Friday, September 2nd
Kingston, Jamaica band Third World is coming through Austin this Friday to perform at Flamingo Cantina to play their funky reggae jams that will start your weekend off the right way. With songs such as “Now That We Found Love,” you’ll want to dance your night away to one of reggae’s music most well-known bands.
Detroit DJ Mark Kinchen, known by his stage name MK, will be hitting the stage at Kingdom this weekend, and with his vivacious old school beats, fans of 80’s hip hop will love MK’s music for his feel good vibes and boundless creativity.
Tickets: $18.00-25.00 18+
With a loud and gritty presence, local band Outskirts is guaranteed to bring some fun to your weekend. With a dynamic style that Austin residents will love, you can’t go wrong with seeing Outskirts this weekend, so we encourage everyone to head over to the Austin Beer Garden and Brewery.
Taking the stage at The Parish this weekend is Michael Menert and The Pretty Fantastics, a ska group that is guaranteed to light The Parish on fire with their energy and enthusiasm for music. With a lively stage performance, we highly suggest you get your tickets for this show as soon as possible.
Saturday, September 3rd
With sharp songwriting skills and infectious melodies, Kyle, Texas group Blue Water Highway Band is an act that no one should miss this weekend. Playing alongside Grady Spencer, this is certain to be a great show to help you dive into the weekend.
Originally from Louisiana, blues guitarist Tab Benoit tries to bring as much southern soul into his songs as he can, and with tracks such as “Shelter Me,” Bennoit succeeds. Wrapping listeners up in his gravelly voice and explosive riffs, Bennoit will be an artist you will want to tell your friends about come Monday.
Touring heavily since releasing her album Heavy Hearts Hard Fists, Nikki Hill is a vocalist who will bring the house down with raspy and emotive vocals that you won’t be able to get out of your head. Watch her cover the Chuck Berry tune “Sweet Little Rock and Roller” to see her bring the house down.
If you want to dust off your cowboy boots this weekend, head on down to the Broken Spoke to hear some songs from Austin country band Melancholy Ramblers. If original country music is something you love, than the Broken Spoke is the right place to be this Saturday.
Tickets: $15.00 (advance) $20.00 (at the door)
Sunday, September 4th
Spending 16 years performing in Austin’s music scene, Hector Ward & The Big Time will be performing at The Saxon Pub to get their audience ready for your last party of the weekend. Consistently dynamic for the entire show, Hector Ward and his band are musicians not to miss.
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