Mystery Monday at The Backstage at El Mercado

1302 S. First, Austin TX 78704  512-447-7445
7:30 to 9:00 PM (seating at 5:30)

Christine Albert and special guests every Monday

Christine's regular co-host is guitar legend Bill Kirchen,
with David Carroll on upright bass and Bobby Kallus on drums

Created by Christine and the late Sarah Elizabeth Campbell in November 2012, this weekly show at the Tex-Mex landmark El Mercado restaurant in South Austin features a rotating cast of guests, co-hosts and a weekly “mystery” musician. The gathering has become a become a favorite early evening Monday hang for Austin musicians and music fans alike.  Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Colin Gilmore, Butch Hancock, Bill Kirchen, Chris Gage, Danny Britt, Shake Russell, Michael Hearne, Bill Hearne, Redd Volkaert, Marcia Ball, the late Jimmy LaFave, Eliza Gilkyson, Kevin Welch, Chip Dolan, Bob Livingston, John Inmon, Will Sexton, Susan Gibson, Rosie Flores, Cindy Cashdollar and more…the list of stellar players who have taken the stage is a virtual who’s-who of Austin music. 

To keep up with who is coming up at Mystery Monday, please visit

Write up in The Austin Chronicle - 11/27/15