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    Hey There,

    I'm heading to Austin, TX in a couple of weeks for "work"...
    Wondering about good places to catch live music - especially within walking distance of the Convention Center. I've heard about 6th Street in general...just wondering about particular places I should check out.
    If there's something really good in another part of town I suppose I could take a cab or figure out how to Uber...but prefer not to.

    Thanks!

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    I haven't been downtown in a while but I used to go to the Saxon Pub a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cfantx View Post
    I haven't been downtown in a while but I used to go to the Saxon Pub a lot.
    The Continental Club & the Saxon Pub for sure!

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    There is a lot of bluegrass around. Don’t know of much near the convention center.

    https://www.centraltexasbluegrass.org/Bluegrass-Events

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    I’ll chime in on The Continental Club, especially upstairs at The Gallery. I’ve only been there twice but the first time in pre-pandemic time Rosie Flores did an amazing show— The Great American Songbook with a jazz trio — one of the best nights of music I ever experienced. And for $5.00 cover! About a week ago, I was in Austin for graduation and caught Casper Rawls downstairs for the price of a donation to the tip jar. He and his band were great — think Buck Owens on steroids.
    Upstairs in the Gallery was Barbara Nesbit who was very entertaining . I don’t think I’ll go to Austin without going to the Continental Club. Check the schedule , I think Rosie Flores plays there often

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    Cool - I’ll definitely check out th Continental Club and the Saxon Pub.
    Thanks for the link for Bluegrass - I’ll check it out and see if anything there works with my travel constraints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiltman View Post
    Cool - Ill definitely check out th Continental Club and the Saxon Pub.
    Thanks for the link for Bluegrass - Ill check it out and see if anything there works with my travel constraints.

    Kirk
    If you are on social, follow the Central Texas Bluegrass group. They post weekly about shows and jams in and around Austin.

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    When I travelled there for business 30 years ago I really enjoyed the Cactus Cafe on the UT campus. I traveled with perhaps a dozen cds and would often catch a band there that happened to be in my little cd collection for that trip. No idea if it is still a venue.

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    The Gallery (which is above the Continental Club) and C’Boys (just down the street) are both great small venues! 6th Street down town is filled with a bunch of cover bands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim19 View Post
    When I travelled there for business 30 years ago I really enjoyed the Cactus Cafe on the UT campus. I traveled with perhaps a dozen cds and would often catch a band there that happened to be in my little cd collection for that trip. No idea if it is still a venue.
    Yes, I saw Willis Alan Ramsey there. Had tickets for Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge April 2020...but we know why that was cancelled. If you get the chance, try to see Paul Glasse if he's playing. One of the great swing jazz mandolin players & local to Austin. Last time i saw him he had the great Rick McRae (guitar player for George Strait) in the band.. Truly amazing!

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