‘Free Week’ music festival returns to Austin — here are participating venues

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Mélat performing at Cheer Up Charlies (Photo: Renee Dominguez)

Mélat performing at Cheer Up Charlies (Photo: Renee Dominguez)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Red River Cultural District’s Free Week is returning this week to downtown Austin, offering free concerts from Thursday, Jan. 6 through Saturday, Jan. 8.

This year, more than 100 bands of various genres will perform across nine music venues, listed below:

  • Cheer Up Charlies (900 Red River St.)
  • Elysium (705 Red River St.)
  • Empire Control Room (606 E. Seventh St.)
  • Flamingo Cantina (515 E. Sixth St.)
  • Mohawk (912 Red River St.)
  • Stubb’s Bar-B-Q (801 Red River St.)
  • Swan Dive (615 Red River St.)
  • The Green Jay (711 Red River St.)
  • Valhalla (710 Red River St.)

The Austin music tradition has been around for nearly two decades and started at Emo’s at Sixth and Red River streets. It’s a way to bring business to local clubs and venues that usually experience a winter slump.

Click here to see the show schedule for this weekend. Events part of Free Week will be labeled as such.

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