Date nights in Austin has plenty of FREE live music events, including one you can soak up while enjoying a beautiful Austin sunset. If you’re looking to get back on track with your yoga kick, head to the Texas State Capitol for the International Day of Yoga.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Celebrate the release of Spiral Stairs – Preston School of Industry new album Doris & the Daggers on Nine Mile Records & Touring. They will be at Waterloo for a FREE in-store performance at 5:00 p.m. Backed by members of the National, Broken Social Scene, Oranger, and singer/songwriter Kelley Stoltz, the album patiently navigates middle age’s ups and downs, setting sprawl and fantasia aside to focus on succinctness and autobiography. Waterloo Records, 600A N Lamar Blvd, Austin.
Bring your own vinyl night at Mohawk. No cover and you never know what records will be spinning the night away. Great for true audiophiles hoping to discover new tunes. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Mohawk Austin, 912 Red River St, Austin.
Presented by 93.3 KGSR, enjoy FREE live music for 24 consecutive weeks at the iconic Shady Grove for one of Austin’s longest running free concert series. There’s still no cover charge for the best music, food, and fun you’ll experience under the clear, warm skies of Austin! This week’s much-loved Unplugged at The Grove will feature Sarah Jaffe at 8:00 p.m. Parking is available at the Bicycle Sports Shop right down the street at 517 S Lamar Blvd. Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.
Friday, June 16, 2017
FLYJACK got its start in 2007 playing a weekly residency at TC’s Lounge on Austin’s deep eastside – a dilapidated but much-loved holdover from Austin’s “chitlin’ circuit” days. In 2008, the band initiated a funk/soul series called “Superfly Soul Party” – featuring other like-minded groups, performing at the Victory Grill and other establishments in and around Austin. Fast forward to 2017, Flyjack will release its third record, New Day, a love letter to late 60’s/early 70’s underground soul and funk. The FREE show starts at 9:00 p.m. The Blackheart, 86 Rainey St, Austin.
What happens when Austin’s favorite music, food, and on-air talent come together for a day-to-evening event? For almost twenty years, Family Eldercare has been fortunate to benefit from that unforgettable combo we now call Fans from Fans – the largest and most critical event of the year! Join KXAN News’s Jim Spencer and a fantastic roster of local musicians starting at 7:00 a.m. Donors bringing a fan or $15 donation can pile up delicious pancakes as a sweet reward for their generosity, then stick around for great food, kids crafts, live music, and FREE fun for all ages. Threadgill’s South World HQ, 301 West Riverside Drive, Austin.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Daybird Local Music Series, a first year effort, aims to promote and create FREE live music experiences during earlier hours for visitors and locals alike! Catch some of the best sounds the city has to offer at some great music venues from 1-5:00 p.m. every Saturday in June. This Saturday, check out Jonathon Terrell and Carson McHone at 3Ten, Graham Wilkinson and Suzanna Choffel at Cedar Street, American Dreamer and Akina Adderley at Speakeasy, and D-Soul Davis and SAulPaul at the Visitor Center. Various Locations, Austin.
Celebrate the International Day of Yoga and help bring together Austin communities. The Art of Living Austin presents this celebration for the 3rd time in a row sponsored by Consulate General of India, Houston in collaboration with yoga studios, non-profits, and many like-minded organizations. The program includes 90 minute yoga asanas, peace meditation, live music, and more! The FREE event starts at 6:00 p.m. Wear your cool white summer clothing and bring along your yoga mat, water, friends and family to celebrate this timeless tradition of yoga unifying Austin communities. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave, Austin.
Three great electronic, psych-rock, and rock bands all playing for FREE this Saturday at The AGBG. The show starts at 9:00 p.m. with Kay Odessey, followed at 10:00 p.m. by Honey and Salt, and My Education at 11:00 p.m. The AGBG, 1305 W Oltorf St, Austin.
Head over to Radio to help celebrate their 3rd Anniversary. The show is FREE and starts at 7:00 p.m. with live music from Batty Jr. and SMILE. Plus, there will be a ramp with skate demos by Austin Skateboarding Club. Radio Coffee & Beer, 4202 Manchaca Rd, Austin.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Swim, boat, or drive out to Ernie’s On The Lake for KLBJ’s Sunset Concert Series – featuring performances from A. Sinclair, Summer Salt, and Lowin! The FREE live music kicks off at 5:00 p.m. and 21+ get Budweiser specials. Ernie’s on the Lake, 5973 Hiline Rd, Austin.
Lucas Hudgins and the first cousins will be at The AGBG for all your honky-tonking needs. Hudgins refuses to call what he does “Classic Country” because he says that makes it sound like its gone. And Lucas is proof that it’s not. Listening to him sing with deep and smooth confidence, it’s evident how alive and fresh the sound can be. Timeless, that’s what it is. Check him out for yourself at 4:00 p.m. FREE! The AGBG, 1305 W. Oltorf St, Austin.