The NEW Unlock Austin
If you have visited our site before, then you know that we are going through a complete overhaul. Austin is inundated with wordy event websites -- we were tired of being just another one. So we went back to the drawing board and pared the site down to the basics of what WE were missing when trying to find "something to do":
- A simple list of who's playing when and where with easy access to HEAR the band and get a MAP to the venue.
- A site that was accessible on any device.
The Live Music Capital Of World Is Austin
Austin live music is the soul of the city of musical performances, the queen of musical venues. Down the course of time, every city turns out to be endowed with certain specific features. Live music has become the rhymes of the soul of Austin. And this city is famous as the capital of live musical performances in the world over.
Austin's Journey To Become The Live Music Capital Of The World
The scene of live musical performances had been a part or rather a feature of Austin right from old days. During sixties and seventies, Willie Nelson made the country music popular. The label of "The Live Music Capital Of The World" was formally given much later in 1991. This year, Blues musician, Lilian Stanfield, felt the need for greater promotion of Austin music scene. She contacted the City Commission and reiterated the need for a slogan to promote Austin.
City officials found after a research that this city hosts the largest number of music venues as compared to other cities as New York, Las Vegas. Then emerged the slogan "Live Music Capital Of The World" for Austin.
Austin Live Music Venues
Austin music venue guide. Austin can boast of having the largest number of music venues and clubs in the world. The main music centers are the Sixth Street, Red River and South Congress districts besides hundreds of other formal and informal venues. The Sixth Street district is the most famous of all these places.
Where else in the world one can find live musical performances at airport, at city hall, in the parks and by the lake! Most of these live music hotspots have facilities of bars. Some venues are also famous for their menus in addition to live music.
Austin Live Music Artists
Austin abounds in signed or unsigned live music performers. Scores of other famous artists do call Austin as their home even if many of them are not performing there on a regular basis. Willie Nelson, Clifford Antone, Stevie Ray Vaughan are some of the legendary figures.
Famous Musical Genres Of Austin Live Music
Many of the current genre of music can easily found and hired in Austin like Big Band, Blues or Soul, Barbershop, Cajun or Zydego, Children's, Classical, Christina or Gospel, Country or Cowboy, Dance, Folk or Bluegrass, Jazz, Latin or Tejano, New Age, Polka, Pop, Rap, Rock and World Beat. Among all these genre of Austin music, the most famous ones are Austin Blues, Country, Rock and Rolls, Latin and Jazz. There is something for everyone to gratify his or her musical hunger.
Austin Live Music With Flavor Of Blues
Live Music with the flavor of Blues has been a prominent feature of Austin music. More than 129 Austin Blues Bands have their online press kit. They are ready to perform at various venues in Austin and surrounding areas. A single night musical event can lighten your pocket from 300 $ to 12000$. Blues dance is also closely associated with Blues music and any party can be rocked terribly with this duo.
Two years back in 2005, ABS or Austin Blues Society was founded with the aim of promoting Blues in Central Texas. ABS presents yearly KBA (Keeping Blues Alive) Awards to individuals and organizations that make significant contribution for Blues music.