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KGSR has released their line up for the 22nd season of Unplugged at The Grove. This is Austin’s longest running free concert series! It’s a pretty great line-up.

Admission: Free

When: Thursdays – September 17th

Time: 8pm

Shady Grove
1624 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704

April 9 Jamestown Revival
April 16 Amy Cook
April 23 Dirty River Boys
April 30 The Night Owls
May 7 Carolyn Wonderland
May 14 Alpha Rev
May 21 Alejandro Escovedo
May 28 Charlie Mars
June 4 Dale Watson
June 11 The Oh Hellos
June 18 Quiet Company
June 25 Rocket Boys
July 2 Shiny Ribs
July 9 Mike Barfield
July 16 James McMurtry
July 23 Ray Wylie Hubbard
Aug 6 Uncle Lucius
Aug 20 Suzanna Choffel
Sept 3 Walker Lukens
Sept 17 Jimmy Lafave


Deep Eddy cocktails, live music and food trucks are what’s in store for Live at Deep Eddy Distillery.

If you have not made it out to the new distillery, here is a great way to spend an afternoon. While you’re poolside, Deep Eddy Vodka just launched their Lemon vodka, and it feels like sipping summer in a drink. So be sure to try one of those cocktails while you’re out there.

Today, March 27th , Live welcomes the Whole Foods food truck from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and live music from Marmalakes at 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 28, Live welcomes the Whole Foods food truck from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and live music from Quaker City Nighthawks at 3:00 p.m.

When: Last Weekend of every month

Time: 11 am – 8 pm

Deep Eddy Distillery
2250 E HWY 290
Dripping Springs, Texas 78620

Mark you calendars! Austin’s favorite soul band is releasing  their debut Vinyl , Good As Gold and they’re having a party to celebrate!  Their good friends Akina Adderley and The Vintage Playboys will be joining them, and if you’ve ever seen The NIGHTOWLS play you know it’s going to be one heck of a dance party! They always rock the house with those old time favorites that you can’t seem to get enough of. There’s no doubt you’ll leave craving more tunes and researching when you can see them again!

the night owls

This show WILL sell out so get your tickets early so you can join the fun! You don’t want to miss it. Get your tickets HERE!

Admission: $10

When: Friday, May 8th

Time: Doors 9 pm , Show 9:30 pm

Stubb’s Indoor
801 Red River Street
Austin, Texas 78701

There’s no replacement for seeing them live but this may get you excited for the fun!

For the last week SXSW seemed to take over the headlines. However, the rodeo has been in town and will go on for another week!

You can enjoy the rodeo without going to the concert, as the fairgrounds will be alive all day with Texas-style fun. The fairgrounds will be packed with BBQ cookouts, pony rides, puppet shows, carnival rides and games.

The concert area isn’t huge, so all the seats are pretty good. It’s fun to watch some of the rodeo events before the show. We are Texans, after all, so I’m sure we can all appreciate a little bull riding or a good calf scramble.

Here is the schedule:

March 23- Tyler Fair
March 24 – Boyz II Men
March 25 – Sublime With Rome
March 26- Martina McBride
March 27 – Lee Brice
March 28 – Kevin Fowler

Travis County Expo Center
9100 Decker Lane Road
Austin, Texas 78724

Photo Credit: Amanda Blair Godwin

Fried chicken and good music? Sign me up. This is the 5th year for the annual fried chicken revival.


This is a great option if you want to hear some live music but not head downtown. The have a tent up so you can avoid some of the rain.

They have a great line-up including Ray Wylie Hubbard!

Here is the schedule:

3/21, Saturday
Noon: Harvest Thieves
1 p.m.: The Painted Redstarts
2 p.m.: Jail Guitar Doors, USA Presents The Magnificent 7: A Clash Hoot
3 p.m.: Israel Nash
4 p.m.: Barfield
5 p.m.: Ephraim Owens & Friends
6 p.m.: The Psycho Sisters featuring Susan Cowsill & Vicki Peterson

3/22, Sunday
Noon: Randy Weeks
1 p.m.: Ramsay Midwood
2 p.m.: Kelley Mickwee
3 p.m.: Ice Cold Singles
4 p.m.: Jonny Langford & the Far Forlorn
5 p.m.: Mike and the Moonpies
6 p.m.: Ray Wylie Hubbard

Lucy’s Fried Chicken
2218 College Ave.
Austin, Texas 78704

If you’re looking to avoid the downtown scene but still want some SXSW action, head on over to pizza for live music and good eats! This is the 10th Annual Music By The Slice so you know they’re going to have some surprises lined up for the fun! Proceeds benefit Urban Roots.

Here is the schedule for the day:

12:00 p.m.: Tom Brosseau
12:50 p.m.: Happyness
1:40 p.m.: Water Liars
2:30 p.m.: Paper Lions
3:20 p.m.: Amason
4:10 p.m.: Geographer
5:00 p.m.: Until The Ribbon Breaks
5:50 p.m.: The Twilight Sad (Official)
6:40 p.m.: Olivia Jean
7:30 p.m.: Tall Tall Trees

When: today, March 20th and tomorrow, March 21st

1415 South Congress
Austin, Texas 78704



This is one of the day parties that are worth checking out. Waterloo just does it right.

They have solid music all day, plus they are free and open to the public. Luckily the weather cleared so there is no excuse not to be outside enjoying this fantastic Spring Break weather. The shows are on their outdoor stage and normally bring quite the crowd. It is the place to stop by if you are looking for free, outside, music and fun. Locals know that Waterloo knows music.

Here is the line-up for the week.


Admission: free & open to the public

When: today – Saturday, March 21st

Time: noon – 7:00 p.m.

600A North Lamar
Austin, Texas 78701

For those that want to enjoy SX but skip the downtown scene I’d recommend South By San Jose. Hotel San Jose is one of my favorite spots in town as they make a mean cocktail and have a chill relaxed feel.

During SX they transform their parking lot into a live music venue with vendors and concessions. It becomes one of the most happening places on South Congress during SX.

Here is a peak at this year’s killer line-up.

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Admission: free and open to the public

When: today, March 18th – March 21st

Time: noon

1316 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704

Photo Credit: South By San Jose Facebook Page

The Domain will join forces with Orange Wall Collective and Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child to host Rock + Chalk, a free afternoon of family-friendly live music and activities on *Sunday, March 22nd (date changed due to weather).

Children of all ages are invited to rock out and celebrate the arrival of spring from 3 to 7:30 p.m. on the newly completed lawn area in Domain II Plaza. Ralph’s World will kick off the afternoon of springtime jams at 3 p.m., followed by Groundwork Music Orchestra at 3:35 p.m. At 4:55 p.m. Elizabeth McQueen will perform, then Joe McDermott will take the stage at 4:55 p.m. At 5:30 p.m. The Que Pastas will play, followed by Koo Koo Kanga Roo at 6:15. At 7 p.m., The Jellydots will finish off a night that will have kids begging for more. All music throughout the evening will be presented by Austin Diagnostic Clinic.

In addition to getting down and funky under the lawn’s new iconic cable overhead structure, kids will enjoy a chalk art zone presented by All Things Kids and other free activities throughout Domain II, including, music lessons, a musical instrument petting zoo, temporary tattoos, costumed character appearances, a dance contest with prizes, giveaways and more.

Rock and Chalk Austin

“Domain II’s newly completed lawn was specifically designed for events like Chalk + Rock,” said Lauren Krumlauf, Area Director of Marketing at The Domain. “We are thrilled to welcome the community out to celebrate spring’s arrival and experience the finished product of the enhancement project.”

All of these activities, combined with the outstanding selection of stores offered at The Domain, create a lasting impression and unique social experience for the community to come together and celebrate.

Rock + Chalk is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (512) 873-8099, or visit

***For a chance to win VIP passes to the event, submit a request here:!faq/c24vq

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4 PM-Woman Hollerin’ Creek
5 PM-Satalights
6 PM-Wonderbitch
7 PM-Sour Notes
8 PM-Gobi
9 PM-Sorne
10 PM-Roem Baur
11 PM-Boom Forest

When: Sunday, March 15th

Time: 4 pm

Gypsy Lounge
1504 E. 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78702