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Taylor’s Five Must-See Local Musicans – Hot Summer Nights 2022

July 18, 2022
Hot Summer Nights- Red River Cultural District

This blog was guest-written by Taylor Brandeger, Marketing Director of the Red River Cultural District.

It’s about to be the hottest time of the year! Red River Cultural District is so stoked to announce our 5th annual Hot Summer Nights Festival this August 4 – 6. Every year the district comes together to bring you over 115 live acts across 11 venues, all for free! This is a time for fun, friends, and discovery – the true spirit of Austin, Texas. 

While there are so many great acts that we can’t wait to see, we wanted to share five that we are really looking forward to seeing!

p1nkstar @ Mohawk (Outdoor) on Friday, August 5

P1nkstar is taking over Austin and we love it. You can expect superstar pop music, fun crowds, iconic looks, and a whole lot of dancing at her shows! Put on your cutest y2k rave outfit and see you on the dance floor.

Ariel + The Culture @ Empire Garage on Friday, August 5

We’re excited to check out Ariel + The Culture this year! Jason “Ariel” Bobadilla is revitalizing cumbia as an independent Latin artist and has grown his audience with great Tik Tok videos. Check out his single “Dame Tu Amor”.

Mama Duke – Cheer Up Charlies (Outdoor) on Thursday, August 4

Mama Duke is a two-time Austin Hip-Hop Award-winning Artist, Austin Music Award Nominee and Recording Academy member. Taking home both “Artist of the Year” and “Female Artist of the Year” in one night, it’s no wonder she can move effortlessly in a male-dominated industry. Her Cheer Up Charlies show at Hot Summer Nights ‘21 was iconic and we can’t wait to do it again this year!

Pleasure Venom – Thursday, August 4

Pleasure Venom is an explosive experimental garage punk band led by killer vocalist Audrey Campbell. Her intensity and energy is infectious at their shows and honestly feels like free therapy. Can’t recommend them enough for a moment to let your guard down and get crazy.

Indoor Creature – Swan Dive on Friday, August 5

Hot Summer Nights Red River Cultural District

We LOVE Indoor Creature. Expect dreamy, jazzy pop tunes with darker lyrical themes that create the perfect juxtaposition for pretending like you’re in a movie. This is definitely a show to take your crush to. 😉


We can’t wait to see you at Hot Summer Nights and hope you enjoyed this blog brought to you by our friends at the Red River Cultural District.

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