Over a third of the upcoming 37 evenings will feature at least one outdoor live music event at the H-E-B Cedar Park Center or the Haute Spot Event Venue. Both venues have drawn social media complaints on platforms like NextDoor and Facebook along with 50 noise complaints fielded by the Cedar Park Police Department.
While Haute Spot is listed as the venue on entertainment guides and ticketing sites, Tom Spano, Haute Spot’s CEO, issued a statement disavowing responsibility for the events and minimizing the extent of the complaints to “a few neighbors” negatively impacted.
Spano cited the benefits to Austin’s live music community as greatly exceeding the inconvenience experienced by neighbors in the Cedar Park and Leander communities surrounding his venue who complain that activities like working, studying, and getting children to sleep are difficult with the bass from the events rattling the walls and windows in their homes.
Following is a schedule of the upcoming events:
Drive-In Show: Mt. Joy with Night Cap and Kitty Coen 2 Shows (Starting at 1:00pm) at Haute Spot Event Venue on October 31
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears w/ Emily Wolfe, Think No Think and Star Parks at Haute Spot Event Venue on November 1
Drive-in Series: Shakey Graves w/ Caroline Rose at Haute Spot Event Venue on November 12-13
Drive-in Series: Charley Crockett w/ Blue Water Highway & Kathryn Legendre at Haute Spot Event Venue on November 14
Andrew McMahon’s Drive-In Through a Dream Tour at H-E-B Center on November 6-7
Shane Smith & The Saints w/ Aaron McDonnell at Haute Spot Event Venue on November 6
Drive-In Series: LION BABE w/ Eimaral Sol and Ladi Earth at Haute Spot Event Venue on November 7
Drive-In Series: Marc Broussard w/ Greyhounds at Haute Spot Event Venue on November 8
Tracey Lawrence and Mark Chesnutt at H-E-B Center on November 13
The Fab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute at H-E-B Center on November 14
A Drummer Boy Drive-In LIVE, The Christmas Tour at H-E-B Center on December 6