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.

Music Venues in South Austin

Known for being an expansive district of oak tree-scattered neighborhoods, green spaces, and the quintessential weirdness that, well, keeps Austin weird, South Austin is filled with a ton of hidden gems that locals like to keep secret. A secret no more, here are some of the best live music spots you…

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Hot Summer Nights 2024

Hot Summer Nights is bringing three packed days of music to Austin's own Red River Cultural District this July 18-20, 2024. Created to bring awareness to local businesses and artists during the slower summer months, Hot Summer Nights has grown to be a marquee event for locals and visitors alike…

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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 Breweries with Live Music

Everything’s bigger (and better) in Texas. In Austin, beer and cider are no exception to this rule. Over 50 breweries operate in the capital city, the most out of all Texas cities. And if you’re a live music fan, you’re in luck—we’ve put together a list of the 10 best Austin breweries to enjoy a…

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Latino Music Month in Austin

There is always a show going on somewhere in the Live Music Capital of the World® and May, Latino Music Month, is no exception. From Cinco de Mayo celebrations and anniversary shows to festivals, we've curated a list of events to attend this month. Stephanie Bergara with Bidi Bidi Banda. Credit Eric…

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Austin for Music Lovers

Austin’s music roots run as long and deep as the history of Texas itself. Classic country music is revered here in the honky-tonks and dance halls (Willie Nelson owns an area ranch and holds a much-loved annual July 4 th country concert). But emerging artists representing a variety of musical styles…

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Best Music Venues in Austin

From intimate listening venues to packed dance floors, and dive bars to the bright lights of the big stage, Austin has a musical experience for every taste. Austin’s live music scene pervades every corner of the city, day or night. Gritty blues bands, indie rockers, solo singer-songwriters, reggae…

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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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Hot Luck Live Food & Music Festival

Experience the hottest new chefs and inventive culinary creations May 23-26, 2024 at Hot Luck Live Food & Music Festival. This annual event—created by James Beard Award-winner Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue, Mohawk owner James Moody and Mike Thelin, co-founder of Feast Portland—is a melting pot…

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