With festival season in full swing, the celebrities in Austin with month will be a plenty.

From ACL Music Festival to Formula 1 Weekend to the Austin Film Fest, Texas Book Festival and more,  there will be many famous faces roaming about the ATX. But that’s not all that’s going down.

As always, determining who counts as a “celeb” is a challenge, so I’ve included anyone featured on a TV show, movie or someone who has reached a level of success in their craft that you may recognize their name or face. ‘May’ being the operative word. Be sure to click through to get more info on the celeb, venue, show time, etc.

October 10 (through October 13)

Comedian Joe Zimmerman plays the Cap City Comedy Club.

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October 11

RuPaul’s Drag Race Werq The World event is happening at the Paramount .

Ticket and info on who will be taking part here.

October 12 – 14

ACL Music Fest Weekend 2 features such famous faces as Paul McCartney, Shawn Mendes, Elle King, Lil Wayne and current Dancing With The Stars contestant Tinashe.

More info here.

October 16

Papa Roach plays ACL Live at the Moody Theater.

Buy tickets here.

October 17 (through October 20)

Comedian Ali Siddiq, who has appeared on HBO’s Def Comedy Ja,m  plays the Cap City Comedy Club.

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October 18 & 21

Currently a writer, Creative Consultant, and on-air correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Moontower Comedy Festival alum Neal Brennan performs three shows at Stateside at The Paramount.

Buy tickets and get more info here.

October 20

Five time Grammy Award winner Mary Chapin Carpenter plays the Paramount Theater.

Get tickets here.

October 20 & 21

Bruno Mars plays the Saturday night show while Britney Spears plays Sunday night of USGP weekend at COTA.

Get info on ticket packages here.

October 25

The Austin Film Festival kicks off with Vox Lux, starring Natalie Portman and Jude Law and Portman will be there!

Other celebs who have been confirmed to attend the fest include Frankie Muniz, Adrian Grenier, Zane Holtz, George Hardy, and Janel Parrish. More info here.


Photo by Gary Miller

Chris Isaak is hosting the 2018 Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Celebration at ACL Live at the Moody Theater.

Performers include Los Lobos, Norah Jones, Boz Scaggs, Gary Clark Jr. and more.

Get tickets and more info here.

None of the authors attending the Teen Book Fest 9 (October 6) or Texas Book Festival (October 27 – 28) strike me as being “famous,” but I spend most of my time these days reading tweets. So, I may be in the dark on this one. Check out the list of authors attending the teen fest here and the TBF here.

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