Austin isn’t called the Live Music Capital of the World for nothing. The lively city is packed with incredible artists and unique venues. Austin has more live music per capita than any other city, so there’s truly something for everyone. Here are the best venues to visit this summer.
2015 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78741
Formerly a punk club called, The Black Room, Emo’s is an iconic Austin music venue. Today, Emo’s hosts a variety of artists and entertainment options. The bar is intimate without being cramped, with an excellent sound system and top-notch bartenders. If you’re planning a trip to Austin this summer, put Emo’s on your list.
305 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701
Antone’s Nightclub is Austin’s home of the blues. For over 40 years this venue has been hosting iconic musicians from Stevie Ray Vaughan to Ray Charles. Antones has some pretty rich history Austinites can appreciate. Check out their website for upcoming events.
The Continental Club
1315 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
The Continental Club has been a legendary spot since its opening in 1955. It’s often recognized as the premiere club for live music in Austin and a ton of great musicians have graced the stage. The club is known for rockabilly, country, swing, blues, roots and more. Come enjoy live music every night of the week.
Historic Scoot Inn
1308 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702
ACL Live at the Moody Theater
310 W Willie Nelson Blvd #1B, Austin, TX 78701
The Cactus Café
2247 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78712
The Cactus Café is a great music venue located in the Texas Union on The University of Texas’ campus. The Café has seen many great acoustic sets throughout its years on campus. If you’re looking to see local artists in a comfortable, intimate setting then you’ll love this location. This venue has a 40-year tradition of open mic nights and incredible singer-songwriters. You can see their upcoming events at The Cactus Café.
801 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
Famous for their Sunday gospel brunch, Stubb’s serves great barbeque and southern comfort with a side of live music. This summer you can see Local Natives, Day Glow, Honey Made, and more. There’s no better place to listen to great music and enjoy a cold beer. Most shows are available for all ages.
912 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
Mohawk is a multi-level bar and music venue in Austin. Mohawk has live music almost every night of the week, with multiple different artists a night. This summer you can see Vision Arcade, Built To Spill, and more. Make sure to try their cocktail of the week.