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The crowd at a concert at the Moody Amphitheater
Whether you’re at the Moody Amphitheater, Moody Center, or Moody Theater, you’re in for a show.|Photo by @teamscreamy
Summer concert season is ramping up, and there are dozens of performances on the books all over town.

Bust out your calendars — and your wallets — and start planning your summer of shows.
  • Cage the Elephant | Thursday, July 11 | Moody Center | Known for: “Cigarette Daydreams”
  • New Kids on the Block | Friday, July 12 | Germania Insurance Amphitheater | Known for: “Step by Step”
  • Tate McRae | Wednesday, July 17 | Moody Amphitheater | Known for: “you broke me first”
  • Missy Elliott | Thursday, July 18 | Moody Center | Known for: “Work It”
  • Peso Pluma | Friday, July 19 | Moody Center | Known for: “QLONA”
  • Lindsey Stirling | Wednesday, July 24 | Moody Center | Known for: “Crystallize”
The Moody Center stage, with Harry Styles mid-performance in the center

There’s no bad seat in the house when you visit the Moody Center.


Photo by ATXtoday

  • Janet Jackson | Saturday, July 27 | Moody Center | Known for: “That’s the Way Love Goes”
  • Iron & Wine | Friday, Aug. 2 | ACL Live | Known for: “Naked As We Came”
  • Niall Horan | Saturday, Aug. 3 | Moody Center | Known for: “This Town”
  • Pretenders | Wednesday, Aug. 7 | ACL Live | Known for: “I’ll Stand By you”
  • Kings of Leon | Wednesday, Aug. 14 | Moody Center | Known for: “Sex on Fire”
  • Wallows | Thursday, Aug. 15 | Moody Center | Known for: “Are You Bored Yet? (feat. Clairo)”
  • Grupo Frontera | Friday, Aug. 16 | Moody Center | Known for: “EL AMOR DE SU VIDA”
  • Barry Manilow | Monday, Aug. 19 | Moody Center | Known for: “Mandy”
  • 311 | Wednesday, Aug. 21 | Moody Amphitheater | Known for: “Amber”
  • Twenty One Pilots | Tuesday, Sept. 3 | Moody Center | Known for: “Stressed Out”
A crowd of people at ACL Live

Several big artists are set to perform at ACL Live at The Moody Theater this summer.


Photo via @michaelstarrrocks

  • Childish Gambino | Tuesday, Sept. 10 | Moody Center | Known for: “Redbone”
  • Green Day | Tuesday, Sept. 10 | Germania Insurance Amphitheater | Known for: “American Idiot”
  • Mitski | Thursday, Sept. 12 | Moody Center | Known for: “Washing Machine Heart”
  • CAKE | Friday, Sept. 13 | Moody Amphitheater | Known for: “The Distance”
  • Mt. Joy | Friday, Sept. 13 | Moody Center | Known for: “Silver Lining”
  • Five Finger Death Punch | Wednesday, Sept. 18 | Germania Insurance Amphitheater | Known for: “Bad Company”
  • Faye Webster | Thursday, Sept. 19 | Moody Amphitheater | Known for: “Kingston”
    Thursday, June 27
    • Dinosaurs Around the World | Now-Wednesday, July 17 | 9-10:59 a.m. | Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin | $8-$15 | Meet 11 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs while strolling through the gardens.
    Friday, June 28
    • The Dead Houseplants | Friday, June 28 | 10:30 p.m. | Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, 801 Red River St., Austin | $10 | See the Austin-based band perform at Stubb’s indoor concert venue.
    Saturday, June 29
    • Austin African American Book Festival | Saturday, June 29 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | George Washington Carver Library and Museum, 1165 Angelina St., Austin | Free | Enjoy a day of conversations and workshops showcasing literary works by and about Black Americans.
    • Coca-Cola Sips & Sounds Summer Festival | Saturday, June 29-Sunday, June 30 | 2-11 p.m. | Germania Insurance Amphitheater, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd., Austin | $25-$45 | Country music artists Kelsea Ballerini, Marcus King, Jon Pardi, and Maren Morris headline this two-day festival.
    Sunday, June 30
    • “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” | Sunday, June 30 | 1 p.m. | The Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave., Austin | $12 | Flip between Toontown and the real world in this Summer Classic Film Series installment.
    • Liz Miele Comedy | Sunday, June 30 | 7 p.m. | Cap City Comedy Club, 11506 Century Oaks Terr., Bldg. B, Austin | $27-$37 | This Comedy Central star will bring the laughs to town with her new hour of stand-up.
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    A staycation at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
    A view of the Omni Barton Creek lawn and golf course with a Texas flag to the left.
    It’s hard to beat the views of the hill country from the resort deck. |Photo by ATXtoday
    ATXtoday team member + Austin native Dalton Phillips here, fresh off of an unforgettable weekend stay at the Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa.

    What we tried

    My fiancė and I brewed custom cocktails at a mixology class, oohed and ahhed our way through some of the best fine dining I’ve ever enjoyed at the Blind Salamander, and soaked up the sun in the adults-only infinity pool. Oh, and did I mention free putt-putt?

    Sunny season at the Omni

    Our staycation gave us a taste of the resort’s Summer in the Hills event series, which features kid-friendly activities (just about every hour), local market vendors, live music, and a whole lot more.

    In the 24 hours we spent at the resort, we saw water balloon fights, smores + games on the lawn, and kids going absolutely bananas on the bouncy house (you better believe I snuck on there for a bounce in the morning).
    News Notes
    • A new resort will soon spring into Cedar Park. With a plan for 46 pools inspired by world travel, three cold plunges, and two freshwater pools, WorldSprings is scheduled to begin construction in early 2025. The company also has a location opening in Dallas this month, and another in Houston next year. (KVUE)
    • Nova Hospitality will open a new eatery in place of coworking space Vuka, which will close its Bouldin Creek location on Monday, Sept. 30. Opening in early 2025, Monroe will serve all-day Italian fare and offer a membership program, which is still in developmental stages. (Eater Austin)
    • Construction is underway on a new apartment complex for survivors of abuse. A partnership of Capital A Housing and The SAFE Alliance, The Lancaster is the first of its kind in the city and will feature 60 apartments across five stories.
    • Smokey Mo’s BBQ moved its Avery Ranch location to Round Rock earlier this week. The restaurant’s owners made the decision to reduce overlap with other locations and find a spot with more convenient amenities, like a drive-thru. (Community Impact)
    • Have you ever heard chirping while walking or lounging in your backyard at night? It might be coming from frogs. Native cliff chirping frogs are tiny and rarely seen, but not hard to hear. (KUT)
    • Austin FC has an (unofficial) new mascot. Next time you’re at a game, you may spot Speed Bump the nine-banded armadillo, who has been coming to games to represent the team’s new Armadillo Kit jerseys with his human, Swift Sparks. (Austin Monthly)
    • Baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle left Texas A&M for the Longhorns, so where does that leave the Aggies? Get the biggest stories every day from the local experts of the SEC with Locked On’s daily podcasts.
    • This card is a cash rewards dream, ft. unlimited cash rewards on purchases, a $200 bonus after spending $500, and a long intro APR on purchases + balance transfers. Reward seekers, say it with us: Cha-ching.*
    How hot will this summer be?
    A photo of the Austin skyline with purple flowers in the foreground.
    It’s been a cooler start to the year than 2023, but do you expect that to last?|Photo by 4kodiak
    It’s officially summer, which means things are heating up in Austin, but how hot will it be this year?

    The forecast is calling for Austin’s first 100º day of the year today, so we have a game for you: we want you to guess how many days will hit 100º or more this year.

    First, a little background information.

    Austin’s hottest year in recorded history was in 2023, with 80 days over 100º and 45 consecutive days in triple digits. By this time last year, Austin had already counted more than a dozen 100º-days.

    La Niña climate patterns — which signal the cooling of ocean surface temperatures in certain areas of the Pacific — might arrive before the end of summer, which could mean warm and dry weather for Texas.
    How many days above 100º do you think Austin will see in 2024?

    The Buy
    A great basic baseball cap to keep the sun off your face all season long, like ones from Life Is Good or Adidas.
    The Wrap
    City Editor Figi poses with an adorable goat. Today’s edition by:
    From the editor
    Speaking of frogs, I actually found one in my front yard yesterday. If you’re also a fan of amphibians, check out this guide to Texas’ native frogs and toads.
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