Views of the Neighborhood – Concert in the Park

Today we are going to a concert in the park in Lakeway.Β  The Band of the Hills which is a community band for all ages is having a concert in the park. We are being catered by Buffalina Due pizza of Austin. Our entertainment is Chicago.

Menu

marinara – tomato, garlic, oregano.

margherita – tomato, mozzarella, basil, parmesan.

calabrese – tomato, mozzarella, basil, salami, serrano, garlic, parm.

fresca – mozzarella, prosciutto piccante, arugula, lemon oil, parm.

taleggio – mozzarella, sausage, scallion, parmesan.

pepperoni – tomato, mozzarella, oregano, parmesan.

red pie – tomato, double garlic, double parmesan, chili flake, oregano.

vodka arrabiatta – vodka sauce, fontina, mozzarella, garlic, oregano, parmesan, chili flake, black pepper.

four cheese – mozzarella, taleggio, fontina, parmesan.

mustard greens – sausage, garlic confit, lemon oil, pecorino.

apple pie – parm cream, fontina, moss, blue cheese.

eggplant parmesan – tomato, garlic, oregano, chili flake, mozzarella, basil.

veggie supreme – tomato, sungolds, mushrooms, peppers, onions, basil, garlic, chili oil.

mushroom – mozzarella, taleggio, spiced creme fraiche, red onion, parmesan.

pickle pie – mozzarella, fontina, oregano, giardiniera, chili flake, chili oil.

Picture of an old time school bus

So hop on the bus and let’s get rolling.

 

Here is a boy scout and his sister guiding in the crowds.

Lakeway Justice center is the location.

We are on time. Looks like a Baritone player is a little late.

Looking at the heron sculpture in the distance gave rise to an interesting view of instrument cases.

Don’t worry about donating. You’re covered.

The director is beginning the concert.

We need to find a seat.

Not here.

Maybe we can sit with the Elk.

Here we go. A nice comfortable spot with the chessplayers

I hope you had a good time. Sit back and enjoy the concert and food. Chicago wants to play one song for sure. I hope you have a great week.

111 comments

  1. Thanks for inviting us, John… what a menu!

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    1. Thank you, Jaye. 😊

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  2. I miss attending musical concerts, and if they were outside in our area, I’d leap to attend. Thank you for sharing the Lakeway experience. Have a great day — music and food, perfection. 😊

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Would be more comfortable outside for sure. Thanks for coming along. 😊

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  3. That’s a good-sized community band! Kudos to the community for stepping up to provide the music. We also enjoy community concerts in the park during the summer. Good choice for a closing song.

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    1. I tried to get Chicago to sing Sunday in the Park but they gave me an emphatic No

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      1. … and I would think they would be more respectful and accommodating with a person of your professionalism and stature.

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  4. Concerts in the park! Always a good time. Thank you for the smiles, John.

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    1. Glad you came along, Annette. Thanks for telling me you liked it. 😁

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  5. Looks like a fun time! Thanks for sharing, John.

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    1. Thanks for coming along, Jill.

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  6. Looks like fun. Though I’m confused on the pizzas. Apple pie doesn’t have apples and there are no pickles in the last one?

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    1. They have some kind of naming convention that is known to them. Go figure.

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      1. I see. Kind of like how diners up here name sandwiches after celebrities.

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  7. Sounds like a fun outing. And thanks for “Saturday in The Park.” Chicago was in Tyler a couple of weeks ago. We didn’t go, but I’m sure they put on a good show.

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    1. I think they always put on a good show. This video is form later years and I think they still have it. Thanks, Joan.

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  8. That photo of the cases looks like a musical funeral. Wonder how it would look in black & white. Great reason to get outside.

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    1. Black and white would be spooky I’m sure.

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  9. Your community even supplies culture. You two picked a great place to move to.

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    1. The Producer is 100% responsible. We decided to move after Hurricane Harvey and I stayed home with the pups and she went house hunting. She called and said I think I’ve found the perfect place. My response was only, “Buy it.” I first saw our new house when we moved in. I figured if it was good enough for her it was more than good enough for me. She did a great job.

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      1. I seem to recall you blogging that sequence of events. The Producer chose well indeed!

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  10. What a wonderful reason to go to the park. We have had concerts like this on the grounds of an old school (now apartments for elderly) and they’ve proven to be so popular the town is building a venue for them behind Town Hall.

    I’ll have a slice, or two of pepperoni. Thanks John.

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    1. Thank you for sharing the story, Dan. A venue would be terrific.

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      1. I think it will be a nice addition to the town

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  11. A lovely afternoon, John!

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    1. Thank you, Lori. 😁

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  12. Thanks for sharing, John. Outdoor concerts are a pleasure, and it’s nice your community put this one on. We attended an outdoor concert of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra; the best orchestra I think I’ve ever heard live.

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    1. The Lansing Symphony was great in my day too. I think having the university close helps.

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  13. This reminds me so much of the weekly band concerts in my hometown. Nostalgic sigh . . .

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    1. Good memory I’ll bet. 😊

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      1. Very good memories. My brother played sax in the town band when he was in high school.

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      2. Very cool. 😁

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  14. What more could you ask for? Pizza and a concert! I love outdoor concerts, but bring the bug spray!

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    1. Yes. Lucky the sun was up the whole time.

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  15. I would like a slice of the margherita pizza, please. Oh, aren’t those elk just beautiful!!! I’ve never seen one up close and personal before! And the music … I LOVE it!!! Thanks for a great Sunday morning treat, my friend!

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    1. Good to see you relaxing, Jill. Thanks for coming.

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      1. I thoroughly enjoyed it, John … thanks for a much-needed reprieve!

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  16. A perfect day for a concert in the park, John! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Jan.

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  17. Love to read that some places still do this! I fondly remember community concerts from childhood.

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    1. Good old Lakeway is still sticking with traditions.

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  18. Hi John, this looks like a treat.

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    1. Yup. Thanks , Robbie.

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  19. I like that comfortable spot selection with those chess players. That looks good to me…as well as one slice of every single type of pizza offered. Yes indeed…they look good to me also. Have a great week, John.

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    1. Pull up a dump truck and we’ll load the pizza, Bruce. 😁

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  20. What a wonderful event, dear John! The music is vital for us, humans! What about the dogs? Do they like singing or at least listening…or only barking style? 😊🍻🍀🍀🍀

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    1. Both Twiggy and Lucy like classical music. I makes them very calm. We play it when the trash collector arrives. (One of Twiggy’s favorite barking targets.)

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      1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ What a wonderful idea, dear John! You save the humanity! Grisha was fond of the French music, including the baroque one, the Scottish & the Irish folklore. He liked dancing under these tunes. 😁😁😁

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      2. I can see his little feet going in time with an Scottish reel. 😁

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      3. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      4. And his head too! It was funny & very graceful at the same time, dear John!

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      5. 🀣 Sounds very cute.

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      6. I shall try to email you a short video of his. I have few ones with his parrot’s style dancing. πŸ™‚

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      7. Loved it. Thank you

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  21. I love Chicago. They always look like they are having fun.

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    1. They do don’t they? Thanks, Darlene.

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  22. Sounds like a (delicious) blast!

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    1. It was. Thanks, Hook

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  23. This was fabulous, John!! Nothing like a well-oiled Community Band machine to bring out the toe-tapping public. Some of our audience members have even gotten up to dance!

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    1. They did. Thanks, Debbie. You know something about community bands.

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      1. I listened for a long while before I got up enough nerve to join. Now, I’m committed (and couldn’t be happier!)

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  24. Music and art in the park – great combination! I like your seat by the chess players. Your choice for food and Chicago was perfect. Have a good week, John. Hope all is well with you.

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    1. All is well here, Jo. Thanks for asking. I hope all is well for you too.

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  25. Love the song!!
    You sure live in a neat neighbourhood.
    I’ll have the margherita pizza, no parm!

    I’m taking my pizza and grabbing a chair, although I want to sit alone.
    Lots of places away from people, so no probs.
    I brought a sketch pad and pencils, so I can draw to the music!
    Thanks, John!
    πŸ‚πŸ’‹πŸ‚πŸ’‹πŸ‚πŸ’‹

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    1. You are always welcome to sit alone and draw. Whatever works.πŸ‚πŸ’‹πŸ‚πŸ’‹πŸ‚πŸ’‹

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      1. πŸŽΌπŸ‚πŸ’‹πŸ‚πŸ’‹πŸ‚πŸ’‹πŸŽΌ

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      2. πŸ—’ ✏️

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      3. πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  26. Lakeway is quite a wonderful community. I’m always impressed by the number of activities for everyone. The outdoor concert must have been terrific.

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    1. There is a lot going on here for sure. 😁

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      1. Community seems to be Lakeway’s focus.

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      2. Very much so. 😊

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  27. A couple slices of pizza whilst listening to music outdoors and checking out cool sculptures equals an A for you, young man. And to cap it off with one of the best songs ever? A plus!

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    1. Thank you, Marc. It was a good day.

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      1. Very cool Boss.

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  28. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    While I like intimate indoor venues for some concerts, I think being outside adds to the atmosphere.

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    1. It does for sure Pete

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    1. Thanks for sharing, Michael.

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  29. You really have a wonderful and best curated city, John! I love the plastics in the park, and also your inspiring community activities. Sorry, the menu is perfect, every Sunday! πŸ™‚ Best wishes, Michael

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    1. Thank you, Michel. Glad you enjoyed it.

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      1. It’s always fun, and also very teaching, John! xx Michael

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  30. I’ll take one of everything on the menu. Looks like a nice day for a concert.

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    1. Yes it was. Thanks, Teri.

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  31. It’s all happening at Lakeway. What a pretty place for a concert! Thanks for taking us along.

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    1. My pleasure, Deborah. Thanks for coming along. 😊

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  32. I love all the sculptures in the park! Outdoor concerts are fun. It’s amazing how the sound is amplified in all that airspace πŸ™‚

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    1. We have a bunch of sculptures around town

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  33. What a wonderful and fun event. Thanks for the invite John. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks Debby. Thanks for coming along.

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      1. I always enjoy your tours πŸ™‚

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  34. Hi John. What a great event

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. It was fun.

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  35. What a gorgeous location. The chess players are a thrill to see. Sure hope the baritone player is okay. πŸ™‚

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    1. I’m sure he is.

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