The Drop-In Music Series Returns to the Long Center Lawn

Weekly shows are free but capacity is limited

Jamming out in the summer heat will probably pump you up more than cool you off, but a free concert may be worth weathering Austin’s soaring temperatures.

The Long Center and ACL Radio are bringing back outdoor summer music series the Drop-In, every Thursday from now until August 11. Come to the Long Center lawn to see a favorite or maybe a new-to-you performer starting at 8pm with a lineup spanning genres from rock to hip-hop and Latin folk.

Austin-based Tejano soul group Nuevo kicks off the series this Thursday (May 26), offering a groovy sound rich in cultural influence for both English and Spanish listeners to enjoy. The lineup for the summer keeps you on your toes each week with artists with a new act and a new sound. You can look forward to seeing genre-bending artists like David Garza, who claims territory in the musical realms of glam rock, Latin folk, and blues. Expect to also see local favorites such as hip-hop group Geto Gala, made up of Deezie Brown and Jake Lloyd. Black Fret, a nonprofit organization focused on amplifying local musicians and fostering community, worked with the Long Center to curate a series of hand-picked artists, including soul singer James Robinson, rock band Think No Think, and more. Check who’s playing each week, because there’s bound to be someone you’ll enjoy.

Be forewarned that capacity is limited even though tickets are free. Go to the Long Center website to RSVP in advance and secure your spot, or you can try to drop in once doors open at 7pm.

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