Cactus Cafe
An image of the Cactus Cafe with no audience or performers, but with two gutairs on stands

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!

Hours

Upcoming Events

Open Mic at the Cactus
Event Status
Scheduled
Tuesday July 23, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Recurs: Weekly on Tuesday, 7 - 9pm until Tue, Aug 6 2024
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m.
image of jake farr's parlor show, including several artists who will perform at the show
Event Status
Scheduled
Thursday July 25, 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.
Ellerieh Lin
Event Status
Scheduled
Friday July 26, 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.
Open Mic at the Cactus
Event Status
Scheduled
Tuesday July 30, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Recurs: Weekly on Tuesday, 7 - 9pm until Tue, Aug 6 2024
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Buffalo Sons
Event Status
Scheduled
Friday August 2, 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.
Amy Annelle
Event Status
Scheduled
Saturday August 3, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cactus Cafe
Tickets are $10 without UT ID. Free with a UT ID. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Open Mic at the Cactus
Event Status
Scheduled
Tuesday August 6, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Recurs: Weekly on Tuesday, 7 - 9pm until Tue, Aug 6 2024
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m.
The Latin Dukes
Event Status
Scheduled
Friday August 9, 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
Event Status
Scheduled
Saturday August 10, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cactus Cafe
Admission is free! Doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 7:30 pm.
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