- March 19, 2021

Missing SXSW Music Events? Here’s Where You Can Still Get Your Fix of Live Music in Austin This Weekend

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Missing SXSW music events? We feel you. Luckily, there are a few places you can find live music events happening this weekend that will still give you the SXSW feels. Oh, and PS, these spots are all family friendly!

Here Are 5 Events Where You Can Get Your SXSW Inspired Fix of Live Music in Austin This Weekend

Kendra Scott Flagship Store
1701 S. Congress Avenue

With SXSW going virtual this year, we’ll all miss the fun events that normally take place around the city. But that doesn’t mean we can’t safely celebrate what makes Austin special on our own! Kendra Scott has partnered with the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians to bring live music back to Austin this weekend at the South Congress Flagship store! From Friday, March 19 through Sunday, March 21 shop in-store and enjoy specials from Sips & Sweets Cafe.  20% of all purchases throughout the weekend will benefit HAAM. Prefer to shop online? Enter the code GIVEBACK-174I (that’s the letter i) at check out on KendraScott.com

Live music schedule:

  • Friday, March 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. – Music from Nick Diaz of Buenos Diaz
  • Saturday, March 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. – Music from Scott Strickland
  • Sunday, March 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. – Music from Zack Morgan + Miggy Milla

The People’s Plaza at ZACH
202 South Lamar Boulevard

Opening the Songs Under the Stars series, the ZACH celebrates the female icons of country with “Legendary Ladies of the Grand Ole Opry.” The event will feature selections from illustrious names who have made an imprint on the Opry including Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, and more. Times and ticket info can be found here.


Music on the Trail
Various Locations Along Butler Trail

Following up their very popular Music on the Trail series in the fall, The Trail Foundation is back with a new series of local music pop-up events beginning this Saturday, March 20, the first day of Spring. People will be able to catch the pop-up performances at alternating locations along the 10-plus mile Trail loop every Saturday morning between 9 and 11 a.m. through June. Locations are not announced in advance to avoid crowding, so it will be a true stumble-upon experience for Trail users. Pro tip: locations alternate from east to west each week. The first two weekends of the Music on the Trail series will highlight Women’s History Month, celebrating the strength, beauty and power of women musicians in Austin.


Vista Brewing Presents “Live on the Lawn”
12700 Hill Country Boulevard

Join the Vista Brewing crew on the lawn in the Hill Country Galleria Central Plaza for an outdoor, open-air and family-friendly songwriter series to help us get through COVID-19 together with live music .Pick up beer, wine, cider, non-alcoholic beverages and farm-fresh snacks from Vista Brewing’s Pop-Up Beer Garden, located right on the Central Plaza. Bring your own chair or blanket and hang out on the lawn. Happening every Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m., this week’s featured artist is Adam Johnson. Bonus Event: Vista is also hosting a Crawfish Boil out at their Driftwood Brewery on Sunday. Details can be found here.


Bang X Bang Bang 2021 at Bangers
79 Rainey Street

Last year, on the heels of SXSW canceling the festival for the first time in their 30+ year history, Bangers decided to take matters into their own hands. They launched, Bang X Bang Bang, with the vision of tipping the hat to the original spirit of SX. It was a music festival focused on smaller acts, open to all who wanted to attend. No wrist bands, no VIP lists, no headliners, just live music, good vibes, and good people. Unfortunately, they only got to run the festival for two days before having to shut to down due to the pandemic, but in that short time they knew they were onto something special. So this year, they are back at it again with Bang X Bang Bang 2021. Five full days of Hot Music, Live Sausage & Free Love. Ending on Saturday, you still have two days/ nights to get in on the fun!

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