Annual Music Events, Festivals & Concerts
Calling All Newcomers: Dive into the Live Music Capital of the World
Published on: March 10, 2024
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Are you a newcomer looking to make a splash in the industry? Consider setting your sights on Austin, the undisputed Music Capital of the World!

Beyond its vibrant music scene, Austin boasts a booming tech industry, a supportive entrepreneurial community, and a unique, laid-back charm that’s hard to resist. And if you’re an enthusiast, you’ll be surrounded by some of the brightest minds in the field, with ample opportunities to learn, network, and grow your career.

But let’s not forget the music! Austin’s music scene is legendary, offering a diverse range of genres from blues and country to indie rock and hip-hop. Whether you’re a musician yourself or just a passionate music lover, there’s something for everyone in Austin.

Ready to experience the magic of Austin?

Here’s a glimpse of the incredible music events, festivals, and concerts happening in and around the city:

SXSW Music, Film & Interactive Festival: The crown jewel of Austin’s music scene, SXSW is a massive festival that brings together musicians, filmmakers, and tech innovators from around the globe. With hundreds of performances, panels, and networking opportunities, it’s an essential event for any aspiring professional or music lover.

Rodeo Austin: Immerse yourself in the heart of Texas culture at Rodeo Austin, a two-week event featuring rodeos, live music, food, and family-friendly activities.

Moontower Just For Laughs Comedy Festival: Take a break from music and catch some of the biggest names in comedy at this hilarious festival.

ACL Fest: Another iconic Austin music festival, ACL Fest features a stellar lineup of established and up-and-coming artists across various genres.

Here are some more festivals to checkout:

The Pecan Street Festival

ABC Kite Fest

Texas Book Festival

Austin Film Festival


Classic Game Fest

Bat Fest

Austin Food + Wine Festival

Austin Fashion Week

The Mighty Texas Dog Walk The Doggiest Day in Austin

The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival

Old Settler’s Music Festival

Texas Whiskey Festival

Austin Reggae Festival


Ascension Seton Austin Marathon

Statesman Cap10K

Thundercloud Turkey Trot


Formula 1 United States Grand Prix

NASCAR Cup Series

MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas


Austin Trail of Lights

A Christmas Affair

Peppermint Parkway

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar


H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks

Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival

These are just some of the many incredible music events happening in Austin this year. With so much to see and do, you’re sure to find something that piques your interest.

So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your move to Austin today and immerse yourself in the vibrant music scene, thriving tech industry, and all that this amazing city has to offer!