A short drive from downtown Austin rests an oasis nestled in the beautiful Hill Country. The Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa may be a vacation destination, but it’s also a place where locals can treat themselves for a day or a staycation.
One thing luring locals to the resort is the Barton Creek Live Summer Music Series. Now in its third year, the series features iconic country and Americana acts. A perfect compliment to the Texas countryside.
This past Friday (August 7th) I attended #BCLive to check out a favorite blast from the past, Restless Heart (those ballads are filled with so many feels).
Sound Dessert did a ticket giveaway to #BCLive, and Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa also extended an invitation to yours truly, so I thank them for the lovely experience, as the music series is typically open to resort guests and club members only.
Putting the term “Summer Friday” to good use, I was treated to a Hibiscus Purity Facial at the Three Springs Spa to start off the evening. Serious #treatyoself status. All the potions smelled amazing, so I think I now need to invest in a hibiscus candle or hibiscus scented lotion to keep my nose happy.
Following the facial, it was time for dinner where I was treated to a delicious buffet at the Hill Country Dining Room. The meal began with a series of salads including a refreshing watermelon feta salad, a smoked beet salad and a broccoli, walnut, raisin salad. The entrees featured a blackened chicken, creamy shrimp, mussels, grits, cuts of beef, and a vegetable medley with summer squash, asparagus, mushrooms and carrots. The grand finish – dessert of course – featured a delectable array of desserts including a blueberry cheesecake, chocolate pudding, and a cinnamon custard.
Then came the main event. Restless Heart performed in an expansive open-aired pavilion just as the sun set. If you’re not familiar, Restless Heart hail from Nashville and we’re big in the late 80’s and early 90’s with chart-toppers like “When She Cries” and “I’ll Still Be Loving You.” Over 20 years later they can still rock it out. They even played a pretty sweet cover of ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man.”
Every girl’s crazy about a sharp-dressed man, and a good night of music and dancing. Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa’s summer music series makes it so.
Two performances remain for the BCLive Summer Series. Catch ’em while you can:
8/14 Little Texas
8/28 Bob Schneider
To reserve your spot at the next BCLive performance call 1-800-336-6158 to book a stay or become a member.
Thank you Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa for inviting me to spend the evening with you and thank you for the fine Southern hospitality.
P.S. Fun fact for all you pop culture lovers out there, Omni Barton Creek is where Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey had their wedding reception back in 2002, in a ballroom filled with 30,000 roses. #nowyouknow