With natural beauty like Bastrop’s, the call to play outside is an especially welcome one. Wander among the Lost Pines, drift along the Colorado River, and get a generous lung full of that gorgeous fresh air. Here are our picks for the best places to play in Bastrop for National Play Outside Day on February 5th, 2023.

Go Outside

Matthew Brodnax and The Blues Sherpas LIVE at Neighbor's Kitchen & Yard


After cutting his teeth in the smokey blues jams of Houston, guitarist Matthew Brodnax has quickly become an in-demand sideman and formidable frontman in Austin. A true "student of the blues", Brodnax's encyclopedic knowledge of vintage blues has allowed him to play a brand of blues that is genuine and true to the art without being derivative.

Playing with many musicians in Austin's vast talent pool, Brodnax assembled a lineup of Mike Van Summern on guitar/vocals Zaz Marshall on bass, and a medley of excellent drummers including Ernie Durawa(Texas Tornados) and Wes Starr(Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets.) Each member has extensive resumes gigging and recording across the United States and each brings their unique musical perspective to the group.

With an exceptional lineup that is driven to perform, Matthew Brodnax and The Blues Sherpas are ready to guide you to the best in blues.

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