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Willie Nelson to perform, host 10-act 4th of July Picnic at Austin FC's Q2 Stadium

Willie Nelson will host his Fourth of July Picnic in person again this year for his annual 4th of July Picnic. (Laura Figi)

Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic and Fireworks will be back in person this year, and it's coming to Austin FC's Q2 Stadium with a star-studded 10-act lineup as the stadium's first ever concert.


The Austin country music legend will head to the home of Austin's first major league team with acts including himself (and family), Austin-area acts Midland and Asleep at the Wheel, Tyler Childers, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Brothers Osborne, Charley Crockett, Allison Russel, Particle Kid and Steve Earle & the Dukes.

Austin FC President Andy Loughnane made the announcement at the stadium early Friday morning and said the crew "can't think of a better first concert for Q2 Stadium." Matthew McConaughey, Austin FC part-owner and Austin's Minister of Culture, seemed to agree.

“Q2 Stadium is quickly becoming a host for the biggest parties in Austin, and there’s no one better to kick off our first-ever concert than with the one and only living legend, and a local to Austinites, Willie Nelson,” McConaughey said.

The concert will come packed with Fourth of July fun, including fireworks, 10 hours of live music, food and more, at Q2 Stadium on Monday, July 4.

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Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation


🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway