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  • Lori Lindsay

The Legendary Austin Music Scene

Love where you live

You can’t talk about Austin without talking music. Its cutting-edge live music scene is legendary and it’s everywhere. Austin’s music history dates back to the 70’s and 80’s and came out of clubs that became home to a new, eclectic landscape, embracing country, rock, blues, punk, soul, and roots. Artists like Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, and the Big Boys, (all patron saints of the movement), fed a growing club scene, that eventually led to the live music show known as Austin City Limits.

Today, ACL draws upwards of 450,000 people to Zilker Park. And if that weren’t enough, the city also hosts the SXSW Festival every March offering a unique opportunity to explore the worlds of Interactive, Film, Music, and Comedy with parties, awards, screenings, and showcases all over town. Music isn’t the only thing Austin has going for it in the way of arts and culture. It has an eclectic art scene that ranges from weird to modern to fine with food and drink to match. Other things Austin is known for - Allergy Capital of the World (those cedar pollen), its lakes, rivers, and those hot, sticky summers.

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