“I LIKE TO SAY I LIVE IN AUSTIN, TEXAS, BECAUSE I CAN LIVE WHERE I WANT TO.”
– MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY
Austin’s rise to fame started to take off in the 70’s and 80’s as it became the hub for creativity and legendary music. The streets were full of music that ranged from folk, blues, bluegrass, jazz, tejano, zydeco, new wave, punk and indie. Due to the epic combination of music styles and choices, Austin was coined “Live Music Capital of the World” to describe the vibrant music scene and to spotlight the number of live music venues per capita surpassing any other city in the nation.
Since then, Austin has become a highly sought after destination for a variety of talented performers, creatives, residents and tourists, making it the place people flock to experience a unique culture, a buzz-worthy culinary scene, outdoor rejuvenation and of course, live music that sings to your soul.