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Old 97’s set to headline Longhorn City Limits before Texas vs. Baylor

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Two major acts in the Texas country music scene will perform this weekend on the LBJ Lawn.

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After performances by the eclectic Aloe Blacc and rising Austin blues guitarist Jackie Venson before the home game against the TCU Horned Frogs, the return of the Texas Longhorns to Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday to face off against the Baylor Bears will feature Longhorn City Limits performances by Old 97’s and Django Walker.

“One of the unique aspects with country music in the Lone Star State is the variety of styles,” said Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs Drew Martin. ”It is deeply rooted in our state’s fabric and we are so excited to have Old 97’s and Django Walker, two artists with strong Texas ties, perform at Longhorn City Limits.”

Old 97’s formed in 1993, the Dallas-based band still features its four original members and is known for their live performances of their alt-country staples.

Old 97s will play from 12:45 to 2 p.m. on the LBJ Lawn, preceded by Walker from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Longhorn Network will be on hand when Old 97’s to update the Texas GameDay tease.

An Austin native and the son of legendary country music singer Jerry Jeff Walker, Django is known for his own eclectic mix of influences, including Tom Petty, Guy Clark, and Pat Green. He’s been on the scene since 2002, but is probably best known to Texas fans for his song, “Texas Longhorn,” which he released in 2011.

As always, there will be food trucks on site, including Stubb’s BBQ, as well as happy hour pricing on domestic beers, premium beers, and wine spritzers. The shows feature free admission and are open to the public.