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The Best Places to Hear Live Music in Austin, Texas

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Live music is the heart of Austin. The city has launched the careers of legendary musicians like Stevie Ray Vaughn and Willie Nelson. Austin has always been a destination for struggling artists looking to hone their skills performing at local venues to receptive audiences. In the 70s, the television show “Austin City Limits” debuted, putting the city’s prolific music scene on the map. Music lovers will be in heaven at small to large venues that feature everything from Cojunto to punk rock.
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214 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
Located in the heart of downtown Austin in the historic district of 6th Street, The Parish is a great indoor live music venue. With a 450 capacity, The Parish has hosted musical legends such as Pete Townshend, Slash, and Perry Farrell as well as...
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9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Del Valle, TX 78617, USA
Though technically within Austin city limits, it takes a solid half hour to drive out to the Austin 360 Ampitheater. The trip, however, is worth it — out in the middle of nowhere, Texas, you have vast skies, wide-open plains, and an outdoor venue...
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4515 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78745, USA
This live music venue, in the self-proclaimed capital of exactly that, is a great way to finish an evening in the South Congress area of Austin. I recommend staying across the street at the modern, cozy and cool Hotel San Jose so that you can...
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1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
UNPLUGGED 2013 Austin's longest running free concert series; 20 years of free, live music with the likes of Bob Schneider and Charlie Mars! For 24 consecutive weeks at Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road you will experience free music, amazing...
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4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756, USA
You need something fun do with your family? Something that involves live music, plays-capes, amazing food and a great wine/beer selection?! The Cafe at Central Market has got you covered. From local acts that will entertain the entire family to a...
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305 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
The Belmont is a state-of-the-art music venue space in the Warehouse District. The new Belmont boasts a cutting edge sound and light system and hosts music ranging from indie rock and electronic dance music to what’s the next hottest band! You can...
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801 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
In the 1970′s, Stubb’s restaurant became the heart of an explosive music scene. Stubbs was ground zero for musicians like Joe Ely and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Now, it is home for some amazing live music. This no frills venue isn't trying to hard, it...
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912 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
The Mohawk is home for a diverse creative culture. This beloved Bar and Live Music Venue, located on the corner of 10th and Red River in Austin, TX. Handmade in downtown Austin Texas, The Mohawk was built in 2006 as a one of a kind Bar & Venue....
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208 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
A live music venue in the Warehouse District, The Austin Music Hall has won awards for Best Acoustic Venue and Best Place to Rave. It hosts many ACL After Parties and bands during SXSW. Recent acts include: STEVE AOKI The Pixies Zedd Candyland My...
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310 W Willie Nelson Blvd #1A, Austin, TX 78701, USA
In the heart of downtown Austin and nestled in the 2nd Street District, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater (ACL Live) is a state-of-the-art, 2,750-person capacity live music venue that hosts approximately 100 concerts a year. It serves...
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2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
The Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival is an annual three-day music festival that takes place in Austin, Texas. Each year, the ACL Festival brings together more than 150 acts from all over the world to play rock, indie, country, folk,...