Austin Music Festivals

Austin Music Festivals

Austin, Texas, renowned as the "Live Music Capital of the World," hosts a significant number of music festivals each year. While the exact number can vary annually, some of the most prominent and recurring music festivals include:

South by Southwest (SXSW)

One of the largest and most famous festivals combining music, film, and interactive media. It typically features thousands of performers playing in various venues across the city.

Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL)

A major annual music festival held in Zilker Park, featuring a diverse lineup of acts every year.

Seismic Dance Event

Seismic Dance Event is a boutique festival in Austin, TX, curated for house, techno, and underground music fans. It has intimate size, top production, and unbeatable lineups. Produced by RealMusic Events at The Concourse Project, Seismic features three days of global and regional artists, indoor & outdoor stages, performers, art, food trucks, vendors, and a cool crowd. It's also eco-conscious.

Fun Fun Fun Fest

Known for its eclectic mix of music genres, including indie rock, hip hop, electronic, and punk, as well as comedy acts.

Levitation (formerly Austin Psych Fest)

Focuses on psychedelic rock and related genres.

Blues on the Green

A free summer concert series held in Zilker Park.

Old Settler's Music Festival

A long-running festival featuring bluegrass, folk, and Americana acts.

Pecan Street Festival

A free, bi-annual arts and music festival held on Sixth Street.

Urban Music Festival

Celebrates urban music and culture.

Hot Summer Nights

A relatively new festival featuring a variety of local artists.

Sound on Sound Fest

A festival featuring a mix of indie rock, hip hop, and electronic music.

Cherrywood Art Fair

An art-focused event that also features live music.

Eeyore's Birthday Party

An annual event in Pease Park featuring live music and a celebration of the character from Winnie the Pooh.

These are just a few examples, and there are numerous other smaller festivals and live music events throughout the year. The number of festivals can fluctuate, with new events emerging and others perhaps not occurring every year. However, it's safe to say that Austin hosts dozens of music festivals annually, catering to a wide range of musical tastes and genres.