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Free Week in Red River 2022

December 20, 2021
Free Week

The week we have all been waiting for is almost here! It’s Free Week in the Red River Cultural District. Enjoy free performances by your favorite local musicians in venues throughout Red River from January 6th-8th, 2022 at these participating venues.

We recommend masking up to attend Free Week and encourage you to check each venue’s COVID guidelines and requirements for entry. Multiple venues require a negative test or proof of vaccination.

Free Week started in 2003 at Emo’s as a way to keep the club up and running during the slow part of winter. This annual one-venue event grew into a movement, with tens of thousands attending from all over. Live performances take place across the district’s 15 music venues, comedy clubs, parks and event spaces to showcase local and regional talent.

Cheer Up Charlies

Thursday: M.E. Welbourne, Ian Orth

Friday: Replica Federation, Mission Indigo, Arena, Galafutura, Acapulco 86

Saturday: Magna Carda, Dorio, Mike Melinoe, Positive Thinking


Thursday: Gothess Jasmine, Easy Compadre, Figure Factor, @Roi33

Friday: Hermajestie The Hung, SINE, Sex Pump, Curse Mackey, DJ Asura Sunil

Saturday: Rosalind Hussel, Al, Most Modern, Haunt Me


Empire Control Room & Garage

Thursday: Darkbird, Souls Extolled, Foxtales

Friday: Bright Light Social Hour, Trouble In The Streets, Calliope Musicals, Night Drive, & more!

Saturday: TWRP, Rich Aucoin, THEBROSFRESH

Saturday: Night Cap, Cowboy Diplomacy, Lewd Dudes + special guests TBA!

Sunday: Superfónicos, Nemegata, Wache

Flamingo Cantina

Thursday: Retrograde & More, Full Phonetic, Acclimated Assassin, Black Davinciii, Suma.wav, Chuck Duze, Bubs Rubino

Friday: Free Week: Los Skarnales, El Combo Obscuro, Tiarra Girls, Joe Tropicana

Saturday: Free Week: Lion Heights, Soulfiya + Kroywen


Thursday: (Outside) Melat, P1nkstar, Blumoon, House Opera

Thursday: (Inside) Dmitri, Tombus, Jane Leo, KVN

Friday: Blackillac, Tee Double, Deezie Brown, Chucky Blk, DJ Coffee Criminal, Aux Cutter & more!

Saturday: Unsane, BLK OPS, Glassing, Easy Prey, Bleed, on being an angel, Hotmom, Deep Cross


Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

Thursday: Perfect as Cats, Otis Wilkins, Lauren Lakis

Friday: Urban Heat, KVN, Psychic Love Child, Psychotic Reaction

Swan Dive

Thursday: Ben Buck, Zeale (MC), Cloudchord, Flobama

Friday: Chris Conde, Pelvis Wrestley, Primo the Alien

Saturday: Greenbeard, Drip-fed, Monte Luna

The Green Jay

Thursday:  Amplified Heat, Holy Death Trio, Peth

Friday:  Blue Tongue, Under The Rug, Alex Riegelman

Saturday: Foolish Ones, San Saba, JeTexas, Michael Hale Trio


Thursday: Magic Rockers of Texas, Dream Reamer, Juniper Berries

Friday: Sudden Deaf, Dayeater, Transit Method, Mugdog

Saturday: Duel, The Well, Billy King and the Bad Bad Bad, Funeral Kab


Stay tuned for lineup updates, schedules, and more! #FreeWeek2022

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