- April 23, 2015

Free Date Nights in Austin (April 23-26, 2015)


FREE-DATES-IN-AUSTINThursday, April 23, 2015

Unplugged at The Grove

Join KGSR at the iconic Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road for one of Austin’s longest running free concert series. The FREE live music begins with the Dirty River Boys at 8pm. Additional parking is available at the Bicycle Sports Shop right down the street at 517 S. Lamar Blvd. (Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin)

Improv Zero

Interested in improv? Want to take a test drive first? Check out Improv Zero, a FREE intro to improv class at The New Movement every Thursday at 6:30pm. (The New Movement, 616 Lavaca, Austin)

Soul Thursdays at the Blackheart

Soul Thursdays at The Blackheart with ROXY ROCA and Mrs. Glass. This dynamite duo of bands is reuniting at the Blackheart this Thursday and serving up lots of booty-shaking and feel good soul starting at 9pm. FREE! (The Blackheart, 86 Rainey Street, Austin)

Snake Bite Open Mic Comedy

If you’ve ever wanted to test out your comedy chops or may just enjoy heckling newbies, check out the new Snake Bite Open Mic this Thursday. The show starts at 8pm and it’s FREE. (Rattle Inn, 610 Nueces St, Austin)

Friday, April 24, 2015

Live at the Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery

Guests are invited to the distillery from 11am-8pm to enjoy drink specials, live music, and food truck offerings. There will be live music from Blue Healer starting at 4pm.  (Deep Eddy’s Vodka Distillery, 2250 E. Highway 290, Dripping Springs)

Head for the Hill’s Free Music Fridays

This week’s music artist is Carson McHone.  FREE Show from 7-9pm.  (Hill’s Cafe, 4700 South Congress Ave, Austin)

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Eeyore’s 52nd Annual Birthday Party

The 52nd annual Eeyore’s Birthday Party will be at Pease District Park from 11am til dark. The event is FREE and there will be live music from noon ’til 6pm by World Gone Mad, Nick’s House Band, The Cuckoos, Poor Yorick, Coffee Sergeants, and The Barbarians of Sevilla. Don’t forget to wear a costume! (Pease District Park, 1100 Kingsbury St, Austin)

The Grove Music Series at Southpark Meadows

Southpark After Dark will feature local talent Rosedale this week so come out and support! The FREE concert is 7-10pm. Pick up a backstage pass savings card and present it to save at participating Southpark Meadows retailers and eateries.  The card is available at Amy’s Ice Creams, Mama Fu’s, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Quiznos, Reel Popcorn, Sport Clips and Waterloo Ice House. (Southpark Meadows, IH35 & Slaughter Lane, Austin)

Concert Series at Hill Country Galleria

Enjoy Saturday nights outdoors with live music and great shopping. The FREE music begins at 7pm in the Hill Country Galleria’s outdoor amphitheater. This week’s guest is Jeremy Steding. Bring your family, friends, and a blanket to lounge on the grassy lawn during the show. Browse the vendors, order to-go food and have it delivered to your spot on the grassy lawn. (Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Rd, Bee Cave)

Live at the Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery

Guests are invited to the distillery from 11am-8pm to enjoy drink specials, live music, and food truck offerings. There will be live music from Nic Armstrong and The Thieves at 3pm.  (Deep Eddy’s Vodka Distillery, 2250 E. Highway 290, Dripping Springs)

2015 Sunset Valley ArtFest

The Sunset Valley ArtFest is a FREE admission outdoor event that hosts many artists from the area, displaying varying forms of art, woodworking, oil paints, and jewelry. The festival also has live music on the main and kids stages, local foods, and much more. Sunset Valley ArtFest, which was once started by a group of citizens from Sunset Valley, TX, has now begun to attract an audience of 5-6,000 annually. Festival runs from 9am-4pm. (Toney Burger Center, 3205 Jones Rd, Austin)

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Uncle Billy’s Brewery & BBQ

The Live Vibe Collective and KUTX are back in action and ready to bring you an incredible Spring season of  live music at Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse & Brewery. FREE every Sunday from 2-6pm. This week’s artist is Magna Carda. (Uncle Billy’s Brewery,  1530 Barton Springs Rd, Austin)

Cedar Bark Festival

Activities for the festival include a talent show, photo booth, a costume contest, tricks for a treats, longest jump from the pier (large dogs), agility demonstrations, and many more!This event is FREE for the community, but donations are highly encouraged and may be dropped off upon entrance to the event. Donation suggestions include: money, blankets, large towels, canned cat and dog food, cat beds, dog treats, strong dog toys such as Kongs, heating pads, and kitten formula for the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter.  Event is from 10am-2pm. (Veteran’s Memorial Park, 2525 W. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park)

Impromp-TWO: A Casual Improv Duo Night

Impromp-Two is a casual evening of improv performance featuring the duo Cascade with a different top-notch guest duo every week starting at 7pm. The atmosphere is relaxed and inviting like a hidden jazz lounge where the musicians play just for the buzz of it. Plus, the admission is FREE with a free glass of wine to the first ten people who come through the door and stay for the show. You can purchase guaranteed seats for $1 here. (Institution Theatre, 3708 Woodbury, Austin)