Cactus Cafe

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Cactus Cafe

An Austin tradition

An intimate listening room and bar since 1979, the Cactus has acquired a national reputation showcasing top local, regional, national and international music acts. Among them: Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, Lucinda Williams, Nanci Griffith, Alison Krauss, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Townes Van Zandt, Bill Monroe, the Chicks, and the list goes on. 

Billboard magazine has listed the Cactus as one of fifteen "solidly respected, savvy clubs" nationwide "from which careers can be cut, that work with proven names and new faces." 

See you at the Cactus!

Upcoming Events

Open Mic at the Cactus
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Scheduled
Tuesday June 4, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Recurs: Weekly on Tuesday at 7:00pm until Tue, Aug 6 2024
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m. Join us every Tuesday to hear all original music (no covers allowed!) from talented local artists on the famed Cactus stage.
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Scheduled
Thursday June 6, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cactus Cafe
Tickets are $15 without UT ID. Free with a UT ID. Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Full band photo
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Scheduled
Friday June 7, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Michael Malone
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Scheduled
Saturday June 8, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 7:30 pm.
Open Mic at the Cactus
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Scheduled
Tuesday June 11, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Recurs: Weekly on Tuesday at 7:00pm until Tue, Aug 6 2024
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m. Join us every Tuesday to hear all original music (no covers allowed!) from talented local artists on the famed Cactus stage.
Ghost Feather
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Scheduled
Friday June 14, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 7:30 pm.
Leon Macjen
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Scheduled
Saturday June 15, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Open Mic at the Cactus
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Scheduled
Tuesday June 18, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Recurs: Weekly on Tuesday at 7:00pm until Tue, Aug 6 2024
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m. Join us every Tuesday to hear all original music (no covers allowed!) from talented local artists on the famed Cactus stage.
Karima Santi
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Scheduled
Friday June 21, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Open Mic at the Cactus
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Scheduled
Tuesday June 25, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Recurs: Weekly on Tuesday at 7:00pm until Tue, Aug 6 2024
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m. Join us every Tuesday to hear all original music (no covers allowed!) from talented local artists on the famed Cactus stage.
Rabbi Neil Blumofe
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Scheduled
Wednesday June 26, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Cactus Cafe
Event Status
Scheduled
Thursday June 27, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m.
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