Do you bleed orange? Does your heart beats to the rhythm of rock ‘n’ roll? Well, you’re in luck. The University of Texas has launched a new game day concert series called Longhorn City Limits.
Each UT home game this season will include a pregame concert on the LBJ Lawn outside the northeast corner of DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium. The concerts will be free and open to the public.
The kickoff event on Sept. 8 features iconic blues rocker Jimmie Vaughan, who teamed up with the UT Longhorn Band for a Thanksgiving halftime show in 2015.
“You can’t get any more Texas than that,” he said at the time. “The whole thing is just incredible to me. I could’ve never dreamed it up on my own, to even ask something like that. And why would they even do it?”
Vaughan is thrilled to be returning to the Forty Acres.
“What an honor to play once again for The University Of Texas,” he said about the new concert series.
Local soul ensemble, the Nightowls, opens for Vaughan at the first concert with a set that kicks off at 3:30 p.m. Vaughan is scheduled to play at 5 p.m.
The University of Texas has partnered with Austin City Limits Festival producers C3 Presents for the series. Concessions during the pregame concerts will include Stubb’s BBQ and happy hour-priced beers and wine spritzers.