Austin, Texas is a vibrant city with a thriving arts scene. Music is so popular in Austin that it is woven into the fabric of the city’s culture. Most types of music, including country, pop, and gospel music can be heard here. People travel from around the country and around the world to be a part of the thriving music scene in Austin.
Austin is also one of the best cities in the world for those who enjoy music festivals. It is considered to be the live music capital of the world. Each year, many music festivals are held in and around the city. It is wise to book Austin hotel reservations early, if you plan on attending a festival here, especially for the larger festivals
Live at the Lake
Live at the Lake is a concert held each year in the summer. It is part of Lakeway Resort’s summer concert series. It features a variety of live music from local musicians.
That’s Right – It’s Not From Texas
That’s Right – It’s Not From Texas is a musical event held in early October and opens the annual Gruene Music & Wine Festival.
Austin City Limits Music Festival
Austin City Limits Music Festival is one of the premier music festivals in the United States. The live concert is named after the very popular PBS television show Austin City Limits. This spectacular music festival features some of the top musical artists in the country. It features many popular artists you have heard of, and many amazing artists just breaking into the scene. Over 130 different musical acts perform on the 8 different and unique stages. Some of the bands who have played in the past include Coldplay, Pearl Jam, Van Morrison, Tom Petty, Ray LaMontagne, and the Flaming Lips.
South by Southwest
The SXSW festival is an annual music and film extravaganza. It attracts over 11,000 industry insiders and fans to the city of Austin each year to hear the latest up and coming bands and see the best new independent films. Bars, restaurants, theaters and other venues are packed to the gills for four straight days of music, art and film.
No matter what type of music you listen to, chances are you can find a band or two playing your style somewhere in Austin, whether during a festival or on average Friday night. As more people visit the city, the more they find themselves wanting to return. When booking a room for a festival, it is important to search for rooms, suites or hotel packages well ahead of time so you are guaranteed a spot in the music capital of the world.