Concert season is in full swing this fall, with a wide variety of talent hitting ATX. To make it a little easier to plan your schedule, we’ve categorized our top picks to include a little something for everyone. Happy listening!
For Those Too Cool For School
Ratatat will perform on September 23.
Both Death Cab For Cutie shows may be sold out, but there are plenty of other options to set your indie heart aflutter. Alternative hip-hop duo The Hood Internet are sure to entertain on September 10 (Purchase tickets here). Up-and-coming artist The Tallest Man On Earth is known for his charismatic performances, which will be on full display come September 13 (Purchase tickets here). Catfish and the Bottlemen, of the catchy “Coccoon,” swing by on September 22 (Purchase tickets here). And the beloved and indescribable Ratatat perform from their new album September 23 (Purchase tickets here).
For a Boot-Scootin’ Good Time
Texas-based Cory Morrow performs with Cody Johnson on Sept. 11.
Introspective Texas crooner Cory Morrow will perform with Cody Johnson on September 11 (Purchase tickets here). Clint Black will be singing from his catalogue of 22 number-one singles on September 24 (Purchase tickets here). “I Hope You Dance” at Lee Ann Womack’s concert, since it’s her triumphant return to the stage after a seven-year hiatus on October 16 (Purchase tickets here).
For Those Who Appreciate The Classics
Lionel Richie will hit the stage at ACL Live.
Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and composer Billy Childs will open Texas Performing Arts’ new season on September 10 (Purchase tickets here). Award-laden singer and songwriter James Taylor will make his ACL Live debut, performing hits from his first album of new music in over 13 years on October 1 (For more information, visit here). One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Lionel Richie will be at ACL Live during race weekend on October 24 (Purchase tickets here).
For Those With '90s Nostalgia
The Get Up Kids will celebrate their 20th anniversary on September 16.
Has it really been 20 years? Emo idols The Get Up Kids are playing their anniversary tour on September 16 (Purchase tickets here). The Counting Crows of “Mr. Jones” fame pair with multi-talented Citizen Cope on October 7 (Purchase tickets here).
For Those Who Love Festivals
CHVRCHES is scheduled to perform during the Fun Fun Fun Fest.
The ultimate Austin City Limits festival is back at Zilker Park for the first two weekends in October, and it's set to feature big names like The Foo Fighters and Drake, along with up-and-comers like Milo Greene and Vance Joy (Purchase tickets here). For those looking for more than just music, Fun Fun Fun Fest celebrates its 10th year with comedy including Tig Notaro and Andrew WK, sports, and indie darlings like D’Angelo and CHVRCHES on November 6-8 (Purchase tickets here). If a road trip is in order, the Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love in Marfa offers a more rustic adventure with the option to camp in teepees. Organized by the El Cosmico hotel, and also in its 10th year, this festival’s eclectic offerings include the likes of Jenny Lewis and Phosphorescent in addition to workshops, art installations, baseball, and a community meal on September 24-27 (Purchase tickets here).