AUSTIN, Texas – The upcoming weekend in Austin promises an array of diverse events, ranging from an electrifying musical production to a thrilling rodeo and a vibrant city celebration. Additionally, fans of classic rock can look forward to an exhilarating live concert by the iconic Joan Jett. Providing a comprehensive guide to these happenings, FOX 7 Weekend invites residents and visitors alike to immerse themselves in a weekend packed with entertainment.
One unmissable event is Zach Theatre’s production of “Head Over Heels,” a musical that guarantees a side-splitting, enjoyable experience. Audiences will be treated to the extraordinary talent of Kathy Valentine from the Go-Go’s and a stellar cast, as they embark on an exhilarating journey through a reimagined renaissance tale. With beloved Go-Go’s hits such as “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips are Sealed,” and “Heaven Is a Place on Earth,” this show is sure to captivate audiences. “Head Over Heels” will grace the stage until September 10, offering ample opportunity to enjoy this musical extravaganza. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased at zachtheatre.org.
August 11 marks an iconic milestone as KLBJ celebrates its 50th anniversary. And what better way to commemorate this momentous occasion than with a live concert featuring the legendary Joan Jett and the Blackhearts? The Round Rock Amp will host this rocking celebration from 6 to 11 p.m. General admission tickets are priced at $45 for standing room only, while reserved seating starts at $89 to ensure an unforgettable experience. For tickets, please visit roundrockamp.com.
For those seeking a taste of old-western excitement, the Cedar Park Rodeo promises to deliver. Spread over two nights, August 11-12, this event will take place at the H-E-B Center. Spectators can relish in a range of exhilarating events, including bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, and mutton busting. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets for adults start at $25, with children aged 2 to 12 priced at $20. Further details can be found at hebcenter.com.
On August 12, art lovers are invited to indulge in a unique experience at the Blanton Museum of Art during Second Saturdays. From 3 to 8 p.m., visitors can relax on the museum’s new Moody Patio, explore its diverse art and exhibitions, and enjoy the sounds of a live DJ on the museum grounds. Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch or take advantage of the local food and drink offerings. Admission is $20 for adults above 18 years, $10 for children aged 6 to 17, and free for children below five and Blanton members.
Finally, Origin Studio House presents “Party at the People’s House” on Saturday night at Austin City Hall and its public plaza. This indoor and outdoor event, running from 6 to 10 p.m., is a joint initiative with the City of Austin aimed at promoting the “We All Belong Initiative” powered by Austin Against Hate. Emphasizing the importance of unity, this event will blend food, music, and culture to create a memorable celebration for the entire family. Attendance is free, making it a must-visit event in Austin this weekend.
With an impressive lineup of entertainment options, Austin residents and visitors will find themselves spoiled for choice this weekend. Whether attending a rocking concert, immersing oneself in the world of theater, experiencing the thrill of a rodeo, or engaging with the vibrant arts scene, there is something for everyone. The diverse offerings ensure that Austin continues to be a hub of creativity and inspiration.