Austin Celebrates “Free Week”

There’s no better price than free.99 and the eclectic residents of Austin, Texas seem to know this better than anyone, as they town embarks on “Free Week” a seven day run of free shows around ATX that help celebrate the start to a new year. Fitting, for a city that seems to never turn the music off. On the site’s website, the event is promoters say, ” Since 2003, Austin has held the tradition of partying to no end during the first week of January.”

The decade-old tradition is a perfect example as well of the current state of music in America, as giving it out for free seems to have begun the norm for the large swath of artists trying to come up in the industry. The week-long mini-fest features a smattering of independent acts, both local and not, that come together to start the year off right, for free. For a full list of shows, venues and activities, click here.

Jake Krzeczowski

Jake Krzeczowski is a writer based in Chicago. Since graduating from the University of Iowa in 2012 he has written for the likes of The Chicago Sun Times, Complex Magazine, and Elevator Magazine.

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