Past Shows

Sidewalk Parade and Swim

August 10, 2019, 12 noon – 1 pm

Givens Community Park and Pool

3811 E. 12th Street (map)

Hey, it’s HOT outside!  Beat the heat with us.  We’ll gather in Givens Park, play some music, and just when we can’t stand the heat anymore, we’ll splash into the pool.  It’s kid friendly and free!

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

RESCHEDULED – Jazz in the Park NOLA/Austin

May 19, 2019, 1 – 8 pm

Republic Square

1 pm: Second Line Parade from City Hall Plaza to  Republic Square

1:30 Sweet Home Baptist Church Choir

2:30 Minor Mishap Marching Band

3:30 Intermission with DJ Breedlove

4:00 Jackie Venson

4:30 Sheridan Reed

5:15 Corey Henry and Treme Funktet

7 – 8 pm Jazz in the Park ATX Party

422 Guadalupe St., Austin (map)

Tickets here

Jazz in the Park NOLA is coming to Austin! For seven straight years, Jazz in the Park has highlighted New Orleans’ Music, Food and Culture, and now we are expanding our concert series to Austin and merging New Orleans’ and Austin’s culture together to create a Cultural Bonanza.  The event features the very best New Orleans & Austin Music, Food and fun.

Jazz in the Park ATX Information can be found here.

Tour de Broccoli

April 28, 2019, 1 – 4 pm

1pm HOPE Farmer’s Market at Plaza Saltillo  (map)

2 pm Eden East Austin (map)

3 pm Community Harvest Festival at  Festival Beach Food Forest (map)

Join us for a series of short pop-up shows in East Austin’s urban farms and farmers markets  by Austin’s own 25-piece Minor Mishap Marching Band – followed by a big show at the Festival Beach Food Forest!

Do you know that Austin has a food forest – a wonderful, sustainably planted, garden in our public park, where you are welcome to harvest foods? It’s an incredible project and we’d like you to come experience it with us.

The Community Harvest Fest, hosted by Festival Beach Food Forest from 3-8 pm is also family and pet-friendly, and includes a seed exchange, fruit and herb harvesting, artisan crafts and a free store.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

Cherrywood Wood Coffeehouse 10th Anniversary

April 13, 2019, 12 – 7 pm

12 noon – Minor Mishap Marching Band
1 pm – Jenny Parrott
2 pm – Stone Wheels
3:15 pm – Staci Gray
4 pm – Mono in Stereo
5 pm – The Sheridans 2.0
6 pm – Neal Mehta

Cherrywood Coffeehouse

1400 East 38th-1/2 St., Austin (map)

Cherrywood Coffeehouse celebrates its ten-year anniversary serving up good food, free music and community events. A full day of features a crawfish boil and family friendly music and activities. Minor Mishap Marching Band kicks off the party. There will be face painting and balloons. Ahnna Art will create live art by painting in front of an audience. Crafternoon Art Workshop will be on hand with a kids craft booth encouraging kids to put their creativity into action using recycled materials to create an art masterpiece.
More Information here.

HONK!TX, March 29 – 31, 2019

Friday, March 29

6 pm – 10 pm in Mueller Lake Park 

4550 Mueller Blvd., Austin

7pm: MMMB at Simmond Ave. stage

Full Band Schedule here.

Saturday, March 30

12 noon – 7 pm in Adams/Hemphill Park

201 W. 30th St., Austin

12:45 pm MMMB at East Arbor

4:30 pm MMMB at Waterloo Cycles

Full Band Schedule here.

Sunday, March 31

12 noon – 5 pm in Pan Am Park

2100 E. 3rd St., Austin

Full Band Schedule here.

More information on the festival, the bands, and how you can participate can be found here.

“Becoming Leslie” Celebratory Parade

March 13, 2019

9 – 9:30 pm 

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Ritz

320 E. 6th St., Austin TX (map)

We’re celebrating the SXSW presentation of Becoming Leslie, a documentary featuring our own Leslie Cochran.  Just a little stroll from the Alamo-Ritz after the screening.  Thongs welcome.

More information on the film and screening can be found here.

Speakeasy’s Mardi Gras Bash

March 2, 2019

8 pm – 2 am

412 Congress Ave, Austin (map)

Kick off the evening with a Mardi Gras parade at 7:45pm and spend the rest of your evening on Speakeasy’s dance floors! Featuring El Thule, Austin Samba, Minor Mishap, Patois, Maracatu Austin, and Seu Jacinto.

Pedicab Parade and Brass Blowout

February 25, 2019

7 pm Parade

8 – 10 pm Brass Blowout with very special guest French brass band

Hard Luck Lounge

3526 E. 7th St., Austin (map)

Hey Austin, have you ever been to one of Minor Mishap’s pedicab parades?!  Well, this is your big chance with two marching bands in pedicabs.  Parade starts at Hard Luck Lounge.  After the parade we’ll have a big show with both bands for a mere $5 cover charge.

2019 Chewbacchus Parade

hosted by the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus

February 9, 2019

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

New Orleans, LA

The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus returns for its ninth annual Mardi Gras parade on Saturday, February 9th, 2019! The vast Nerd Horde will once again take to the streets on it’s mission of “Saving the galaxy, one drunken nerd at a time” with the theme “Space Farce”.

Parade Route, click here

For more information and to join the Space Farce, click here:


Siberia Lounge

February 8, 2019

10:30 pm

2227 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA (map)

9pm: Malevitus

10:30 Minor Mishap Marching Band

11:30 pm: Black Sheep Ensemble

10 Year Birthday Party

February 3, 2019

7:00 pm – 12:00 am

Springdale Station (map)

979 Springdale Rd., Suite 160

Austin, TX 78702

Tickets for Minor Mishap’s 10 Year Birthday Party & Fundraiser are on sale now here!

Minor Mishap Marching Band is turning 10 years old this year! We are having a big ol’ birthday party for the band. We’re inviting everyone who has ever been in the band to join us for a huge reunion show, and folks are flying in from all over the country to participate.

Open bar, small venue, giant band, food, who could ask for more?

This party also serves as a fundraiser for our season of free, family-friendly shows in public places, including Winter Solstice Lantern Parade, Tour de Broccoli – a local farm tour, Sidewalk Parades in traditionally underserved neighborhoods, and more.  Our party includes an open bar – many thanks to Tito’s Vodka for their support of our projects.  We will also have beer and good non-alcoholic options. East Side King will be selling food from their food truck, too!

HONK!TX Fundraiser

January 19, 2019

8:30 pm – 12 am

The North Door (map)

502 Brushy St.

Austin, TX 78702

Our annual fundraiser blowout at The North Door! Come out for fantastic music from some amazing local HONK! bands!

Maracatu Texas
Moon Tower Brass Band
Yes Ma’am Brass Band
Dead Music Capital Band
Minor Mishap Marching Band
Boss Street

We will also be conducting a silent auction to raise funds for our 9th HONK!TX, with items from local Austin vendors!

Minor Mishap’s

Annual New Year’s Day Parade

January 1, 2019

3:00 pm

Doug Sahm Hill (map)

W. Riverside Dr.

Austin, TX

Winter Solstice Lantern Parade

photo by Stephen Pruitt

December 21, 2018

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Mueller Lake Park Round Amphitheater (map)

4550 Mueller Blvd.

Austin, TX 78723

Minor Mishap’s Winter Solstice Lantern Parade has become an annual celebration of light, community, music, creativity and booty shakin’. Each year, we gather together on the longest night of the year, with lanterns in hand. Together, we make a collective art-piece, a swirl of beauty: of all our lanterns together in one place, under the night sky. Minor Mishap Marching Band – a 25-piece brass band – will provide the soundtrack.

Minor Mishap’s Winter Solstice Lantern Parade is FREE! but we do require your RSVP by following this link, please (we all know an rsvp on FB doesn’t count :)).

Please make flameless lanterns! The beauty and magic of this event is in all of us contributing our own piece of beauty and light to the whole – hundreds of lanterns coming together under the night sky is truly a beautiful sight! It’s easy to make a beautiful light-diffuser out of paper or fabric or a jar or by poking holes in a can…and attach it to a flashlight. Some lantern ideas can be found here and here.

LEAVE NO TRACE! Of course we want to leave the park clean and beautiful! Please be sure to bring your beautiful lanterns home with you and don’t leave any garbage in the park. Therefore – we can’t put any lanterns in the water or release any in the air! Please keep your lantern with you.

ADA ACCESSIBILITY AND ROUTE: The route is short and all on the path around the lake – making it accessible for anyone with mobility impairments. We very much want you to participate!

TIME: We will do our best to start on time – we know the kiddos are not always patient. We gather at 5:30. Music and parade start at 6:00.

PARKING There are 3 parking garages near the park. 1830 Simond Ave. Parking is the closest garage. There is also street parking.

GATHERING SPOT: We will gather at Lake Nessie – the mosaic Loch Ness Monster near the Thinkery

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, and by the generous involvement of our Krewe de Mishappiness members. You can learn about (and join) the Krewe de Mishappiness at the link above or click here.

Minor Mishap would like to extend a special thank you to Mueller Community Association for allowing us to use their gorgeous park, to create community and art!

Winter Souper Fest

December 8, 2018

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Sahara Lounge (map)

!413 Webberville Rd.

Austin, TX

Line Up

1:00: Temple of Ape

1:30: Minor Mishap

2:30: Free Electricity

3:30: Big Britches

4:30: Freqout (members of Foot Patrol)

5:30: Flying Balalaika Brothers

Jo’svember HONK!TX Fundraiser

November 10, 2018

Jo’s Hot Coffee Good Food

1300 S. Congress Ave. (map)

Austin, TX 78704

Help support HONK!TX Festival 2019 by joining us for a fundraiser show with some of the tremendous local HONK! bands, including Minor Mishap, Dead Music Capital Band, and Blowcomotion!  We will be accepting donations, signing up volunteers, and will have HONK!TX merchandise available. So come out, enjoy an evening on South Congress, and support your local community music festival!

Find out more here.

Texas Monthly BBQ Fest

November 4, 2018

11 am – 1 pm

The Long Center

701 W. Riverside Dr. (map)

Austin, TX

The ninth annual BBQ fest runs all weekend and gathers BBQ masters from all across the great state of Texas. We’ll be serenading folks outside as they enter the festival venue.

Find out more here.

Central Library Birthday Bash!

October 28, 2018

Minor Mishap plays: 11:45 am – 12:30 pm

710 Cesar Chavez St. (map)

Austin, TX

Celebrate the first birthday of our new library. There will be cake! Yes, cake!  Also lots of other activities.  Party until 6 pm.

Find out more here.

Viva la Vida Festival

October 27, 2018

Grand Procession 12 – 1 pm

Festival 12 noon – 6 pm


100 – 200 Block of E. 4th St. (map)

Austin, TX

This Dia de los Muertos festival is the largest and longest running in Austin. Come out for the parade and reminisce about those gone before. Visit the Education Pavilion for hands-on art activites and artist demos. Sample the traditional foods, check out the low-rider exhibition, and enjoy live music throughout the day.

Find out more here and here.

Pre-HONK! Brass Blowout

October 4, 2018

7 – 10 pm

Union Square (map)

Sommerville, MA

The greatest music festival in the world, Somerville’s own HONK!, is here once more. Join us for the officially unofficial pre-party featuring some long time favorites of the HONK! street band scene, and some very special guests – Unidos do Swing, all the way from Sao Paulo, Brazil! We will be playing outside in Union Square in front of Brass Union.


7:00: Environmental Encroachment

7:30: Dirty Water Brass Band

8:00: The Party Band

8:30: Minor Mishap Marching Band

9:00: Unidos do Swing

9:30: Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band

October 5 -7, 2018

Davis Square

Sommerville, MA

The festival kicks off its 12th year with a Lantern Parade on Friday, a giant music and dance party on Saturday, and, on Sunday, a spectacular parade along Massachusetts Avenue from Davis Square to Harvard Square.  There will be bands playing in the nooks and crannies around Davis Square all weekend and around Harvard Square on Sunday.  Scroll down for details and schedules.  More information about HONK! can be found here.

Lantern Workshops and Parades

Friday, October 5, 2018

Workshops 4 – 6 pm

Parade 7 pm

Hodgkins Park (map)

We’re very excited to be bringing back Friday night lantern parades for the sixth year! Teaming up with The Puppet Free Library, Parts & Crafts, and Spontaneous Celebrations to host light and lantern-making workshops with kids and adults! We’ll mix the nighttime sounds of HONK! with homemade lanterns, blinking bike lights, and the warm welcome of neighbors watching from their front porches around Hodgkins Park.

Come from 4:00 – 6:00pm to make your lantern, then gather at 6:30pm before the parades depart from the park at 7:00pm!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Opening Ceremony and Music Festival

12:00 – 9:00 pm

Davis Square

Minor Mishap sets:

4pm Statue Park

7 pm Davis Square Plaza

Full Saturday schedule and maps here.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

12:00 – 2:00 pm Parade

Davis Square to Harvard Square

More parade information here.

Oktoberfest All-Band Concert and Sets

2:00 – 6:00 pm 

Harvard Square

3:00 pm Minor Mishap at Eliot Triangle

Full Sunday schedule and locations can be found here.

Labor Day Pool Party

September 3, 2018

1:00 – 5:00 pm: MMMB at 3pm

Deep Eddy Pool (Map)

401 Deep Eddy Ave, Austin, TX 78703

Friends of Deep Eddy Pool and Love Austin Pools are throwing a pool party and you’re invited!  We will be celebrating Austin’s unique pools and the hard work of many volunteers and staff to keep them open. There will be special guest speakers, music by us and the Reveleros, and snacks from Jim-Jim’s.  On the hour, aquatic performances include a choreographed City of Austin lifeguard demo (2pm), the North Austin River Maids (3pm), and water polo (4pm).

It will be all kinds of aquatic fun, so bring your swimsuit and jump in the water.  $3.00 admission.

Austin PRIDE Parade 2018

August 11, 2018

8:00 – 11:00 pm

Texas State Capitol (Map), Congress Ave. and Warehouse District

Austin PRIDE Parade 2018 is free and kicks of at the Texas State Capitol building, marches down Congress Avenue and turning right on 4th Street through the Warehouse District.  The route includes 2 MC stages: The Paramount on Congress Ave., the intersection of Congress and 4th, and the Rooftop at Rain!  It’s all part of PRIDE Week 2018.  Get your colors on an join us!

More PRIDE Week Information Here.

Minor Mishap Mayhem on the Water

August 7, 2018

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Lou Neff Point (Map)

Ann and Roy Butler HIke and Bike Trail

Have you ever seen a Decamaran filled with a raucous brass band? Now is your chance. Come listen to Minor Mishap Marching Band as we serenade Barton Creek and the Colorado River.  You can watch from shore at Lou Neff Point or you can grab a kayak or canoe and join us on the water.

Hide and Seek with Minor Mishap Marching Band

July 28, 2018

12:00 – 2:00 pm

Thinkery (Map)

1830 Simond Ave., Austin, TX 78723

Come play hide and seek with Minor Mishap Marching Band as we do a special children’s performance at Thinkery! In addition to brass band hide and seek and the usual musical hijinks of Minor Mishap Marching Band, there will be participatory micro-workshops where musicians will tell the kiddos what the instrument is that they are playing, demonstrate what it sounds like, and where the kiddos can play along on percussion. We’ll be playing pieces from our brand new Brass Disko – a show of new music by local composer Datri Bean!

Admission to this event is included with admission to Thinkery. This event is open to all!

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, and by our awesome Krewe de Mishappiness – a group of revelers who help support this free, public, community-oriented programming! You can learn more about the Krewe de Mishappiness here:

Find out more about The Thinkery Here.

Back2Back Brass w/ Second Hand Street Band

June 13, 2018

8:00 pm – 12:00 am

Sahara Lounge (Map)

1413 Webberville Rd., Austin, TX 78721

8 – 9:30 pm: Minor Mishap

10 pm: Second Hand Street Band

Parade and Picnic with Blowcomotion

June 9, 2018

1:00 – 5:00 pm

Festival Beach (Map)

2101 Jesse E. Segovia St., Austin, TX 78702

This is part of a new collaborative experiment with some of your favorite street bands, including members from: Minor Mishap Marching Band, Maracatu, and *NEW* Blowcomotion.

Blowcomotion is a workshop + band + social group.  Dazzled by all the amazing brass and beats but think you’ll forever be a bystander? NO WAY! Blowcomotion seeks to include adult learners of various levels to jam and explore music in the Austin street band community.

Check out the Blowcomotion Facebook page Here.

This Project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department (and by Krewe de Mishappiness members)!

Roots & Rhythms Metamorfosis: 

A Carnival of Transformation

May 12, 2018

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Mexican American Cultural Center (Map)

600 River St., Austin, TX 78701

The tenth anniversary of Roots and Rhythms brings you a free, kid-friendly interactive celebration.  Dancing, music, stilt walkers, Austin Bike Zoo, make-your-own butterfly masks, who could ask for more? To learn more, watch the video by clicking Here.

Minor Mishap Sahara Lounge

May 11, 2018

9 pm – 1:30 am

Sahara Lounge (Map)

1413 Webberville Rd., Austin, TX 78721

9 pm: Seu Jacinto

12 midnight: Minor Mishap

HONK!TX 8th Edition

April 6 – 8, 2018

A free festival of community street bands emblazons Austin with joyful music in public places. Friday evening we enliven Mueller Lake Park with 5 stages and an all-band preview.  Saturday we return to Adams-Hemphill Park and Sunday we play in Pan Am Park.  All Free! All Kid Friendly!

Friday April 6 Mueller Lake Park 6 – 10 pm

Saturday April 7 Adams-Hemphill Park 11:30 am – 6 pm

Sunday April 8 Pan Am Park 1 pm All Band Revue


March 29, 2018

6 – 7 pm

Domain NORTHSIDE Lawn (Map)

The Domain NORTHSIDE presents a weeklong celebration of spring with sunset concerts and other events.

More Information Here

Neighborhood Block Party and Homemade Parade

March 24, 2018

7 – 10 pm

1208 Greenwood Ave., Austin, TX 78721 (Map) 

It’s spring, weather’s nice, and we’re getting over our SXSW hangovers. Good time for a block party, yeah? Join us this Saturday in the MLK neighborhood for music and a stroll. We’ll start on Greenwood Avenue and end up a few blocks south, stopping along the way to play music, knosh, and hang out. BYOB (no glass, please). Bring some food or snacks to share and your glorious happy selves.

Minor Mishap Sahara Sunday #5

Photo by Lynn Robbins

February 18, 2018

 8 pm  – 12 midnight

Sahara Lounge (Map)

1413 Webberville Rd., Austin, TX 78721

8 pm: Cowboy Irie

10 pm: Minor Mishap Marching Band

Mardi Gras Austin

February 10, 2018

 8:00 pm  – 2:00 am

Speakeasy (map)

412 Congress Ave. Suite D, Austin, TX 78701

Mardi Gras parade at 7:45pm.  In addition to Minor Mishap, bands include Superfonicos, Austin Sanba, Seu Jacinto, Flyjack, Big Wys Brass Band, and Maracatu.

Special Olympics Texas Winter Games

Athlete Celebration and Victory Dance

February 3, 2018

 7:00 pm  – 8:00 pm

Round Rock Sports Center (map)

2400 Chisolm Trail, Round Rock, TX 78681

More Information Here

HONK! TX Year 8 Brass Kaleidescope

January 20, 2018

 8:30 pm  – 2:00 am

The North Door (Map)

501 Brushy St., Austin, TX 78702

9:00 pm: The Numbers

9:35 pm: Austin Klezmer Bund

10:10 pm: Yes Ma’am Brass Band

10:45 pm: Dead Music Capital Band

11:20 pm: Boss Street Brass Band

11:55 pm: Moon Tower Brass Band

12:30 am: Minor Mishap Marching Band

Come one, come all to the North Door on Saturday, January 20, for a night full of joyous brass bands! It is time once more to get out your colorful tutus, bright wigs, and many-colored robes – we are celebrating the multi-colored kaleidoscope of Austin’s HONK! community bands.  All ages welcome until 11 pm. Suggested donation of $10 at the door, cash or credit.

More Information Here

Minor Mishap Sahara Sunday #4

January 14, 2018

 8 pm  – 12 midnight

Sahara Lounge (Map)

1413 Webberville Rd., Austin, TX 78721

8 pm: Wache

10 pm: Minor Mishap Marching Band

More Information Here

New Year’s Day Parade

January 1 2018

 2 pm – 5 pm

Doug Sahm Hill (Map)

836-898 Riverside Dr. Austin, TX 78704

Let’s start the New Year out right! Join us in the great outdoors, to wander around in the sun and cold weather, playing music, dancing, and starting new adventures in a joyful way! Free. All are welcome.

We will start playing at Doug Sahm Hill around 2, and have a short parade from there.

Winter Solstice Lantern Parade

Photo by Ezio Ambrosetti

December 21, 2017

5:30 pm – 8 pm

Lemon Lounge

908 E. 5th Street, Austin, Texas (map)

Minor Mishap Marching Band’s Winter Solstice Parade is coming! Gather at 5:30 at Lemon Lounge; we roll at 6:00pm! Bring lanterns! YOU and your creativity are what make this parade beautiful. Bring the kiddos, bring the grandparents! We ask that all lanterns please be flame-free – in other words, use an LED flashlight to light your lantern, please. We also must strictly stick to the sidewalks and obey pedestrian traffic laws. Parade pace will be slow. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department

More Information Here

Minor Mishap Sahara Sunday #3

 7 pm – 12 midnight

Sahara Lounge (Map)

1413 Webberville Rd., Austin, TX 78721

7 pm: Electric Mountain

8:30 pm: Maracatu Texas

10 pm: Minor Mishap Marching Band

More Information Here

Trail of Lights Grand Opening

December 9, 2017

7 pm – 10 pm

Zilker Park, Austin, Texas

Opening Ceremony benefitting the Trail of Lights Foundation and H-E-B’s Read 3 program. 

More Information Here

Minor Mishap Sahara Sunday #2

November 12, 2017

7 pm – 12 midnight

Sahara Lounge (Map)

1413 Webberville Rd., Austin, TX 78721

7 pm: Pseudonym Jones

8:30 pm: Phineas Gage

10 pm: Minor Mishap Marching Band

More Information Here


November 2 – November 5, 2017

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

We are gearing up to return to HONK Rio – ’twas one of the most amazing experiences ever, and we’re heading back for more! So excited!

More information here.

Austin City Limits Hall of Fame

Austin honors 2017 inductees and Minor Mishap Marching Band will entertain VIPs before the show and lead you back from intermission in a joyful, raucous parade in the aisles. You don’t want to miss the star-studded Hall of Fame show or Minor Mishap antics.

More Information and Tickets Here.

Second Annual Our World Family Music Fest

October 22, 2017

4 – 7 pm

Zilker Hillside Theater

2206 William Barton Dr., Austin, Texas (map)

Join us for a free festival featuring live world music and dance performances, hosted by the Museums and Cultural Programs Division of the Austin Parks and Recreation Department.

4:00  Anu Naimpally
4:10 – 4:50 Minor Mishap
4:50 – 5:20 Austin Taiko/Japanese Minyo Dance Group
5:20 – 6:00 Third Root
6:00 – 6:40 Mauricio Callejas Band
6:40 – 7:20 Pam Hart & Friends
7:20 – 8:00 Mother Falcon

Minor Mishap Sahara Sunday #1 

October 8, 2017

7 pm – 12 midnight

Sahara Lounge 

1413 Webberville Rd., Austin, TX (Map)

7 pm: Bone Pilots (Indie Rock)

8:30 pm: Michelle Alany and the Mystics (International Folk)

10 pm: Minor Mishap

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest North Carolina

Saturday, September 30, 2017

5 – 10 pm

Six Row Field at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Mills River, NC

We are super excited to raise a stein with our lederhosen-clad and dirndl-sporting friends in North Carolina!

More Information and Tickets Here

Hurricane and Flood Relief Benefit

Sunday, September 24, 2017

7 pm  – 12:30 am

Spider House Cafe and Ballroom

2908 and 2906 Fruth St. Austin, Texas 78705 (map)

A stacked party lineup comes together to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief. Come dance, party & drink while helping your fellow Texans.
$7 suggested donation
All proceeds go to Greater Houston Community Foundation‘s Hurricane Relief Fund, which was established by Houston Mayor Silvester Turner & Emancipet Greater Austin.

Minor Mishap and Atash

Friday August 25, 2017

10 pm – 1 am

Sahara Lounge (Map)

1413 Webberville Rd., Austin, TX 78721

Open Workshop and Mini-Parade

Saturday July 22, 2017

8 pm – 10 pm

Martin Pool (Map)

1612 Nash Hernandez St., Austin, TX 78702

Pool party, workshop, mini-parade,
& pot-luck pie social!
We’ve decided to spread the brass-band cheer, and invite the whole darn city to a workshop and mini-parade.

This is open to everyone! If you are a musician, please bring your instrument. If you sing, please add your voice – some of the very best street music traditions make ample use of singing, which let’s everyone participate! If you would rather watch, you are welcome to come watch, dance, and enjoy.

We are unofficially starting with a pool party, ending with a pot-luck pie social, (because, let’s be honest, everything is better with swimming and pie). Meet at Martin Pool at 7 pm if you want to swim.

Workshop at 8-9 pm in the park, near Martin Pool
9:00-9:30 Mini-Parade in the park, to practice what we’ve learned!
9:30 – 10:00 unofficially eating pie at a pot-luck pie social! Bring a pie, share it with your community, meet new people, chat with other musicians, enjoy pie!
This event is free, and all ages are welcome. We will be teaching songs by ear and by showing them on our instruments. It is not necessary to be able to read music to participate in this workshop. No sheet music is involved! The music will be simple and easy to follow.

If you want to participate in the pie-social afterwards, simply bring a pie and start socializing.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. (Thanks, City of Austin, for making this show possible)!

This project is also supported in part by the Krewe de Mishappiness, an amazing group of Minor Mishap fans who have come together to support Minor Mishap’s endeavors to re-energize public spaces and build community connections through fun, free, brassy performances. (Thanks, Krewe de Mishappiness)! Learn more about the Krewe de Mishappiness, and join here. 

Ssssh – Super Secret Sierra Nevada Flash Mob Friday Night!

Rainey Street, 7:30pm – 8:30 pm 

Then, join us at:

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Festival

Saturday June 24, 2017

5 – 9:00 pm

Minor Mishap 5 – 6:30 pm

Carson Creek Ranch (Map)

9507 Sherman Rd., Austin, TX 78742

America’s largest craft beer festival is coming to Austin! This summer, Beer Camp on Tour takes over Carson Creek Ranch with hundreds of craft beers, the city’s best food trucks, live music and good times. Every craft brewer in the nation is invited and you are, too!

5th Annual Ney Day

Saturday June 10, 2017

12 noon – 5 pm

Elisabet Ney Museum (Map)

1100 E. 5th St., Austin, TX 78702

Plan to join us on June 10 to celebrate Elisabet Ney and her inspirational legacy with us!

12:10-12:45: Minor Mishap Marching Band
1:00 – 1:45: Las Tesoros de San Antonio
2:00 – 2:45: The Jones Family Singers
3:00 – 3:45: RIDERS AGAINST the STORM (RAS)
4:00 – 4:45: Ruby Fray

Find Out More Here


Saturday June 3, 2017

8 pm  – 11 pm

Fair Market

1100 E. 5th Street, Austin, Texas 78702 

Tour de Broccoli Pop-Up Concerts 

Yay for Local Farmers!  Grab Your Bike and Join Us.

Sunday May 21, 2017

11:30 am  – 2:30 PM 

11:30 am – 11:55   Rain Lily Farm    914 Shady Lane

12:15 pm – 12:40  Springdale Farm    755 Springdale Road

1:00 pm – 1:30      Farmer’s Market at Plaza Saltillo Station    5th and Comal St.

2:00 pm – 2:25      Austin Food Forest    35 Waller St.

We love our local farmers and wanted to have a show that highlights the amazing abundance of local produce grown right here in East Austin. Tour de Broccoli is a series of short pop up shows by the Minor Mishap Marching Band, at farms, farmers markets, and Austin’s Food Forest. Minor Mishap will be enjoying the fresh air, and biking from location to location.  You are welcome to bike the route along with us, if you like. If you prefer, you can meet us at any of the pop up locations along the route. We are saving the best for last – the Food Forest is a project of sustainably planted food that is absolutely free and available for the taking.  We support our local farms, and the food forest, and recognize the importance of locally grown food in making a strong, sustainable, healthy community.  Please join us for this afternoon adventure!

This show is free, and all are welcome.  All ages are encouraged to attend. The pop-up shows are all in public, ADA accessible spaces. We are arranging a few pedicabs for folks who might need them.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. (Thanks, City of Austin, for making this show possible!)

This project is also supported in part by the Krewe de Mishappiness, an amazing group of Minor Mishap fans who have come together to support Minor Mishap’s endeavors to re-energize public spaces and build community connections through fun, free, brassy performances.

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Baile Do Seu Jacinto

Friday May 12, 2017

9 pm – 1 am

Sahara Lounge (Map)

1413 Webberville Rd., Austin, TX 78721

Calling the dancing people of Austin, Texas! May brings the very special Minor Mishap Marching Band to join Seu Jacinto for an amazing night!!
The spirit will be elevated. Save the date – come indulge and share your energy in this night of dancing, friends, and good funky ATX vibes.

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May Day Celebration of Solidarity with Trouble Puppet

Saturday April 29, 2017

1 pm

Zilker Hillside Theater (Map)

2206 William Barton Dr., Austin, 78704

A marching celebration of Solidarity.  March with us on the 29th of April, with the Minor Mishap Marching band and speakers from the Workers’ Defense Project and Grassroots Leadership.

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Euphoria Fest

Saturday April 8, 2017

6 – 7 pm

Carson Creek Ranch (Map)

9507 Sherman Rd., Austin, 78742

For more information click HERE.


A Free Festival of Community Street Bands

Friday March 31 – April 2, 2017

Austin, Texas

Friday March 31, 2017

A Night on South Congress

6:30 – 7pm, Jo’s Coffee House Stage

8-10pm: All Bands Revue

Cheer Up Charlies

Friday March 31, 2017

10 pm

900 Red River St., Austin, Texas

Join us for a HONK!TX after party with Honking-special guests!

More information: Cheer Up Charlies


Saturday April 1, 2017

A Day in Adams Park

12noon – 12:45pm, Wheatsville

4:30pm – 5:15pm, West Grove

For more information and schedule click HERE.


Sunday April 2, 2017

East Austin Parade and Band Revue

12noon – 5pm

Pan Am Park at 3rd and Chicon

For more information and schedule click HERE.

Super Band Merge Bloco Workshop and Parade

Lemon Lounge

Thursday, March 30, 2017

7-9 pm

908 E. 5th St., Austin, Texas

Dear, sparkling, wonderful, joyful bands of HONK!TX 2017: Please bring your horn and join us for this workshop and Super Band Merge Bloco. We will start at the Lemon Lounge, with a workshop on Rio-style Bloco band processions.  The parade will then meander along the sidewalks to the HONK!TX Thursday night fundraiser show at the Sidewinder! (Please note: this is not a big official parade; it is essential that we stick to sidewalks and avoid blocking intersections. It IS legal to parade without a permit or police escort, but it is not legal to block the streets.)

More Information: Super Band Merge

Moon Tower and Minor Mishap

Hotel Vegas

Wednesday March 29, 2017

10 pm

1502 E. 6th St., Austin, TX

More Information: Hotel Vegas, MMMB FaceBook


with Slow Danger

Sunday March 25, 2017

9 pm

2227 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA

More Information: Siberia, MMMB FaceBook

Borderfest – Hidalgo, Texas

March 3 – 5, 2017

State Farm Arena

2600 N. 10th Street

Hidalgo, Texas

In its 41st year, South Texas’s largest music, culture and
heritage festival “BorderFest” will celebrate the U.S.A. Each year, the
festival has paid homage to a different country, bringing a bit of its
culture and history to the Rio Grande Valley.  Join us for some true South Texas fun!

The Parish

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


214 E. 6th St., Austin, TX

More Information and Tickets: The Parish

Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Friday, February 24, 2017

HONK Band Blitz

9:30pm – 2am

Castillo Blanco Art Studio

4321 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA

Line-up: Browncoat Brass, Minor Mishap Marching Band, Lovebomb Go-Go, Detroit Party Marching Band, Chaotic Noise Marching Corps.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

7th Annual Panorama Brass Band Show

9pm – the cows come home

Allways Lounge 

2240 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA

More Information: Allways Lounge, Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Bate Bunda

Sunday February 26, 2017

HiHo Lounge

2239 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA

More Information: HiHo Lounge, Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Second Line Parade for funky Meters

Thursday, February 16, 2017


310 Willie Nelson Blvd., Austin 78701 (map)

Minor Mishap and our HONK!TX friends will be kicking off Mardi Gras season with a parade through the 2nd Street District. We’ll take you through the streets and back to the Moody Theater for the funky Meters show (with Flow Tribe and 7 Come 11).  Get your New Orleans on and join us!  More details to come.

More info: funky Meters, Flow Tribe, 7 Come 11

HONK!TX Brass Blowout FUNraiser

Saturday, January 21, 2017

8:30 pm at The North Door

502 Brushy St., Austin 78602 (map)

HONK!TX 2017 is just around the corner! Join us for HONK!TX’s Brass Blowout FUNraiser! Suggested donation of $10 at the door, cash or credit. Bid on aaaamazing silent auction items from local businesses, makers, and musicians throughout the night!

Emceed by the one-and-only performer/entertainer/music maven, the fantastic Luna Tart, local brass bands will rock the North Door off its hinges, giving you a taste of what’s to come at this year’s festival. Performers include:
Yes Ma’am Brass Band
Moon Tower Brass Band
Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour
The Collective Dischord
Dead Music Capital Band
Boss Street
Minor Mishap Marching Band

The show will include unique archival films provided by the Texas Archive of the Moving Image playing as a backdrop to the bands’ perfomances.

All proceeds benefit HONK!TX’s 2017 free, family-friendly, all-volunteer run festival, which is coordinated by HONK!TX, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization right here in Austin. Can’t make it? Support HONK!TX through our online fundraiser at

All ages until 11pm; 18+ after 11pm!

Happy HONK!

St. Elmo NYE 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016

8:00 pm

St. Elmo Brewing Company

440 E. Saint Elmo Rd., Austin 78645 (map)

***South Austin*** New Year’s Eve Party, with tons of craft beer and brassy-ness? Sounds dreamy! Join Minor Mishap Marching Band and Saint Elmo Brewing Company for New Year’s Eve!

$10 advance, $15 day of show.

Purchase tickets by clicking HERE.

Minor Mishap Marching Band’s Winter Solstice Lantern Parade!

photo by Stephen Pruitt

photo by Stephen Pruitt

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Seaholm Power Plant

800 W. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

Please join us for a celebration of light, music, and community on the longest night of the year! Let’s gather together out in nature, under the dark sky to celebrate music and community and being alive. Won’t that be beautiful?  And the beauty of this event depends on YOU!  Make lanterns! It’s easy and fun!  Let’s all make lanterns (please flashlight and flameless lanterns, OK?).  Need some ideas and instructions for making a lantern? Click Here.

Minor Mishap Marching Band will play music from 6-7pm. The “parade” route is extremely short to make it easy for people of all ages to attend.  This is a free, family-friendly event. All are welcome.

This parade is also supported by the generous involvement of our Krewe de Mishappiness members. Thank you for being amazing! You can learn about (and join) the Krewe de Mishappiness here:

Minor Mishap would like to extend a special thank you to Seaholm Power Plant for donating the use of their gorgeous space in support of community and art!

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

Benefit for Haiti


Thursday, December 15, 2016

8:00pm – 10:00pm

Summit Lounge

120 W. 5th St., Austin, TX 78701

$10 Suggested Donation

Help give electricity to Child’s Hope Orphanage

  • This benefit is designed to raise money to pay for the cost of installing a 100 percent sustainable off-grid solar system for an orphanage in Haiti that does not have electricity. Haiti has the world’s largest population living in energy poverty, with over 7 million people without access to electricity. The solar project in Haiti will begin in January, and your support is greatly appreciated!

Click on these links to find out more: Freedom Solar Power, Facebook


Baile Do Seu Jacinto – End of 2016 Celebration

The Sahara Lounge

Friday, December 9, 2016

9:00pm – 2:00am

Click Here to find out more

Time to seal the deal on 2016 and let our freak flags fly free!
Come enjoy a fantastic night of music and friends at the magical Sahara Lounge!

Seu Jacinto will be celebrating a decade of bringing Forró music to Austin Texas. We will play your favorite forrós,baiãos,xotes, and cocos to get your bodies and spirits warmed up.

We have the very special guest-
Minor Mishap Marching Band!!!!!!!BOOTY SHAKIN’ BRASS BAND – a 25 piece renegade circus brass band. We are an absurd expression of boisterous pandemonium– Bourbon street meets Budapest.

Come get in your mood in the real good zone and let’s shine!

Wimberley Alive! Music and Arts Festival


Saturday, November 12, 2016

3:00pm – 4:30pm

Click Here to find out more

Come hear the music, see the art, and support Wimberley Crisis Breadbasket food bank.

Minor Mishap’s Carnival de Halloween Ball!


Friday, October 21st, 2016

7 pm doors, Ball 8pm-12am

Lemon Lounge, 500 San Marcos, Austin, TX 78702

$12/advance, $15 at the door.  Advance tickets are strongly recommended, please scroll down for event-specific tickets. *Please note that admission to the Carnival de Halloween Ball is included with a Krewe de Mishappiness Membership.  Learn about Krewe de Mishappiness

Minor Mishap’s Carnival de Halloween Ball will be a magnificent costume ball of cacophonous brass, tomfoolery, and splendid frivolity.  It’s also the inaugural Ball of our new Krewe de Mishappiness!

Carnival de Halloween Ball is a party to send us off to Honk Rio in Brazil! Help us make it all the way to RIO!! Dress fabulously, foolishly, frighteningly, flirtatiously, and frivolously. It’s never too early to start planning a fabulous costume – Carnival, Halloween…it’s the best of both worlds. We hope you can be there!