On the first Thursday of every month, businesses along South Congress Avenue band together to highlight the essence of Austin — a celebration of local music, art and culture.

In homage to this Austin tradition, we host First Thursdays at South Congress Hotel: a 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.

Since we opened in September 2015, our dedication to Austin's local music community has been represented with bands like The Black Pumas, CAPYAC and The Peterson Brothers all joining the First Thursday lineup.

First Thursday at SCH is always free and open to the public.

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July First Thursday

Our neighborhood party is back on Thursday, July 7th from 6pm until late.

Beatnik Bandits are kicking things off with a live performance at 7pm. Grab a drink + groove to DJ sets by ulovei, Joaquín, SuperNova + King Louie throughout the night.

Free + open to all! Brought to you by our partners in party: KUTX, Ranch Rider Spirits + Rambler Sparkling Water.


  • Video produced with KUTX at South Congress Hotel for Rob Baird's First Thursday performance.

Catch past performances and more on our YouTube channel