Hot Summer Nights is back for another year to curate a three-day weekend filled with admission-free concerts for fans, taking place across nearly a dozen iconic live music venues housed within the RRCD. Founded in 2017 as the RRCD’s first official district-wide event, Hot Summer Nights was originally created in an effort to provide additional revenue to district members, as well as local musicians and staff during the traditionally slower summer months.
As a compliment to the District’s other annual festival held each January just after the New Year – Free Week – Hot Summer Nights has grown into one of the most popular summer events in the “Live Music Capital of the World”, while playing host to tens of thousands of attendees and ultimately providing a significant and positive economic impact in Austin music, service, and hospitality communities.
The for-locals-by-locals music festival will once again be home to hundreds of free performances featuring local Austin and Central Texas artists with a mix of both established touring acts and up-and-coming musicians. Although each event is free to attendees, all festival performances are paid opportunities for artists curated in cooperation with each venue, and supported through corporate sponsors and individual donors.