Free Summer Concerts and Plays in Austin and the Surrounding Suburbs

It is well known that Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World. As locals, we can capitalize on that by enjoying all kinds of free concerts, plays and movies at venues across town. These fun warm-weather events start as early as March and go all summer long, featuring everything from well-known bands and theater companies, as well as small local groups.

Some of the best known Austin events are KGSR’s Blues on the Green, KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove, Shakespeare in the Park, and other events at the Zilker Hillside Theater.

Shady Grove

The KGSR music programs are always free and always well attended, so get there early. The same goes for the plays (this year they will be The Taming of the Shrew and Hairspray), get there early. I have been attending all of these events for years and I have never been disappointed. This is the good stuff, year after year, provided free to our community.

In addition to these four biggies, there are numerous other music, movie and theatre options out there. They range from classical music and ballet to country music and movie sing-a-longs. Most area suburbs have music and movie programs, all are family friendly and free.

Blues on the Green – Check the KGSR website for dates and lineup

Unplugged at the Grove – Check the KGSR website for dates and lineup

Zilker Hillside Theater – Shows typically start at dusk

At The Long Center

Elsewhere Around Town

This is by no means a comprehensive list. You can find more great events at Stuff to Do in Austin and Free Fun in Austin.


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