and unguarded tone and emotion. Two years later, they were selected to be a part of the Austin Music Foundation's Artist Development Program, leading to Hays's working with legendary Austin producer Frenchie Smith at his renowned studio The Bubble. Hays's new single “Statue” came from those sessions and promises to propel them to even more widespread acclaim.

Watch Hays's versatility in action, live on the Geraldine's stage, Wednesdays in August.

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Aubrey Hays playing guitar on stage

Sip & Swim

Summer Sundays at Hotel Van Zandt

Beat the Texas heat this summer with cocktail specials and poolside tunes.

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Geraldine's Record Society: vinyl, wine, and swine

Sundays 5:30PM - Close

Join us Sunday evenings for vintage tunes from our vinyl sommelier, while indulging in bottomless wine, and tasty swine specials from Executive Chef Schaefer.

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Geraldine's Jazz Brunch

Saturdays + Sundays 11:30AM – 1:30PM

Sweet and savory plates are served to the backdrop of live beats from local jazz musicians every Saturday and Sunday morning. Reservations recommended through OpenTable.

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Birds, Bubbles + Blues

Thursdays 5:30PM – Close

45 recipes later, and chosen by an esteemed panel of judges, Geraldine's Spicy Fried Chicken is paired with half-off bottles and glasses of select brut and rose. Take it all in while renowned Austin-based blues artists deliver soulful tunes to round out the evening. Reservations recommended through OpenTable.

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Lively Austin Experiences

Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt continues to find partnerships that will elevate your experience. Our on-going events keeps our Austin hotel upbeat. Take a look below at our events and partnerships and plan your next visit to our downtown Austin hotel.

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#hotelvanzandt, Your Way

Take a selfie with the band at Geraldine's or snap a photo of the view from the pool - Post to Instagram and use the hashtag #hotelvanzandt. We love to share our favorites.