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Free Concerts in Austin This Summer | Upcoming Concerts in Austin

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They don’t call Austin “The Live Music Capital of the World” for nothing. As the temperatures get hotter and the days get longer, Austinites flock to favorite live music destinations to enjoy some summer jams. The best part, Austin loves music so much, there’s no shortage of free shows to take in. If you’re looking for an Austin free, live music schedule, scroll through our favorite free summer concerts below.

Free Concerts in Austin this Summer:

  • Blues on the Green

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    Austinites are always longing for live music, and during these long summer nights, there are plenty of chances to get your fill! Blues on the Green is the longest series of free summertime concerts hosted by KGSR Radio Austin! KGSR invites music lovers to Zilker Park every Wednesday of every month in the summer to enjoy a family (and pet-friendly!) night of music in a comfortable atmosphere. These free concerts feature performances by popular local bands with a variety of different genres. The audience is invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets, pack a picnic and bring the whole family out for a unique musical experience!

    May 22 Jamestown Revival with Sir Woman
    June 12 Max Frost with Sun June
    July 17 Ben Kweller with Como Las Movies
    August 7 TBD
  • Concerts in the Park

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    If rock and blues aren’t your taste, then you may like The Hartman Foundation Concerts in the Park with performances presented by the Austin Symphony Orchestra! A variety of music will be performed, from jazz and light classical to pops selections and film scores and you can enjoy the music with beautiful views of Lady Bird Lake and the downtown skyline. It’s the perfect opportunity to listen to some refined Austin live music on a summer evening with a picnic dinner and group of friends!

    June 2 Strings
    June 9 Woodwinds
    June 16 Brass
    June 23 Big Bands
    June 30 Strings
    July 14 Woodwinds
    July 21 Brass
    July 28 Big Bands
    August 4 Strings
    August 11 Woodwinds
    August 18 Brass
    August 25 Big Bands
  • Concert Series at the Galleria

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    Bring your family and friends to The Galleria’s Saturday night concert series and enjoy vendors, restaurants where you can order food to go and bring to your spot on the grassy lawn and lots of free kids activities like face painting or balloon twisters! Make sure you come early to give yourself enough time to shop and order food. Check the Hill Country Galleria website periodically for updates on their Saturday Night Concert Series.

    March 23 Guy Forsyth and Blues Band
    March 30 Nakia and the Blues Grifters
    April 6 Fastball
    April 13 Carson McHone Band
    April 20 South Austin Moonlighters
    May 4 Two Tons of Steel
    May 11 Chubby Knuckle Choir
    May 18 Mayeux & Broussard
    May 25 Dale Watson
    June 1 Dawn & Hawkes
  • Free music at Gruene Hall

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    Gruene Hall is Texas’ oldest continually operating, and most famous dance hall and a Texas legend that’s name dropped in many a lone star ballad and is a happening honky tonk nearly every night of the week. During the summer, Gruene Hall hosts free music concerts that range all over the musical spectrum, from country to R&B to Cajun and folk! You can find more free concert dates on Gruene Hall’s website!

    June 1 Soul Sessions
    June 2 Linda Gail Lewis
    June 5 Casper Rawls Band
    June 6 Friday Afternoon Club
    June 8 Bob Livingston Trio
    June 9 Bret Graham
    June 9 Bill Hearne Trio
    June 12 The Georges
    June 14 Friday Afternoon Club
    June 16 Danny Brooks
    June 16 Guy Forsyth Band
    June 19 Bill Kirchen
    June 20 Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros
    June 21 Friday Afternoon Club
    June 22 Lucas Ebert Band
    June 23 Murali Coryell and Ernie Durawa
    June 23 Warren Hood Band
    June 26 The Georges
    June 26 Troy Stone & The Spent Shells
    June 28 Friday Afternoon Club
    June 29 Flat Top Jones
    June 30 Slim Bawb
    June 30 Brian Pounds Band
  • Live Entertainment at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse

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    Steiner Ranch Steakhouse’s massive patio with sweeping views of Lake Travis is a picturesque setting for a live music performance. It makes sense that they break out the guitars and amplifiers on the weekends for live music by local musicians. It is hard to beat the beautiful setting, the amazing live music or the delicious steaks!

    May 3 Howlin Waters
    May 4 Jumpstart
    May 9 TBD
    May 10 Drew Womack & Tommy Shane Steiner
    May 11 Electric Circus
    May 17 Pictures
    May 18 Sophisticates
    May 24 Drew Womack & Tommy Shane Steiner
    May 25 Groove Knight
    May 31 Drew Womack & Tommy Shane Steiner
  • Live Music at the Oasis

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    The Oasis has two live music venues on site, the Starlight Terrace, and Beau’s Backyard. Every weekend, The Oasis hosts local Austin bands of all types of genres to give you a fun and exciting night to remember. Grab some food, have a tasty drink and listen to live music at The Sunset Capital of Texas. Not to mention, every Sundays they also have free salsa lessons! You can find more free concert dates on The Oasis’s Facebook page!

    May 18 Time Warps
    May 19 The Brew
    May 24 The Brass Tax
    May 24 Dawn Maracle
    May 25 Austin Party Band
    May 25 Natural Causes
    May 31 Suede
    May 31 Castaneda Project
    June 1 Rocket Brothers
    June 1 Caboose
    June 1 Rocket Brothers
    June 2 The Brew
    June 7 Natural Causes
    June 7 Memphis Train Revue
    June 13 Dawn Maracle
    June 14 Rotel and the Hot Tomatoes
  • Music in the Park

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    The annual Music In The Park outdoor concert series showcases a variety of live bands and one movie night on selected Friday nights from June to September. Make sure to bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, friends and neighbors for a free evening of music, entertainment and relaxation. Your dogs are allowed to come as well, and there is no admission charge! Drinks are allowed in the park, not no in any glass bottles or cups.

    May 24 The Greatest Showman
    May 31 Bidi Bidi Banda
    June 14 Justin Langston
    June 21 Kev Bev
    August 30 Chandler and the Bings
    September 6 Caboose
    September 13 Steel Betty
  • Music on the Square

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    If it is not too far from you, venture to the Courthouse Square in Georgetown to listen to some live music. So grab your friends, take some food to go from one of the local spots or pick up dinner and bring it with you for a lovely picnic and settle in for an experience that is bound to be music to your ears. All concerts are from 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm on Friday nights.

    June 14 Georgetown Pipes & Drums
    June 21 Wilson String Band
    June 28 Lexxi Garza
    July 12 Mike Hamilton
    July 19 Megatunes
    July 26 Roland Waits & The Wayward Travelers
    August 9 Showmen Bluegrass
    August 16 Mike Elliot
    August 23 The Porch Turtles
    August 30 Dueling Pianos
  • Music Under the Star

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    Music Under the Star is a free concert series held each July in the Bullock Museum’s Lone Star Plaza. For three Friday nights in July, the Bullock Texas State History Museum curates a music series lineup featuring popular Texas artists and invites you to experience the free concerts under the iconic Bullock Museum Star. Bring the whole family, camp chairs, and blankets to enjoy an incredible lineup of Texas artists! Keep track of the confirmed concert dates on their website!

    July 2019 dates CANCELLED Unfortunately due to heavy construction, the Bullock Museum has cancelled their summer concerts.
  • Sound and Cinema

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    Do512 and Alamo Drafthouse present Sound & Cinema, six summer nights of live bands paired with classic Hollywood movies. The event is family-friendly, visitors can feast on food truck favorites, as well as cocktails, craft beers and non-alcoholic beverages that are for sale on site. Sound & Cinema brings together all of Austin’s best qualities: music, food, film and the great outdoors!

    June 19 The Goonies
    July 10 Guardians of the Galaxy
    July 31 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    August 14 10 Things I Hate About You
  • The Wine Down

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    The Wine Down, back for its sixth year, is a music series that is anchored towards driving people downtown to the 2nd Street District to experience lively nights of shopping, eating, and strolling the 2nd Street corridor. Each month, a different restaurant provides food samples and happy hour specials, while KUTX D.J.s entertain the crowd with great music. Proceeds from the Wine Down will be benefiting the Austin Music Foundation.

    Wine Down 2019 dates unconfirmed TBD
  • Unplugged at the Grove

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    Join 93.3 KGSR and Shady Grove by celebrating 26 years of KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove with free live music every Thursday evening in June at the iconic Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road! Unplugged at the Grove will be 23 weeks of the best live music, food, and fun you’ll experience under the clear, warm skies of Austin, Texas. There will be absolutely no cover charge, that’s why Unplugged at the Grove is the longest free running concert series! More dates and artists are to be announced!

    May 16 Charlie Mars
    May 23 Shaine Smith & the Saints
    May 30 Jackie Venson
    July 11 Pat Byrne
    July 25 Garrett Lebeau
  • Free Summer Concerts in Austin

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