Carnaval 2018 tix on sale December 15


Tickets are $40 in advance (plus $3.25 online service charge), $50 at the door. See below for information about our new exclusive Samba Circle Lounge VIP area.


Online sales will normally be delivered to you in a confirmation email which you can print-at-home which means you must have access to a printer to get your tickets. However, for a slight fee, you can have you tickets mailed to you, or sent as a text to your cell phone, remember to save this text message!  Lacking a printer, with a smartphone, show your confirmation email at the door to be scanned for admission. This means you can get instant delivery of your tickets. After Christmas, tix will be available at our usual outlets, however, most “physical” outlets around town will charge at least a dollar, or sometimes more, per ticket, it is just as cheap, faster and more convenient now to buy online… save your time and gas money for something else.

The Samba Circle Lounge: We are now offering a VIP option (SOLD OUT), the Samba Circle Lounge which is located in a private space behind the stage with enormous windows facing the lovely downtown skyline. It is a $25 add-on. It affords you easier access to bars and restrooms, complimentary coat check and room to breathe! We will have plenty of seating and tables so you can get off  your feet. Admission to the Samba Circle Lounge will be by wristband you will pick up at the dedicated VIP Entrance to the left of the main doors on the SW corner of the PEC. You will still need to print your tickets or have the confirmation email available to scan on your smartphone.

Unlike most events, we try to offer you a choice. But the locations below are CASH ONLY.

All local outlets should have tickets by Jan 3:

Click location for map.

Nelo’s Cycles
8108 Mesa (between Spicewood Springs and Steck)

Studio Brasil Salon
13201 Ranch Rd 620 N Austin, TX 78717

Lucy In Disguise
1506 S. Congress

Waterloo Records
600 N. Lamar

Carnaval is held at the Palmer Events center, across the street from the old Coliseum. This is a non-smoking facility.

Click here for a map and directions.