Hear live music, see a ballet folklórico performance and more with this list of Austin events happening in July.

Zilker Summer Musical

Zilker Theatre Productions will present its 65th annual summer musical in the park, “Legally Blonde: The Musical.” Performances run Thursdays-Sundays during the summer.
  • July 12-August 17, 8:15 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Drive, Austin
  • www.zilker.org
Austin Chamber Music Festival

The Austin Chamber Music Center will present local, emerging, and international-touring chamber artists at its annual festival. This summer’s lineup includes Emerson Quartet’s Philip Setzer, Kronos Quartet’s Jeffrey Zeigler, Anton Nel, American String Quartet and more.Hot Summer Nights

This annual three-day music and arts festival in the Red River Cultural District returns. Enjoy live music from over 100 local artists and explore downtown Austin's restaurants, bars and food trucks.Classic Games Fest

Enjoy all things retro video games with tournaments, live music, a free play arcade, a cosplay contest and more at this festival.
  • July 19-21, 3-8 p.m. (Friday); 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Saturday); 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sunday)
  • $35-$95
  • Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin
  • www.classicgamefest.com
‘Guelaguetza Oaxaqueña’

Ballet Folklórico de Austin will bring one of Oaxaca, Mexico’s, liveliest festivals, Guelaguetza, to The Long Center. “Guelaguetza” means “gift or offering” in the Zapotec language. The event will showcase the historical significance and cultural roots of Guelaguetza through music and dance.Music America: Iconic Objects from America's Music History

This new exhibit presented by The LBJ Presidential Library and the Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music chronicles the story of American music through instruments, hand-written original lyrics, books, photographs, costumes and more. Visitors will be able to see artifacts from artists like Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke, Ella Fitzgerald, Madonna, Prince and more.The Drop-In

ACL Radio and The Long Center’s free outdoor concert series continues. Every Thursday, a new lineup of artists will take the stage and guests can bring their lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the live music. RSVPs are encouraged, though “drop-ins” are welcome.Art Gallery: ‘Evolving’

Art for the People Gallery’s new exhibition ‘Evolving’ illustrates change and growth in the Year of The Dragon. The gallery will feature paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture and pottery from local artists.