Summer Equals Concerts Vienna

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Summer Equals Concerts – Free open air acts

Why do we Viennese love summer? Because all over the city there are cultural stages popping up. The city government supports A LOT of it, so we enjoy tons of activities for free. Lucky us, aaaand lucky you!
Many events were canceled this year – we all know why. However, some new ones have emerged!

Where you find the fun:

Offering an extensive program in almost every district, the Viennese Cultural Summer with plenty of small stages for smaller audiences invites you to enjoy concerts, dance shows, plays, and comedy. The website is German only, however, many terms are anglicisms anyway 😉 [until August 30]

Enjoy free concerts at Museumsquartier, find young Austrian music acts by looking for “MQ Hofmusik” or check for “MQ CLASSICAL” in the search bar! [until the end of September]

An area with the flair of a cozy lounge is waiting for you at Rathausplatz- find the full list here [until September 6]. They show concerts on a 300 m² screen, which is why I also included this spot in my open-air cinema article.

The WIR SIND WIEN.FESTIVAL (again: website in German only) is spreading its stages all over the city in a new – Corona adapted – way [until September 30].

In September, the music festival Gürtel Nightweek woos you with indie/rock/pop/electro performances on several stages (not sure yet whether some of them are going to be open-air).

Hoping there’s at least one event that meets your musical needs.

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Details about this spot



Rathausplatz, Vienna

Opening Times

All summer, depending on shows



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