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.

Follow Along


October First Thursday

Sip on drink specials by Still Austin + Rambler Sparkling Water and groove to DJ sets by ulovei, Mousse, DJ Sober + King Louie before THEBROSFRESH take the stage at 7pm.

Brought to you by our friends at Still Austin Whiskey, Rambler Sparkling Water + KUTX. Free + open to the public.


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

Catch past performances and more on our YouTube channel