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.

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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10 Local Artists to Watch at SXSW 2021

This year, SXSW Conference and Festivals is taking the live music experience online from March 16-19, 2021. While we still can’t meet in person, SXSW Music Festival is aiming to bring attendees the same kind of immersive experience they have come to expect with a new online platform that will come…

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