@JayJayasuriya's blog: October 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015

2015 Formula 1 #F1 Fan Guide. #formula1 #f1austin #atx

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 Elton John and his band at Formula 1

 Post Race Sunday 2+ Hour Performance ELTON JOHN & HIS FULL BAND

Catch a 2+ Hour performance from one of the legends of rock & roll



Catch the race and the Elton John show together. The concert is scheduled post-race Sunday and rocks for a full 2 hours. Either enjoy the show from the new festival lawn located in the Circuit’s north infield with any ticket type or purchase your Turn 9 Bleachers tickets and watch the race & the concert from your seats. One of the most acclaimed and beloved artists of our time, his spectacular stage shows are attended by audiences around the globe. Race fans will enjoy a turbocharged two-hour set featuring all of the iconic hits and classic album tracks spanning Elton’s incredible five-decade career on the new festival lawn located in the circuits’ north infield. Accompanying Elton on stage will be his band featuring, Nigel Olsson on drums, part of Elton's original three-piece band, as well as musical director Davey Johnstone (who first recorded with Elton in 1971 and joined the band full-time a year later) on guitar, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, and Kim Bullard on keyboards.Elton John is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 37 gold and 27 multi-platinum albums as well as 58 Billboard Top 40 singles in the United States, and he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. Elton holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, Candle in the Wind 1997, which sold 33 million copies, as well as for most appearances on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, with his 2013 single "Home Again” marking his 69th entry. He has also written the music for stage and screen successes Billy Elliot: The MusicalElton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, and The Lion King, which was recently named the highest-grossing stage show or film release in the world.Among the many awards and honors bestowed upon him are five Grammys, a Grammy Legend award, a Tony and an Oscar, a Best British Male Artist BRIT Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Kennedy Center Honor, Legend of Live Award, 12 Ivor Novello Awards and a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth II for “services to music and charitable services.” Elton has recently been named the first recipient of the BRITs Icon Award, which recognizes the very highest level of British music achievement, presented only to iconic artists whose writing, recording and performances set them apart as having made a lasting impact on the nation’s culture.



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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

#AIDSWalkAustin is Sunday, Nov 8th 2015 @ #RepublicSquarePark. Please support @AIDSWalkAustin.org #ATX #AIDS

#AIDSWalkAustin is Sunday, Nov 8th 2015 @ #RepublicSquarePark. Please support at @AIDSWalkAustin.org! #ATX #AIDS

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AIDS Walk Austin Event Information
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Republic Square Park
SCHEDULE
11:00 a.m.   Registration opens
Activities include:
  • Riders Against the Storm, renowned Austin hip-hop duo, will play two sets 
  • 4 food trucks will serve food: Wunderpig BBQ, Onnit Labs, Texas Chili Queens, and Jack Hates Coffee
  • Visit the "Why I Walk" chalkboard and share your story of why you walk
  • Take your picture with the AIDS Walk photo backdrop
  • Check out the Walk sharing agency tables, top team booths, and vendor booths
     
1:30 p.m.    Opening ceremonies featuring Honorary Chair Wade Davis, US Congressman Lloyd Doggett, and the Capital City Men's Chorus2:00 p.m.    Walk step off
3:00 p.m.    AIDS Walk concludes 
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REGISTRATION

Please note if you have registered online there is no need to stop at the registration tent. The registration tent is for walk-up Walkers and for turning in money. Walk T-shirts will be available at the incentives tent. Walkers who paid the registration fee or raised $100 or more are eligible for a shirt.

PARKING AND DIRECTIONS
Republic Square Park is located at 4th and Guadalupe Sts. We encourage carpooling, biking and public transit. If you choose to drive, there is parking available around Republic Square Park. There is no charge at the street meters on Sunday.

There is paid parking at the City Hall Parking Garage, 301 West 2nd Street.  Entrance is on Lavaca Street (City Hall map)

LYFT
Lyft has partnered with the AIDS Walk to offer a special discount ride to Walkers. First-time Lyft users can receive a $20 ride credit. Simply download the Lyft app on your phone, enter the promo code AIDSWALKAUSTIN in the Payment section, and request a ride! Why worry about parking downtown when you can Lyft? 
Proceeds from the promo code will benefit AIDS Walk Austin.

WALK ROUTE
AIDS Walk Austin begins and ends at Republic Square Park at 4th and Guadalupe Sts. Stay tuned for more details on the route itself. 
For public transit directions, use Google's Capital Metro trip planner directions or call the GO Line at 512-474-1200.
AIDS Walk 2015 RouteDISTANCE
AIDS Walk Austin is a 2-mile route and takes under an hour to complete. See the map to the right to view the route. 
FOOD
Come early, be loud and stay late with your appetite!  Food trucks will be located along 4th Street behind the entertainment stage with a variety of food offerings.
DOG-FRIENDLY WALK
We welcome your canine pal as long as he or she is kept on leash and is friendly to other dogs and children. Dog owners should bring enough supplies to clean up after their pets, especially along the walk route and in grassy areas where children play. Water will be provided for our four-legged friends.
YOU CAN STILL TURN IN DONATIONS
You can continue to receive online donations on your personal fundraising Web page until November 30, 2015. You can also mail checks, money orders, and matching gift forms to the AIDS Walk office all year round. You can also turn in your money at the Registration tent on the day of the walk starting at 12:30 pm.

Donations can be mailed to:
AIDS Walk Austin
PO Box 4874
Austin, TX  78765
* Please be sure to clearly indicate the name of the walker or team who should receive credit for the donations you collect.
HOW DONATIONS ARE PUT TO WORK
The money you help raise goes to AIDS Services of Austin and the fundraising teams of Austin's other outstanding AIDS service and education providers! Of every dollar donated to ASA, 87% goes directly to services, a mark of good stewardship. Your contribution will make a difference in someone’s life right here in Austin. 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

My #ACLfest 2015 highlights. via @JayJayasuriya #austincitylimitsmusicfestival

I have been living in beautiful Austin, Texas more than half of my life but didn't get a chance to go to Austin Music City Limits Festival. This was my very first and I gotta tell you, I had a blast!. Here are some photos and videos captured.



Well, we thought we couldn’t go any harder than ACL Weekend 1 (view the Weekend 1 Recap here), but then Weekend 2 came – and we were blown away! We nommed, we chilled, we rocked, we swayed, we threw our hands up in the air – and even when it got a little toasty, we still had the time of our lives! ACL 2015 may be over, but relive your best weekend ever with our video and photos below! - via www.aclfestival.com



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