If Austin is the worlds live music capital, then the Red River District is it’s senate chambers.
“Born from the rubble of Austin’s crack row and homeless hideaway, Red River still brandishes it’s seedy, tough exterior. But it’s “Sunset Strip” aura lends even more to it’s raw, real, live vibe.”
Stand on any of the 6 corners that make up the Red River District (between 6th and 10th St) and live music paints the air. The street is crowded with concert seekers in one of many lines queud up for any number of live shows on any given night. Austin’s hottest stages, famed backyards and note-worthy eats are all here. The list of current and past venues that line(d) this street is/are legendary and the bands that first plugged in here are too.
An eclectic three blocks of the best, and most, live music in Austin. You can see more than twenty bands in a three block stumble on any weekend night. Red River intersects with Old or Dirty 6th Street just west of I35. A walk north takes you to the heart of live music in Austin. Turn South from 6th on Red River and your on your way to the eclectic Rainey Street District.
“Expect the unexpected music-wise on Red River.”
From Austin’s best and worst home grown indie’s to lot’s of almost famous & very famous road shows, Red River is a music lovers panacea. It’s a music genre melting pot. Alt rock next door to electronic, next door to jazz, next door to metal, next door to R&B, next door to Texas Swing….well you get the picture. Expect the unexpected music-wise on Red River.
Born from the rubble of Austin’s crack row and homeless hideaway, Red River still brandishes it’s seedy, tough exterior. But it’s “Sunset Strip” aura lends even more to it’s raw, real, live vibe.