Co-Producer, Unplugged at the Grove
Rusty Zagst has over 20 years experience in the music business as a national touring artist, session recording artist, concert promoter, and live music venue operator. As a founding member of Austin-based rock band Kissinger, Rusty has toured extensively throughout the United States, independently released multiple recordings, and has won 6 Austin music awards. Rusty was also an original grant recipient of the Austin Music Foundation’s incubator program.
Along with Marsha Milam (Marsha Milam Productions),Rusty Zagst is co-producer of the Unplugged at the Grove music series, Austin’s longest running free live music series (22 years), showcasing regional and national touring acts including Ryan Bingham, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Bob Schneider, and Gary Clark Jr.
Rusty Zagst is currently recording and performing with the Austin-based band girling and is the managing partner of Shady Grove Restaurant, having been with the organization for over 22 years. Rusty currently resides in west Austin with his wife and three children.