From crowded dive bars to upscale music halls, these venues consistently offer Austin music at its most fun. Austin’s downtown music scene is thriving, but a number of the great Austin bar places are a little further out in east and south Austin.
1. ACL Live in the Moody Theater
This 2,750-seat place is home to the long-running Austin City Limits series on PBS. For tapings of this TV series, free tickets are available by lottery.
National-level acts hold concerts here year-round that is not on the TV show. With comfortable seating, superb sightlines, 14 restrooms, and 12 bars, the Moody Theater is worth the often-pricey tickets.… Read the rest
With over 250 live music locations, Austin has made its mark as the world’s live music capital. Around town, musicians play music almost everywhere; from the airport to clubs, bars, concert halls, and festivals among others.
In Austin, visitors can catch live performances of pop country music as well as classic country music sub-categories such as honky-tonk, western swing, rockabilly, and outlaw.
Here are 10 places for residents and visitors to enjoy an evening out with some live country music.… Read the rest
Texas is famous mostly because of its oil reserves and its love for football. Another thing that Texas is renowned for is its music. In fact, Austin, which is the capital of Texas, is considered the Live Music Capital of the world.
Indeed, Texas music spans a broad spectrum of genres that includes country music, honky-tonk & outlaw country music, blues, jazz and conjunto music. Texas music also has a rich history and has evolved numerous times over the years mainly due to the state’s ethnic and cultural diversity. Here is a brief history of two popular genres in Texas music.… Read the rest