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Mozart's Blog | On beautiful Lake Austin

SXSW is here!!!

Hey everyone, its that time of year again. SXSW is upon us!!

First off, I would like to welcome everyone who is visiting from all over. Come on down to Mozart’s, sit back, relax and enjoy one of our signature mocha specials. There are many wonderful options for it, my personal favorite is the butterscotch special. We also have our SXSW blend for sale so you can bring home a little piece of Mozart’s to your friends or family.

I am please to announce, starting this year we will have our very own unofficial SXSW showcases. They will be starting Monday and continuing till next Sunday.  I am so very excited to be putting all of this together and would love to see each and everyone of you. There is no cover for any of our shows but we encourage you all to support the artists and drink lots of coffee. Remember, there is no wristbands, press badges or tickets required here. Heck, you dont even have to wait in a super long line.

If you or someone you know is interested in performing during SXSW, please contact me through our facebook page. I am still filling spots, mainly in day time.

Bands playing range from surf rock to alternative country to post-rock garage to jazz and much more.

Sets are still being announced, so check our event page throughout the week to see the updated set list!

Saturday, March 8:
7 PM – 3D Friends
8 PM – Justin Martin

Sunday, March 9:
TBA

Monday, March 10:
7 PM – Jorge Palomarez
8 PM – Judith Miller Band
9 PM – Wildcat Apollo

Tuesday, March 11: Garage Rock Night
7 PM – Legendary Skies
8 PM – Space Battle
9 PM – Pollen

Wednesday, March 12:Indy Rock Night
6 PM – Vorcha
7 PM – Stickers
8 PM – Team 2nd Place

Thursday, March 13th: Surf Rock Night
7 PM – Jack and his Coax
8 PM – The Spoils
9 PM – Boss Jaguars
10 PM – Gallow Drifters

Friday, March 14th: Acoustic Showcase
7 PM – Christian Porter
7:30 PM – Dovetail/Philip Creamer
8 PM – D.B. Rielly
8:30 PM – Leni Stern
9 PM – Andrea Pais
9:30 PM – Jackie Venson

Saturday, March 15th: Alternative Country Night
5 PM – Paul Eddy
6 PM – Kimberly Jean
7 PM – Claire Domingue
8 PM – Ricky Stein
9 PM – I Am The Albatross

Remember everyone, SXSW gets a little crazy downtown with everyone coming from all over.On behalf of myself and everyone at Mozart’s,  please be safe and have a wonderful SXSW. Hope to see everyone at Mozart’s!

-Zach D.

 

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Back from the Holidays

Hey everyone, how was your holidays? On behalf of everyone at Mozart’s, I would like to say happy new year!

First off, we would like to thank each and everyone of you for making Mozart’s your go to holiday spot. We hope to see all of you next year! Seeing the joy that the light show brought all of you brought joy to us.  I went and found a few light show pictures that I would like to share with all of you. Remember, if you have any great pictures that you got during show, share them at our website so we can add them to slide show.

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We are looking to make Mozart’s a happening spot during SXSW. We will be doing different showcases and hopefully some art shows. Keep posted for more news when it comes up.  If you are in band, play an instrument,or maybe you just sing, send us a message on our facebook.  We can try to get you a show during here at Mozart’s during SXSW.

Before I go, I have one last bit of good news. Starting next week, my good friend and fellow co-worker at Mozart’s; Jenna will be writing the blog every other week. It will be a nice and refreshing change with a new take on things.

Thank you all for reading and see you in two weeks

-Zach

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Christmas gift ideas, When Angels Sing

Hey guys, Zach here. How was everyone’s thanksgiving this year?

Man, it sure got cold today. Well have no fear, we have our long sleeve shirts in now. They come in an assortment of colors and are perfect for those chilly nights that are sure to come up. You can find those in our Merch section which is to the left when you walk in.

Looking for a gift for friend, family or loved one? We have plenty of great options here at Mozart’s! For the college students, we have toddy brewers and Aero press coffee makers so they can make coffee in their own dorm. You can even buy any of the flavor syrups we have to make your coffees at home extra tasty.

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For the parents we have our Mozart’s travel mugs and ceramic mugs. We also have our shirts, hoodies, long sleeve shirts and hats. The beanies work wonders in this cold weather. Remember if you can’t decide on a gift we also have our gift cards. They could make a great gift for your friends or as a stocking stuffer. We are running a deal where you purchase a $50 gift card you get a free $5 card and if you get a $20 card you get a free $20 card. It’s a great deal and you get a little treat for yourself.

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For your kids we are have Santa hats and lighted Santa hats for sale. We also are featuring a lovely Christmas book “When Angels Sing” by Turk Pipkin a local Austin author. It’s a great read and would make a great holiday gift. If you would like a copy just ask any of our cashiers and they will help you.

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In other news, Mozart’s was featured on the local news for our light show. Thanks to each and every one of you who comes out each night for our shows. They are so much fun and a great place to take your families. It’s also the perfect place to take a date. You can enjoy one of our specialty hot cocoas and check out the light show.

http://impactnews.com/austin-metro/central-austin/impact-roundup%3A-lake-austin-coffee-shop-hosts-holiday-themed/

Well you guys have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you guys next week

-Zach

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Holiday Order Form and All About Texas Christmas Lights

Hey guys! Zach here with more fun news from Mozart’s! Have you gotten a chance to check out our light show yet? It’s so much fun and perfect for the kids. It starts at 6 pm every night and runs at the top of every hour until we close.

In other news, Mozart’s and Hula Hut are starting our annual AllAboutChristmasLights photo contest on Monday, November 25, 2013. We are very excited to see all of your wonderful entries. The photo below was submitted by Carl Griffin and was our third place winner last year. You can check out the rules and past entries at www.AllAboutTexasChristmasLights.com. So start thinking of good ideas for pictures now and remember, there is no fee for any entries. First place wins an iPad, second place wins a $250 gift card to both Hula Hut and Mozart’s, third place gets a $100 gift card to both and fifteen honorable mentions will receive a $25 gift card to both. So to all you aspiring photographers, get those cameras and take some holiday photos.

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 Other submissions from the past few years.

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Need a cake for your study group, dinner party or maybe just something for yourself? We have made it easier for you to order any of our delicious treats from our bakery! You can stock up on a bunch of pumpkin bread for those late night study sessions. It goes great with our delicious coffee and you can buy it in store to take home. You can also pick up one of our order forms in store or online here at this link http://jotform.us/form/33115390134141. Remember, if you want to get your cheesecake, flour cake, or loaf for Thanksgiving, you are running out of time. Place your orders today!

Thanks for reading. Just a reminder to everyone, Mozart’s will be closed on Thanksgiving but will open back up for black Friday. I know the traffic might be bad on Thanksgiving day, so please be safe everyone and have a wonderful holiday!

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Red Hot Ciders, Light Show Photos and Composting

Hey everyone, Zach here with more fun news from Mozart’s. I’d like to start this week with something informative then we will get to the fun news. Did you know you can compost your coffee grounds and it’s great for your garden or yard? You can read more about that at the following two links.

http://compostcoalition.com/ground-to-ground/

http://austintexas.gov/department/composting

Once again a big thank you to all who have come to our light show this past week. I love seeing everyone’s faces when they light up when the show starts. To all who haven’t made it out yet, you are missing out. I know, I know, it’s super chilly out but the view of the lake combined with lights at end of night is just breathtaking. So get bundled up,grab your friends, enjoy one of our signature hot cocoas(my favorite is after dinner mint) and enjoy the show. Here are some pictures to give you a taste of how great the show is, including one of yours truly.

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For all you spicy lovers out there, we will start having our Red Hot Apple Ciders. That is apple cider with the Red Hot candy in it and is another great way to warm yourself up on these chilly nights.

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Do you just love our cakes and cheesecakes? Maybe you just want to send one to a loved one or family? Just in time for the holidays we have made it easier to order cheesecakes, flour cakes and bread loafs. Its very easy to fill out and takes no time at all. Within days you could have any of the delicious cheesecakes we have. I suggest ordering the peanut butter cheesecake, its my favorite.

http://jotform.us/form/33115390134141

Ill leave you all with something fun to end this weeks post. This is why dogs do not drink coffee.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhbDLZ2rH4A

Thanks for reading and Ill see you all next week!!-Zach

 

 

 

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