- Lucia Benavides American-Statesman Staff
Two big rappers are coming together for a co-headlining North American tour that’s scheduled to hit 31 cities. Multiplatinum-selling Grammy winners Drake and Lil Wayne have worked together before, including their recent collaboration on “Believe Me,” the first single off Lil Wayne’s new album “The Carter V.”
They will take over Austin on Sept. 6 at the Austin360 Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.
More tickets set to go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday:
• The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo) at Mohawk (Aug. 13)
• Wood & Wire at the Paris (Aug. 22)
• Cowboy Mouth at the Belmont (Aug. 29)
• Stick Figure at Stubb’s Indoors (Sept. 6)
• Pinback at Mohawk (Sept. 6)
• Delta Spirit at Emo’s (Sept. 11)
• Rebirth Brass Band at Emo’s (Sept. 13)
• Cory Morrow at the Belmont (Sept. 13)
• Renegades of Rhythm at ACL Live (Sept. 18)
• Lil Dicky at Stubb’s Indoors (Sept. 23)
• ODESZA at Vulcan Gas Company (Sept. 25)
• Experience Hendrix at ACL Live (Sept. 28 & 30)
• Allen Stone at Emo’s (Oct. 1)
• Mutual Benefit at Red 7 (Oct. 21)
• Rubblebucket at Red 7 (Oct. 23)
• Bastille “Bad Blood” The Last Stand at Cedar Park Center (Nov. 6)
Some fests coming up this weekend and beyond:
Solstice Austin. Austin joins in a global celebration of the beginning of summer with a grassroots event that presents free live music in clubs, storefronts and backyards around the city. The event Facebook page boasts 138 free shows on 35 stages around town. Highlights include singer-songwriter John Arthur Martinez at Central Market, an afternoon harmonica lesson (and giveaway) at with Michael Rubin at Container Bar and a show with soulful singers Serafia and Jackie Venson at the Victory Grill. Saturday. Full schedule at solsticeaustin.com/listings.
Keep Austin Weird Fest at Butler Park. A perennial Austin fave, the pre-5K festival celebrates our city’s quirky spirit. Folk rockers Twin Forks headline a show that also features local acts Riders Against the Storm and Uncle Lucius. Goofy costumes encouraged. Fest kicks off at 2 p.m. June 28. $15, kids 12 and younger are free with a three can donation to Capital Area Food Bank. keepaustinweirdfest.com.
The Red White & Blue Ball at the Ball Farm. Shinyribs and Leopold and His Fiction lead an excellent lineup of locals at a private farm out by the airport. In addition to music the BYOB event hosts a selection of food trucks and free camping is available onsite. $25. June 28. www.redwhiteandblueball.com.
Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival. Quiet Company, Dale Watson & His Lone Stars, Residual Kid, The Minor Mishap Marching Band and Mayeux and Broussard play this free event at the Hill Country Galleria’s outdoor amphitheater. In addition to music the event will have art vendors, fair rides and food. Get the freedom fireworks started early with displays at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. June 28. The fest starts at 4 p.m. www.hillcountryfest.com/frequently-asked-questions.
— Deborah Sengupta StithView full experience