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 "Live Music Capital of the World"

 The music of Austin, Texas, USA has gone beyond 6th Street and now includes other areas such as Red River, the University of Texas, the Warehouse District and Downtown, South Lamar, South Austin, East Austin and the Market District where bars and clubs of every kind can be found. Every night over one hundred venues stage live music. Austin's official motto is the "Live Music Capital of the World"





Rodeo Austin



East Austin Entertainment Destinations:

  • MYEC  Skating, Bowling, and Theater - Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex,
    1156 Hargrave St., Austin, TX 78702
    Phone: 512.472.6932
    Catch a Movie for $1.50 at


  • Wonder World  

  • Schlitterbahn Water Park Resort

  • Butler Park Pitch & Putt
    201 Lee Barton Drive, Austin, TX 78704
    (512) 477-4430

  • Kiddie Acres Mini-Golf
    4800 W Howard Lane, Austin, TX 78728

  • Peter Pan Mini-Golf
    1207 Barton Springs Road, Austin,TX 78704

  • Pinballz Arcade
    8940 Research Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78758
    Phone: 512-420-TILT (8458)



East Austin Unique:

  • Independence Brewing Company
    Locally Brewed Beer, monthly brewery tour and free beer tasting
    3913 Todd Lane #607, Austin, TX 78744
    Phone: 512-707-0099
  • Blue Starelite Drivein
    Urban Drive-in
    1001 E. 6th St.
    Austin Tx. 78701


East Austin Music Stores:

  • Musicmania
    3909 N I H 35 # D1, Austin, TX 78722
    Phone: (512) 451-3361
  • Switched On
    Music and Electronics
    1111 E 11th, Suite 150, Austin, TX 78702
    (512) 782-8806
  • Snake Eyes Vinyl
    1101 Navasota St, Ste 3, Austin, TX78798
    Phone: (512) 220-7019
  • Trailer Space Record Shop
    1401 A Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX78702
    Phone: (512) 542-9001

East Austin Movies

Galaxy Highland
6700 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752

  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
    320 E 6th Street
    Austin, TX 78701
    (512) 476-1320
    plus other locations
  • The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
    The IMAX 3D Experience
    1800 N. Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
    Daily, 9:00 am- 6:00 pm
    (512) 936-8746
  • Cinemark Dollar Theater, Round Rock, TX
  • Flix Brewhouse by Galaxy Theatres
    2200 S. Interstate Hwy 35 Suite B1, Round Rock, TX, 78681
    (512) 242-3549
  • Galaxy Highland
    6700 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752
    Phone: (512) 467-7305
  • MYEC  Theater - Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex,
    1156 Hargrave St., Austin, TX 78702
    Phone: 512.472.6932
    Catch a Movie for $1.50 at
  • Tinseltown South
    5501 S I H 35
    Austin, TX 78744-2740
    (512) 416-5700
  • Violet Crown Cinema
    434 W 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701
    Violet Crown Cinema is a locally owned and operated cinema with four screens devoted to art, independent, documentary and international films.
    Violet Crown offers modern amenities including state-of-the-art digital sound and projection, comfortable seating, and stadium auditoriums with unobstructed sight lines. All seats for all shows are reserved and can be purchased at the cinema or on-line


East Austin Theater

  • Austin Circle of Theaters: East Austin
    701 Tillery St
    Austin, TX 78702
    (512) 247-2531

  • The Blue Theater, East Austin
    916 Springdale Rd
    Austin, TX 78702
    (512) 927-111

  • Boyd Vance Theater
    1165 Angelina Street
    Austin, TX 78702
    Phone: (512) 974-4926

  • Center Stage Texas
    2826 Real St., Austin, TX  78702
    Center Stage Texas is a non-profit theater for kids
    Phone: 512-836-5437

  • City Theatre
    3823 Airport Blvd. – east corner of Airport Blvd. and 38 ˝ Street
    Phone: 512-524-2870

  • ColdTowne Theater
    4803-B Airport Blvd
    Phone: 524-2807

  • The New Movement
    1819 Rosewood Ave, Austin, Tx 78702
    A comedy theater and training center with shows 4 nights a week.
    Phone: 512-788-2669

  • Paramount TheatreThe Paramount Theatre
    713 Congress Avenue 
    Phone : (512) 472.2901

  • play! Theatre Group
    1204 Cedar Ave, Austin, TX  78702
    Phone: 512-891-7100

  • Salvage Vanguard Theater, East Austin
    2803 Manor Road, Austin, Texas 78722
    Phone: (512) 474-7886

  • State Theater CompanyState Theatre Company
    719 Congress Avenue
    Phone : (512) 472.2901

  • The Vortex, East Austin
    2307 Manor Road, Austin, TX, 78722

    Butterfly Bar at the Vortex
    2307 Manor Road, Austin, TX, 78722

  • The Zach Theater
    ZACH's Arena Stage and Business Office
    1510 Toomey Road

    ZACH's Kleberg Stage
    1421 W. Riverside Drive
    (512) 476-0541 ext. 1

East Austin Entertainment Venues:

Frank Erwin Center
1701 Red River, Austin, TX 78701
                    (512) 471-7744

  • Austin 360 Amphitheater
    9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd., Austin, TX 77380
    Tickets through Ticketmaster - 800-745-3000

  • Austin City Limits Live
    310 Willie Nelson Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
    Venue: (512) 225-7999
    Tickets: (877) 435-9849

  • Cedar Park Center
    2100 Avenue of the Stars
    Cedar Park,TX

  • The Compound
    1300 E 4th St
    Austin, TX 78702

    1156 HARGRAVE

  • Fiesta Gardens
    Fiesta Gardens features a large open-plan room of approximately 4000 square feet, with a generous outdoor patio, fountain, and accommodating bandstand all overlooking the quiet lagoon of Lady Bird Lake.

  • Longbranch Inn
    1133 E 11th St
    Austin, TX 78702
    (512) 472-5591

  • Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex
    1156 Hargrave St., Austin, TX 78702
    Phone: 512.472.6932

  • Rude Mechs
    The Off Center
    a performance warehouse
    2211-A Hidalgo St., Austin, TX  78702
    Phone: 512-476-7833

  • Scoot Inn
    1308 E 4th St
    Austin, TX 78702
    (512) 478-6200

  • Space12
    3121 E 12th St
    Austin, TX 78702
    (512) 524-7128

  • Trailer Space Record Shop
    1401 A Rosewood Ave
    Austin, TX 78702
    (512) 542-9001


East Austin Live Music Venues

  • Antone's
    213 W 5th St Austin, TX 78701
    (512) 320-8424

  • EMOS
    2015 E Riverside Dr.
    Austin, TX 78741
    For ticket inquiries, contact Front Gate Tickets 1-888-512-7469

  • Empire Control Room & Garage
    606 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701
    One venue making music magic w/ 3 stages and love on 7th + Red River

  • Skylark Lounge
    Best Live Music Venue & Blues Bar in Austin
    2039 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78722
    (512) 730-0759

  • Victory Grill
    1104 E. 11th St
    * East Austin Historic landmark *

    Victory Grill is a historic music venue located at 1104 E. 11th St, Austin, Texas. The nightclub was on the Chitlin' Circuit and hosted famous African American acts such as Bobby Bland, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, W. C. Clark and B. B. King when Austin was legally segregated. Victory Grill was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 16, 1998.

East Austin Music Performers and Music Societies



Entertainment Programs/Bands/Resources/Production and Promotion

  • Austin Detours
    At Austin Detours, we give locals and visitors a taste of the best Austin has to offer. We have themed tours featuring art, music, food, sports, history, culture, crafts and more. We also offer public and private events. Get your Austin tour started today!

  • AZTLAN Dance Company
    @ Santa Cruz Theater Center
    1805 East Seventh Street
    Austin, Texas 78702

  • BE Entertainment & Productions
    P.O. Box 5236, Round Rock, TX 78683
    BE Entertainment & Productions is a business dedicated to producing entertaining & quality work. We are in the business to showcase amazing and talented artists and entertainers.

  • JazzEvents & Entertainment
    Complete event design, planning and destination management paired with entertainment
    Phone: 512-686-0438

  • The Jeff Lofton Group (jazz)
    2200 S. Pleasant Valley Rd. #209
    Austin, TX 78731
    Phone: 512.906.2360

  • JOY Photo Booth
    7901 Cameron Road Building 3 Unit #336, Austin, TX 78754
    Joy Photo Booth brings extra life and shine to your weddings, birthdays, and private or corporate events!

  • Launch 787
    606 East 3rd Street, Austin, TX 78701

  • LoudMouth Rentals
    5207 Airport Blvd, Austin, Texas 78751
    LoudMouth Rentals offers a huge selection of quality music equipment rentals for the Austin area. From electric guitars to complete PA system rentals, LoundMouth Rentals is sure to have the music rental gear you need for your next event or party. DJ equipment, sound equipment, recording gear, wireless mics, amps, speakers, lighting equipment, and more. The best rates and service in Austin. Delivery and set up is available. Rent your music gear in person or online today!

  • Lyons Entertainment
    12321 Innes View, Manor, TX  78653
    Entertainment Company
    Phone: 512-964-2423

  • Margarita Planet
    420A W. Palm Valley Blvd. #211, Round Rock, TX 78664
    Margarita Planet offers margarita machine rentals for your party, wedding, or corporate event.
    Phone: 512-541-2535

  • Media Arts & Literacy Institute
    P.O.Box 42188, Austin, TX 78704
    M.A.L.I uses media and communication to reduce stereotypes, cultivate expression and teach media literacy that produces and promotes cultural interaction in the arts.

  • Mooreasys
    11O4 E 11TH ST, Austin, TX  78702
    The link between the recording artist/act and the record label, generally to help with the artistic and commercial development of the label's artists.
    Phone: 512-584-3834

  • Premiere Inflatables
    9600 Great Hills Trl Ste150W, Austin, TX 78759
    Premiere Inflatables® is the answer to all your inflatable party rentals ranging from dry and water slides, bounce houses and obstacle courses, etc. All the rentals are latest and wholly manufactured in the USA. They are environmental friendly (no chemicals are used while cleaning), and reach you in time (that’s our guarantee)! All the slides, bounce houses, moonwalks, jumpers and other party rentals are clean, hygienic and checked for safety before we send them over to you.

  • Positivity for Purpose (P4P)
    1600 Wickersham Lane Suite 2067, Austin, TX 78741
    1071 Clayton Lane #1406, Austin, TX  78723
    Positivity for Purpose is a hip-hop activity involved preventive program geared towards teens and young adults.
    Phone: 512-437-1564

  • ProArts Collective
    1009 E. 11th Street, Austin, TX  78702

    Phone: 512-236-0644

  • She Smiles Entertainment
    701 Center Ridge Dr, Austin, TX 78753
    Plays, singing, dance, motivational speaking, hosting, promoting, poetry, skits, monologues.

  • Sum 1 Productions
    PO Box 142393, Austin, TX 78714
    Theatre Company
    Phone: 512-850-6874

  • The Simplifiers Event Planning
    Phone: 512-695-7744

  • Women in Jazz Association
    P.O. Box 200576, Austin, TX  78720
    Concert production and singer workshops
    Phone: 512-258-6947

  • 501 Studios
    501 I-H 35, Austin, TX 78702
    Phone: 512.485.3000
    Commercial Real Estate for production companies and creative

East Austin Weddings

  • Barr Mansion
    Wedding Venue, Event Venue
    10463 Sprinkle Road, Austin, Texas, 78754


East Austin Dance Classes

  • Dancin' Jazzi Dance Studio
    7901 Cameron Rd. Bldg. 3 Suite 140, Austin, TX 78754
    Children's Dance Studio, We teach ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical and contemporary

  • EsquinaTango Cultural Society of Austin
    209 Pedernales St.
    Health, Dance and Cultural activities: yoga, tango, Spanish conversational group, salsa aerobics, salsa, folk and more!
    Phone: 512-524-2772

Austin TX Museums/Galleries

East Austin Nightlife

  • Historic Victory Grill
    Austin's Premier Blues Club
    Nourishing the Soul Since 1945
    1104 East 11th Street
    Austin, Texas 78702-1909
    (512) 474-7440

  • Big Red Sun
    1102 E Cesar Chavez
    Austin, Tx 78702

    1308 East 4th @ Navasota, Austin, TX  78702
    Phone: 512-478-6200

  • The Peacock Lounge
    515 Pedernales St, Austin, TX  78702
    Phone: 512-276-8979

  • Uncorked Tasting Room and Wine Bar, LLC
    900 East 7th Street, Austin, TX, USA 78702
    Phone: 512.524.2809


Groups and Clubs:

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FREE Things to do
in Austin

Some are on the East side of Austin, and all are of interest to residents of East Austin!

East 6th Street, originally known as Pecan Street, is one of the oldest streets in the city of Austin in which tourists can visit the historic sites and indulge in shopping during the day time and enjoy live musical performances and events held during the night. Individuals who are eager to explore the multicultural aspect of the city of Austin must visit East 6th.

The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum First Saturdays are free. The museum is named after former Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock, who was the driving force behind the establishment of the museum. It tells "The Story of Texas" with three floors of permanent, traveling and special exhibits on the history, traditional culture and popular culture of Texas including sports, business, performing arts and technology. During the summer, there is a annual free concert series called "Music Under the Star" presenting popular Austin performers on the Lone Star Plaza under the 35-foot-tall bronze star. First Saturdays of the month are FREE admission at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum from 2 PM to 6 PM.

The Congress Ave Bridge
in the city is an important landmark and is home to a large population of bats who slumber during the day and embark on their nocturnal adventures as soon as the sun sets and darkness envelopes the city. There are approximately half a million bats who reside under the bridge and they are estimated to consume at least 10,000 to 30,000 pounds of insects between them.

The Elisabet Ney Museum is the former home of the renowned German sculptress Elisabet Ney who immortalized many of the Europeans and Texan heroes by making their busts and statues.

The Austin State Cemetery is located in East Austin and is the tranquil resting place of some of the great names associated with the city of Austin like Stephen F. Austin and Barbara Jordan. This picturesque 18-acre cemetery also houses the graves of the 2,200 veteran soldiers of the Confederate Army along with an information center for visitors.

The Texas Memorial Museum features a large collection of artifacts which have been important findings in historical and anthropological research along with dinosaurs and rocks. The museum focuses primarily on the natural history of the state and on the facts surrounding the New World as well.

The Harry Ransom Center is home to the original Gutenberg Bible which was created in 1456 along with musical compositions and manuscripts of Beethoven, Galileo and Hemingway. The other noteworthy attractions are a book library, the first ever photograph taken and theater art pieces.

Austin Convention and Visitors Center offers two free Austin guided walking tours of historical homes and places in downtown Austin. Both tours require 24 hour advance reservations and reservations may be made through the Austin Convention and Vistors Center website. The Historic Congress Avenue and Sixth Street tour times are 9 AM Thursday through Saturday and 2 PM on Sunday and include 19th century buildings such as the Old Bakery, the Driskill Hotel and St. Mary's Cathedral. The Bremond Block Historic District tour examines a collection of homes belonging to members of the John Bremond family built during the Victorian era and tour times are at 11 AM on Saturday and Sunday.

Bat Viewing at the Congress Ave Bridge - One of the iconic fun free things to do in Austin is to watch the world's largest urban bat colony fly out from under the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge at dusk. Each night from mid-March to November, approximately a million or more Mexican free-tail bats emerge from under the bridge at dusk to blanket the sky as they head out to forage for food. July and August are the best times to see the most dramatic flights when new born pups first begin to forage with their mothers. It is possible to view the bats from the bridge, but the bridge itself is a high traffic thoroughfare. The best way to see the bats is to bring a blanket or lawn chairs to the free Austin Bat Observation Center located at the Austin American Statesman offices at 305 South Congress Avenue on the southeast side of the bridge where there is a viewing area and an educational kiosk.

The Live Oak Brewing Company is the location where the Live Oak brands of beer namely the Big Bark Amber Lager, the Live Oak Pale Ale and the Live Oak Pilz are brewed for commercial reasons. Legend has it that two enthusiastic brewers traveled to Prague to learn the classical method of brewing and ultimately developed their own technique which made use of decoction mash, open fermentation and secondary laagering to brew rich malt flavored ales and lagers.

The O. Henry House Museum served formerly as the residence of the author William Sydney Porter and was constructed in 1891. The house is decorated with photographs, personal belongings, writing desk and the original furniture of the author along with his collection of rare books including the famed 'The Gift of the Magi'. The added attractions are a gift shop full of books, video tapes, writing clubs and sponsorship of some local events.