There are shows happening at music venues across the city every night of the year but paying a cover (or hefty ticket price) is par for the course. Not at Waterloo Records: Throughout the year, touring artists host one-off, abbreviated in-store performances at this beloved record shop. These are first-come-first-served, typically on weekday afternoons and on Tuesdays include free beer for the 21+ crowd. Skip out of work early and you'll be rewarded with an intimate performance from bands about to hit it big.
Any Austinite will tell you that music, art, and the outdoors are what makes the city great. What they may forget to mention is that you can enjoy all three without paying a cent. In addition to sweeping landscapes full of free watering holes and spots to hike within city limits, the best free things to do in Austin include free live music shows nearly every day of the week, free admission to museums, free yoga or dance classes, and a multitude of other gratis events throughout the year. We’ve put together the ultimate list of free experiences in Austin, because why pay for something when you can do it for free? Save a buck and buy a taco instead.
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