Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World® and home to some of the most vibrant music festivals! When staying at W Austin, don't miss all of the great Austin music festivals throughout the year.
You can catch a live show nearly every day. The live music festivals in Austin fill the city with sounds of rock, blues, jazz, country, classical and Latin music throughout the year. W Austin is located in downtown Austin, providing great access to attend these music festivals and a great place to retreat after a long day exploring all of the history, culture and entertainment options this city has to offer. Austin, TX hosts nearly 200 venues and is home to thousands of musicians.
February 27, 2016 | More Information
Flamboyant costumes, Brazilian samba music, and the uninhibited, spirited atmosphere make Austin's Carnaval one of the biggest such festivals outside of Brazil.
March 11-20, 2016 | More Information
The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery.
STAR OF TEXAS FAIR AND RODEO
March 12-26, 2016
Staying true to the official sport of Texas, Austin hosts one of America's top 10 Pro-Rodeos every March. The top ranked athletes in each event compete in Rodeo Austin for the title of Champion. In an action-packed two hours, fans enjoy extreme competition, bull fighting entertainment and the fan-favorite Mutton Bustin'. A family-friendly event, Rodeo Austin offers something for everyone. Open at 10 a.m. daily, the fairgrounds offers Austin's largest carnival, shopping, food and a variety of shows and special attractions. Fairground admission grants access to the fun and educational activities listed below.
OLD SETTLER'S MUSIC FESTIVAL
April 14-17, 2016 | More Information
Old Settler’s Music Festival is a nationally known music festival featuring the best in roots and Americana music. Located just outside of Austin, the festival takes place at Salt Lick Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch, just minutes from Austin. It’s a landscape of shady trees and sunny meadows at the height of bluebonnet season. The music continues nonstop for four straight days, with concerts, workshops, and impromptu jam sessions all day and throughout the night.
AUSTIN REGGAE FESTIVAL
April 14-17, 2016
A fundraiser for the Capital Area Food Bank, the event features three days of amazing reggae / world / dub talent on the Main Stage and Charlie’s Dub Corner. In addition to all this great music, the Austin Reggae Festival includes more than 50 vendors selling a variety of delicious food, plus unique arts & crafts. On top of all this, attendees enjoy celebrating spring at one of the city’s best outdoor venues with positive-thinking people from around the United States and around the world.
EEYORES BIRTHDAY PARTY
April 30, 2016
Eeyores Birthday Party is a fund-raiser to benefit non-profit groups in Austin. Some of these groups will be selling hot and cold food (including vegetarian), soft drinks, juices, spring water, and Texas beer at the event.
PECAN STREET FESTIVAL
May 2016 | More Information
The Pecan Street Festival, one of Central Texas’ oldest and most popular events, is a free two-day arts festival held each spring and fall in downtown Austin’s charming Sixth Street Historic District, a National Register of Historic Places site.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS MUSIC FESTIVAL
October 2016 | More Information
ACL Festival takes place on 46-acres in Zilker Park, the crown jewel of Austin’s public green spaces. It plays host not only to 130+ artists from across the globe, but amazing local eats and wares, free fun for the kiddos, green goings-on, and other cool activities to entertain you between sets. Check our W INSIDER Guide to ACL.
View more Austin-area events and festivals, online via the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau