Trace Austin’s musical history from the 1880s to present day
Discover Austin’s musical heritage and what makes us the Live Music Capital of the World. Austin’s live music tradition is unrivaled just about anywhere on earth, and our Musical History of Austin tour uncovers the history behind the hype. We’ll weave around town visiting key heritage neighborhoods and musical sites, starting at 6th Street, the epicenter of today’s nightlife scene, and then going back in time to where it all started in the 1800’s at Scholtz Biergarten. We’ll trace our steps through via the historic Victory Grill, the Armadillo World Headquarters, Saxon Pub and the Moody Theater, home to ALC Live. Hear about Austin legends such as Willie Nelson, Janis Joplin, Stevie Ray Vaughan and modern day local celebrities such as Bob Schneider, Malford Milligan and Guy Forsyth.