Austin Insider Guide 2016/2017 : Page 13

tHe jAM Red River Cultural District is on the s other side of Austin’ on Stay up the spectrum the with – indie acts, music scene Office’s bigger beards, Austin Music awesome social channels. tattoos. You’ll @musicaustin find all of the above at the @musicaustin Mohawk , Cheer Up Charlies , and Empire Control Room & Garage . South of Downtown, One-2-One Bar and Saxon Pub could have a one-man acoustic act or a 12-piece brass band. You can spend your whole trip on Sixth Street and still not hear all that it has to offer. Hop from Friends to the Parish to Maggie Mae’s . Find reggae and Latin at Flamingo Cantina or down-and-deep riffs on Blind Pig ’s rooftop. Take a trip east of I-35 to Rhino Room , White Horse and Hotel Vegas for a musical smorgasbord. Rainey Street should also be on your radar. This entertainment-heavy neighborhood is the ideal hop-around locale. Wander in and out of houses transformed into lovely bars, like The Blackheart and Clive Bar , and relish giant patios, cocktail in-hand and ears perked for terrific live tunes. Larger-than-life performances can be found at Stubb’s , ACL Live at the Moody Theater , Bass Concert Hall and the Frank Erwin Center . And because this is the live music capital, grocery stores like Central Market and Whole Foods also boast pretty hefty concert calendars. If you’re craving a festival, well-known acts come through for Austin City Limits Music Festival and Sound on Sound . South by Southwest ® Conference & Festivals is a 10-day celebration of all things Internet, comedy, film and music. Additional Austin-centric festival experiences include Old Settler’s Music Fest , Honk!TX , Urban Music Festival , Lone Star Music Festival , and Art City Austin . Every night in Austin is a choose-your-own-adventure musical journey. Make sure to pack some comfy shoes, sense of adventure and your dancing pants. austintexas.org Yo Gotti at the Mohawk Central Market concerts Hot Rize at Old Settler’s Music Fest MOHAWK PHOTO BY CODY R COWAN; COURTESY OF ONE-2-ONE BAR; COURTESY OF WHITE HORSE; COURTESY OF CENTRAL MARKET; COURTSY OF OLD SETTLER’S MUSIC FESTIVAL, PHOTO BY JOHN GRUBBS 13

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