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As we sit on the eve of the craziness of SXSW, I thought a night of honoring legendary Townes Van Zandt was the perfect calm before the storm.


The Cactus Café is a one of the better acoustic venues in Austin. Some legendary performers have graced the stage including Robert Earl Keen, Ray Wiley Hubbard, Patty Griffin, and of course, Townes Van Zandt.

Townes Van Zandt’s birthday is today and the Cactus Café has been honoring the late singer/songwriter each year for the past 14 years.  Butch Hancock will be hosting tonight’s birthday salute.

Random Cactus Café fact — it’s the only place to buy alcohol on the University campus.

Admission: $25

Time: 7:30 p.m.

The Student Union at University of Texas
2247 Guadalupe Street
Austin, Texas