The sounds of the city are on full blast in the days to come. Find out where the Live Music Capital of the World gets its name when you head to Austin City Limits Music Festival, or fight through the screams at the House of Torment. Check out the top five things to do in Austin this weekend. For a full listing of events, go to our calendar.
Thursday, October 6
Roger Waters in concert
Roger Waters, the legendary musician and co-founder Pink Floyd, performs live in concert at the Moody Center. He makes his stop in Austin as part of his This is Not a Drill global tour. Fans can expect a transformative rock and roll experience with a setlist of a dozen top songs from Pink Floyd’s impressive catalogue and several newer hits. For seating availability, visit the ticketing website.
House of Torment
Austin’s most famously frightening institution opens its decrepit doors for another year of thrills and chills. Visitors to this year’s house can test their mettle at three attractions: The Abominations, Tormented, and Return to Illusion Manor. Additional highlights include mini escape games, axe throwing, and access to the Torment Tavern for those aged 21 and over. Get more information and tickets here. House of Torment is open through November 5.
Friday, October 7
Austin City Limits Music Festival
Austin's premier music festival returns to the storied grounds of Zilker Park this weekend. This year’s edition of ACL will feature can’t-miss headlining performances by Red Hot Chili Peppers, SZA, The Chicks, Kacey Musgraves, and P!nk, as well as other major artists like Diplo, Lil Nas X, Paramore, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and many more. Check out our list of 11 must-see artists at this year's fest.
Bat City Scaregrounds
Venture out to Buda to explore the sprawling, spooky campus known as Bat City Scaregrounds. This immersive, multi-acre entertainment complex features haunted house attractions, Vegas-style performances, live music, food vendors, and more. The grounds are open through October 31.
Saturday, October 8
Fareground Food & Wine Festival
Feast on the bounty Fareground has to offer at this special foodie event. Festival attendees will get the opportunity to sample and explore bites offered by the collective eatery. Featured wines and a speciality wine tasting will also be available for a well-rounded adventure through food. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.