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Where to See Free Live Music Outdoors in Austin

Need a place to soak up the sun and listen to some live music? Whether you’re looking for a dog-friendly space or a Texas-sized patio, you can be sure to find a new favorite local act at these Austin hangouts.

This ranch-style home turned bar has over 11 acres of indoor and outdoor dog-friendly space! Pool tables indoors and volleyball nets outdoors make it a fun place for get-togethers with friends and family. Complete with cold drinks and shady oak trees, this place is perfect to bring your furry friends and enjoy live music every weekend.

What’s better than enjoying a freshly made taco with live music? Gueros Taco Bar has served up delicious tacos, tasty margaritas and live music outdoors on their patio for over 30 years. Handmade tortillas and mouth-watering salsa make this a South Congress staple. Visit their beautiful oak garden Wednesday-Sunday for free live music!

Known for its outdoor seating, great drinks, and extensive lineup of food trucks, this South Austin neighborhood bar offers live music almost nightly. Stop by for their seasonal crawfish boil and enjoy a cocktail (or mocktail) on their Texas-sized patio! Check out their live music calendar for updates to performances.

Grab a pint and enjoy traditional German food at this historic beer garden close to the University of Texas campus. Established in 1886, this bar is the oldest operating business in Texas. Stop by for free live music every Wednesday from 7-10pm on an outdoor deck. Raise a glass and say Prost!

This Rainey Street favorite serves up handcrafted cocktails and craft beer nightly. Catch award-winning PDA Band for free at Icenhauer’s on Sundays from 4-7pm, while Love & Happiness band plays everything from jazz, R&B, Top 40 and more every Wednesday from 8:30-11pm. Make sure to try their infamous house-made sangria cocktail!

Find craft beer, cocktails and a signature espresso bar at Radio Coffee & Beer. The kid- and dog-friendly space boasts multiple food trucks on an outdoor deck. Their East and South locations host free live music regularly, along with monthly artist residencies and album releases. Check out their Instagram page for up-to-date information!

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