Nutty Brown Amphitheatre announces Nov. 28 closure, final shows before move to Round Rock

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In 2015, H-E-B purchased the 65-acre property that is currently home to the Nutty Brown Cafe & Amphitheatre. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

In 2015, H-E-B purchased the 65-acre property that is currently home to the Nutty Brown Cafe & Amphitheatre. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

Nutty Brown Cafe & Amphitheatre, a longtime Southwest Austin music venue, announced it will close its current location Nov. 28 before opening a new venue in Round Rock next year.

Nutty Brown will hold a final two-night "Texas country music extravaganza" ahead of its closure with Pat Green, Kevin Fowler and Jon Wolfe playing Nov. 26 and Randy Rogers Band, Stoney LaRue and Roger Creager playing Nov. 27.

“Nutty Brown was one of the first venues that took a shot on us. The first venue in Austin to get behind Randy Rogers Band and believe in the music we were making," Rogers said in a Sept. 27 statement. "It’s an honor to be the final performers at such a historic and important part of the music community in Austin.”

Nutty Brown opened at 12225 Hwy. 290, Austin, in July 2000 in a facility that originally housed Nutty Brown Mills, a flour and candy store. Owner Mike Farr first announced plans to relocate to Round Rock in 2014, but multiple construction and transportation development delays pushed the venue's timeline back. Round Rock City Council approved the sale of the former McNeil Park to Farr in 2018 along with an economic incentives agreement that stipulated the new $10 million Nutty Brown venue should open by the end of 2019. Round Rock City Council agreed to an extension of that timeline in 2019. Nutty Brown's Sept 27 announcement put the opening of the new venue at some time in 2022.

For the past six years, H-E-B has owned the site where Nutty Brown is currently located. Community Impact Newspaper broke the news earlier this year that H-E-B is planning to break ground on a new 105,689-square-foot store at the site as soon as March 2022.


“We couldn’t have asked for a better landlord and partner than H-E-B has been for the last 6 years. They have truly gone above and beyond supporting live music," Farr said in a news release.

Tickets for Nutty Brown's closing weekend will go on sale Oct. 1 at www.nuttybrown.com.
By Olivia Aldridge

Reporter, Central Austin

Olivia joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in March 2019. She covers public health, business, development and Travis County government. A graduate of Presbyterian College in South Carolina, Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times.



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