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5 Completely Different Live Festivals in Austin, Texas in August and September 2021

Carol Lennox
Austin, TX Zilker Park.Photo by Tomek Baginski on Unsplash

Austin, Texas is famous for its festivals. Although most were canceled or postponed in 2020, many are being reopened with safety measures in place in 2021.

Blues on The Green in Zilker Park reopened in July, 2021. Concerts are Tuesday August 10, and Wednesday August 11. Blues on The Green is one of Austin's largest free concert series. The music is blues, blues and more blues, and is sponsored by Austin City Limits Radio. Gary Jr. Clark has booked some amazing Austin blues masters for 2021.

Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival in its 31st year, takes place at 8504 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78745, The Far Out Lounge & Stage.The festival reopens this year on September 15, 2021. The Austin Chornicle hosts one of the world’s largest hot sauce festivals, which attracts as many as 10,000 spectators and over 350 entries each year. A major fundraiser for the Central Texas Food Bank, the event features hundreds of gallons of hot sauce along with cold beverages, tastings from local restaurants, live music, sauces for sale, and more.

Bat Fest Congress Avenue Bridge. August 28th, 2021. Bands Performing inlcude The Toadies, The Unlikely Candidates, Chamillionaire, Kevin Fowler, Fetty Wap, Lil Flip, and The Nixons. Celebrate the world's largest urban bat colony, which takes up seasonal residence beneath the Congress Avenue Bridge, with live music, children's activities and a costume contest. If you miss it, you can still gather with others every night on the Congress Avenue Bridge to watch the bats swarm out to feed.

Hot Summer Nights takes place in venues throughout the Red River Cultural District. Hot Summer Nights consists of four days of free live music and comedy alongside local food and other vendors.The events take place from Thursday August 26 through Sunday August 29. Performers to be announced.

Pecan Street Festival, canceled in 2020, comes back to historical Pecan street on Saturday September 18, 2021 from 11am to 10pm, and Sunday September 19, from 11am to 10pm. Pecan Street was the original street name, but is now known as 6th Street, the famous entertainment area of Austin. 6th Street is lined with many historical houses and commercial buildings dating from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s which house music venues, restaurants, tattoo parlors, Roppolo's pizza places, and bars. The Festival is a collection of artists, jewelers, vendors, musicians and other street entertainers. When you get too hot perusing the booths, duck into the nearest 6tth Street bar or restaurant for cooling off with food and beverage.

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