Austin Music Tour
With more than 250 live music venues and hundreds, if not thousands, of local bands and musicians to fill them, as well as some of the biggest, most popular music festivals in the country, Austin handily earns its title as the live music capital of the world. But how did it get there? Join us on a tour exploring the places that helped Austin make its name, and learn how the city evolved from the sleepy college town and capital of Texas to the juggernaut of live music it is today!
downtown and beyond
Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 pm we depart from our location in the heart of downtown to seek out the legacy of our music scene, ending with a free show at a pre-selected location, curated by your tour guide. On this tour, we will visit the old east side 11th street neighborhood, home of one of the last surviving Juke Joints in America. Heading west and turning south, we will see the Red River cultural district, home to Austin's counter-culture music scene for decades and birthplace of the SXSW music festival. As we venture southward from there, we shift our attention to Willie Nelson, Kenneth Threadgill, and all the other ne'erdowells who sought the path less-traveled in the hills of central Texas.
This tour concludes with a free show at the famous Continental Club, which has been serving up the finest musical talent Austin has to offer since 1955, or at C Boy's Heart and Soul for an Austin tradition, Chicken S#!t Bingo, and some great music, depending on the day. You'll have the best seat in the house to experience Austin from a perspective that you just can't get any other way. Your informative local guide will not only teach you about the history of the city, but make great suggestions about what else to see, do, eat and hear on your visit.
Departs at 2pm, Saturday and Sunday. 2.5 hours, $60 per person. 24-hour advance reservation required. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.
*NOTE* Online reservations need to be made at least 24 hours in advance and each tour requires a minimum of two participants. If it is less than 24 hours, or you are signing up for a single spot, no problem, give us a call at 512-277-0609 or drop us a line.