Beyond the Square 2021

June 5 – June 6, 2021

About the show

SIX SQUARE PRESENTS: BEYOND THE SQUARE FESTIVAL AND BLACK MUSIC BIKE TOUR

Presented by Six Square — Austin’s Black Cultural District, Beyond the Square is a multi-day festival highlighting the multi-faceted talent of Black creatives. This year, we’re putting a special focus on Black Music Month.

SATURDAY, JUNE 5

Beyond the Square Festival 2021
On Saturday night, we’re hosting a socially distant concert at the Long Center. DJ Kay Cali will kick the party off, followed by local hip hop duo Magna Carda and the Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia. Doors open at 6pm and close at 7pm. VIP ticket holders will have access to a pre-show happy hour starting at 5pm (doors at 4:30pm), complimentary charcuterie boards from LUX Boards, and priority seating for the concert.

  • Tickets are $50 – $90
  • For ages 21+

SUNDAY, JUNE 6

Black History Bike Ride
Talib Abdullahi of Black History Bike Ride will lead a bike tour throughout the District. The tour starts at 10am at the Texas Music Museum and includes special stops like the Victory Grill and the Doris Miller Auditorium.

In case of inclement weather, the bike tour will be postponed until 1pm. You will receive an update via email if this changes.

  • Tickets are $30
  • Starting point at Texas Music Museum parking lot
  • Please arrive promptly at 10am, or a little early and explore the museum
  • You can ride your own bike or rent one for the tour, courtesy of MetroBike
  • Water & sunscreen recommended!
  • For all ages

Mural Unveiling celebrating Black Music Month
We’ll celebrate Black Music Month all throughout June, starting with the unveiling of a new mural in partnership with Raasin in the Sun by Samara Barks featuring local musical icons Ernie Mae Miller and Margaret Wright starting at 1pm. Join us at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard for music, refreshments, and an artist talk discussing the mural and the legacy of Black Austin musicians.

  • For all ages — Free with no RSVP needed

Join Six Square in celebrating Black Music Month and grab your tickets today!