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The city’s longest running free music series is back for its 22nd season, and they’re ready to rock out this summer at Zilker Park.

This series is a classic. There’s nothing quite like taking in the sunset and hearing some live music at Zilker Park with downtown as a backdrop. It’s pretty incredible.

For Blues on the Green veterans, you know the drill, but for first time attendees here is the rundown: You can bring in two factory sealed water bottles, blankets, chairs and your dog (must be on a leash at all times). They’ll have plenty of food vendors set up in case you’re hungry including Freebirds, Kerbey Lane, Zen Japanese Food, Third Base, Bananarchy, Amy’s Ice Cream and more.

If you’re new to Austin, definitely plan to go at least once this summer! It will help you appreciate the city.

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Admission: free

Time: 7:30 p.m.

2012 Blues On The Green Schedule
tonight, May 30: Charlie Mars with Max Gomez
June 13: Rhett Miller with Wheeler Brothers
June 27: Ben Kweller with Amy Cook
July 11: BoDeans
July 25: Marcia Ball
August 8: TBA

Zilker Park
2100 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704

Photo Credit: KGSR’s Blues on the Green Facebook Page

There’s nothing like finishing a short week with a little live music, especially when it’s free. This popular summer concert series is now in its eighth year, and it’s back for more fun under the star at the Bob Bullock Museum.

They’ll have La Sombra tequila-infused tacos, dessert and Honest Tea, all compliments of the museum.

It’s a good idea to bring chairs and blankets to set up shop on the Lone Star Plaza.
Between sets you’re welcome to explore the three floors of the main exhibits for free. I love the Texas History Museum. There’s just so much to learn!

This is a rain or shine event, so if for some odd reason it actually rains, the concert will go on.

July 8- White Ghost Shivers
July 15- Del Castillo
July 22- Nash Hernandez Orchestra
July 29- Cindy Cashdollar and the King of Swing

Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

When: Friday Nights in July

Bob Bullock Museum
1800 Congress Ave
Austin, Texas 78701

There’s free parking at the museum’s underground garage at the corner of 18th and Congress.