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 the Tourism Marketing Specialist 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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10 Local Artists to Watch at SXSW 2022

The long-awaited SXSW Conference and Festivals makes its highly anticipated return to stages across Austin on March 11-20, 2022. The SXSW Music Festival brings together artists, industry professionals and music aficionados from around the world to network, enhance their careers and celebrate the…

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Where to See Live Music This Summer

Austin is known for its diverse live music scene that proudly celebrates homegrown talent. And you can catch performances nearly anywhere in town, from an intimate shady patio to a huge concert in a city park. We’ve pulled together suggestions for some of the can’t-miss music series and festivals…

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