AUSTIN VENUES SEEN IN AUSTIN LIVE: TICK TOCK
Stevie Ray Vaughan Memorial Statue
In 1994, the city of Austin erected the Stevie Ray Vaughan Memorial Statue at Auditorium Shores on Lady Bird Lake, the site of a number of Vaughan's concerts. It has become one of the city's most popular tourist attractions.
In 1996, Threadgill’s World Headquarters was opened in south Austin, right beside the residence of the Armadillo Headquarters. The south location celebrates the history of the Armadillo and its salad days of the 1970’s. The memorabilia of the Headquarters represents the hey-day of this era from the juke box which contains many of the artists who played the Armadillo, to the piano that hangs from the ceiling which has been played by artists as diverse as Jerry Lee Lewis to Captain Beefheart.
Rhapsody Mosaic Mural on 11th St
Seventy years ago, East 11th Street was Austin’s mecca for jazz. Amateur groups played at local parks on weekend afternoons, and legends Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Ornette Coleman played at eastside venues like Charlie’s Playhouse and the Cotton Club. Those great jazz joints may be a thing of the past, but the brass is alive again on the east side. It bursts forth in “Rhapsody,” a vivid and intricate mosaic mural by artist John Yancey.
Opened in 1990, the Saxon has hosted well over 22,000 musical performances. It has been the location for films, videos and countless live recordings. On any given night you might see a major celebrity from the film or music industry either having a beer or sitting in on stage jamming with the locals. This award-winning listening room has helped launch the careers of several prominent entertainers. It is also known for booking some of the greatest music legends around. Whether it’s one of the incredible free weekday happy hour shows, a weekend matinee or a late night performance by the next big thing, join us and find out why we are Austin’s choice for live music.
Hotel Saint Cecilia
Hotel Saint Cecilia is a secluded estate in Austin’s South Congress district. It is named in honor of the patron saint of music and poetry.
Located in the heart of downtown Austin in the historic district of 6th Street, The Parish is arguably the best indoor live music venue in Austin that offers the highest quality production for artists and events alike. With a 450 capacity, The Parish has hosted musical legends such as Pete Townshend, Slash, and Perry Farrell as well as independent artists such as Grizzly Bear and Yeasayer. It is an all-genres venue that provides an intimate, live music experience for all music fans.
The Driskill Hotel
Built in 1886 as the showplace of a cattle baron, The Driskill remains a landmark of legendary Texas hospitality. Located on Sixth Street in the heart of downtown Austin, the luxurious, historic hotel is convenient to all that the city has to offer, including the Texas State Capitol, convention center, opera, symphony, fine dining, shopping, and Austin's 6th Street music scene.
Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon
Known as the Honkiest, Tonkiest Beer Joint In Town.
Doug Sahm Hill
Named after ‘Texas Tornados’ member Doug Sahm who died due to an undiagnosed heart condition in 1999.
Hey Cupcake! has been spreading smiles since 2007, with cupcake fans the world over visiting their shiny vintage Airstream trailers with cupcake on top. Sticking to classic cupcake recipes, Hey Cupcake! hopes to connect the sprinkles with their cupcake following and encourage the world to ‘follow their vanilla dream!’
Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel
The choice for luxury in downtown Austin, the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin provides lodging just four blocks from the Austin State Capitol and puts you within walking distance of the Bullock Texas State History Museum, the University of Texas and the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail. Which all makes for a beautiful roof top view!
After climbing 99 steps to one of the highest spots within the city limits, you can look over the Penny backer Bridge, commonly called Austin 360 Bridge, and see landmarks like the University of Texas Tower and Capitol building, gorgeous hill country vistas, and a panorama of luxury mansions on Lake Austin. The summit, at 785 feet, boasts one of the best all-around perspectives of the city and surrounding landscape—a picturesque setting that is popular for picnics and sunset watching (known as a Lover’s Lane destination for former generations).
The Broken Spoke is Texas' most definitive dance hall. This 1964 legend has a musical history that dates back to Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys. If you're ever in Austin, it’s a must to stop by for some traditional country music by some "real" country musicians.