Hot Summer Nights is bringing four packed days of music to Austin's own Red River Cultural District. Originally created to bring awareness to local businesses and artists during the slower summer months, Hot Summer Nights has grown to be a marquee event for locals and visitors alike. Along with the District's annual Free Week festival in January, Hot Summer Nights is a rocking annual event that hosts thousands of attendees and tons of amazing talent in the Live Music Capital of the World®.

Crowd of people near a bar under blue and lime colored lights.Hot Summer Nights. Credit Renee Dominguez.

When is Hot Summer Nights 2024?

The dates for Hot Summer Nights 2024 will be announced soon so stay tuned. Stay the whole weekend to experience a killer lineup of talented musicians in over ten of Austin's most popular music venues. Admission is FREE! Check their website for more details.

Featured Artists

Catch a free show to over 120 local and national artists, including some of Austin's top talent. The lineup for the 2024 event has yet to be released so stay tuned to for updates as they're released.

Past year's have included artists like DJ Gabby Got ItJane LeoKydd JonesThe Selfless Lovers and more.

Barefoot man on stage holding a microphone stand, with blurry lighting in the background.Acid Carousel at Stubb's during Hot Summer Nights. Credit Renee Dominguez.

Participating Venues

Enjoy the free concerts at some of Austin’s top venues:

Cheer Up Charlies
Cheer Up Charlies is an everybody-friendly space, usually playing hot dance hits and electronic music in their kaleidoscopic canopied backyard. Their vegan bar offers kombucha on tap and organic juice-blend cocktails. 

Elysium Nightclub is one of the longest standing residents to serve as a venue for Austin's alternative nightlife. 

Empire Control Room & Garage
Empire's modern space boasts three unique stages and has hosted some of the greatest local and international acts. 

Flamingo Cantina
If you're looking for "good vibes music", Flamingo is the place to be. Usual beats include reggae, Latin, hip hop and world music.  

Mala Vida
Check out the first music venue and club to bring música regional Mexicana to downtown Austin.

Mohawk Austin
If you want to see emerging creative talent (from Austin and beyond), you'll need to catch a show at Mohawk. Renovated with recycled materials, Mohawk has two stages, a rooftop, multiple bars and killer live music.

Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
More than just a famous barbecue joint, Stubb's is a favorite local entertainment venue that hosts local and national acts. From hip hop to country, rock to electronica, shows at Stubb's are sure to have you headbanging.

Swan Dive
Known for its dance parties and drag shows, Swan Dive is sure to showcase artists that will have you dancing all night long.

Truly a neighborhood bar, you can listen to live music and challenge your crew to games of pinball, pool and air hockey in between sets.

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