The first thing many people notice when they land in Austin is how green the city is - and from that moment on, Texas' capital city is a series of pleasant surprises. An acoustic guitar player in a jewelry shop. The best crepes you've tasted in years - served from an Airstream trailer. An evening stroll accompanied by one of North America's most unique urban natural phenomena. And an atmosphere that mixes a friendly vibe with a rich history and just a touch of Texas bravado.
As the Live Music Capital of the World®, Austin sways to the strum of its own guitar. It’s the state Capital, home of the University of Texas at Austin® and gateway to the beautiful Hill Country. Austin offers urban hiking trails, legendary barbecue and farm-to-table cuisine. The city has nearly 250 live music venues where on any given night the sounds of rock, country, indie, and Tejano music echo throughout the streets.
The first week of January might be the best time for a music fan to visit Austin. Why? Hundreds of Austin bands participate in this annual event, that encompasses multiple venues all over Austin.