Whether you love live music and want to explore the many sounds of Austin, or you have a guitar on your back wanting to play music in a quaint cafe, Austin, "The Live Music Capital of the World," is the place for you!  The sounds of blues, punk, country, folk, bluegrass, jazz, pop, and rock 'n roll are heard in venues throughout the Austin area. On any given Friday night, there are approximately 100 venues offering any style of music you could want, and much of the club scene rocks every night of the week. Austinites have the choice of listening to top national touring shows as well as up-and-coming artists.  The live music venues are as varied as the type of music. You can find musicians playing in the record stores, museums, art galleries, bookstores, gourmet grocery stores, and in the parks or sidewalks as well as the clubs and cafes. Austin's New Orleans style Sixth Street opens its street to live music on the weekends. The nationally televised Austin City Limits draws attention to the Austin music scene from all over the world. The city hosts South by Southwest, one of the most acclaimed live music festivals all over.

Austin's live music scene began in the early 1970's and continues to grow today. It continues to gain prominence as artists of all talents make their way to Austin seeking attention for their own music talent. Billboard magazine has called Austin a "mecca for musical mavericks and a creative oasis, a place that puts music first and career far behind." It has been the beginning for many well-known performers such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Shawn Colvin, Fastball, and many others.

So, whether you prefer sitting in a softly dimmed cafe quietly listening to blues or you prefer dancing the night away to rock 'n roll, you will find in it Austin.


Austin City Limits

Austin Civic Chorus


Austin Civic Orchestra

3012 Rexford Dr.

Austin Lyric Opera

901 Barton Springs Rd

Austin Symphonic Band

7900 Centre Park Dr., Suite A

Austin Symphony

1101 Red River St.

Austin Vocal Arts Ensemble



From competitive college hoops to rock ‘n roll head bopping, Austin’s concert halls and event centers are cooking up excitement 365 days a year.

Over 120 live music venues
Search The Austin Chronicle or Austin City Search for shows, times, and general information. 

213 W. 5th St.

Auditorium Shores
W. Riverside Dr. and S. First St.

Austin Music Hall
208 Nueces St.

The Backyard

13101 Hwy. 71 W.

Bass Concert Hall
23rd & Robert Dedman

Frank Erwin Center

1701 Red River St.

La Zona Rosa
612 W. 4th St.

Lester E. Palmer Events Center

900 Barton Springs Rd.

(Waller Creek Amphitheater)
801 Red River St.

Dance the night away in your choice of club: upscale, sports-themed, country and western, rock and roll, Goth, glam, salsa. . . . whatever you like!

The Broken Spoke
(Country music & dance hall)
3201 S. Lamar

Midnight Rodeo
(Two-stepping & country music)
2201 E. Ben White Blvd.

Elephant Room
315 Congress Ave

(Goth & 80’s theme on some nights)
705 Red River St.

Stubb’s BBQ
(Great barbeque and live music, just about, every night of the week)
801 Red River

Austin Swing Syndicate
(Swing and lindy hop)
Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs
2312 San Gabriel St.

 Contact Information

Do you have a question about renting a Lake Vacation Home, buying a home or selling yours, or would like more information on Vacation Home Management? Please feel free to e-mail or call using any of the information below. You will get a response as quickly as possible.

Jacqueline Wittmuss, Broker
Phone: 512.917.1717
E-mail: jacqueline@jwproperties.net

JW Properties
5611 Hwy 290 West
Austin, TX 78735
Phone: 512.917.1717
Fax: 512.892.4680


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