There’s lots of FREE live music to take in during this week’s Free Date Nights in Austin! From Waterloo Records to The ABGB, there are performances all over Austin for your listening pleasure this weekend. Need a good laugh? Check out the 5-year anniversary show of Laugh, Dammit at the The Highball on Sunday.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
The City of Austin has temporarily banned public gatherings. Please stay home. The Free Fun in Austin calendar is only for live digital events at this time.
Country music torchbearer Jon Wolfe released his highly-anticipated new album Any Night In Texas on June 16th. “It’s a record that, top to bottom, is your summer album,” says Jon and he couldn’t be more right. The first taste of the album “Boots on a Dance Floor” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Texas Regional Radio Report and has amassed over 1.5 million spins on Spotify while the current single “Baby This and Baby That” is burning up the charts. He will be at Waterloo for a FREE in-store performance at 5:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by Austin Beerworks. Waterloo Records, 600A N Lamar Blvd, 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 Ray Prim 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 23, 2017
A fervent adventure into the willingness of soul and mind, steeped in passion and relevance. A beautiful collision between time, love and life. The core of Kalu is here. Check it out for FREE at Stay Gold starting at 9:00 p.m. Stay Gold, 1910 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin.
California born and raised, Tara Williamson had to move to Texas to find her songwriting roots. For Tara, there isn’t a memory without music in it. She started singing weekly in church at age five, songwriting at the age of sixteen, and dabbled in the live music scene of Portland, OR after college, but Austin’s welcoming spirit, endless sunshine, and pool of talent has finally brought out the best in her voice as a singer, songwriter, and musician. The FREE performance starts at 10:30 p.m. Geraldine’s, 605 Davis St, Ste 400, Austin.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Join Weird Destiny Productions and Oskar Blues Brewery Austin for a night of electronic dance music and interactive freakout fun. This is a FREE show and parking is free and plentiful at the brewery. There will be featured performances by Red Comet 3 at 8:00 p.m., Total Unicorn at 9:00 p.m., and Def Rain (Dallas) at 10:00 p.m. To aid in the festivities, there will be visuals by Fever Dream Interactive, face jewels and glitter station by ANON Magazine, choose-your-own-adventure experience by The Moon Puppies, interactive beat machine by Delptronics, an installation from Ghostspace Records and Night Visuals, blacklight coloring area by Weird Destiny Productions, tripped out projections, and a laser light show. Oskar Blues Brewery, 10420 Metric Blvd, Austin.
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 Star Parks and The Belle Sounds at 3Ten, Shawn Pander and David Messier at Cedar Street, Aaron Stephens and Golden Hour Quartet at Speakeasy, and Texasissipi Two and Corey Baum at the Visitor Center. Various Locations, Austin.
The Boss Street Brass Band is a funky mix of New Orleans Funk and Jazz. Inspired by the Rebirth Brass Band, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Youngblood Brass Band, and the Reagan High School’s NOFB, The Boss Street Brass Band will entertain you with high high energy and great party music to dance or just sit and groove to. The FREE show starts at 7:00 p.m. The Highball, 1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Austin’s funniest live game show, 5 years running! Comics Mac Blake, Joe Hafkey, Vanessa Gonzalez, Pat Dean, Micheal Foulk, John Buseman, Joel Keith, Amber Bixby, David James, Duncan Carson, Avery Moore, and Scott Hardy try to make contestants laugh – if they can resist, they win prizes! Laugh, Dammit! is inspired by the classic TV game show ‘Make Me Laugh!’ Hosts David James, Mac Blake, John Buseman, and Joel Keith drive a rotating panel of talented comics as they do everything they can to make contestants, snapped up from the live audience, laugh. Unless you are one of the show’s longtime fans, you have never seen anything like this before. The fun starts at 8:00 p.m. and is FREE! The Highball, 1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.
Grab your friends! It’ll be a great night with Doug Strahan when he brings his band, Strahan & The Good Neighbors, to AGBG to make you feel good. Here’s how Doug describes his music: “To put it simply, we are an American Band or if you’re into the whole sub-genre thing, then call it American Old School. It’s funky but it isn’t funk; there’s country, soul, and blues in there, but it isn’t any of these; it’s American, but it’s not Americana. Like my favorite bands from the 60s and 70s, we’re steeped in old school American music, but we’ve evolved into something all it’s own.” The FREE show starts at 4:00 p.m. The AGBG, 1305 W Oltorf St, Austin.