COVID-19 Resources for Music Venues & Events

The Live Music Capital of the World® is Excited to Welcome You Back

Whenever you’re ready to experience live music in Austin, know that our community is ready to welcome you. Learn what Austin is doing to stay clean and safe for everyone.

In person live music experiences are returning slowly and safely. From a limited capacity lounge show at ACL Live at the Moody Theatre to an outdoor jam session at a Hill Country brewery, there’s something for everyone. Check out our events calendar for upcoming live music.

Prefer to take in some local live music from your own space?  Check out our list of streaming events and concerts here.

As more live music venues around Austin reopen, businesses remain committed to adhering to CDC guidelines for live events. More than 50 Austin businesses and cultural centers came together and united as civic leaders in an effort to protect public health and safety through the Safe In Sound program. Those who take the Safe In Sound pledge to uphold CDC safety standards for all staff and patrons. Learn More

Face Coverings

As you’re planning, here’s what you need to know. Face coverings (over the nose and mouth) are encouraged by many venues when indoors. For specific venue policies, please contact the venue or visit their website.

During your visit, look forward to an increased focus on cleanliness and social distancing at Austin hotels, restaurants, attractions and more.  Wondering what is open right now? Look for the Open Now filter throughout the Things to Do section.

Events & Festivals

In person events are returning slowly and safely. Check out our events calendar for upcoming concerts and festivals. Not ready to attend in person? You can still enjoy some of Austin’s best festivals and events... virtually. Learn More

Bars

Bars in and around Austin, including breweries, wineries and distilleries, are open. Find out if your future favorite watering hole has re-opened here.

FAQ

Where can I listen to live music this weekend? Check out our event calendar.

Are there any music festivals happening right now or during my stay? Check out this list of music festivals in Austin.

Do venues require masks? See our information regarding facial coverings above.

Can I experience Austin live music from home? Check out our list of streaming events and concerts here.

Which venues are ADA accessible for people with disabilities? For venue-specific accessibility information, please contact the venue or visit their website. Plus, find more accessible things to do in Austin here.

What are the set times for the bands I want to see tonight? For the most up-to-date information regarding specific events, go to the venue's website or social media.

Will I have to pay a cover? For the most up-to-date information regarding specific events, go to the venue's website or social media.

Can I bring a chair, cooler, umbrella, dog, etc.? For venue-specific policies, please contact the venue or visit their website.

Does the venue I want to visit have food options? For venue-specific information, please contact the venue or visit their website.