Music is more than a hobby for Austinites. It's their roots. And it's their passion. All over town are venues and musicians that truly earn and contribute to the city's title of "The Live Music Capital of the World®".
Most surprising and what sets Austin apart from other music towns, is that so many of the concerts throughout the season are FREE! That's, right visitors and residents alike just show up, claim your spot, and be entertained, without costing you a penny.
A local staple and one of the summer's best is KGSR's Blues on the Green at Zilker Park, which is now in its 24th season. Thousands of people gather, picnic, throw down blankets, lounge in lawn chairs, and spend hours conversing, eating, and enjoying the music. In a word - it's perfection. Relaxing on the grass with your friends, a cold beverage, good eats, and some great harmonies? It quintessential Austin.
BOTG takes place every other Wednesday during the summer.