Music Free For All at Austin Free Week 2017!
The New Year is fast approaching, and what better way to spend the first two weeks than jamming to hundreds of live bands for free! Brought to you by Do512, you won’t want to miss out on the annual Austin Free Week! Starting off as a way to combat poor music ticket sells at venues during the month of January, Free Week has expanded to “free weeks,” with the shows lasting for twelve days this year. From January 1st, 2017, to January 12th, lineup after lineup of local Austin music artists will be playing their hearts out at multiple venues across the Red River Cultural District.
The vast array of local bands can be pretty overwhelming, and there’s no want for choices of music genre either. To keep things simple, here’s a highlight of one venue per night, including a notable music artist and their genre, for the first seven nights of Austin Free Week 2017.
Sunday, January 1st:
-Barracuda, 611 E 7th Street, Austin, TX 78701 @ 8 PM, featuring Johnny Kash (hip-hop)
Monday, January 2nd:
-The Blackheart, 86 Rainey Street, Austin, TX 78701 @ 9 PM, featuring Law by the Gun (new folk)
Tuesday, January 3rd:
-Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78701 @ 7 PM, featuring Letting Up Despite Great Faults (indie pop)
Wednesday, January 4th:
-Beerland, 711 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78701 @ 9 PM, featuring Lola Tried (indie folk)
Thursday, January 5th:
-Stubb’s, 801 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78701 @ 8:00 PM, featuring Bourgeois Mystics (funk)
Friday, January 6th:
-Empire Control Room, 606 East Seventh Street, Austin, TX @ 8 PM, featuring The Digital Wild w/ Calliope Musicals (indie electronic)
Saturday, January 7th:
-Spider House Ballroom 2908 Fruth Street, Austin, TX 78705 @ 8 PM, featuring Leopold and His Fiction (folk rock)
In addition to this small preview, it’s certainly recommended to check out the plethora of amazing bands available on your own time and even pick a few places to hit per night. After all, it’s free!
For more information on Austin Free Week 2017, schedules, venues, the Free Week app, and more, visit the Free Week 2017 website.