Austin Van Performs Summer Virtual Concert Series Friday

Austin Van performs 6 p.m. Friday on Los Alamos Summer Concert Series Facebook page. Courtesy/Sancre


Austin Van

The Los Alamos Summer Virtual Concert Series Presented by Toyota of Santa Fe is proud to present Austin Van performing at 6 p.m. Friday on the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series Facebook page.

Austin Van’s first time on stage was with his father, who while performing lifted two-year-old Austin up to reach the microphone to sing a few lines with the family band.

From that time on, Austin hasn’t left the spotlight.  Growing up the youngest of a very large family among generations of country & western bands, Austin has a deep-rooted love and appreciation for country music.

Some of Austin’s musical influences have been Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakam, Hank Williams Jr. and Elvis Presley. When he performs, he emanates their rhythms, stance, and edge; but he does it with a self-assuredness and charisma all his own.

The Austin Van concert begins at 6 p.m. Friday, July 10, this LIVE virtual concert will be streaming live on multiple Facebook pages including: Los Alamos Summer Concert Series, Los Alamos Community Services, Austin Van Facebook page, the Facebook page and the Los Alamos ScienceFest Facebook page.

PAC-8 Los Alamos Public Access Television Channel will air the Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts concert  at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 8. KRSN 1490 AM Radio will broadcast the recorded concert  at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 9.

The Sponsors of this Friday’s Austin Van virtual concert are Los Alamos ScienceFest and Los Alamos MainStreet. Now in its 13th year, Los Alamos ScienceFest features an entirely virtual line-up of activities for all ages, celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) topics under the theme, “20/20: Eyes On the Future” and running July 7-12.

The 2020 Virtual ScienceFest will cover topics from the future of agriculture and food production, to cyber-security, energy, and even new camera and drone technologies enabling scientists to study wildlife like never before. Discovery Day takes place 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, July 11 with STEM Advocate, Miss America 2020, Camille Schrier. 

Those interested in attending this year’s activities may download ScienceFest’s official mobile app, Whova, or login from the Desktop App to view content and join livestreams.

The full schedule will also be available on the Los Alamos ScienceFest website,

The 2020 Los Alamos Virtual Summer Concert Series Presented by Toyota of Santa Fe is powered by the 2020 Sponsors:  

Enterprise Bank & Trust, The Finishing Touch Los Alamos, Los Alamos Daily Post, Los Alamos Market Co-Op, Comfort Inn Los Alamos, RayLee Homes, Century Bank, Title Guaranty, Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, N3B, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Plateau Property Management, New Mexico Bank & Trust, Zia Credit Union, Del Norte Credit Union, Los Alamos Schools Credit Union, Los Alamos MainStreet, RE/MAX Los Alamos, Waterstone Mortgage, SMSI, Edgewater, Merrick, Longenecker & Associates, LANL Foundation, The New Mexico Consortium, CrossFit Los Alamos, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Santa Fe, Metzger’s Do It Best Hardware, Bennetts Fine Jewelry & Gifts, Pajarito Brewpub & Grill, KRSN 1490 AM Radio, PAC 8 Television, and State Farm Agent Loren Valdez.