Waterloo Fest Wednesdays


Introducing Waterloo Fest Wednesdays! Join us at The Parish for music and fun every Wednesday as we count down the days to Waterloo Festival. Already have your festival pass? You get into Waterloo Wednesdays for free!

Waterloo Fest Wednesdays feature live painting, vendors and more from The Hippie House, delicious Mezcal cocktails from Ilegal Mezcal and performances from some of our absolute favorite Austin artists. Plus merch and ticket giveaways! Entry info below.

Each Wednesday at The Parish, doors open at 7:00 pm and music begins at 8:00 pm. Check out the calendar of events below and grab your tickets.



Roxy Roca

The Flying balalaika brothers

This inaugural Waterloo Fest Wednesday kicks off our series on the perfect note! Come see Roxy Roca and The Flying Balalaika Brothers on August 1st to begin a summer of jam and celebrate the countdown to Waterloo Fest.

It's going to be a funky night of dancing, complete with sax and swing. Roxy Roca is a sonic shot to the arm of Texas infused, powerhouse-southern soul, funk, and rock n' roll. Opener The Flying Balalaika Brothers lives up to their name, as well. The "Russian Psycho-Gypsy Rock" band blends modern-day and traditional sounds to create a futuristic fusion of experimental world music. 


The Cream Cheese Accident:
Tribute to the String Cheese Incident

mrs. glass

Get to know an Austin original as we welcome local "romance," rock & blues artist Mrs. Glass to The Parish. Following Mrs. Glass, it's a night of Cheese! Come jam to your favorite hits by The String Cheese Incident, courtesy of The Cream Cheese Accident. This group adds their own flare to the classics.


Panic stricken: tribute to widespread panic


A family of Austin musicians decided it was time to spread the gospel of Widespread Panic. In the fall of 2014, Panic Stricken was born at Cascade Studios. Join us to jam to their tribute after a beautiful opening by Arkansauce, a four piece string band from northwest Arkansas. This crew bends the rules and blurs the lines between bluegrass, newgrass, folk, americana, country, blues, and funk. 


Fennario flats

Shaws of awe

Fennario Flats is playing two sets of acoustic Jerry Garcia, Grateful Dead and jam! This Austin-based string band puts a beautiful spin on their Dead tributes, and we can't wait to dance along. Kicking off the evening before Fennario Flats, Shaws of Awe brings the blues. This group crafts a blend of funk, blues and soul, transported from the Hill Country to The Parish stage for this Waterloo Fest Wednesday. 


bourgeois mystics

los coast

big wy's brass band

These three groups will close out August in style! Bourgeois Mystics refers to their music as dystopian future funk, meaning this Waterloo Wednesday is in for a unique treat of "organized chaos." Los Coast's music is a punchy, psych-tinged, lyrical variety of rock and soul. Vocals are the star of the Los Coast show, layering on top of complex instrumentals to captivate crowds. Finally, Big Wy's Brass Band plays "whatever music they feel like," including jazz, funk and rock. No matter what genre they feel on a given night, it's all brass! Big Wy's brings the energy to the stage and the audience to the dance floor. 


Trouble in the Streets

alesia lani

For the very last Waterloo Fest Wednesday, Trouble in the Streets brings the beat. With their own style dubbed "Electro Tribe," this Austin group blends influences from World, to Hip-Hop, Electronic, and R&B. Finally, Alesia Lani closes the whole series and brings us home with some fierce R&B. Alesia has firmly established herself as a rising star in R&B music and a headliner who brings a powerhouse performance every time she graces a stage. She has steadily built a committed following and won "Best New Artist" as well as "Best R&B Artist" at the 2015 Austin Hip Hop Awards. Come get down with us to celebrate the week of Waterloo Fest!

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merch pack and pass giveaways

Come to a show, get a star! Each week we'll stamp your punchcard with a red star at the door of The Parish. If you come to all six shows and get six stars, you win a merch pack! Plus, you'll be entered to win festival passes.