It’s weekend one of the Austin City Limits Music Festival and like any festival as big as ACL, it can come with mixed emotions. It’s hard not to love all the live music, eats, Austin kiddie limits, the art market and more. On the other hand, you have crowds and crowds of people and crazy traffic.
So that usually leaves you with two choices — you’re going to head downtown and brave the crowds to enjoy this iconic Austin event, or you’re going to shack up like a hermit for the next two weekends and hope that some day this event will move to another city. But if you decide on the latter, you don’t need to be a recluse … there are plenty of things for you to do around the Lake Travis area where you can enjoy live music and several other family friendly activities with much smaller crowds (I recommend the 1st Annual Poodie Party in Spicewood).
Get out there and enjoy the perfect fall weather that is here for the weekend!
Friday, October 3
Friends of the Library Book Sale at Lake Travis Community Library (10:00am – 6:00pm)
Family Movie Night at Ski Shores Cafe with free s’mores for the kids (6:30pm)
Rocket Brothers on the Starlight Stage at the Oasis (7:00pm – 10:00pm)
Matt Wilson Band at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7:30pm)
Friday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood (starting at 4:00pm)
The Fabulous Chevelles at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7:30pm)
Saturday, October 4
Free Kids Workshop at Home Depot Kids learn how to build an EMS Truck for Fire Safety Month. Designed for children ages 5 – 12 (9:00am – 12:00pm)
Friends of the Library Book Sale at Lake Travis Community Library (10:00am – 2:00pm)
1st Annual Poodie Party at Willie Nelson’s Cut & Putt with a “No Bad Days Golf Tournament” and an afternoon of great live music!
Oktoberfest at Whole Foods, Bee Cave Head to The Buzz for a special sausage bar, beer specials, and a special beer themed game where you could win a $50 gift card. (12:00pm – 4:00pm)
Saturday Night Concert Series at the Hill Country Galleria Enjoy free, live music in the outdoor amphitheater with this week’s performers Andrea Marie & The Magnolia Band. (7:00 – 9:00pm)
Hot Sauce ATX on the Starlight Stage at the Oasis (7:00pm – 10:00pm)
Third Language at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7:30pm)
Poodie Party After Party at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood (8:00pm – 1:00am)
Longhorns vs. Baylor at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7:00pm)
Sunday, October 5
Grand Re-Opening Painting Class at Painting with a Twist in Lakeway benefiting the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. (2:00pm – 5:00pm)
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)
Salsa Night at The Oasis with The Brew Enjoy music inspired by jazz and Latin artists and free dance lessons (7:00pm – 10:30pm)
Sunday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood (starting at 4:00pm)
In the Big City
Weekend One: ACL Music Festival This year’s ACL Music Festival will once again be held over two weekends at the 46-acre Zilker Park, from Oct. 3-5 and Oct. 10-12. Headliners at the 13th annual event include Eminem, Pearl Jam, Outkast, Skrillex, Beck and Calvin Harris. Other notable artists on the 130-plus-act lineup are Lorde (weekend two only), Lana Del Rey, Foster the People, the Replacements, Sam Smith, St. Vincent and Zedd.
Get Out of Town
Harvest the Fall Fun at Sweet Berry Farms in Marble Falls, Texas. September 27 through November 2th (closed Wednesdays)
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.
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