The Best Annual Music Festivals In Austin Texas

There is much more going on in the Austin Texas music scene than honky-tonk and two-stepping. 

Euphoria Music Festival

If you are looking for good vibes and a united community, Euphoria is the festival for you. Located in beautiful Carson Creek Ranch, this festival features high-end electronic, jam, and hip hop performances, as well as workshops, yoga, art installations, one-off vendors, and even a voluntary land clearing.

SXSW

The music portion runs for seven days, and there are official events, meaning you need an SXSW badge or bracelet to attend, as well as unofficial events, which are usually exhibitions and parties hosted by big brands, and many are free. Assist with an RSVP.

Levitation

Formally known as Austin Psych Fest, Levitation will take a break until 2018 due to cancel the entire 2016 festival in preparation for a major storm (which heartbreakingly never came). This festival is worth waiting for as their team built the independent psych and garage rock festival from scratch through word of mouth to become the destination for international music enthusiasts that it is today. In the meantime, you can get a taste of Levitation's experimental taste at its 2017 SXSW exhibit, with details on its Facebook page.

JMBLYA

Hip-hop heads, this is for you. Score more Shows presents JMBLYA in Dallas and Austin every year in May, bringing together the best rap, trap, and R&B artists for an adrenaline-filled day in every city. The 2017 lineup includes Chance the Rapper, Migos, Gucci Mane, and Steve Aoki, plus solid and promising starters. Score more Shows started when a group of university students decided to start offering concerts where they and their friends would feel welcome, and the company quickly gained recognition in multiple markets in Texas as one of the best promotions and reservations agencies.

UTOPiAfest

If you are looking for a relaxed festival, you can invite the whole family to venture into the country for UTOPiAfest. With a capacity of 2,000 people, there is more than enough space to have fun and get as close as possible to the range of performances taking place, from indie rock to electronic rock, and even old school hip hop and soul. There are free walks and yoga to start your day and camp workshops to learn new skills. There is also free camping included in the price of your ticket, and you can go with BYOB, so you will not be pricked for every detail as you do in many large festivals. The immaculate sunrises and sunsets of Hill Country complete this authentic utopian experience every fall.

Day for Night Festival

Art, culture, and good music intersect at this downtown Houston festival. Taking place in an abandoned 1.25 million square foot (139,354.5 square meters) postal facility, it is reminiscent of old-school warehouse praise with larger-than-life art installations for the new school. While many festivals have scattered art components, Day for Night really closes the gap by fusing music and art into a relentless experience.

Trans-Pecos + Love Music Festival

While many festivals leave you exhausted after a hectic and party-filled weekend, Trans-Pecos aims to restore your soul with acts of folk music, yoga, and other community-based learning experiences against the backdrop of the West Texas desert. Dates for this year's festival will be released in April, but you can plan for them to fall in September or around September.

Festival In A Big Way In Texas

Austin City Limits Music Festival is a huge multi-genre music festival held in the Texas capital. He was born in 2002 and celebrates a six-day party over two weekends.

Inspired by the famous television show of the same name, ACL Music Fest features one of the best posters from around the world every year.

It takes place in Zilker Park along the Colorado River, where eight stages are installed, ranging from small and intimate to huge stadiums.

Festival Line Up

  • Guns N 'Roses
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Childish Gambino
  • The Cure
  • Cardi B
  • Billie eilish
  • tame Impala
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • The Raconteurs
  • Gary Clark Jr.
  • Lizzo
  • Thom Yorke Tomorrow's Modern Boxes
  • James Blake
  • Lil Uzi Vert
  • 21 Savage
  • Tyler Childers
  • King princess
  • Kali Uchis
  • ROSALÍA
  • Lauren Daigle
  • Rebelution
  • GRAY
  • RL Grime
  • Jenny Lewis
  1. Banks
  2. FISHER
  3. Hippie Sabotage
  4. KAYTRANADA
  5. LANY
  6. TroyBoi
  7. Jai Wolf
  8. The Kooks
  9. Judah & The Lion
  10. Sigrid
  11. Natalia Lafourcade
  12. Flay
  13. Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
  14. Whack Earth
  15. Masego
  16. Caamp
  17. MisterWives
  18. Oliver tree
  19. FIDLAR
  20. Taylor Bennett
  21. Bea Miller
  22. Joseph
  23. IDLES
  24. Gogo penguin
  1. Pink Sweat $
  2. Koffee
  3. Madison beer
  4. The Amazons
  5. Finneas
  6. Black Pistol Fire
  7. Still Woozy
  8. Houses
  9. Cherry Glazerr
  10. Men I Trust
  11. Monsieur Periné
  12. Flora Cash
  13. Shura
  14. Duckwrth
  15. Sam Fender
  16. Weyes Blood
  17. The Comet Is Coming
  18. Ximena Sariñana
  19. Erin rae
  20. Asleep at the Wheel
  21. Julia Jacklin
  22. Briston Maroney
  23. Dylan LeBlanc
  24. Kevin Garrett
  1. Nilüfer Yanya
  2. Delacey
  3. Madison Ryann Ward
  4. Night cap
  5. Otis the Destroyer
  6. Alesia Lani
  7. Electric Diamond
  8. Stone Wheels
  9. Patrick Droney
  10. Palm springsteen
  11. Kim Viera
  12. Billy Strings
  13. Superet
  14. TOBi
  15. Faye Webster
  16. Kat Dahlia
  17. Cleopatrick
  18. Disciples of Christ
  19. Shields of Faith
  20. Koo Koo Kanga Roo
  21. Q Brothers
  22. Gustafer Yellowgold
  23. School of Rock
  24. The Barton Hills Choir

In addition to being famous for hosting the festival, the park is also home to a Botanical Garden, a Nature and Science Center and a Sculpture Garden, among other attractions.

Austin’s Best Annual Events Fun Events for Every Season

Many people fall in love with Austin after coming to town for one of the city’s great music festivals. Grand Prix of the Circuit of the Americas Since races take place around the world, you almost have to be rich to be a devoted fanatic. And many of the F1 fans travel to all races, whether in Mexico City or Monaco. Instead of driving onto the track in southeast Austin, many of them travel by helicopter from downtown Austin.

Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally

The city literally roars during the ROT Rally weekend in mid-June. Bicyclists across the country descend at the Travis County Exhibition Center and downtown Austin. The event at the Expo Center is partly an ongoing fair and party. A parade for cyclists also takes place along Avenida del Congreso on the opening night of the rally.

Texas Book Festival

Austin prides itself on signifying a city of readers, so it’s apt that one of the city’s most important festivals is committed to world-renowned books and authors. Organized on the state capitol grounds in late October, the festival stars more than 250 authors and special celebrations for all ages. There are several moments to attend readings and combine and mingle with authors and writing lovers during the weekend.

Austin Food and Wine Festival

The Austin Food and Wine Festival seems to attract high-profile chefs with each passing year. You can attend talks, cooking demonstrations, classes, and tastings hosted by renowned chefs from Austin and across the country. Despite the big guests, the event always honors its Texas roots, with plenty of barbecues and Tex-Mex food available. The eventis located near the center on the shore of Lady Bird Lake. For an additional few dollars, you can also take part in sit-down dinners and wine tastings with famous foodies.

Austin Hot Sauce Festival

A humble hot sauce contest that has become a full-fledged festival over the years, the Austin Hot Sauce Festival is held at Auditorium Shores. Local restaurants and individuals compete in categories such as red sauce, special variety, and people’s choice. In 2018, Posse East (an informal West Campus bar) beat the exclusive Sazon restaurant for the red sauce award. To accompany all spicy foods, there are also plenty of cold drinks available, along with a spicy line of musical acts.