Nearby Austin is the proud capital of Live Music, with a vibrant scene serenading or rocking the city every night. But Austin is less known for its museums and other cultural venues. Here’s a sampling of how to experience the famed music up close … and how to look beyond it:
- Austin Music Hall - After a 2007 renovation, the mid-size Austin Music Hall is thriving with marquee bands.
- Saxon Pub – A true local experience for rock and blues lovers. Bands play here every night.
- University of Texas Performing Arts Center – All manner of performances take place in this multi-venue center.
- Paramount Theater – This 1915 theater was once a vaudeville house and movie palace. Today, it presents musicals and plays.
- Blanton Museum of Art – The largest university art museum in the country holds one of the largest private collections of old master paintings and drawings.
- Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum – The items on display at this fascinating cultural treasure give insight into the mind of the 36th president.
- O. Henry Museum – This small museum is housed in the tiny cottage that the writer rented in the late 19th century. You’ll find fascinating memorabilia here.
- Austin Children’s Museum – The open floor plan of this fun museum leads from one engaging exhibit to another. Fun for all ages!
- Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum – For those with a curiosity about the great state of Texas, the late lieutenant governor’s museum gathers artifacts and documents from throughout the area.
- Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium – home of the Texas Longhorns college football team
- UFCU Disch-Falk Field – home of college baseball’s Texas Longhorns