The calendar may say fall, but the thermometer definitely does not. With Austin City Limits Music Festival taking place over the next two weekends at Zilker Park, The Daily Texan has compiled a list of indoor venues equipped with live music performances and, most importantly, air conditioning.
Friday, Oct. 4
Start off Weekend One sweat-free with an indoor performance by The Comet is Coming with DJ Mel at Scoot Inn. With the band playing at the park before coming to Scoot Inn, they’ll be extra prepared for their psychedelic electronica rock show. Antone’s is hosting Pink Sweat$ with Christian Paul at the same time, so students will have to decide between an electronic atmosphere or an R&B vibe. Later in the evening, Emo’s Austin and Stubb’s Indoors will host TroyBoi and pluko and Blackillac, respectively. TroyBoi specializes in electronic dance music, and Blackillac is a duo that works in the hip-hop realm.
Saturday, Oct. 5
British singer Shura and Rebelution band member Eric Rachmany are the first wave of artists to perform Saturday night. Shura will be at 3TEN Austin City Limits Live with Faye Webster, and Rachmany is performing at Antone’s. At 10 p.m., Jai Wolf will take over Emo’s Austin with electronic vibes. He will also share the stage with Hotel Garuda and Memba. The most important event of the night for college students is a free concert by Superfónicos, a Latin funk band, at Stubb’s Indoors.
Sunday, Oct. 6
To avoid waking up early in the morning for Gospel Brunch with Bells of Joy, MisterWives, an indie pop band, is the show to see Sunday night. The band is performing alongside Briston Maroney at Scoot Inn.
Friday, Oct. 11
Scoot Inn is hosting BBC Music of Sound winner Sigrid with Alexander 23 and Raffaella Friday night, making it a musical oasis for anyone scorched by the Weekend Two heat. Alexander 23 is a pop artist who has produced music for Netflix series “13 Reasons Why,” and Raffaella is an indie artist. Stubb’s Indoors is also looking to take in heat exhaustion victims with a free concert from alternative, indie artist Mobley.
Saturday, Oct. 12
Saturday night is chock-full of indoor concerts to attend. American folk band Joseph will be at Scoot Inn, alternative country singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin will perform at The Parish, and reggae rock band Rebelution is taking over Emo’s Austin with Steady Legend. Stubb’s Indoors is also offering another free show with indie group Sego at 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 13
Stubb’s Indoors brings back Gospel Brunch for the early birds, but there’s one last night show for those who need to sleep in. Fisher, who specializes in house music, is performing at Emo’s Austin at 10 p.m. to bring ACL 2019 to an end.