As if Austin ever has a shortage of concerts, this weekend’s top five events features a healthy dose of music along with festive food and drink affairs. See Imagine Dragons, Coheed & Cambria, and Taking Back Sunday live or treat yourself to cocktails and cupcakes during Art for the People. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, August 2
Imagine Dragons in concert with Grace VanderWaal
Pop rock band Imagine Dragons plays live at the Austin360 Amphitheater as part of a nationwide tour. The group comes to Austin in support of their 2017 album, Evolve. Rock out to recent hits including “Believer” and “Thunder” under the Texas night sky. America’s Got Talent winner Grace VanderWaal will join Imagine Dragons as the opening act.
Friday, August 3
Art for the People presents Cocktails & Cupcakes
Indulge in signature sips and sweets to begin your weekend at Art for the People Gallery. Explore the Artisan Market featuring goods from more than 80 Austin artists, or peruse the new exhibition, Wet, Wild & a Wee Bit of Whimsy, while snacking on a cupcake from Dolce Terra. Handcrafted cocktails created with syrups from Liber & Co pair will be available to keep the mood light as you unwind from the week. Admission is free.
Coheed & Cambria and Taking Back Sunday in concert
Emo legends Coheed & Cambria and Taking Back Sunday hit the Austin360 Amphitheater stage as part of an epic co-headlining tour. The groups will perform hits from their most recent albums, The Color Before the Sun and Tidal Wave, respectively. Select tickets are still available.
Horseshoe Bay Resort presents Beer by the Bay Music Festival
Country music and brews combine for a two-day festival at Horseshoe Bay Resort. This year boasts an all-star lineup featuring headliners Wade Bowen and Jo Dee Messina. Overnight hotel festival packages are still available and include admission, culinary offerings, and craft beer tastings. For a schedule, visit the festival website.
Sunday, August 5
Alamo Drafthouse presents The Meg on the Water
Movie fans can enjoy an exclusive early screening of highly anticipated shark movie The Meg starring Jason Statham and Li Bingbing. Attendees can watch the film while they float the shores of Volente Beach for an immersive experience. Your ticket includes access to the waterpark rides and hang-out spots like the Lazy Lagoon, The Sidewinder, and a beachside bar and grill. And if the Roadshow's Jaws on the Water is any indication, movie-goers should expect thrills both on-screen and off.