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Music Scene

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Austin, Texas offers a wide range of events, from music concerts, food festivals, and sports competitions to museum displays, exhibits, and family fun.

First-time visitors might be surprised to find themselves being entertained with live music as they walk through the terminal at Austin’s airport after deplaning. But they shouldn’t be. Live music, and music in many other forms, is everywhere in Austin. Musicians play in everything from grocery stores (Central Market, Whole Foods) to city council meetings.

They play outdoors at the Blues on the Green series and at festivals: Austin City Limits and South by Southwest you’ve likely heard of, but there’s also Pachanga Latino Musical FestivalUrban Music FestivalFun, Fun, Fun Fest, Chaos in Tejas and many more worth checking out. Mostly, you’ll find Austin musicians at clubs, coffeehouses, bars, taquerias, auditoriums and concert halls – and with nearly 200 live music venues, it can be intimidating knowing where to start.

Austin is filled with music venues from classic live music joints to up-and-coming hot spots- much like the artists playing in them. There are nearly 200 venues that feature everything from rock and blues to country and jazz every night of the week. A trip to Austin just isn’t complete without a little live music. And that’s why people always leave humming a tune and singing Austin praises.