Sound and Cinema band on stage
Sound & Cinema. Credit David Brendan Hall. 

Take in these summer performances on a blanket under a big Texas sky.

Austin Sound and Cinema
Austin Sound and Cinema features unique pairings of live music and some of the most popular movies of all time. Bands perform a tribute to the movie, followed by the film screening on the Alamo Drafthouse's giant inflatable outdoor screen. This takes place on the lawn at The Long Center each year, with the perfect view of the sun setting on the downtown skyline behind the stage.

Austin Symphony H-E-B July 4th Concert & Fireworks
Austin's largest Independence Day celebration is held at Auditorium Shores at The Long Center and features patriotic music by the Austin Symphony with a grand finale fireworks display over Lady Bird Lake.

Movies at Deep Eddy
Watch family-friendly flicks like "Ghostbusters" on the grassy knoll or from an inner tube in the 70-degree water at Deep Eddy Pool with the Summer Splash Movie Series Saturdays at dusk.

Blues on the Green
(pictured above)
Pack a blanket and the family and make your way to Zilker Park for this summertime tradition. Held monthly May through August, Austin's largest free concert series has welcomed performances by the likes of Black Joe Lewis, Bob Schneider and more.

Zilker Summer Musical
Enjoy the free, annual musical at the Zilker Hillside Theatre. The outdoor amphitheater will host a live performance Thursdays through Sundays, July through August at 8:30 p.m.

Concerts in the Park
Celebrating more than 15 years, the Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation Concerts in the Park are held in front of The Long Center Sundays June through August at 7:30 p.m. Concerts include jazz, light classical, pops selections and film scores.