Weekend Event Guide

Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend

Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend

KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 5937
Shakey Graves, Los Lobos, Sam Bush, and more are set to rock the stage at the 30th Old Settler's Music Festival this weekend. Photo by Jon Shapley
The Phantom of the Opera tour
See The Phantom of the Opera through April 30. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Kris Kristofferson Texas Songwriters Hall of Fame
Don't miss the fifth year of the Jack Ingram & Friends Concert featuring Kris Kristofferson. Photo by Jack Plunkett
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 5937
The Phantom of the Opera tour
Kris Kristofferson Texas Songwriters Hall of Fame

Festivals abound in Austin this weekend. Laugh along at Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival or head to the Hill Country for Old Settler’s Music Festival. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.

Thursday, April 20

Old Settler’s Music Festival
Camp Ben McCulloch hosts a weekend of bluegrass, folk, and Americana music for the soul. The four-day festival includes Shakey Graves, Los Lobos, Sam Bush, and many more. 

Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival
Austin’s homegrown comedy festival returns with an epic showcase of stand-up comedians and rising stars. Hilarious headliners include Ali Wong, Colin Quinn, Chris Hardwick, Jay Pharoah, and many more. For a full festival lineup and schedule of events, visit the Moontower website. Through Saturday.

Friday, April 21

Mack, Jack & McConaughey present Jack Ingram & Friends Concert featuring Kris Kristofferson
The five-year anniversary of this concert will be a show you don’t want to miss. This year, the show welcomes back legendary songwriter Kris Kristofferson, as well as musicians Butch Walker, Jessi Alexander, Lori McKenna, and more to the ACL Live stage.

Broadway in Austin presents The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera stops at Bass Concert Hall as part of the new North American Tour. The refreshed classic features all new scenic design, costume design, and choreography, plus the show’s iconic chandelier. Performances through April 30.

Sunday, April 23

Austin American-Statesman presents Statesman Capitol 10,000
The largest 10K race in Texas, and a true Austin tradition, returns. The family-friendly event features a two-day Health & Fitness Expo and a party at the finish line on the Vic Mathias Shores Main Lawn. There’s still time to register if you want to race.