Two beloved outdoor concert series are making a grand return to Austin this summer and restoring the best part of the city: free live music. Whether you’re more of a jazz & blues fan, or enjoy the rustic sounds of country & folk, Austin has a live music series you’re going to love. Enjoy Blues on the Green at Zilker Park, now in its 30th year, for a taste of Austin history, or keep your ear to the ground for ticket drops to live music on The Long Center terrace. Free live music is an Austin thing, so make these outdoor concert series part of your summer bucket list.
July 27 – 28, August 10 – 11 @ Zilker Park
Blues on the Green takes over Zilker Park for its 30-year anniversary this summer for two weekday dates only: July 27 – 28 and August 10 – 11. Yes, that’s a Tuesday/Wednesday combo, and we’re honestly so here for it. Banish the workday blues away by getting down to live music on the lawn for this family-friendly and pet-friendly (duh) event. Grab your picnic blanket, your cooler, and your boo for an unforgettable evening.
Every Thursday @ The Long Center for the Performing Arts
The Drop-in at the Long Center is a weekly outdoor concert series in partnership with ACL Radio and driven by Austin Subaru. Every Thursday, from May 27 – September 9, plus a few additional select dates, enjoy music on the lawn in a socially distanced space. Tickets to The Drop-in are free, but it comes with a catch: Long Center members will have first dibs on reservations, so become a member today! Otherwise, you can sign up for their RSVP updates to grab a ticket before they’re gone the Monday before each show. The Long Center and ACL Radio social media accounts will announce the artist performing for the week every Friday.
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