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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February First Thursday

Our first party of the year is back on Thursday, February 2nd. Sip on drinks by Still Austin + Rambler before a live performance by Buffalo Hunt at 7pm. DJ sets throughout the night by King Louie, Joaquín, ulovei + Rüben.

See you at SCH.


  • Video produced with KUTX at South Congress Hotel for THEBROSFRESH First Thursday performance.

Catch past performances and more on our YouTube channel