Want to know about this week’s hottest headlines in Austin entertainment? You’ve come to the right place. These are the top five pop culture related stories with ties to the ATX.
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Shaq Joins Travis Scott at ACL Fest
Yep, you heard right. Shaquille O’Neal joined Travis Scott on stage at ACL Music Festival.
But first, Shaq and fellow NBA legend Baron Davis visited The American Express Experience and Card Member Club at ACL. The appearance was included in a video feature that aired during “NBA on TNT’s” opening night coverage on Tuesday.
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Shawn Mendes Thrills the Crowd at ACL
Shawn Mendes thrilled fans young and old with his upbeat, energetic set at ACL weekend two.
True to his Canadian roots, the pop star seemed to be as polite as can be, posing with many fans for pictures and posting this message on his own IG feed, “Thank you SO SO much @aclfestival . What an unreal way to end the festival shows. I adore u guys thank you for the unbelievable support always ❤️.”
Actor Mehcad Brooks Announces Music Project
The Austin native, whom you may recognize from projects like “True Blood” and “Supergirl” (which premiered last Sunday), posted this video thanking fans for their feedback on his music.
It appears he may be working on the album, titled King Gvpsv, right here in Austin as this video and others on his feed are tagged in Austin.
King Gvpsv is set to drop on May 20.
Conor McGregor Hosts Liquor Promo in Austin
After being spotted on the sidelines at last weekend’s Cowboy’s game, UFC champ Conor McGregor made appearances in Austin to promote his Proper No. Twelve Whiskey.
The liquor is selling so fast in Ireland that some store are limiting customers to purchasing two bottles per customer per day. No word on whether patrons of Third Base and Lavaca Street Bar were rushing out to buy it after Monday night’s special events.
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ICYMI – UFC champ Conor McGregor was in Austin earlier this week for a @ProperWhiskey promo. Looks like he made stops at Third Base and Lavaca Street Bar, which is where this pic was shared by @savagehipster_atx Hope you had a blast in the ATX @thenotoriousMMA! #conormcgregor #properwhiskey #mcgregor #prpr12 #proper12 #austinbars #eatdrinkaustin #mma #ufc #austin #atx #atxgossip
F1 Weekend Revs Up in Austin
F1 weekend has arrived which means race enthusiasts are headed to Austin, including many famous fans. Last year’s celebrity sightings included “Chicago Fire” star Taylor Kinney, Michael Douglas, President Bill Clinton, and more.
To kick off the high fueled weekend, Red Bull hosted an event at Buford’s Backyard Bar with driver Max Verstappen. When asked about breakfast tacos, the Dutch driver said, “Who would want to eat a taco for breakfast?” Ahhh, so much to learn, young grasshopper. Here’s hoping he gets some time to enjoy our fine Tex Mex scene while in town.
Former MTV teen mom Farrah Abraham was in the crowd at the event.
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F1 weekend is here! Last night, we attended a kick off event with Red Bull driver Max Verstappen. At 17-years-old, he became the youngest person to compete in an F1 race… and he’s only 21 now! Are you heading out to the track this weekend? Tag @austindotcom in your stories and we’ll share on ours. #f1 #formula1 #austinevents #redbull #maxverstappen #racing #igaustin #austin #atx #austintexas