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See 120+ shows in downtown Austin for free this weekend

Hot Summer Nights, the Red River Cultural District’s annual free concert series, is back this weekend.

People dancing in a crowd

This could be you this weekend.

Photo provided by Red River Cultural District

More than 120 shows. Fourteen venues. Three days. Zero dollars.

Hot Summer Nights is back. The annual three-day music and art fest, described as “for-locals-by-locals,” has been ongoing since 2017. The event draws tens of thousands of attendees, according to the Red River Cultural District.

This year’s lineup includes several of Austin’s hottest local artists, including:

Concerts start between 7-8 p.m. from Thursday, July 20-Saturday, July 22 at several venues, including Empire Control Room & Garage, Mohawk, and Stubb’s Bar-B-Q.
All you need to see the shows is to just show up — but we recommend arriving early.

See the full lineup.