Ever wonder why Austin Texas is known as the Live Music Capital of the World? The slogan became official in 1991, after it was discovered that Austin had more live music venues per capita than anywhere else in the nation. Listen closely and you’ll hear the sounds of more than 1,900 bands and artists living in and around our city. From blues to indie rock, country to jazz, rock en español and more, Austin’s nearly 200 live music venues mean you can catch a show any day of the week!
Austin, Texas has been steadily growing as a top vacation rental destination for travelers. The food, the locals, the weather and especially the live music are major draws. Music lovers can hop from venue to venue, seeing famous bands or ones who are about to vault to stardom. Austin has more than 250 live music venues, with tens of annual music festivals and events to plan a trip around. We’ve created a list of the top Austin music venues to see on your next visit.
6th Street in downtown Austin, Texas is probably the best known street in the entire state. Several bars, clubs, and music venues are located on 6th Street, making it the heart of Austin's entertainment district. Live music of every genre is offered at one time or another during the week, including jazz, blues, country, rock, and hip-hop. Musical legends from Austin include the late Stevie Ray Vaughan and Willie Nelson.