Austin Texas Music Festivals

Art City Austin

Date: 31 March – 2 April 2017

Location: Palmer Events Center

Website: https://www.artallianceaustin.org/artcity

About The Festival: This event is one synonymous with Austin as it has been going for 66 years making it one of Austin’s longest running art festivals. The festival runs for three days and celebrates the incredible art that comes from Austin Texas.

Austin Reggae Festival

Date: April 14 – April 16

Location: Auditorium Shores, Town Lake Metropolitan Park, downtown Austin.

Website: http://www.austinreggaefest.com/

About The Festival: What more needs to be said? REGGAE! a weekend of peaceful vibes and amazing reggae music. The reggae festival benefits the Central Texas Food Bank so proceeds go to a worthy cause. Plus there will be craft beer and cider.

Euphoria Music and Camping Festival

Date: April 6 – April 9 2017

Website: http://www.euphoriafest.com

About The Festival: Euphoria is yet another Austin festival that boasts killer international bands and artists, similar to that of Austin City Limits. WHile ACL is predominantly more band orientated, Euphoria leans more on the electronic side of things.

Louisiana Swamp Thing and Crawfish Festival

Date: Postponed till 2018

Website: http://www.roadwayevents.com/event/louisiana-swamp-thing-crawfish-festival/

About The Festival: Despite what the name suggests, this festival is actually held in Austin Texas. It features incredible crawfish as well as some blues and funk bands from Louisiana and all over.

Pecan Street Festival

Date: 6 & 7 May 2017

Website: http://pecanstreetfestival.org/

About The Festival: Pelican fest is another one of Austins longest running festival, this going for over 40 years! All proceeds of the festival go to reserving the 6th Street of Austin which is a significant and historic part of the town. Expect some great live music too.

SXSW 

Date: 13 – 19 March 2017

Location: All over Austin

Website: https://www.sxsw.com/festivals/music/

About The Festival: SXSW stands for “South by South-west” and is a culmination music, comedy and film spread out over the town of Austin at the various live music venues the city has to offer.

Austin City Limits

Date: 6-8 October & 13-15 October 2017

Location: All over Austin (Check website)

Website: https://www.aclfestival.com/

About The Festival: By far the most famous music festival out of Austin, ACL is a two weekend festival with some of the worlds hottest acts gracing the stage. The festival name has become so famous that there is even a TV called Austin City Limits.

Austin City Limits

Date: 25 Febraury 2017

Location: Palmer Events Center

Website: http://sambaparty.com/

About The Festival: Celebrating all that is Brazillian culture and music, Carnaval Brasileiro is the largest Brazillian Carnival that is located out of the country itself. Think Rio carnival, then think Carnaval and its exactly the same thing only we’re in the heart of Texas!

Levitation Music Festival

Date: Back in 2018

Location: –

Website: http://levitation-austin.com/about/

About The Festival: Levitation Music Festival may sound like a new festival to you but when you realize it used to be called “Austin Psych Fest) it starts to make sense. Levitation is a three day festival.

Old Settler’s Music Festival

Date: Thursday April 20 – Sunday April 23 2017

Location: Salt Lick Pavillion & Camp Ben Mcculloch

Website: http://oldsettlersmusicfest.org/

About The Festival: The Old settlers music fest has been around since 1987 and is a music and camping festival held in Austin. The festival is suited to families as it offers an array of activities for for kids.

Sound on Sound Fest

Date: November 10, 11 & 12 2017

Location: Sherwood Forest, Austin

Website: http://www.soundonsoundfest.com/

About The Festival: The festival caters to a wide variety of people as it boasts artists across many genres such as Rock, Heavy Metal, Hip Hop and Rap. Sound on Sound fest even has comedy which is a refreshing alternative when you’d like to rest your ears from the music.

Urban Music Festival 

Date: March 31 – April 1 2017

Website: http://urbanmusicfest.com/

About The Festival: The Urban Music festival is moving into it’s 12th year, etching it’s way into the top festivals of Austin Texas. As one would imagine, the festival boasts Urban music artists and bands.