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.
First Thursday at SCH is always free and open to the public + will return to our normal schedule in February 2024.