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Live-to-Headphones Piano Concert + SilentPaddle on Lady Bird Lake
March 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm MDT
Enjoy an evening full of exploration and contemplation at this first-of-its-kind live-to-headphones piano concert and SilentPaddle on Lady Bird Lake.
Crafted by composer and pianist, Murray Hidary, and presented by MindTravel and Rowing Dock, this unique experience combines the joy of gliding along the water in comfortable kayaks and canoes with an immersive musical journey created in real-time and delivered through headphones.
A perfect evening for families, couples and anyone who enjoys the freedom of being in nature while enveloped by beautiful music.
This MindTravel begins with a short introduction and intention-setting at Rowing Dock. Directly following, the group will embark on an easy, 1-mile guided paddle, with the natural beauty of Austin’s hike-and-bike trail and the city’s skyline as the backdrop. As the journey unfolds, Murray will take the MindTravelers on a peaceful, transformative musical journey, crafted in real-time from a grand piano floating in the middle of the lake.
Reserve your headphones and boats today and be a part of a beautiful, first-of-its-kind floating silent piano concert.
MindTravel will provide the wireless headphones.
On March 8th, pricing increases by $10/ticket.
For more information about the experience, email moc.levartdnimnull@ofni.
Check in begins at 5:00pm and will end promptly at 6:00pm.
Please arrive at the dock no later than 5:40pm to ensure you are fully checked in before the 6:00pm cut off.
*Guests who arrive late may not be able to get on the water in time for the show and will not be offered a refund.*
The event staff will collect your tickets and waivers, fit you for life jackets, and provide paddle safety instructions before helping you into your boat. To get you on the water faster, print the waiver ahead of time and bring the completed form with you.
We will also have waivers available to fill out upon arrival for those who aren’t able to fill it in out in advance.
WHAT TO BRING
We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes that can get wet. Shoes are optional.
All of our kayaks have room to store water and snacks, so feel free to bring those along.
Please DO NOT bring glass, and make sure that you bring a bag or container to secure your trash in the boat for the duration of the paddle.
Since you’ve already paid for your ticket, you won’t need your wallet or purse. We recommend leaving all valuables at home or bringing a small waterproof dry bag that floats and that can attach to your person.
We do have cubby storage for non-valuable items like towels, clothes, shoes, etc. Please do not leave any valuables in your vehicle.
Music is a catalyst for transformation, clarity, connection and purpose. And music is at the core of MindTravel, an immersive music experience created by Murray Hidary. Hidary, a composer, pianist, visual artist, tech pioneer, entrepreneur and physics lover, created MindTravel in 2014 after finding that music helped him heal after the tragic death of his sister. Now, he is on a mission to share music’s healing power with others and make it the centerpiece of a multi-sensory meditative journey.
“MindTravel is an experience like no other. Imagine a concert pianist improvising beautiful, peaceful music with imagery in the background that matches the beauty of the music — combined, it is almost meditative or trancelike.” – Jason Wachob, Founder of mindbodygreen
ABOUT ROWING DOCK
Based in Austin, Texas, Rowing Dock offers outdoor enthusiasts an unforgettable experience on Lady Bird Lake. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, we are Austin’s no. 1 spot for kayak, paddle board and canoe rentals. Whether you’d like to explore the lake with friends and family or you’re interested in scheduling a private guided eco and historical tour with coworkers, we’ve got you covered. Let our friendly staff help you pick the best kayak, canoe or paddle board for your next outdoor adventure. With a paddle and a boat, the city comes to life in a whole new way. For more info, visit rowingdock.com or follow us on social at instagram.com/rowingdock.
The MindTravel ticket proceeds go to support The MindTravel Foundation
ABOUT THE MINDTRAVEL FOUNDATION
The mission of the MindTravel Foundation is to move people to purpose through music. Founded by composer and musician Murray Hidary, the foundation creates healing and transformative music experiences for underserved and at-risk populations including seniors, youth, homeless, police, and veterans. In 2020, the MindTravel Foundation will focus on experiences specially supporting people dealing with grief and trauma.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Children under 18 must have a parent sign their rental waiver. Children under 16 must have a parent on the water with them for this event.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is street parking available along Stratford Drive and underneath the Mopac Bridge. Visit www.rowingdock.com/findus for driving directions.
Can I bring my dog?
Due to the nature of this event, dogs are not permitted.
What is your weather policy?
Fortunately, Texas weather is consistently dry and hot with very mild winter conditions. If, however, we feel inclement weather will cause safety concerns for our guests we will cancel the event and full refunds will be processed.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please direct all questions to moc.levartdnimnull@ofni.