Culture & Performing Arts

Austin is an undeniable hub of creativity. In 2015, Austin became the first (and only) city in the United States to receive a City of Media Arts designation from UNESCO. The honor underscores Austin’s reputation as an innovative global city at the intersection of art, music, film and digital technology. The city is home to a number of world-class museums, such as The Contemporary Austin and the Blanton Museum of Art, which houses the nation’s largest university-owned collection of artworks. Austin’s vibrant creative community also includes a diverse range of musicians, dancers, artists, actors, writers and filmmakers.

Willie Nelson Statue at ACL Live at the Moody Theater in the 2ND Street District in austin texas
ACL Live at the Moody Theater. Courtesy of 2ND Street District.

Business Spotlight: ACL Live at The Moody Theater

310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., Austin, TX 78701

Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater (ACL Live) in downtown Austin is a state-of-the-art live music venue that hosts approximately 100 concerts a year. Since 2010, it has served as the permanent home for the taping of the acclaimed KLRU-TV-produced PBS series, Austin City Limits, the longest-running music series in American television history. The contemporary, LEED-certified venue also hosts private events, and is an official SXSW venue. 3TEN ACL Live is The Moody Theater’s smaller, 350-person concert hall, presenting more intimate shows and custom private event experiences. An outdoor terrace is available, and smaller events can also be held on the Music Porch or in one of the galleries.

Customize the ultimate Austin music tour for your group and get a behind-the-scenes look at The Moody Theater. See photographs of past ACL performers shot by noted music photographers Jim Marshall and Scott Newton. And be sure to snap a group selfie in front of the statue of Willie Nelson on the aptly named Willie Nelson Boulevard out front.


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