As the Live Music Capital of the World®, Austin sways to the strum of its own guitar. It is the state Capital, home of the University of Texas and gateway to the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Austin offers urban hiking trails, legendary barbecue and farm-to-table cuisine. The city has more than 250 live music venues where on any given night the sounds of rock, country, indie and Tejano music echo throughout the streets.

NECA 2022 Annual Convention & Trade Show
October 15-18, 2022
Austin Convention Center

Graphic for Local & Live event at the Austin Visitor Center.

Local & Live: Music Showcase at the Austin Visitor Center

Benefiting the Visit Austin Foundation

The Austin Visitor Center and Visit Austin Foundation invites visitors to experience Local & Live from October 16-18, 2022. Attendees can enjoy free live music performances from local Austin bands and musicians and shop a curated selection of art, apparel, home goods, accessories and more from local artisans. A portion of retail sales will benefit the Visit Austin Foundation, and attendees will also have the opportunity to make a direct donation to the Foundation during the event. 100% of direct donations go toward the Visit Austin Foundation's scholarship and workforce development programs. Located across the street from the Austin Convention Center at 602 E. Fourth St.

  • Sunday, October 16: 10:00-11:30 a.m. and 12:00-1:30 p.m.
  • Monday, October 17: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 18: 1:00-4:00 p.m.