Austin’s music scene is thriving thanks to a huge variety of venues showcasing live music from both new and seasoned stars. From Country singers to jazz crooners and edgy new entrants you will certainly find your favorite singer-songwriter. Below are venues any live music fan is bound to get a treat of a lifetime.
- Continental Club
This venue is one of Austin’s most frequented live music clubs, hosting the finest Swing and Country bands in the city. Fans from all corners of the city sing along to their favorite country-blues as they dance wildly on the dance floor. While most of the acts on the venue are blues, country and rock, the live music here is always top-notch, even during weeknights. The inside of the venue is cozy; the Club features rose-toned lighting, live jazz, and local art rotates on the walls.
- The White Horse
Despite being a relatively new entrant in Austin’s busy bar scene, the venue features hosts some of Austin’s finest country talent virtually every night. House bands include Rosie and the Rambler, Two Hoots and a Holler and Conjunto Los Pinkys. Besides regularly featuring bluegrass and country the venue also features Conjunto(a music genre that blends mariachi and polka influences) show on Saturday evening. This music genre draws older individuals who have deep roots in the rapidly varying neighborhood. It also reflects a wide variety of foreign cultures that migrant farm workers represent.
- Cactus Café
If your desire is to see big stars as well as talented upcoming artists, this venue is ideal for you. The spot is located inside Texas Union building and draws all types of electric music acts. It even currently hosts a popular artists-in-residence show every Monday during which talented musicians play the best live music. The venue perfectly exemplifies the reason why Austin is regarded the best city to listen to live music.
The venue boasts of two bars complete with a rooftop deck that features an outdoor stage. On some night several live acts perform allowing you to concert hop on the same venue. It presents everything right from rap all the way to heavy metal performed by diverse bands that just difficult to categorize. Located at 912 streets, Mohawk additionally offers offbeat events like drunken spelling bees and wrestling. Its multilevel layout is perfect for live music during mild weather because there is plenty of space to comfortably roam outdoors.
- The Victory Grill
Ever since its inception in 1945, this venue has always been a hotspot for jazz and blues. Renowned musicians like Billie Holiday, Etta James, and James Brown have all performed here. The Victory Grill is currently recognized as a historic place and hence serves as a museum beside being a legendary live music spot. Find time to stop by for the venue’s Monday night blues jams that attract a crowd of loyal fans from far and wide.
- Saxon Pub
Fans consider Saxon Pub Austin’s musical soul thanks to its irresistible blend of country and roots rock. The venue attracts many music fans (young and old). Famous musicians like Bonnie Raitt and Bob Schneider pop in from time to time. The latter even entertain a packed crowd virtually every Monday night. The bar is frequented by curmudgeonly regulars who are addicted to its great live music.
Overall, when it comes to Austin, there are no shortage of great venues to check out. However, if you only have a limited amount of time, you can’t go wrong with the ones listed above. If you’re not sure what concert to see in Austin, you can check out our comprehensive list at http://zeronosebleeds.com/austin-concerts
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