Big-name concerts, a beer festival, and soulful food trucks top our picks for the best events in Austin this weekend. For a full list of happenings, visit our calendar.
Friday, September 29
Dwight Yoakam in concert
Country music star Dwight Yoakam heads to the Nutty Brown Cafe stage for one night only. The legendary musician is touring in support of his debut bluegrass album, Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars. Enjoy a new sound from this top talent.
Matchbox Twenty in concert with Matt Nathanson
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Matchbox Twenty’s debut album, Yourself or Someone Like You, at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. The popular foursome will perform fan favorites and top hits from the project that catapulted them to fame. Matt Nathanson joins them in concert as opening act.
Saturday, September 30
Soul Food Truck Fest
African-American food trucks from across Central Texas pull into the George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center for a culinary experience rooted in soul. The food truck fest’s roster features homegrown Austin mobile eateries like The Rolling Rooster and Krab Kingz IV and regional favorites like San Antonio’s Willie Mae’s Soul Food.
Texas Craft Brewers Guild presents Texas Craft Brewers Festival 2017
The largest beer event in Texas is back for a day of live music, food, and, of course, beer. Festival attendees can enjoy cold ones from more than 65 top Texas craft breweries and mingle with fellow beer-lovers at Fiesta Gardens. Taps from nearly 200 handcrafted beers will be flowing throughout the festival.
Lauryn Hill and Nas in concert with Chronixx
R&B songstress Lauryn Hill and rap superstar Nas join forces for a co-headlining concert. They're joined at Austin360 Amphietheater by opening act Chronixx.