Texas will be centerstage for a total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024!  In Bastrop, at approximately 12:20 pm, the moon will start to block the sun causing an (almost) total solar eclipse. The sun is expected to eclipse until 2:25 pm. We're located right outside the path of totality, making Bastrop a great place to view the eclipse without having to maneuver the crowds. Get accurate Texas Eclipse viewing information and plan your trip to Bastrop for the 2024 Solar Eclipse!

Solar Eclipse in Bastrop

The New Essentials LIVE


The New Essentials bring a mix of effortlessly energetic, soulful sounds from Austin Texas. 

Founded in 2018 by Mike Donello and a collective of versatile musicians and singers, The New Essentials are multi-instrumentalists that add a fun energy to any type of event and venue. The current quartet features singer/songwriters Mike Donello, Chris Hawkes, Matt Creaton, and saxophonist/ bassist, Houston Rawls. 

Sounds of reggae and ukulele, blues guitar and pop harmonies, cajon and djembe —all passed around— create a unique, texture-filled experience.