This weekend: FAN FEST, Sting and a post-race performance by Pitbull
This is a big weekend for entertainment in Austin thanks to the performers in town for special events tied to the 2013 FORMULA 1 United States Grand Prix at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas track.
The singer and entertainer Pitbull, also known as Mr. Worldwide, is performing on Sunday, November 17, in the Austin360 amphitheater located at the Circuit of the Americas track immediately after the 2013 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX. This concert is available to fans with three-day tickets as well as Sunday-only tickets, which start at $129 per person. To learn more, visit the Circuits website.
The singer/performer Sting will also be in town to perform during F1 weekend at a Saturday, November 16, concert at ACL Live at the Moody Theater. Tickets are still available for the Sting concert. ACL Live features other opportunities for race fans to enjoy live music including a Friday night concert, “Best in Texas” and an after-race party featuring AWOLNATION with Zeale on Sunday, November 17. For the full listing, see the ACL-Live Calendar.
Another entertainment venue that accompanies this weekend’s F1 Circuit of the Americas race is the "Fan Fest," a Four Day FREE festival that runs November 14-November 17 in Downtown Austin. Fan Fest features tons of bands, a kiddie area, and food trucks galore.
Even if you are in town for the UT football game against Oklahoma State, going by downtown to enjoy some free music is always on the “to do” list for visitors.
Some of the many activities planned for the Four Day Fan Fest are:
Interactive Displays, Kids Zone, Food Trucks, Driver Appearances, Autographed Merchandise, Cooking Demos, A Car Giveaway, Race Simulators, Photo Booths, a Zip Line, Kids art mural and an Inflatable Rock Wall.
There are a number of road closures for the weekend to accommodate the event. The following streets will be closed to traffic from Wednesday, November 13 at 6 a.m. until Monday, November 18 at midnight:
-2nd St from Colorado to Guadalupe (Lavaca remains open)
-3rd St from Congress to Lavaca
-4th St from Congress to San Antonio (Lavaca & Guadalupe remain open)
-Colorado from 2nd St to 5th St
For more information on Fan Fest 2013, check out the maps and the schedule.