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Jimmie Vaughan will headline inaugural Longhorn City Limits on September 8

The Nightowls will also perform.

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Legendary blues musician Jimmie Vaughan, the older brother of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, will perform as the inaugural Longhorn City Limits on September 8 before the Texas Longhorns take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.

The announcement from the school on Thursday also revealed the opening act — Austin soul group The Nightowls, known for drawing packed crowds to Icenhauer’s on Rainey Street for their longtime Sunday residency.

“It’s so exciting and so appropriate to have an award-winning artist like Jimmie Vaughan headline our inaugural Longhorn City Limits,” said athletics director Chris Del Conte. “Celebrating the Austin music scene was at the heart of our initial conversations about a concert series, and with Jimmie Vaughan and The Nightowls, we have accomplished that goal from the onset.”

“What an honor to play once again for The University Of Texas,” added Jimmie Vaughan. “It was our pleasure getting to play at halftime with the Longhorn Band in 2015. I am excited to be back on the Forty Acres!”

The Nigthowls will play from 3:30-4;30 before Vaughan performs from 5:00-6:15 on the LBJ lawn situated at the northeast corner of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Admission is free and open to the public for the new game day concert series that will also feature happy hour pricing on domestic and premium beer in addition to wine spritzers.

“Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World, so it makes perfect sense that we integrate a concert series into every Texas home football game,” said Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs Drew Martin. “We partnered with the premiere live music festival company in Austin-based C3 Presents to not only bring the concept of Longhorn City Limits to life, but set the gold standard in pregame entertainment for our loyal fans.”