The Continental Club on South Congress should be at the top of any Austin list for both visitors and locals. It opened its doors in 1955, and the 200-capacity room has since hosted the likes of Double Trouble, Paul Ray and the Cobras and Joe Ely back in the 1970s and ’80s as well as legends like Robert Plant and Wanda Jackson more recently. The tiny stage and small room make any show intimate and electric.
The Live Music Capital of the World sure lives up to its name; in Austin, you can hear live music flowing out of virtually every corner of the city (and beyond). You could be dining at the best restaurants, downing margaritas at the best bars, or simply taking a hike, and still witness talented performers taking to the stage. Though many visitors come in for the biggies like ACL, SXSW or reunion gigs at COTA, the bread and butter of bat city are the charming little venues that host excellent musical notes night in, night out, throughout the year. They are where local legends are made, international artists tour, and where good ol’ Southern nights are spent.
Whatever your tastes; pop, rock, country, classical or EDM, here are the best spots to catch quality live music in Austin, Texas.
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