Since there is always so much live music to sort through come the weekend in Austin, we’ve chosen ten (plus one in the future event) of the best live acts that are either from Austin or coming through town. Each band featured has something distinct and special to offer their live audiences. Tell us what your favorites are in the comments!

Thursday, April 13

The String Cheese Incident

Colorado band The String Cheese Incident will be coming to Stubbs for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night performances to play songs from their new album Believe, set for release on Friday. Writing music with elements of funk, pop, psychedelic, and bluegrass, The String Cheese Incident is known for writing diverse tracks and their live show will be no different. With no opening act, the VIP package is sold out, however individual tickets to all three dates are still available.

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April 13th-15th | 7pm | Stubbs | 801 Red River

Bee Caves

Local indie act Bee Caves will be performing their second show of their month-long April residency at The Mohawk alongside fellow Austin acts Star Parks and Remsy. With a dark and haunting sound, Bee Caves have written some of the most likeable music around, so be sure to make this show a part of your weekend listening.

April 13th | 9pm | Mohawk | 912 Red River

Charlie Mars

Every summer popular Austin restaurant Shady Grove puts on a Thursday night Unplugged music series comprised of many of your favorite Austin bands and national acts as well. Sure to be crowded, go early to make sure you guarantee yourself a seat in the restaurant’s crowded patio. Featuring a different band each week, this Thursday the restaurant will be hosting Mississippi native Charlie Mars. With a fantastic voice and great songwriting abilities, the sweet sounds of Mars is the perfect way to unwind.

April 13th | 8pm | Shady Grove | 1624 Barton Springs Road

Jackie Venson

Known as one of Austin (and Texas’) hottest guitarists, Jackie Venson is one performer you do not want to miss. Known for her incredible shredding and gritty and emotional vocals, Venson provides a great punch to begin your weekend at Geraldine’s.

April 13th | 9:30 pm | Geraldine’s | 605 Davis Street

Love and Chaos

This weekend will see an appearance by local country act Love and Chaos who perform traditional country music with a modern spin at The Saxon Pub. With razor sharp harmonies and fantastic musicianship, Love & Chaos will soon become one of your favorite acts, no matter what your preference is for country music.

April 13th | 6:30 pm | The Saxon Pub | 1320 South Lamar Blvd.

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