Music, arts communities asked to provide feedback on spending recommendations for $12 million creative space bond

After roughly a year of deliberation, the Austin's Music Commission and Art Commission have drafted criteria for how to spend the money aimed at addressing the city's rapid loss of affordable creative space.


Annual report shows SXSW had $355.9 million economic impact to Austin in 2019

The South by Southwest Conference & Festivals increased its impact on the Austin economy in 2019 by 1.45% over the previous year, according to a report released Oct. 8.



In nod to Austin’s live music industry, City Council carves out more than $3 million in hotel tax funding

The Live Music Capital of the World’s governing body will send millions of dollars in annual tourism revenue to its namesake industry, in a nod to growing affordability concerns among Austin's musicians and industry professionals.


24 things to do in Central Austin this August and September

From the Capital City Black Film Festival to the first University of Texas football game of the season, …


Nancy Pelosi will be the closing keynote speaker at Texas Tribune Festival

The 2019 Texas Tribune Festival will close with conversation between Evan Smith, the Tribune’s co-founder and CEO, and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, D-California.


Ao5 Gallery changes ownership

Ao5 Gallery founder Joe Sigel sold the contemporary art gallery, located at 3005 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, to …



Austin FC announces mobile app-focused ticketing partner to handle sales

Austin FC announced July 31 it has selected New York-based SeatGeek as its ticketing partner to handle buying, selling and transferring tickets.


Designer behind Austin’s Marcus Sculpture Park receives highest honor

Landscape architect Douglas Reed of Reed Hilderbrand has been awarded the American Society of Landscape …


How Austin changed from culinary ‘ghost town’ to destination

On May 6, Chef Charleen Badman of Scottsdale, Arizona, restaurant FnB beat out four Texas finalists to win the James Beard Award for best chef in the Southwest region.


State Senate to consider rebate program to help music venues

State lawmakers are considering creating a Texas music incubator rebate program, which would provide certain music venues and festival promoters with rebates funded by mixed-beverage gross receipts and sales taxes collected by those venues and festivals.



What's going on this month in Central Austin? Austin Food + Wine Festival, Eeyore's Birthday, Hot Luck and more

Find out more about events going on in April and May throughout Central Austin. …


Salvage Vanguard Theater celebrates 25th anniversary

Salvage Vanguard Theater, a non-profit that provides accessible, affordable, artistic exchange, celebrated …


Austin Book Arts Center relocates to North Lamar Boulevard

Austin Book Arts Center moved to a larger location at 5501 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 125, Austin, from its …


High 5 entertainment center in North Austin expands to add ax throwing

Bowling alley and event venue High 5 in North Austin added ax throwing to its available activities in February.



Central Austin's Spider House phasing out live music program

Spider House Cafe & Ballroom, at 2908 Fruth St., Austin, will no longer serve as a live music venue.


6 things to do in Central Austin in January and February

Editor's note: A previous version of this story listed information about a panel discussion regarding the Longoria Affair at the LBJ Library on Feb. 20. That event has been postponed due to the government shutdown and a new date has yet to be announced. For more information, visit the LBJ Library's website here.


MAW Gallery now open in downtown Austin

The MAW Gallery opened Nov. 18 at 1214 W. Sixth St., Ste. 113, Austin.


Get tipsy by the tree at these five Central Austin holiday-themed bars

From limited-time holiday bar pop-ups to the year-round cheer at Crestview spot Lala's Little Nugget, these …



Entertainment venue High 5 opens North Austin location

Lakeline entertainment venue High 5 opened its second location Nov. 9 at 2700 W. Anderson Lane, Ste. 101, Austin, in the space previously occupied by The Goodnight.


13 things to do in Central Austin this Halloween weekend

From a family-friendly Spooktacular to a zombie Christmas, Central Austin's bars, hotels and organizations …


Going to Austin City Limits? Here’s what you need to know

The Austin City Limits music festival returns for weekend two Austin beginning Friday, and as you plan which bands you want to catch at ACL, it’s a good idea to plan out your trips to and from Zilker Park as well.


Asian American Resource Center celebrates 5 years Oct. 5 with family-friendly celebration

The Asian American Resource Center located at 8401 Cameron Road, Austin celebrates its fifth anniversary Oct. 5 with a family-friendly celebration with crafts and entertainment.