Check Out the Best Music Venues Austin Has to Offer

Austin isn’t just known as the “Live Music Capital of the World” without good reason. The capital city of the Lone Star state is home to over 250 music venues that cater to every genre imaginable. Whether you’re a punk rocker or a new-wave groover, the music scene in Austin promises to have the perfect venue for everyone’s tastes.

Here, we’re taking a look at the can’t-miss live music joints all around the Austin area. Not familiar with the city? Don’t worry—we’ve got the perfect weekend itinerary already planned out for you.

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Get Grooving in Austin

Austin, Texas—the vibrant, always-vibing capital of the Lone Star State and the Live Music Capital of the World. Famed for its colorful street graffiti, oddities sure to keep it “weird,” and, of course, the incomparable live music scene that calls the city home, Austin is the perfect vacation destination for music lovers of every possible kind.

a man plays his guitar on the stage of an Austin live music venue

With over 250 live music joints scattered throughout the city and an ever-growing list of upcoming shows and concerts, hitting all of the city’s major hot spots can seem like a daunting task for any group. Luckily, here at Longhorn Charter Bus, we’re experts in helping groups of all shapes and sizes get around the city thanks to a selection of comfortable charter bus and minibus rentals. Opting to ride in style in an air-conditioned, WiFi-accessible vehicles is the easiest way to assure you maximize your time in the Live Music Capital. Need to request extra amenities, such as on-board restrooms or ADA accessibility? Just let our reservation specialists know, and we’ll make sure you’re paired with the perfect charter bus for your group.

Start planning your Austin trip by checking out some of the can’t-miss live music venues below. When you’re ready to book group transportation for your trip, give our 24-hour team a call at 512-827-0540. We’ll review your itinerary and give you a free, no-obligation quote!

Where to Go

The Continental Club

the exterior of the neon sign at Austin's continental club

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For six decades, this music club has been a staple of Austin’s live music scene and has welcomed some countless big names to its stage. Located in the heart of South Austin, the Continental Club is the perfect spot for vacationers hoping to brush up on the history of Austin’s music scene. Make sure to call the owners to discuss parking options and prices before stopping by.

Address: 1315 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Phone: (512) 441-2444


The White Horse

No trip to Austin is complete without hitting the dance floor to try your hand at the two-step. The crown jewel of Austin’s honky-tonk scene, The White Horse is the perfect place to catch live western and country music performances.

Address: 500 Comal St, Austin, TX 78702

Phone: (512) 553-6756


Stubb’s BBQ

Nestled in the heart of the Red River District, Stubb’s BBQ is one of the city’s best venues for several reasons. Concert goers not only have an outdoor amphitheater to enjoy, but they also have classic Texan BBQ treats to munch on while catching a show. Don’t forget to give the establishment a call to discuss bus parking options before you go!

Address: 801 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 480-8341



crowds line up outside of austin's 'mohawk' venue

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This multilevel venue pays homage to the eclectic, quirky vibe Austin has so welcomingly embraced. Outfitted with several different stages on each of its floors, Mohawk proudly welcomes artists of any and every genre to its stages. Patrons can expect to enjoy just about anything, from live local musicians to comedy acts to a wrestling match or two (on the right evening).

Address: 912 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 666-0877


The Broken Spoke

This staple of Austin’s music scene is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking to do a little bit of honky-tonkin’. Opened in 1964, The Broken Spoke has welcomed country legends like Willie Nelson and Kris Kristopherson to its stage over the past five decades. And if that’s not enough to convince you to add this venue to your list, maybe their weekly two-step lessons will be.

Address: 3201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Phone:  (512) 442-6189


Hole in the Wall   

Located across the street from the University of Texas, this dive-bar style venue is perfect for the younger crowd. With two different stages located in this graffiti-covered paradise, patrons can choose between catching more laid-back acts at the front bar, or opt for high-energy rock shows at the back bar. There are also several different parking lots and loading zones for your bus located just a stone’s throw away from this iconic dive.

Address: 2538 Guadalupe St. Austin, TX 78705

Phone: (512) 477-4747


ACL Live at the Moody Theatre

a stage is set up for the next act at ACL live at the moody theatre

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When talking about Austin’s live music scene, it’s only fair to mention the Austin City Limits festival. But, if you’re looking for an authentic ACL experience without the hassle or cost of attending the festival, you’re in luck! ACL Live at the Moody Theatre—home of the Austin City Limits television tapings—is the perfect alternative. Hosting over 100 concerts per year, you’re sure to find a show that suits your group’s tastes.

Address: 310 Willie Nelson Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (877) 471-4225

Discover Austin’s Live Music Scene with Longhorn Charter Bus

The phrase “everything is bigger in Texas” doesn’t just apply to boots and belt buckles; this sentiment also rings true in regards to the city of Austin itself. A sprawling metropolis with several unique neighborhoods and districts, traveling around the Live Music Capital of the World can certainly seem intimidating. Don’t let the city’s size get you down, though! Longhorn Charter Bus is here to take the stress out of your travel planning with our wide variety of services.

Charter bus and minibus rentals make it easy for groups to stick to one set schedule and travel safely through the city. Our first-class private drivers always ensure everyone in your group makes it back on the bus and to your next destination on time. Plus, with great amenities like comfortable reclining seats, power outlets, and on-board entertainment, opting to use a charter bus for your vacation’s group transportation assures everyone in your party will ride comfortably.

Ready to book your Austin road trip? Call us at 512-827-0540 to get started on your next reservation.