There’s a reason Austin is called the Live Music Capital of the World. The esteemed Austin TX music scene has been the breeding ground for numerous respected and popular bands, making it a Mecca for music lovers. From contemporary acts such as Spoon and Explosions in the Sky to timeless legends such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and Janis Joplin, Austin has a long and impressive roster of accomplished musical alumni.
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You can check out the next wave of local Austin live music at any of a plethora of downtown bars, clubs and venues. Many of those venues are located along Sixth Street, which sits just two blocks north of the Marriott Austin Downtown hotels.
If you’re seeking Austin weekend events, the city hosts a variety of festivals at different times throughout the year. The most famous of the festivals is South by Southwest, which features everything from technology to film but is rooted in experimental live music. The Austin City Limits Music Festival, dubbed ACL, and the Fun Fun Fun Fest are two fall events that include multiple days of live music.
Checkout the latest video from the Live Music Capital of the World®, Austin Live: Tick Tock. Filmed live from the streets of Austin, Texas, this one-of-a-kind collaborative video project features some of Austin’s best musical talent – lending their own personal style and creativity to American Blues Legend Jimmie Vaughan’s song “Tick Tock.”