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Sep
30
Fri
2022
Contemporary Nights: ‘Perspectivism’ @ Art Center Waco
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Featuring a special performance by Geoffrey Eisenbarth, Contemporary Nights is specially designed to introduce a new generation of Wacoans—those 45 and under—to Jack Bowers’s Perspectivism exhibition and a wider involvement in the arts.

Art Center Waco on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Waco Cultural Arts Fest @ Indian Spring Park
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

waco-cultural-arts-festWaco Cultural Arts Fest is a free, three-day festival in Indian Spring Park and the Waco Convention Center. Enjoy three days of music on the main stage on the Brazos River and a local dance studio showcase Saturday morning. Plus, enjoy three days of poetry at WordFest, two days of Arts for All activities, and two days of science at ScienceFest.

Main stage performances include:

Friday

  • Fenix Theory (6 pm)
  • American Merit (7 pm)
  • Scott Strickland Band (8 pm)

Saturday

  • All That Jazz Academy of Dance (10 am)
  • Joy’s School of Dance (10:35 am)
  • Hannah Requa – Ballet (11:35)
  • Silent House Theatre Co. (noon)
  • The Guesthouse (12:35 pm)
  • Footprintz (1:10 pm)
  • Mariachi Azteca (2 pm)
  • Expressions Dance Studio (3 pm)
  • Smooth Nature (4 pm)
  • King Azule Diablo (5 pm)
  • Cory Ironside (5:20 pm)
  • Big R (5:40 pm)
  • Sunnn (6 pm)
  • Nigel Cole (7 pm)
  • Suede (8 pm)
  • Kam KT (9 pm)

Sunday

  • Cam’ron Ballou & Darker Shade of Zydeco (11 am)
  • The Ballou’s Cats (noon)
  • Sanger Heights Blues (1 pm)
  • Home at Last Band (2 pm)
  • CaCean Ballou & The Dirty Crawfish (3 pm)

Indian Spring Park on Yelp (includes map and directions)

CaCean Ballou & The Dirty Crawfish @ Sunday's Caribbean Oasis Sports Bar & Grill
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

cacean-ballou-dirty-crawfishGet down with CaCean Ballou and The Dirty Crawfish at Sunday’s.

Directions to Sunday’s Caribbean Oasis Sports Bar & Grill.

Chris Low @ Pivovar
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Get your weekend started right with Chris Low at the Biergarten at Pivovar.

Pivovar on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Darrell Ray & Michael Saldana @ Rocky's Roadhouse
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Darrell Ray

Don’t miss this live acoustic song swap between Darrell Ray and Michael Saldana.

Rocky’s Roadhouse on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Joel Wood Trio @ Triple B's Smokehouse Bar & Grill
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Joel Wood

Don’t miss this night of Texas country music when Joel Wood plays an acoustic show at Triple B’s, starting at 7 pm.

Directions to Triple B’s Smokehouse (Hewitt).

Tha Johnny Joes @ Barnett's Public House
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Johnny Joe Ramos

Get your Oktoberfest weekend started right with Tha Johnny Joes at Barnett’s from 7 pm to 10 pm.

Barnett’s Public House on Yelp (includes map and directions)

The Bill & Phil Show @ Southern Roots Brewing Co.
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

bill-and-phil-showDon’t miss The Bill and Phil Show: It’s two-man “acoustic madness” brought to you by Bill Hunter and Phil Wilson.

Southern Roots Brewing Co. on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Faculty Recital: Duo Karudan @ Waco Hall
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Associate Professor of Piano and Director of Collaborative Piano Dr. Kae Hosoda-Ayer and clarinetist Christopher Ayer present a recital.

This event is free of charge and open to the public.

Directions to Waco Hall.

Brazos Brothers @ Stay Classy Waco
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

brazos-brothersThe Brazos Brothers take the stage at Stay Classy Waco starting at 8 pm. Grab a seat, a cocktail (or two), some amazing food from Nancy’s Cocina, and get ready for a great Saturday night.

No cover.

Directions to Stay Classy Waco.

Caleb Deschaine with Morgan Lee Powers & Josh Barnard @ Papa Joe's Texas Saloon
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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Caleb Deschaine

It’s a Friday night party at Papa Joe’s with Caleb Deschaine starting at 8 pm. Morgan Lee Powers and Josh Barnard open.

Papa Joe’s Texas Saloon on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Darrell Ray @ Tokio Store
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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Darrell Ray

Texas acoustic country artist Darrell “D-Rail” Ray, Waco’s own music outlaw, performs at the historic  Tokio Store at 8 pm.

Tokio Store on Yelp (includes map and directions)

David Johnson @ Twisted Sisters Patio Bar
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

David-JohnsonThis Friday night, David Johnson performs on the Twisted Sisters patio.

Directions to Twisted Sisters Patio Bar.

 

 

Sanger Heights Blues Allstars @ Freight Bar
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join Freight for live music by the talented Sanger Heights Blues Allstars starting at 8:30 pm.

Freight Bar on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Kin Faux with Kate Watson @ Backyard Bar Stage & Grill
Sep 30 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

kin-fauxKin Faux returns to the Backyard stage on Friday with Kate Watson opening.

Backyard Bar Stage & Grill on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Oct
1
Sat
2022
Waco Early Jazz Quartet @ Waco Downtown Farmers Market
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come grab some eats and beats with the Waco Early Jazz Quartet.

Waco Downtown Farmers Market on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Grand Opening @ Ramble & Co.
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Waco’s newest specialty apparel company celebrates its grand opening this Saturday with mimosas, live music on the patio at 5 pm, and the ultimate Waco treats lineup with Milk Bottle Cookies, Pop’s Lemonade, Cha Community, and more.

Directions to Ramble & Co.

Oktoberfest @ Barnett's Public House
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – Oct 2 @ 1:00 am

Come hang with the Barnett’s crew for a day full of Oktoberfest festivities. Start with a tailgate before the Baylor football game, and enjoy gameday specials, stein giveaways, and play corn hole and other yard games.

German festivities will include:

  • Hammerschlagen tournament (4 pm)
  • Brat eating contest (5 pm)
  • Stein holding competition (6 pm)
  • Music to follow

Plus, the Waco Transit System shuttle will be running just a block away to get you to and from the game.

Barnett’s Public House on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Waco Cultural Arts Fest @ Indian Spring Park
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

waco-cultural-arts-festWaco Cultural Arts Fest is a free, three-day festival in Indian Spring Park and the Waco Convention Center. Enjoy three days of music on the main stage on the Brazos River and a local dance studio showcase Saturday morning. Plus, enjoy three days of poetry at WordFest, two days of Arts for All activities, and two days of science at ScienceFest.

Main stage performances include:

Friday

  • Fenix Theory (6 pm)
  • American Merit (7 pm)
  • Scott Strickland Band (8 pm)

Saturday

  • All That Jazz Academy of Dance (10 am)
  • Joy’s School of Dance (10:35 am)
  • Hannah Requa – Ballet (11:35)
  • Silent House Theatre Co. (noon)
  • The Guesthouse (12:35 pm)
  • Footprintz (1:10 pm)
  • Mariachi Azteca (2 pm)
  • Expressions Dance Studio (3 pm)
  • Smooth Nature (4 pm)
  • King Azule Diablo (5 pm)
  • Cory Ironside (5:20 pm)
  • Big R (5:40 pm)
  • Sunnn (6 pm)
  • Nigel Cole (7 pm)
  • Suede (8 pm)
  • Kam KT (9 pm)

Sunday

  • Cam’ron Ballou & Darker Shade of Zydeco (11 am)
  • The Ballou’s Cats (noon)
  • Sanger Heights Blues (1 pm)
  • Home at Last Band (2 pm)
  • CaCean Ballou & The Dirty Crawfish (3 pm)

Indian Spring Park on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Oktoberfest @ Waco Ale Company
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Join Waco Ale Co. for Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 1, from 11 am to 11 pm. Enjoy cold craft beer, German food, games, contests, and German music.

Waco Ale Co. on Yelp (includes map and directions)

2nd Annual Oktoberfest Celebration @ Pinewood Public House
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Don’t miss Pinewood’s second annual Oktoberfest celebration out in the courtyard:

  • Music from DJ Deor
  • Pint specials
  • Pumpkin patch and carving
  • Vendor market
  • Food from Yaki Waco and What We Baked

Pinewood Public House on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Fall Sweetheart Event @ Hewitt TX Elks Lodge #2881
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join the Hewitt Elks Lodge on Saturday, October 1, to help raise money for its sweetheart program that benefits special needs children in local communities. Live music from the band Spectra will start at 8 pm. Enter the raffle for your chance to win some awesome swag and cool items.

$13 smoked meatloaf plates with all the fixings and dessert will be sold.

Directions to Hewitt Elks Lodge.

 

Aztec Warriors MC Bike Night @ BIG's Mayberry Tavern
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 2 @ 12:00 am

The Aztec Warriors MC host this bike night to benefit Central Texas Youth Services. Enter the raffles, and enjoy music from Los Roachez, Zamora County Line, and DJ Rob.

$5.

BIG’s Mayberry Tavern on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Jared Pool @ Camp Fimfo
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come eat, drink, and listen to acoustic country music by Jared Pool outside The Mess Hall. Drinks are available in The General Store and at Squirrely’s Tavern.

This event is free to the public. All alcohol and food must be purchased on-site.

Directions to Camp Fimfo.

Jeff Hulbert @ Pivovar
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

jeff-hulbertJeff Hulbert sings and plays for you on Saturday night at Pivovar.

Pivovar on Yelp (includes map and directions)

Southern Comfort @ Sunday’s Caribbean Oasis Sports Bar & Grill
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

It’s time to rock out at Sunday’s with Southern Comfort, y’all!

Directions to Sunday’s Caribbean Oasis Sports Bar & Grill.

Chris Low Band @ Twisted Sisters Patio Bar
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

chris-low-bandThe Chis Low Band performs on the Twisted Sisters patio starting at 8 pm.

Directions to Twisted Sisters Patio Bar.

 

 

Darrell Ray @ Last Chance Bar
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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Darrell Ray

Texas acoustic country artist Darrell “D-Rail” Ray, Waco’s own music outlaw, performs at Last Chance.

Directions to the Last Chance Bar.

Strix @ Stay Classy Waco
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Strix, Stay Classy’s favorite ’90s cover band, is live on the stage starting at 8 pm, playing Green Day to Nirvana and everything in between.

Directions to Stay Classy Waco.

Treble Soul @ Freight Bar
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Treble Soul plays Freight on Saturday night starting at 8 pm.

Freight Bar on Yelp (includes map and directions)