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Pump up the jam

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.

stage microphone on rainey street

Rainey Street

This stretch of historic homes houses some fun, relaxed venues, including:

drums stage on 6th street

6th Street

At the epicenter of the scene, 6th Street is always buzzing. Check out these live music spots:

Geraldine's table food


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.