Austin Blues Festival Returns for Two-Day Extravaganza at Moody Amphitheater

by Sara Aguinaga on March 9, 2024 in Entertainment,

Get ready to immerse yourself in the soulful sounds of the blues as the Austin Blues Festival returns for its second year. 

The festival promises two days of remarkable music, delicious food and community camaraderie. Antone’s Nightclub and Waterloo Greenway will present this year’s festival at the iconic Moody Amphitheater in Waterloo Park on April 27-28.


Jimmie Vaughn is the founding member of the influential blues-rock band The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Photo Lindsey Lee.

On April 27, get ready for a day filled with soul-stirring performances by Jimmie Vaughan, Soul Man Sam, The Altons & Thee Sinseers, Dumpstaphunk, Blind Boys of Alabama with Bobby Rush and Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas. The following day promises another stellar lineup featuring Brittany Howard, Robert Glasper, Big Freedia, The James Hunter Six, Robert Finley and special guest Cimafunk.

Ticket Information

The origins of Austin Blues Festival dates back to 1999. Photo Mark Martich.

Advance tickets for the Austin Blues Festival are now available. Single-day passes start at $80, two-day passes are $130 and up; VIP passes are also available. A portion of ticket proceeds will directly support the Waterloo Greenway’s mission to create and maintain vibrant green spaces and cultural events that enrich the Austin community.


The Moody Amphitheater accommodates up to 5,000 attendees. Photo Salihah Saadiq.

In addition to world-class musical performances, the Austin Blues Festival offers many activities and attractions for attendees to enjoy. Indulge in classic Texas barbecue and southern comfort food from delicious vendors or peruse artisanal craft vendors offering unique handmade goods. With such diverse offerings, there’s something to satisfy every palate and interest.

The Austin Blues Festival features a diverse lineup of artists, spanning from blues legends to rising stars. Photo Lindsey Lee.

Whether you’re a longtime blues fan or simply looking for a weekend filled with great music, good food and fun, this event has something for everyone. Get your tickets now and enjoy a weekend of blues, brews, and ever-lasting memories.


Cover photo Salihah Saadiq

Sara Aguinaga’s passions include reading, creating art, and traveling. She enjoys exploring the culinary diversity across the expansive Lone Star State. As a licensed massage therapist, she strives to bring peace to the lives of others.