Get some fresh air and enjoy expansive spaces at some of the hottest events on this holiday weekend. Grill, roast a new craft beer or enjoy live music under the stars. Check out the top five things to do in Austin over Memorial Day weekend.
Thursday May 27th
ACL Radio & Long Center present the drop-in
The Long Center for the Performing Arts and ACL Radio are teaming up to launch a free outdoor music series to celebrate summer. Guests can settle on the Long Center’s lawn for the socially distant series of 16 shows, which runs every Thursday evening through September 9. Audiences can expect live music from artists like Bob Schneider, Gina Chavez, Jonathan Terrell, and Ley Line, Tomar & the FCs, and more.
Friday May 28th
Link & Pin Gallery presents Laura Sturtz: “Linear Variations” final reception
Do not miss your last chance to see the solo exhibition of the sculptor Laura Sturtz “Linear Variations” this weekend in the Link & Pin Gallery. Sturtz ‘wood and metalwork are combined with colorful components to create a unique and multi-dimensional experience. Face masks are required and display capacity is limited. Admission is free.
Saturday May 29th
Treaty Oak Distilling presents Smoke + Mash
Visit Dripping Springs for a full day of live music, award-winning barbecue, and limited-edition whiskey at Treaty Oak Ranch. During the barbecue fair, sample the bold flavors of Texas with food from Alice’s Restaurant, Pitmaster World Champion Tuffy Stone, third-generation barbecuer Sam Jones and award-winning Pitmaster Moe Cason. The all-day event will also include a number of live performances by the Hot Texas Swing Band, Night Cap and Deezie Brown, as well as a car show organized by the Austin Speed Shop. Be sure to buy a bottle of Treaty Oak’s new red, white, and blue single barrel whiskey as a parting gift. Instead of traditional admission, donations are made to the Event website.
Independence Brewing Co. presents the Pressure Release Party
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Independence Brewing Co. is hosting this two-day event featuring craft beer, live screen printing, visual arts, DJ sets, and live music. VIP, table and general admission tickets are still available. For a complete list and schedule of events, Visit the party website.
Shinyribs in concert
Austin’s own Shinyribs perform at the Nutty Brown Amphitheater to perform in front of a socially distant audience one after the other. Frontman Kevin Russell is accompanied by keyboardist Winfield Cheek, bassist Jeff Brown, drummer Keith Langford, the Tijuana Trainwreck Horns and The Shiny Soul Sisters for a unique country-soul fusion experience. Select tickets for the early and late shows are still available.