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Austin Music Scene

Austin music venues and live music

Austin and music go together like brisket and barbecues, which is why major must-attend events like SXSW and Austin City Limits call ATX home. But you don't have to be here at a certain time of year to enjoy live music — every night of the week, there are toe-tapping tunes in every corner of this fair city, from our very own Geraldine's to Skylark Lounge, with its soulful sounds of R&B and jazz (plus free popcorn!), to legendary dancehall Broken Spoke, where you can bust out your Texas two-step skills. If you need help narrowing down the huge number of options, let us know and we'll curate a list based on your tastes.

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You don't have to go far to find live music in Austin — in fact, you just have to head to  Geraldine's  on the fourth floor of Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt to find an intimate stage hosting singer-songwriters of all musical persuasions. On Sundays, the Jazz Brunch is something special — guitars and gristmill oatmeal have never paired so well together.

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Meet our Director of Music

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Born and raised in Austin, TX, Hannah Hagar has spent most of her life making music. She grew up writing and performing at local city events before eventually meeting producer and engineer, David Murray, who’s mentorship led Hannah to create and release her debut album, Portraits in 2008.

Since then, Hannah has continued to write, record, and perform under her own name, as well as with other artists including Reed Turner, Joanna Barbera, and Emily Wolfe. Hannah has also found a passion for music backstage as well through artist and tour management, event production and talent buying, and sync licensing and brand activations.

Hotel Van Zandt and Geraldine’s are lucky to have Hannah as their Director of Music bringing unique music experiences to guests and locals alike.

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Hannah’s insider recommendations to make the most of your visit to the live music capital of the world.