FRONT ROW: FREE SUMMER CONCERTS
It's time to grab your friends, head outside and enjoy tunes from some of Austin's local talent. The city hosts a number of summer concert series throughout the season, offering visitors and residents a lively, memorable and, best of all, free musical experience.
Chill on the front porch of Austin City Limits Live for The Wine Down, a popular music series held Tuesday evenings from 5-7 p.m. Presented by MARK WEST WINES, the series remains indoors on the air-conditioned concert floor to cool down the hot summer evenings. Each evening's entertainment will once again be emceed by KGSR, and will host giveaways for merchandise from businesses around the 2ND Street District. All proceeds benefit the Austin Music Foundation.
An Austin lifestyle staple, KGSR's Blues on the Green returns to Zilker Park for its 25th season. Every other Wednesday during the summer, thousands of people throw down blankets and set up lawn chairs for an evening of music, food and fun. Sprawling out on the grass with your pals, a cold beverage and some great harmonies, now that's the Austin way.
This summer, The Shady Grove welcomes back one of Austin's longest running free concert series, Unplugged at The Grove. Now in its 22nd year, the series brings together live music, great eats and cheap drinks with no cover charge. If you're in town on Thursday evenings, catch local artists like Shakey Graves, Dale Watson and The Unlikely Candidates starting at 8pm.
Award-winning brews, delicious barbecue and a dog-friendly patio round out the scene at Uncle Billy's Brewery. Starting April 5 and running through May, the free and all ages KUTX Live Spring 2015 Music Series brings music lovers to the smokehouse and brewery for Sunday Funday live music from 2 to 6 p.m. DJ Mixer Rogers spins from 2 to 4 p.m. and local bands start their sets at 4 p.m.