Labor Day weekend is here! The holiday created for workers — and to fill the holiday-free gap between Independence Day and Thanksgiving.
It’s your weekend to rest, put all your white clothes away, watch football, or do all the things you wanted to do before summer is officially over.
Be sure to check out all the live music in the area including a show at The Backyard and the 5th Annual Be Brave Benefit with Clint Black at The Oasis. Or head downtown for the Texas Longhorns season opener this Saturday.
Whatever you decide, enjoy the 3-day weekend and the short week ahead. We’ll see you out and about!
Friday, August 29
Family Movie Night at Ski Shores Cafe with free s’mores for the kids (6:30pm)
Reunion on the Starlight Stage at the Oasis (7:00pm – 10:30pm)
Paula Nelson at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7:30pm)
Lohman’s Crossing at Iguana Grill
James Fosler at Rumi’s Tavern in Jonestown (9:00pm)
Friday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood (starting at 4:00pm)
Cold Steel Revolver at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7:30pm)
Saturday, August 30
A Texas Tradition at The Backyard Live Oak Amphitheater with Los Lonely Boys, Texas Tornados, The Peterson Brothers, Alex Ruiz & the Night Mothers, and Hunter Sharpe. Bring your chairs and blankets (doors open at 6:30pm)
Dillon Havins and Friends Overlook Stage at the Oasis (6:00 – 10:00pm)
Time Warp Starlight Stage at the Oasis (7:00pm – 10:30pm)
London Calling at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7:30pm)
Shake Russell at Iguana Grill
The Parish Festival at Ski Shores Cafe on Lake Austin (5:00 – 8:00pm)
Back Road Sinners at Rumi’s Tavern in Jonestown (9:00pm)
Saturday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood (starting at 6:30pm)
Kim and Her Bad Habits at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7:00pm)
Sunday, August 31
Clint Black – 5th Annual Be Brave Benefit at The Oasis Starlight (5:00 – 11:00pm) *tickets cannot be purchased at The Oasis
Lone Star Farmers Market in the Shops at the Galleria (10:00am – 2:00pm)
Sunday Brunch at the Steiner Ranch Steakhouse Live music by Kent Mayhew (11:00am – 2:00pm)
An Evening with Terry Bozzio at One World Theatre (7:00pm)
Salsa Night at The Oasis with The Brew Enjoy music inspired by jazz and Latin artists and free dance lessons. The Brew will be playing at the Overlook due to a charity event in Starlight Terrace. (7:00pm – 10:30pm)
Graham Wilkinson at Ski Shores Cafe on Lake Austin (5:00 – 8:00pm)
Flamenco Symphony at Iguana Grill
Sunday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood (starting at 4:00pm)
The Shelton Ray Band at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7:00pm)
In the Big City
The Austin Triathlon This annual event, now in its 8th year, takes places on Monday of Labor Day weekend in the heart of downtown Austin. The urban setting provides a swim start at the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue with a swim course in Lady Bird Lake, fast and closed bike course with stunning views over the Congress Street Bridge and finishes with a run along the Auditorium Shores running path. (7:00am)
Texas Longhorns vs. North Texas First game of the season at Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium Saturday, August 30 (7:00 – 11:00pm)
Get Out of Town
Float Fest 2014 in San Marcos, TX Float the San Marcos River and then stick around for some live music (11:00am – 11:00pm)
As always, if you have an event you’d like for us to include in coming weeks or you know of fun happenings this weekend, be sure to leave it in the comments or send it to us right here in a message.