Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Austin Music Scene Old and New


Whether you are just visiting Austin, TX for the first time or you have visited before, you are probably well aware of our claim that Austin is the “Live Music Capital of the World". From live music at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to the bustling row of clubs and music venues on throughout downtown and the surrounding areas.  

Since there are so many places to choose from, I created a list of "must-see" venues:

The Broken Spoke – A classic “Honky Tonk” staple located in South Austin. Come here to line dance, people watch and soak in the culture. 

Antone’s – It opened in 1975 originally on 6th street with live blues acts and has relocated to the corner of 5th and Lavaca Street with a diverse genre of musical acts from local faves to big named bands. Antone’s will be relocating once again in mid-March 2013.

Emo’s East – They have recently relocated from their tiny location on 6th street to the east side: Oltorf/East Riverside.  Their new location is huge! It’s not as cozy/cramped as the original but they still pack in the crowds for punk, alternative-rock, country, and more. Parking can be an issue, so make sure to plan ahead!

Stubb’s BBQ – This barbecue joint on Red River features a small indoor music stage and a large outdoor stage. Make sure you make reservations for the popular gospel brunch!

Moody Theater – Located on 2nd street. this venue is surrounded by locally owned shops and restaurants. It is also the home to the taping of ACL Live. Whether you are looking to be next to the stage, up-close and personal or enjoy the show from the balcony seating, this venue has amazing acoustics and sound system.

Contact Bruce Craig and click for reservations to stay at 3207 Brass Buttons Trail, Austin, TX 78734, USA.

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