Let musician and Austinite, Dr. JOE, take you on a tour of his hometown that celebrates music, art, food trucks and everything else that makes the Texas capital wonderfully weird. Explore Austin and discover what makes the Live Music Capital of the World® so special, from honky-tonks and dance halls to barbecue and churros. Hear the music, experience the USA.

Local musician Doctor JOE and bandmate laugh while drinking beer at food truck in austin texas
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Want to explore Dr. JOE's Austin? Start your day with a walk or run at the Hike and Bike Trail along Lady Bird Lake. Then, go for a stroll down South Congress Avenue, where you can purchase a pair of boots at iconic Allens Boots or make a visit to Waterloo Records, off of West Sixth Street, to pick up a copy of your favorite Austin artist's latest release on vinyl. If you're getting hungry, taste the best of Austin with a food truck tour from Austin Eats Food Tours, where you might visit spots like Dee Dee Thai, Churro Co. and more!

Ready for Happy Hour? Hit up Independence Brewing Company or the bar at Native Hostel and tickle the ivories for yourself at the piano, courtesy of Hella Ivory. As day turns into night, make your way to the iconic Broken Spoke dance hall, open since 1964. After a dance lesson (and a few cold beers), make your way towards East Austin to The White Horse, where you'll find local bands and musicians taking the stage almost every night of the week.

For more insider recommendations, explore the Austin Insider Blog's Music Scene section and download your free copy of the Austin Insider Guide today!