Here are the top 10 things to do in Austin this weekend
From classic rock to classic cars, a whole mess of fun is going down this weekend. Whether you feel like packing a picnic or heading out to one of the many festivals, we've rounded up 10 top picks for weekend fun.
For a full list of weekend events, check out our calendar.
Old Settler's Music Festival
Celebrate the past, present and future of country and Americana music during this annual fest. Old Settler's takes place at the Salt Lick Pavilion and Camp Ben McCullough in Driftwood. This year's lineup includes Robert Earl Keen, Bill Kirchen, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Shinyribs and more. Tickets are available at varying price points, some of which include special camping deals.
Thursday, April 16 through Saturday, April 18 at 4 pm; Sunday, April 19 at 10 am
Mack, Jack and McConaughey
Mack, Jack and McConaughey is a two-day charity event filled with music, golf, fashion and fun. Toby Keith and Little Big Town will play on Thursday at ACL Live ($79-$149) as part of the event. The Jack Ingram & Friends concert with musical acts Willis Alan Ramsey, Jon Randall, Jessi Alexander, Keith Gattis will take place on Friday ($22-$102).
Thursday, April 16 at 9:30 pm and Friday, April 17 at 8 pm
Austin Reggae Fest
Austin Reggae Fest is a three-day celebration of live music, sweet vendors and all things reggae at Auditorium Shores. This year's lineup includes the likes of Lee Scratch Perry, Yellowman, Alika, The Slackers and many, many more. Tickets are $15-$40 in advance.
Friday, April 17 through Sunday, April 19 at 3 pm
Lonestar Round Up
What began as a simple car show is now a commemoration of all things classic at the Travis Country Exposition Center. Enjoy live music, art exhibits, food, vendors and swap meets all while you ogle some of the finest hot rods and custom creations in the country. Admission is $15 for adults, free for children 12 and under.
Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 at 10 am
Austin Earth Day Festival
Head out to the Browning Hangar at Mueller Lake Park for a day of family-friendly and environmentally conscious fun. See spectacular drumming acts, hear speeches from special guests, immerse yourself and learn more about Earth during this free event.
Saturday, April 18 at noon
Max's Ride & Rock the Garten Concert
Friends of Max Harrison, who passed away due to ALS a few years ago, organized an annual benefit that is one part scenic hill country motorcycle ride and one part rockin' concert. The "ride" portion begins at Cowboy Harley Davidson of Austin and a performance from Natural Causes wraps things up at Scholz Garten. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and $10 for the concert only.
Saturday, April 18 at 9 am
Untapped Beer and Music Festival
The first-ever Austin edition of the Untapped Festival takes place at Carson Creek Ranch. Unlike most music fests, Untapped puts an equal emphasis on the beer. Music headliners include Black Joe Lewis, Manchester Orchestra, Phosphorescent, Bear Hands and more. Tickets range from $32-$65.
Saturday, April 18 at 3:30 pm
Waller Creek Pop-up Picnic
This ain't your typical picnic. Austin families and friends will be posting up at Palm Park next to Waller Creek to enjoy live music, spring weather and (of course) delicious food. Bring your own spread or purchase a picnic basket from one of the many awesome restaurants and food trucks participating. Admission is free, but premade baskets ranged from $30 to $150.
Saturday, April 18 at 6 pm
Modern Rock Gallery First Anniversary Celebration
To honor its first anniversary, Modern Rocks Gallery is bringing you a very special showcase from photographer Stephen Wright, the man responsible the famous image of The Smiths for The Queen Is Dead album. Witness the first day of Wright's exhibition while you sip on specialty cocktails and celebrate one full year of amazing work at the Modern Rocks Gallery. RSVP is encouraged.
Saturday, April 18 at 7 pm
How Little You Are World Premiere by Nico Muhly
Conspirare and Austin Classical Guitar are teaming up to perform the latest work from contemporary classical composer Nico Muhly. How Little You Are is an exploration of early Texas settlers that was designed for voice and guitar. Admission is $10-$45 at Bass Concert Hall.
Saturday, April 18 at 8 pm.