Classical Cactus

Classical Cactus is our series at The University of Texas’s historic Cactus Cafe. Featuring a full bar with artists announcing their programs from the stage, this is our most relaxed series! Each evening features two artists, ticket giveaways, and fantastic music. Sip, relax, enjoy!


New to the Cactus Cafe? It can be tricky to find. Click here for directions and parking info!




Thursday, September 21st at 8pm (Doors 7:30)
Cactus Cafe, UT Campus
Tickets $10

Our favorite laid-back classical guitar series fires up again this month. Local stars Chad Ibison & Janet Grohovac will dazzle us with their amazing new matching guitars at 9 p.m., after UT and USC grad Stephen Krishnan warms our hearts with his sensitive, expressive solo playing beginning at 8. Doors (and bar) open at 7:30. See you there!

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Saturday, October 28th at 8pm
Texas Union Theatre
Tickets $24-$45

It’s a whole new kind of Cactus experience! In fact, this one is not actually in the Cactus Cafe – it’s down the hall and around the corner in the Texas Union Theatre. For the first time ever, we bring together our Classical Cactus and FlamencoAustin Series to present the Austin debut of Jose Luis de la Paz. Learn more on our FlamencoAustin page!



Wednesday, November 15th at 8pm (Doors 7:30)
Cactus Cafe, UT Campus
Tickets $10

An Austin tradition, Matt Hinsley and the ACG staff take the Cactus stage to entertain you with guitars and other instruments, quiz you with arcane (and sometimes embarrassing) trivia, laugh together, and celebrate the joy of the season. Our “Staff Cactus” comes but once a year – let’s be together!


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