AUSTIN, Texas — Austin is the capital of Texas, but it brands itself as the “Live Music Capital of the World.” And for good reason: On any given night, 200 venues across the city host live performances. The city is also known for South by Southwest, its annual festival of indie arts, media and tech culture.
(Article by Glenn Adams, republished from http://www.providencejournal.com/entertainmentlife/20160204/travel-austin-lively-capital-for-music-venues-and-more)
Austin’s ever-changing musical scene is a melting pot of global styles. Clubs and other venues host rock, jazz, blues, hip-hop, punk and Latino performances. Events for this year include a gospel concert series, celebrations of Asian-American and Pacific Islander food and heritage, and Brazilian Samba culture to name a few. For Austin’s marathon and half-marathon, scheduled for Feb. 14, 40 local bands will play outdoors around the city as runners stream through neighborhoods.
Austin City Limits Music Festival, now held over two weekends, features 130 bands playing on eight stages, Sept. 30-Oct. 2 and Oct. 7-9.
Also new: 2,000 more upscale hotel rooms in five hotels, bringing the total to 33,000 rooms across the city.
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