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Harry Styles, Janet Jackson and more big concert news

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Harry Styles will play ACL Live in October. Contributed by Matt Sayles/Invision

British rocker and former One Direction member Harry Styles, who recently made a big splash on “Saturday Night Live,” recently announced his world tour dates, and included on the roster is a show at ACL Live on Oct. 11. Tickets to the show go on sale 10 a.m. May 5 at

Styles is scheduled to release his self-titled solo debut album May 12.

— Deborah Sengupta Stith

In 2015, now 50-year-old pop sensation Janet Jackson announced via Twitter that she was canceling her “Unbreakable” tour to focus on starting a family. Earlier this week, the new mom took to the social media platform once more to let fans know she’s ready to hit the road again. Her “State of the World” tour kicks off Sept. 7, and Austin is the third stop of the run, on Sept. 10.

Tickets held over from the Unbreakable tour will be honored for the new date and new tickets to this year’s show go on sale at 10 a.m. May 5. at

— Deborah Sengupta Stith

Country star Eric Church will bring his “Holdin’ My Own” tour to the Austin360 Amphitheater on Sept. 7. Ticket prices and on-sale date, along with support acts, will be revealed soon.

Church has visited Austin often in recent years. In 2016, he played the Mack, Jack & McConaughey songwriters show at ACL Live, after taking part in Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic the prior year (along with an Erwin Center show). He taped an episode of “Austin City Limits” in 2014, after playing the ACL Music Festival in Zilker Park in 2013. He also played the inaugural iHeartCountry Festival at the Erwin Center.

— Peter Blackstock


Violet Crown Festival. There’s no better way to enjoy a Saturday in springtime than by attending the Violet Crown Fest with the family. The all-day event will have live music acts, from Jungle Jill and the Jaybirds to Groundwork Music Orchestra, and food vendors including Amy’s Ice Creams, El Dorado Cafe and Fire & Slice Pizza. Artisans selling their wares will also be present, offering everything from pottery to paintings, jewelry to succulent arrangements. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6. Free. Brentwood Neighborhood Park, 6700 Arroyo Seco.

The Bullock Museum’s H-E-B Free First Sundays. Families can explore the story of Texas through three floors of exhibits and enjoy special programs from noon to 3 p.m. These include blindly drawing a portrait of a family member to test how well you know them, making a handmade gift for mom and making a picture frame for one of your favorite captured memories. 1800 Congress Ave.

Next week in Austin360: A look at the movies coming to the big screen this summer