Free Week in July returns with Golden Dawn Arkestra, Riverboat Gamblers, more

Hot Summer Nights returns to the Red River Cultural District on July 26-29 with a blazing roster of free shows featuring many of Austin’s favorite bands.

Golden Dawn Arkestra. DAVE CREANEY FOR AMERICAN-STATESMAN.

The event mirrors, the popular Free Week mini-festival that takes over Austin clubs in the first week of January. Participating clubs, who will offer no cover shows, include the Mohawk, Stubb’s, Empire, Barracuda, Cheer Up Charlie’s, Swan Dive and Beerland. The lineups for the free shows feature a who’s who of the best bands in Austin, including space jazz crusaders, Golden Dawn Arkestra, punk rock wrecking crew, Riverboat Gamblers and recent Austin360 Artists of the Month, revolution rap kingpins, Blastfamous USA.

Gauzy dream pop artists Ringo Deathstarr and Moving Panoramas, Latin funk throwdown Cilantro Boombox, hip-hop producer Just Blaze, rapper Fat Tony and local psych rock torch-bearers Holy Wave are also on the roster alongside Sphynx, Sailor Poon, Blxpltn and our favorite emo puppet troupe, Fragile Rock.

Here’s the full lineup of artists playing Hot Summer Nights. More information on the Red River Cultural District Facebook page.

GOLDEN DAWN ARKESTRA
RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS
RINGO DEATHSTARR
HOVVDY
CILANTRO BOOMBOX
MOVING PANORAMAS
HOLY WAVE
ANATOMI
JESS WILLIAMSON
JUST BLAZE
BIG WY’S BRASS BAND
ANNABELLE CHAIRLEGS
EAGLE CLAW
LORD BUFFALO
SAILOR POON
THINK NO THINK
SPHYNX
STELLA
FLESHLIGHTS
BLXPLTN
BLASTFAMOUS USA
EMILY WOLFE
NERVOUS EXITS
THE REPUTATIONS
RF SHANNON (SOLO)
MIGRANT KIDS
TIA CARRERA
RICKSHAW BILLIE’S BURGER PATROL
THE WILD NOW
QUIET COMPANY
ALTAMESA
BEING DEAD
BIG BILL
BILLY KING AND THE BADD BAD BAD
BLACK MILK
BLEARY EYED
BLUSHING
BOOHER
BUHU
CHAKRA KHAN
CHIEF WHITE LIGHTNING
CHROMAGNUS
COMO LAS MOVIES
CON DAVISON
COWBOY CRISIS
CRYPT TRIP
DAPHNE TUNES
DARKBIRD
DATENIGHT (TN)
DEALS
DENTIST
DIXIE WITCH
DJ BIG DADDY B
DJ DICK WOLF
DJ DORITO
DOLLAR GENERAL
DREAMSPOOK
DUEL
ELEVADED
FANCLUB
FAT TONY
FLYING TURNS (DJ SET)
FRAGILE ROCK
FUSS RICKET
GIO CHAMBA
GOOD FIELD
GREENBEARD
GROWL (LAST SHOW)
HAULM
HEY JELLIE
HONEY & SALT
ILINX
JESSIE FRYE
KID SLYCE
KING COUNTRY
LATE
LEATHER GIRLS
MAMAFESTA
MAMAHAWK
MANDATE
MARIJUANA SWEET TOOTH
MEGAFAUNA
MIKE MELINOE
MINIHORSE
MOPAC
NOLAN POTTER’S NIGHTMARE BAND
PEARL CRUSH
PLEASURE VENOM
RAPID RIC
ROYAL FOREST
SAY GIRL SAY
SEALION
SHMU
SKYMOMMA
SLOW SEERS
SMIILE
SOMETIMES A LEGEND
TC SUPERSTAR
THE GHOST WOLVES
THE YOUNG SOMETHING
VOLCÁN
WHY BONNIE
ZOUMOUNTCHI