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When you travel to Austin, you may have the idea to see some live music here in the city. Austin is well known for live music. Our Texas capital sees a variety of music events take place here in Austin during the year, including SXSW and Austin City Limits. One special event that is not always held in Austin will be taking place here in the city in April. Make sure to come visit Austin for the CMT Music Awards 2024. This is one of the biggest nights of the year for country artists, as they take to the stage for well-deserved awards. The show will also present with live musical acts too. Take a look at what you need to know about this year’s CMT Music Awards in Austin:

Where to Find It

This year’s CMT Music Awards will be held right here in Austin, Texas. Specifically, you will find this annual awards show taking place at the Moody Center. This will be the second year in a row where the CMT Music Awards will be held here in Austin after previously being hosted in Nashville for over 20 years. The Moody Center is a world-class arena that showcases the biggest artists each and every year. It is still a recent addition to Austin, having just opened in the Spring of 2022. You will find modern amenities inside this arena, including stadium seating, concessions, and much more. If you plan on sticking around after the CMT Music Awards, you can catch a variety of artists performing in April, including Tyler Childers, Tim McGraw, Madonna, and more. Take a look at tickets today to see what tickets are still available!

Purchasing Tickets

When it comes to one of the biggest nights of the year for country music, you would expect tickets are no longer available for purchase for the CMT Music Awards. Fortunately, tickets are still available for this exclusive event. Tickets are currently available for purchase through Ticketmaster with ticket prices starting at $229 per person. Tickets will get you entry into this event that goes from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM on Sunday April 7th. Resale tickets are also available for purchase, but please make sure to purchase from a reputable seller. The Moody Center is nearby many parking garages, so make sure to plan for your arrival appropriately to the event. The Moody Center also provides a premium experience for special suites and amenities. Reach out to The Moody Center for additional details.

What to Know

This year’s CMT Music Awards in Austin will be hosted by Kelsea Ballerini for a night of fun and country music. Kelsea is a world-renowned pop singer who released her debut solo album, The First Time, in 2015. Expect her to bring out some of the top names in country music. The top awards for the CMT Music Awards include Video of the Year, Male Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year, and Breakthrough Video of the Year. Recent years have seen artists including Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Carrier Underwood, Luke Bryan, and more take home these big awards. Now that the CMT Music Awards are being held in Austin going forward, you can look forward to an incredible experience here each year!

Additional Music Activities in Austin

The CMT Music Awards are not the only music activity going on down here in Austin this spring. As mentioned, Austin is a live music mecca, and has plenty to see and do. Antone’s Nightclub has been a music staple here in the city since 1975. This smaller music venue has seen legendary artists walk through its doors, including Ray Charles, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, James Brown, and many more. The nightclub is still running to this day and offers incredible musical performances. Mondays features Blue Monday, with local blues artists holding down the stage. You can also see artists go on tour and perform at Antone’s as well. Additional venues that have become famous here in the city also include Stubbs, Mohawk, Emos, and Parish. No matter what time of year you come to visit, you are sure to find some incredible live music waiting for you. And best of all, it is sure to be near your vacation rental!

Get Ready for More Fun in Austin

Do not pass up the incredible opportunity to come and see the CMT Music Awards taking place here in Austin. Make sure to book your Austin vacation rentals today and see what all the fun is about. The CMT Music Awards will be here before you know it!

While you do not need a reason to come and experience Austin, the beautiful southwest scenery and lively attractions in the area should be more than enough, you will find that the summer events are definitely worthy of a visit. Austin features some incredible summer events that are either annual occasions or brand-new celebrations to enjoy. Both visitors and locals can enjoy these summer events in Austin this year. Take a look at what the top ones are going to be this year in Austin:

The Drop-in Summer Concert Series

Everyone knows that Austin is all about live music and it never disappoints. Just head to Downtown Austin and find a local bar and you are sure to find live music taking place. Each summer Austin hosts the Drop-In Summer Concert Series for a diverse lineup of favorite Austin artists in the area. The event offers free weekly concerts on the Long Center lawn all summer so you can enjoy live music without breaking the bank. The Drop-In Summer Concert Series takes place from May 25th through August 10th.

Paramount Summer Classic Film Series

If you prefer flashing lights and buttery popcorn you may prefer to go watch a movie instead of seeing a live music show. Austin has a summer event for that as well with the Paramount Summer Classic Film Series. Come to the Paramount Theatre each week for a classic film shown on their big screen. You can enjoy a variety of films from comedies to dramas in the way movies were meant to be seen. The Paramount Summer Classic Film Series will take place from May 26th to September 2nd.

Blues on the Green

Come experience one of Austin’s favorite summer traditions by enjoying the Blues on the Green concert series. This free concert series is put on by Austin City Limits Radio and takes place at Zilker Park. You will be able to catch a variety of musical artists for absolutely free. This year’s Blues on the Green will take place on July 18th and July 19th for two whole days of free summer music and fun!

HEB Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks

Each year locals and visitors spread out over Austin to check out one of the local events here in the area. However, you simply cannot pass up the opportunity to enjoy the HEB Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks. As the name suggests the Austin Symphony will be on hand for a 4th of July concert that is sure to bring out all of the patriotic favorites live in person. You can enjoy the show at Mathias Shores, formerly known as Auditorium Shores, for a wonderful event. As the concert finishes a huge fireworks display will be shot off over the city skyline. The event begins at 8:00 PM with the concert starting at 8:30 PM sharp. What makes the HEB Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks so special is that it is absolutely free to attend. VIP tickets are also available for those who want a more special experience. Don’t miss out!

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic

Another incredible 4th of July event that simply cannot be missed is the annual Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic right here in Austin. Willie Nelson has been a resident of Austin for years and always helps the city out with incredible events. This year’s 4th of July Picnic will be more special than ever as it is the 50th anniversary of the event! You can enjoy live musical performances from artists including Willie Nelson & Family, Tyler Childers, Shakey Graves, Dwight Yoakam, and many more. All of the performances will be taking place at the Q2 Stadium in Austin where the event was held last year. Doors open at 11:00 am with musical acts starting at noon. Don’t miss out on this event as tickets are on sale now starting at $49 per person!

Don’t Miss Out on These Summer Events in Austin

Get ready for the absolutely free district-wide summer festival with Hot Summer Nights. This festival is all about community and features local music at a variety of venues all around Downtown Austin. Enjoy delicious food and drink from local restaurants and vendors. Local venues that participate in Hot Summer Nights include Elysium, Valhalla, The 13th Floor, Stubbs Bar-B-Q, and more. What started as a way to support local artists during the initially slower summer season has not become one of the biggest events of the year. Don’t miss out on Hot Summer Nights starting on July 20th!

Get ready for these summer events in Austin and feel like a local. Book a summer vacation rental with us today and have the finest homes in the area to enjoy.

There is nothing better than for spring to finally come around the corner and push winter away. It has been a cold winter this year, and we simply cannot wait for the spring season. Austin is the perfect vacation destination for your spring vacation, as many events take place all season long. Our vacation rentals will be within a short distance of all the action. Here are some of our favorite spring events in Austin, Texas:

South by Southwest

Each year around this time a variety of music festivals across the country begin to announce their lineups for the upcoming event. Some call this “festival season” and is a special time for music lovers everywhere. If you have visited Austin before, you know that live music is an important staple for those in town. Most bars offer live music and the city itself hosts a variety of music events each year. Once of the biggest events to take place in Austin year after year is South by Southwest, or SXSW as it is more commonly referred to. SXSW is one of the biggest festivals in the world and offers more than just music. This giant event is a combination of music, film, and technology innovation.

This year SXSW will take place March 10th through the 19th for 10 full days of incredible activities. This year’s lineup includes the always popular music festival portion along with the film and TV festival. The music festival brings in world class acts for a variety of performances with many taking place at the various live music venues in the city. The film and TV festival brings in A-list stars to Austin to promote upcoming movies and TV shows. You may even be able to catch a special screening with the stars in it too! SXSW also includes a comedy festival featuring some of the biggest stand-up comedy acts along with several keynote speakers. Head around Downtown Austin to find exhibitions set up with state-of-the-art technology. SXSW is a unique festival in that you can purchase a festival pass that is perfect for you. Some passes can get you into the live music only if that is what you want or just into the film portion. Passes slowly increase in price leading up to the event so make sure to purchase yours today!

ABC Kite Fest

Another popular event that takes place in Austin year after year is the popular ABC Kite Fest, the country’s oldest kite festival. Hundreds of different kites will be showcases in this truly special event at Zilker Park. This year will include a community kite contest and various children’s activities. This year’s ABC Kite Fest will take place on April 1st from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Zilker Park.

Austin Urban Cultural Fest

If SXSW is too big of an event for you and you are looking for R&B and hip hop music, look no further than the Austin Urban Cultural Fest. This popular event will be taking place at Auditorium Shores at Lady Bird Lake where 15,000 music lovers will hit the scene. This is the only Austin event to focus exclusively on R&B, hip hop, and neo-soul for an event like no other. Additional activities at the event also include a live showcase with other cultural makers such as award-winning chefs, dancers, and content creators. The Austin Urban Cultural Fest will take place this year on April 1st.

Fusebox Festival

Austin is not just a champion for live music but also all of the arts. The Fusebox Festival is an incredible event that combines all live art into a single festival. The Fusebox Festival combines music with live theater, dance, literature, culinary arts, film, and much more. International artists from all over the world will descend onto Austin to showcase their incredible discipline with live performances and workshops. The event takes place over various different venues from all across the city. This year’s Fusebox Festival will take place April 12th through April 16th.

MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix

It is time to rev up your engine for this year’s MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix. This is the premier motorcycle racing for the world at Austin’s event is the only North American stop for the year. Come see professional motorcycle racers hit the track and unbelievable speeds. This year’s MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix will take place at Circuit of the Americas from April 14th through April 16th.

Book Today and Enjoy These Events in Austin, Texas

There is no better city for live events than Austin, so make sure to visit the city during our busy spring season. Our vacation rentals will keep you comfortable all stay long and provide you with incredible amenities, one of them being a prime location – close to your favorite events in Austin, Texas. Find your rental today.

As you get ready to head out on your upcoming vacation getaway to Austin you may start to realize that costs can really add up. This is not just for Austin but any vacation destination as you pay for lodging, food, activities, and more. Austin also has plenty of exciting events around the city that will make your trip memorable as ever. Luckily many of these events are low-cost and will help you with your overall travel costs. Take a look at some of our favorite family-friendly events in Austin that will go easy on your wallet:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center & The Field of Light

Austinites can always look forward to a day spent at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, which is also known as the Texas Botanical Gardens, has been open for 40 years! And this year is special because they have opened the highly-acclaimed British artist Bruce Munro’s The Field of Light display which debuted on September 9th of 2022! The Field of Light illuminates 16 acres with 28,000 solar-powered, fiber-optic light pods. This display is meant to showcase the intersection of art, nature, and technology. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is open every day from 9 AM to 5 PM but the Field of Light display will be illuminated every day from 5 PM to 11 PM. So clear your evening for a night of music and lights.

Fall Pecan Street Festival

You probably would not have guessed that one of the largest and longest-running street festivals is right here in Austin and is named after one of our favorite nuts. That is where the Fall Pecan Street Festival comes in every September for a variety of arts and crafts, local vendors, and much more. The Pecan Street Festival technically takes place twice a year, on the first Saturday and Sunday of May and also on the last Saturday and Sunday in September. The Fall Festival is just around the corner with all of its exciting activities. Visitors will be able to explore all of the handcrafted creations that come from various mediums such as wood, metal, glass, leather, and stone. While you are browsing around you can enjoy all of the local Austin musical acts with some renowned veterans across three stages. The Pecan Street Festival takes place along Sixth Street in Downtown Austin between Interstate 35 and Brazos Street. Entry is always free!

Austin Oktoberfest 2022

After the previous 2021 session was canceled the Austin Oktoberfest is back on for 2022. This all-ages event lets you enjoy all things German with delicious food and drinks. Oktoberfest is a famous German celebration that has been going on since 1812. The German Texas Heritage Society brings about the celebration every year for authentic German brews and food along with exciting games. Guests will be able to enjoy delicious food such as brats along with German beers. This event will take place at the German Free School, a historical building found in downtown Austin. A variety of kids’ activities will also be on hand so the whole family has fun. Austin Oktoberfest 2022 will take place on October 8th from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM at The German Free School.

Boo at the Zoo

One of Austin’s most looked-forward-to events is returning with Boo at the Zoo. The Austin Zoo hosts this spooky and exciting family event every Friday and Saturday night in October. Enjoy train rides, a haunted house perfect for all ages, and live musical entertainment. Boo at the Zoo is included in every regular zoo entry making it a wallet-friendly event.

Austin Trail of Lights

Whenever you visit Austin during the holiday season you will find plenty of events taking place. One of them is the Austin Trail of Lights, a jubilant display of holiday lights. This extravagant event has been named one of the top 10 Public Displays of Holiday Lights by USA Today. This event takes place at Zilker Park where you will find over 2 million holiday lights hung up along with 90 light holiday trees plush additional holiday displays and light tunnels. This event is always free and lets you see some of the best holiday lights displays in the country. Don’t miss out on the 58th Annual Austin Trails of Lights taking place Tuesday through Sunday each week from December 8th through the 23rd. You can visit the park for the light show between the hours of 5:45 PM to 10:45 PM.

Events in Austin are Waiting

As you can see there are plenty of exciting family-friendly events in Austin that won’t break the bank. Make sure to book your stay and get ready for the best time in Austin. Contact us today! See our exclusive list of Lake Travis cabin rentals here.