AUSTIN, Texas -- While Austin was abuzz Saturday leading up to Garth Brooks' free South by Southwest show at Auditorium Shores, there was a different show happening in Downtown Austin.

On a street corner, an Austin police officer got in the spirit of SXSW's music scene and played his heart out.

And as the Austin Police Department's Twitter account put it, he's no Garth Brooks, but he does protect and serve our Austin community.

While everyone was waiting for the Garth Brooks free SXSW concert Saturday night, the country singer had yet another surprise up his sleeve. Brooks made a surprise appearance at Austin's legendary Broken Spoke dance hall Friday night.