Austin Insider Blog

This blog, written and curated by Visit Austin staff, shares the things that visitors love and locals can't get enough of.

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Alison Lamell

Alison is a Marketing Manager for Visit Austin. Descending from the green mountains of Vermont, Alison moved to Austin escaping winter freezes and chasing sunshine with her friends. It’s no surprise that, six years later, she’s adopted a dog and decided to plant roots. When she’s not catching live music you can find her hiking the greenbelt, riding her bike around Lake Austin or eating tacos.

Guide to Austin's Musician Street Art

Street art reflects the beliefs, ideas and culture of a community. In Austin, a lot of the public art works showcase Austin's deep love and appreciation for music and the artists who helped put the city on the map. Austin would not be the Live Music Capital of the World® if it weren't for the…

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Where to See Outdoor Concerts in Austin

In the Live Music Capital of the World®, you’ll find a dizzying array of outdoor venues offering everything from bluegrass and indie to Latin and soul. Visit Austin’s lush downtown parks, hidden hot spots and repurposed spaces like a car garage and airplane hangar to hear music in unusual and…

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Top Local Artists to Watch at ACL Fest

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The long-awaited Austin City Limits Music Festival makes its return to Zilker Park with two full weekends of live music across nine stages on October 6-8 and October 13-15, 2023. With each passing year, ACL seems to outdo itself with its lineup of star…

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Where to See Live Music This Summer

The sun isn’t the only thing heating up this summer in Austin. The live music scene is also on the rise and you can catch performances nearly anywhere throughout the city. Watch a local act on the patio of your favorite beer garden, or pack a blanket and your friends to enjoy a show at the park…

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Austin’s Best Live Music Brunches

In the Live Music Capital of the World®, live music always adds to the full brunch experience. Here in Austin, there are tons of options for live music brunches, so here are just a few we’ve selected that you should try out this season. Courtesy of Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden. Banger’s…

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Live Music Venues in West Austin

West Austin is known for its rolling hills, scenic hiking trails and beautiful residential architecture, but it also boasts a few live music gems that provide residents and visitors alike with seemingly endless amounts of fun and entertainment. Check out a few of West Austin’s best music venues…

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Where to See Live Music Tonight in Austin

Live music is everywhere in Austin and with hundreds of music venues featuring everything from rock and blues to country and hip-hop it can be difficult to narrow down exactly where to see a live show. That’s why we created this list of music venues with regular live music schedules, guaranteed to…

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