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Where to Hear Live Music in Austin

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Where to Hear Live Music in Austin
They say that the heart of a place lies in the music it produces and if that’s the case, then Austin’s got a rough-and-tumble, honky-tonk, country rock of a good heart. From the raucous music festivals in Zilker Metropolitan Park to the funky clubs on 6th Street, these are some of the best spots for live tunes.

Sixth Street & Downtown
The Historic 6th Street District comprises roughly eight blocks of downtown Austin—such a hotbed of great nightclubs and music joints that the very act of walking through these streets will lead you to some world-class live music establishments, like Stubb’s Barbecue. This neighborhood plays host to much of the live music action during the annual SXSW Festival at venues like Mohawk, Beerland, and the Elephant Room.

Zilker Park
While Zilker Park doesn’t always have live music, it’s notable as the home of Austin’s biggest music festival, Austin City Limits. For two consecutive weekends each October, the park hosts more than 125 performances across eight stages. Past headliners have included Metallica, Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, and Kendrick Lamar.

South Congress
South Congress Avenue, or SoCo, is a hip neighborhood that’s home to antique shops, costume stores, and a handful of excellent live music venues. On the top of the list is the Continental Club, an institution since the 1950s that often features swing, country, and rockabilly performances. Fans of blues and soul should check out C-Boy’s Heart & Soul.

The Moody Theater
The iconic Austin City Limits films at the Moody Theater, a 2,700-seat venue that hosts a range of big name performers like ZZ Top or Belle & Sebastian throughout the year. Visitors can also enter drawings to attend a taping of ACL live at the theater.

South Lamar
Music lovers looking to treat their ears to some old-time country music should make their way to the classic honky tonks of South Lamar. The most notable venue in this bohemian neighborhood is the Broken Spoke, known equally for its boot-scootin’ music, Texas two-steppin’ and hearty chicken-fried steak. The Saxon Pub hosts popular happy hour shows on most weekdays.
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The Brunch Bus: Austin Food Tour with Live Band On Board

The Brunch Bus: Austin Food Tour with Live Band On Board

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Get a taste of Austin on a brunch tour to three local establishments. Traveling on a fun with live music performed by local musicians, travel to each location for your included breakfast tasting and beverage. Bring your appetite and expect to sample local specialties like breakfast tacos, Czech kolaches, and chicken and waffles.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.57
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The Brew Bus: Austin Brewery Tour with Live Band

The Brew Bus: Austin Brewery Tour with Live Band

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Sample Austin brews and enjoy live music from local artists with this stress-free package. Traveling aboard a comfortable bus with a band, make two stops at three local breweries in the city. At each location, sample the included tastings, learn about the differences in varieties and how each brew is produced.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.85
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Live Music Capital of the World Pedicab Tour

Live Music Capital of the World Pedicab Tour

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Relax in an open air pedicab as our knowledgable tour guide rides you around to all the venues and sites that gave this city the title - Live Music Capital of the World. Stops include Willie Nelson Statue, Stevie Ray Vaughan statue, Antones- Home of the Blues, Armadillo World Headquarters, Janis Joplin Mural and many more. The pedicab is equipped with a stereo to play music from local legends. This is a private tour and can be customized to your group.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.16
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Austin E-Bike Music and Club Crawl

Austin E-Bike Music and Club Crawl

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Experience the Live Music Capital of the World like a local! This three-hour tour will stop at a few iconic hangouts for a great sampling of the many genres of music we can hear in Austin every day of the week, from weekend afternoon patio jam-fests to weeknight happy hour performances to primetime club gigs. Many places also offer some of the best pub food so we will get to have a little snack while listening to music.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Austin Live Music Crawl

Austin Live Music Crawl

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Experience Austin's live music scene on a tour led by a guide who is also a local musician. Visit as many as three iconic clubs and up-and-coming venues and enjoy hearing live music with a group of fun fellow travelers. Don't get caught listening to cover bands, listen to authentic music in one of the world's music capitals.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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Austin Live Music Experience

Austin Live Music Experience

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No trip to Austin is complete without experiencing the city's live music scene, but with so many venues and countless bands, it's tough to choose what shows to see. Enjoy some of the best live music the city has to offer on this Sixth Street music tour, where you're whisked to three venues, with entry and transportation included. Along the way, don't worry about keeping entertained, since a live band performs—just for you—on your group's tour bus.
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  • 3 hours
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More than a Pub Crawl

More than a Pub Crawl

This pub crawl is the whole package: pregame, limo ride, six unique destinations, and then a limo ride back to base. We party until they kick us out at 2am.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Explore LIVE Austin Music w/ Award Winner

Explore LIVE Austin Music w/ Award Winner

As an Austin Music Award Winner and native, I’ll take you behind the scenes of the real Austin LIVE Music underground. Austin has hundreds of clubs, but where’s the REAL Austin music scene? I’ll take you there personally. We will visit several original Austin venues, sometimes even rubbing shoulders and chatting with artists I know personally, and I may even sit in to play a song or two if they twist my arm. I'll also be your photographer taking professional pictures & selfies along the way so you can focus on experience while still having the photos to recall the magical night. 1) A Nature Rendezvous: The evening starts with a rendezvous at a secret gorgeous nature spot downtown. I'll play a little violin serenade and you can bring a picnic if you like, I'll have blankets and yoga mats 2) Austin LIVE Underground: We'll visit at least 2 of the best Austin music venues chosen by poling the group's preferences.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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