The first issue of the Austin Chronicle hits the stands.
Co-founded by publisher Nick Barbaro and editor Louis Black. Louis and Nick would go on to found SXSW with Chronicle staffer Roland Swenson and booking agent Louis Meyers.
Sound on Sound festival opens
Willie Nelson honored in the unveiling of his bronze statue, “red-headed stranger” at 4:20 pm on April 20, 2012
A gift from the city of Austin for Willie’s contribution to Texas music and for helping develop Austin as a Texas music epicenter.
Located in front of ACL Live at the Moody Theater on Willie Nelson Blvd.
The Austin Music Commission is formed
Serves as an advisory board for the city council on music development issues.
Austin is named the “Live Music Capital of the World “
Starts as a local punk club originally located in the Red River music district, and helped form Austin’s live music scene.
Now an Austin iconic venue hosting bands of many genres including indie, alternative, rock and hip hop.
The original location closed in 2012 and reopened its new location at 2015 E. Riverside hosting various local and national artists.
The Austin Music Network airs
AMN becomes first non-profit independent music channel.
Documented live performances and played uninterrupted videos from local Texas musicians.