Much of Hispanic and Latinx culture and achievements is based around the art of music. If it were not for Hispanic and Latinx artists, there wouldn’t be as much diversity within the music industry.
From huge talents from decades ago like Luis Miguel and Selena to hot artists on the charts like Bad Bunny and Kali Uchis to hometown heroes like Austin’s very own Tiarra Girls, these artists are all adding their own flavor to Hispanic and Latinx culture.
Which is why I have created a playlist featuring a little bit of everything that makes Hispanic and LatinX music the melting pot it is now.
Have a listen, enjoy and have a very happy Hispanic Heritage Month!
“Let’s meet at Lucky Lab” is a common phrase heard among UT students. Located across the street from the UT campus, Lucky Lab Coffee Co. is a place where students can meet up with friends or finish some homework while enjoying their favorite drinks.
On September 18, Lucky Lab hosted a tailgate to celebrate its eighth birthday, with $1 cold brew, rescue pups, live music and more. Here’s a recap of the event.
To celebrate, Lucky Lab offered $1 cold brew from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. — an offer that sounded almost too good to be true. A long line formed inside and outside, with people excited to enjoy the promotion and the event. While a $1 cold brew sounded great, I bought an iced chai latte instead with a strawberry hand-pie. There’s no wrong purchase at Lucky Lab.
The tailgate raised money for Austin Pets Alive, an animal shelter that helps keep Austin a no-kill city. Patrons had the option to add a donation to APA! when they ordered. By donating, they got access to yard games where they could win raffle prizes. APA! also brought dogs to pet and take pictures with — what better way to spend a Saturday morning than drinking an ice-cold cold brew surrounded by dogs?
Local singer-songwriter Sidney Scott also performed at the event. There is something about hearing live music at a coffee shop that puts people in a good mood, and that is precisely what Scott did. While people drank their beverages and enjoyed the celebration, Scott performed various songs, sharing her talent and passion for music with everyone in attendance.
The fun did not stop there! With face painting and a cute background to take pictures, Lucky Lab presented guests with many ways to celebrate its eighth birthday and support Austin Pets Alive. Lucky Lab has united people through coffee and furry friends for eight years, and the tailgate showed Lucky Lab’s love and appreciation for its customers.
Check out @luckylabatx on Instagram and plan your next visit soon!