Realty Austin's List of Free Summer Concerts

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.

Blues On the Green

Zilker Park
May - August

 

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KGSR and Blues on the Green are Austin institutions. One Wednesday of every month in the summer, Zilker Park is overrun by Austinites of all stripes - it doesn’t matter if you’re a family, a college kid or a senior, you’ll find community and a good time at Blues on the Green. Bring a blanket, your pet and a picnic basket to listen to some great music under the Texas stars.

KUTX Live

Mueller and Uncle Billy’s Brew & Que
April - May

 

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If you’re looking for a good time, it’s hard to beat KUTX Live. At Uncle Billy's Brew & Que, college radio, beer and barbecue is a combination that anyone can get behind. Mueller is a new addition to KUTX Live and is a kid-friendly act with food trucks, fun and live music on the lake.

Unplugged at The Shady Grove

The Shady Grove
April - September

 

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Unplugged at the Shady Grove is another great concert series put on by KGSR. It’s considerably more intimate than Blues on the Green, but still welcomes all comers. Take in a few specialty drinks under the shady pecan grove and revel in just how Austiny you’re being.

The Hartman Foundation Concerts in the Park

Hartman Concert Park at the Long Center
June - August

 

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If rock and blues aren’t your taste, then you may like the Austin Symphony’s free weekly concert series at the Long Center. The performances are only an hour, but feature beautiful views of Lady Bird Lake and the downtown skyline. It’s the perfect opportunity for some refined Austin live music on a summer evening.

Saturday Night Concert Series

Hill Country Galleria
May - August

 

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The Galleria puts on a great show with vendors, the ability to order to-go food that can be delivered to your spot on the grassy lawn and lots of free kids activities like face painting or balloon twisters. Check the Hill Country Galleria website periodically for updates on their Saturday Night Concert Series, which goes through the summer.

Music on the Square

Georgetown Courthouse Square
June - August

 

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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. Pick up dinner at one of the Downtown restaurants or bring your own picnic. All concerts are from 6:30pm-8:30pm on Friday nights.

Live Entertainment at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse

Steiner Ranch Steakhouse
May - June

 

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Steiner Ranch Steakhouse’s massive patio with sweeping views of Lake Travis is a picturesque setting for a live 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 setting, the sounds or the steaks.

Live Music at The Oasis

The Oasis
Thursday - Sunday

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The Oasis has two live music venues on site, the Starlight Terrace and Overlook. Every weekened they host local Austin bands of all types of genres. Grab some food, a tasty drink and listen to live music at The Sunset Capital of Texas.

Free Music at Gruene Hall

Gruene Hall
Year-Round

 

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Gruene Hall is 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, they host free music concerts that range all over the musical spectrum, from country to R&B to cajun/folk.

Sound & Cinema

Long Center
June - August

 

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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.

The Wine Down

Alternating Locations
April - September

 

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The Wine Down 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 resaurant provides food samples and happy hour specials, while KUTX D.J.s entertain the crowd with great music.

Music Under the Star

Bullock Texas State History Museum
July

 

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For three Friday nights in July, the Bullock Texas State History Museum curates a music series lineup featuring popular Texas artists. Bring the whole family, camp chairs, blankets while beer, soda, and food items are available for purchase at the concert.

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