Welcome to the heart of Texas, where the spirit of live music, cultural festivals, and community gatherings thrive. As we usher in the new year, Austin is gearing up for a January filled with exciting events that showcase the city’s unique blend of creativity, diversity, and charm.
Whether you’re a local looking for something fresh or a visitor eager to experience the dynamic energy of Austin, this guide is your ticket to the best events happening in the city this January.
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The Long Center for Performing Arts
Through breathtaking dance and music, Shen Yun’s artists tell of a time when divine beings walked upon the earth, leaving behind a culture that inspired generations. Ancient Chinese wisdom, infused with Buddhist and Taoist spirituality and values, gave birth to everything from medical innovations to opera, dance, architecture, and even martial arts.
Shen Yun tours to some 150 cities around the world each year. From Tokyo to Paris, Sydney to New York, Shen Yun’s live performances garner thunderous applause and accolades from full houses everywhere.
If you’re a music fan, the first week of January is for you! Hundreds of bands participate in this annual event that takes place across Austin’s 10+ live music venues, comedy clubs, parks and event spaces. Performances focus on local and regional talent. 2024 participating venues include: 13th Floor, Barbarella, Cheer Up Charlies, Chess Club, Creek & Cave, Elysium, Empire Control Room & Garage, Flamingo Cantina, Mohawk, Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, Swan Dive, Valhalla, Vaquero Taquero.
Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular
The Paramount Theater
Paramount’s Laser Spectacular is the smash hit multi-media laser and light show featuring the Original Music of Pink Floyd. Paramount’s Laser Spectacular has become a cult classic, presenting the music of Pink Floyd as you’ve never seen before. The Laser Spectacular is the longest-running touring theater show in history, with the first presentation taking place in 1986.
The Laser Spectacular is a night of great music, fantastic visuals, and audience participation. Think – The Rocky Horror Picture Show meets The Wall! Nowadays, you will see Classic Rockers along with a new generation of fans! So, parents, score “cool points” with your teenagers and bring them along!
Tina Turner the Musical
January 9 – 11
Bass Concert Hall
An uplifting comeback story like no other, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical is the inspiring journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock n’ Roll, featuring her much-loved songs. One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Turner has won 12 Grammy Awards and her live shows have been seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history.
Austin Home Show 2024
January 13 – 14
Austin Convention Center
At the Home Show, our goal is simple: to inspire, motivate and excite you for your upcoming home improvement – whether it’s a minor renovation or a major remodel.
Our events feature a wide selection of home improvement professionals in a fun, interactive environment. After meeting with and comparing our expert exhibitors, we know you’ll be inspired and motivated to start planning with confidence. More importantly, we want you to be excited for all the fantastic possibilities that come with your project!
January 13 – 14
Austin Convention Center
Brick Fest Live offers an unparalleled experience that sparks inspiration and creativity through the most incredible life-size models crafted from tens of thousands of bricks, stimulating your imagination like never before. Dive into a world of engagement with hands-on activities and attractions meticulously designed for an unforgettable family-friendly adventure. Encounter contestants from the renowned LEGO® Masters TV show and witness the live presence of screen-quality Cosplayers. Capture a moment in the GIANT BRICK PIT, boasting over 200,000 colorful bricks for an exceptional once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity, immerse yourself in the Minecraft Zone, delve into the Glow Zone, a mesmerizing glow-in-the-dark experience where bricks shine under blacklight, and much more!
MLK Day Festival
MLK Statue on the University of Texas campus
This year, participate in the Austin-area MLK Day celebrations with The Austin Area Heritage Council. Enjoy a walk starting from the Martin Luther King Jr. statue on the University of Texas campus to the south steps of the Capitol for a rally and ending the march at the historic Huston-Tillotson University for activities and events.
The SAFE Alliance Gala
JW Marriott Austin
The SAFE Alliance Gala will celebrate 50 years of the SAFE Alliance providing shelter, healing and hope to survivors of abuse. It will be an evening of performances and stories about their journey. All proceeds go to providing care for survivors and fulfilling SAFE Alliance’s mission to stop abuse for everyone.
3M Half Marathon
3M Half boasts one of the fastest half marathon courses in the country. Enjoy a mostly downhill course that takes you past some of Austin’s finest locations and finishes downtown near the Texas State Capitol.
Who’s Bad – Michael Jackson Tribute Band
January 21 – 22
ACL Live at Moody Theater
The ultimate Michael Jackson has been thrilling fans for over a decade with its spectacular lighting, visual effects, teams of dancer and a live band on stage, all bringing The King of Pop’s iconic catalog of hits to life. Jackson himself is portrayed by a rotating cast of impersonators. So grab your leather jacket, and one glove – it’s time to be starting something.
Expect to hear all of Jackson’s best known tracks including ‘The Way You Make Make Feel’, ‘Black Or White’, ‘Billie Jean’, ‘Leave Me Alone’, ‘Smooth Criminal’, ‘Do You Wanna Be Startin’ Something’, ‘Rock With You’, ‘Bad’, ‘Man in the Mirror’, ‘Heal the World’ and many more.
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