Zach Person at First Thursday at South Congress Hotel


Austin's favorite street meets Austin's favorite party. First Thursdays at South Congress Hotel is our signature monthly event that features a live performance by an up-and-coming local act, DJs throughout our spaces, drink specials, pop-up activations and more.

This Austin tradition runs deep: on the first Thursday of every month, businesses along South Congress Avenue historically kept their doors open late and banded together to celebrate the essence of Austin — a celebration of local music, art and culture. Since we opened in September 2015, we've kept the festivities going and highlighted what makes our city special. We're proud that Austin's local music community has been represented on our stage with bands like The Black Pumas, CAPYAC, and The Peterson Brothers all joining the First Thursday lineup.

Our next First Thursday is happening Thursday, July 4th. Lineup + holiday schedule coming soon!

First Thursday is free + open to all, always. Good times + refreshments brought to you by our 2024 partners: Still Austin + Carabuena Tequila + Dos Hombres Mezcal + Happen Twice. Powered by Werd. A portion of drink sales will be donated to help support The SIMS Foundation.

Follow Along

⁠Re: that long line to get into Soco's favorite night: Maie Day has a First Thursdays fast-pass ticket, which includes early 5pm pre-party entry + skip-the-line access all night, a welcome cocktail when you arrive, a special menu including including gimme burgers, dusted chicken wings, steak bites, mac 'n cheese, dessert, and more + private cash bar access. Learn more + get your $45 ticket below.

Fastpass, please