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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Omar Lozano

Omar is the Director of Music Marketing for Visit Austin. A native Texan, this sound connoisseur and record geek got his start putting on music festivals and building brand experiences around the south. Now you can find him roaming around nightly on Red River and the Eastside looking for the best shows or floating belly side up at Barton Springs Pool on the weekends.

How to Experience Free Week 2025

Looking to shake off those post-holiday blues? Red River Cultural District’s Free Week has your cure. This year’s festivities will take place January 2025 and will feature a myriad of local bands in nearly 20 venues around the city. With so many performances to hear and venues to see, here’s an…

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Latino Music Month Spotlight: Adrian Quesada

Courtesy of Stevan Alcala. It’s Latino Music Month in Austin, where the salsa and sounds are as hot as the looming summer season. Austin, though primarily known for blues and country at heart, has a vibrant history of a thriving Latino community and the deep music roots that come along with it…

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