Thursday, November 15, 2012

United States Grand Prix: Austin Fan Fest

Austin City Lights/Adrian World / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

Formula One fans in Austin needn't stop their U.S. Grand Prix experience after the daytime events have come to a close. Austin Fan Fest Powered by Mobil 1 has put together the following handy itinerary of events and happenings. Welcome to Texas and as the locals are oft to say, Keep Austin Weird! Have a great time!

Austin Fan Fest

Austin Fan Fest will transform downtown Austin into the ultimate party atmosphere during race weekend. The full experience incorporates five free stages of music downtown, interactive F1 activities complete with show cars, simulators, as well as gaming, parties and various paid concerts at different downtown venues.

Festival dates and times

Dates and hours of operation for Austin Fan Fest Powered by Mobil 1 and the downtown concerts and after parties are as follows (all times Central):

Austin Fan Fest Powered by Mobil 1
Nov. 16: 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Nov. 17: 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Nov. 18: 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

FREE SHOW STAGES (Friday Through Sunday)
  • Bud Light Center Stage (3rd & Colorado)
  • Clear Channel Stage (5th & Colorado)
  • Univision Stage (2nd & Colorado)
  • Bazaar Voice Stage (Cedar Street Bar)
  • Austin Creates Stage (2nd & Congress)
  • *All lineups may be found at
Paid Concerts: Austin Fan Fest Powered by Mobil 1 will include three major concerts planned during the evenings of Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17. The Austin Convention Center will be transformed into a stylish nightspot, named the “COTA Club.” This transformation into an Ibiza-style nightclub will incorporate amazing sound, lights, video walls, and décor to create the ultimate celebration experience for Austin’s biggest party.  
  • Fri. 11/16 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin: Aerosmith and Cheap Trick tickets are on sale at and range in price from $65 to $199 for the general public.
  • Fri. 11/16 at the Austin Convention Center: Flo Rida with Cobra Starship and DJ Jillian Ann. Tickets are on sale now at and for $55. 
  • Sat. 11/17 at the Austin Convention Center: Enrique Iglesias with Nelly and Tee Double. Tickets are on sale now at and for $69.
After Parties: Race-goers can also check out glamorous downtown after parties planned at ACL Live at The Moody Theater for the evenings of Nov. 16-18, as well as the Circuit of The Americas “Official After Party” following the Grand Prix on Sunday, Nov. 18.
  • Circuit of The Americas “Official After Party” at the Bob Bullock State History Museum featuring entertainment by Ghostland Observatory, Fitz & the Tantrums, The Wailers, DJ Jillian Ann, and Tje Austin Tickets on sale now at or for $99.
  • After parties at ACL Live at The Moody Theater, featuring: 
    • Fri 11/16: Juanes
    • Sat 11/17: Lupe Fiasco
    • Sun 11/18: The Wallflowers
    • Tickets on sale at
Austin Fan Fest Cheat Sheet

PAID SHOWS – All tickets available for purchase at

The COTA Club at the Austin Convention Center
  • Friday 11/16: Flo Rida & Cobra Starship with DJ Jillian Ann 
  • Sat 11/17: Enrique Iglesias & Nelly with Tee Double

Frank Erwin Center 
  • Friday 11/16: Aerosmith & Cheap Trick

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

  • The Circuit of The Americas Official After Party with Ghostland Observatory, Fitz & the Tantrums, The Wailers, DJ Jillian Ann and Tje Austin.

ACL Live at the Moody Theater
  • Friday 11/16: Juanes
  • Saturday 11/17: Lupe Fiasco
  • Sunday 11/18: The Wallflowers

FREE SHOW STAGES (Friday Through Sunday)
  • Bud Light Center Stage (3rd & Colorado) 
  • Clear Channel Stage (5th & Colorado) 
  • Univision Stage (2nd & Colorado) 
  • Bazaar Voice Stage (Cedar Street Bar)  
  • Austin Creates Stage (2nd & Congress)

*All artist lineups can be found at 

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