A quick guide to Free Week 2023

Don’t miss three days of free musical bliss.

Woman plays a white guitar and sings on stage.

The Tiarras are taking over Flamingo Cantina on Saturday.

It’s the first week of January and you know what that means — it’s Free Week.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Free Week is a winter music festival featuring dozens of (mostly) local artists across 10 downtown venues, all for $0. You read that right, it’s free.

This year’s festival takes place from Thursday, Jan. 5-Saturday, Jan. 7. Here are a few recommendations to get you started.

Friday, Jan. 6

Chief Cleopatra | Stubb’s Bar-B-Q | Catch this dreamy singer headlining the show with songs from her newest EP, “Luna.”
Also try: Blue Tongue and Midnight Snack

Como Las Movies | Cheer Up Charlie’s | Groove to some funky songs in Spanish at this outside venue.
Also try: SKATELAND, RedBud, 10pmtoclose

Saturday, Jan. 7

Foxtales | Empire Control Room | This ethereal local pop band is easy listening.
Also try: Prixmo and The Selfless Lovers

The Tiarras | Flamingo Cantina | This trio dazzles with powerful vocals and subject material alike.
Also try: El Tule and Los Kurados

Can’t make it? You’ll still have the chance to catch some tunes at Red River Cultural District’s other free festival, Hot Summer Nights.

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