Backyard Glenn Gears Up

The Backyard Amphitheatre in Bee Cove, Texas, has a new neighbor that is literally in its own backyard.

The Glenn At The Backyard is the latest addition to the stable for Direct Events, which owns the 4,047-capacity Backyard shed and several other venues in Austin.

Company president/CEO Tim O’Connor told the Austin Business Journal the new outdoor venue with its park-like setting will fill the gap for events that attract a smaller audience.

“It was designed to be comfortable with 1,000 people,” O’Connor told the paper. “On the long side, there’s a capacity for a couple thousand people.”

The new shed, which features a 50- by 40-foot stage, was developed to host touring acts, acoustic shows, film series and private parties, and will be open year-round.

Rodney Crowell and Lee Roy Parnell are scheduled to break in the new shed September 11th.