With every bar, restaurant, and venue closed for the foreseeable future, the local music landscape may seem bleak. But don’t fear, music lover! Many of our top artists are still playing to the masses via the World Wide Web. Whether it’s on Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube, catching your favorite Austin artist is only a click away. Support them however you can and keep listening local![Read more…]
The team behind Amplify Austin Day 2020 wants to see over 31,000 people come together to raise over $12 million for Central Texas nonprofits. Such a feat sounds difficult to achieve, but the Austin community has set massive fundraising records before.
Here’s all you need to know to participate yourself.[Read more…]
Beer is such a wonderful thing! Of its many splendors, it tends to bring people together. And when it brings people together for a good cause, the beer tastes that much better. So…
We have another beer festival coming! On Feb. 29, 2020, Hops for Houses Craft Beer Festival will take place at Williamson County Expo Center in Taylor, east of Round Rock. Several Austin breweries will be represented, comprising nearly half of the total in attendance, with the others hailing from the towns surrounding us.[Read more…]
If you’ve talked to anyone about east Austin, then the name “Springdale General” has probably popped up more than once. This 15-building complex is home to some of Austin’s well-loved creatives and nonprofits.
One of my favorite things about Springdale General is the variety of businesses and organizations that call it home. From creative studios to fun service-based businesses to educational opportunities, it holds a bit of everything. Keep reading to learn about some of the businesses you might want to visit next time you’re near 1023 Springdale Road.[Read more…]
2019 is almost over, guys! This year flew by in a heartbeat. Austin has inducted many new Austinites, welcomed new establishments, and said goodbye to some loved ones. With 2020 quickly approaching, we think it’s only fair to say so long to 2019 in style. Oh, and it gets better. What we have in mind is not only awesome, but also free to do!
Check out our list of free things to do on New Year’s Eve in Austin.[Read more…]
The only thing harder than finding someone who was born and raised in Austin is finding a good restaurant that’s open past midnight on the weekends, or at all on major holidays.
Over Christmas, Austin can feel like a ghost town. If you find yourself in search of sustenance on Dec. 25, then here’s a list of Austin restaurants open Christmas day. Eat, drink, and be merry![Read more…]
Happy Holidays, awesome Austinites! Not to terrify you or anything, but as of this article, there are 13 shopping days left until Christmas. But don’t panic! There’s relief from the madness in the form of killer Austin music. This weekend, we suggest snarling Southern rock, a beautiful Christmas party, and high-quality ’70s psych rock. Stay cool, Austin, and always listen local![Read more…]
A crackling bonfire and the sweet smells of candied apples, popping kettle corn, and comforting hot cocoa tease your senses at one of the greatest Austin holiday traditions of all time. Oh, yes. Trail of Lights is back.[Read more…]
Music is the lifeblood of Austin. Anyone who tells you different hasn’t spent a Saturday night on Red River or discovered a random artist during SXSW. On any given night, there are 100 shows to choose from in the greater Austin area. Music is a piece of who we are.
But the vein is starting to clot. Rising cost of living, higher venue rent, and dozens of entertainment options force world-class artists to stagnate.
Enter Black Fret, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support, both financial and practical, to Austin musicians. On Dec. 7, 2019, during the annual Black Fret Ball gala, the group awarded $250,000 to 19 local artists. It was an evening of heart, community, and giving.[Read more…]
It’s easy to get swept away in holiday chaos. From Black Friday deals to office parties to last-minute gifts, December is a swirl of madness. As a result, the meaning of the season often gets lost: the joy of giving to those in need.
With dozens of local charities looking to aid needy Austinites, giving back to the community is only a click away. To help you choose where your donation dollars should go, here are 10 worthwhile organizations to consider assisting this holiday season.[Read more…]