Where to go in Austin?

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  1. Coop47

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    I'm going to be in Austin at a conference for a few days this week in Austin. Looks like I'll have some time to kill most of the day Wednesday and possibly on Thursday night. Anywhere in particular I should try to check out (especially around the convention center)? TIA.
     
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    The Elephant Room is a nice jazz place.
    Matt's El Rancho has great Mexican food.
    The Continental Club has Redd Volkaert on Saturday afternoons and late Sundays.
    The Saxon Pub has 3 or 4 great acts a night.
    The Driskill Hotel has a great bar and music on the weekends.
    All (except MER) are close to the convention center.
     
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    Austin is such a great place for music ! You will have a great time.

    I think they knock you in the head at birth if they don't think you will have musical talent down there .
     
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    I get to Austin a couple times a year to visit a couple of my kids who moved there. They live in South Austin so I don't get North of the river regularly except to watch the Packers at the Starr bar. That being said, Thursday nights in Austin are my favorite. I start at C boys to catch Paul Oscher (who played with Muddy Waters) play Blues. One of my best high school friends is a close friend of Pauls so I get to sit with these guys before they go on and hear some great stories. Sarah Brown is on bass too. She has some serious pedigree in the Austin music history. They start at 6:30.
    Then I go from there to the Broken Spoke unless I can find Dale Watson playing somewhere close. The Derailers start at 9:00 most Thusdays at the Broken Spoke. Two step heaven and I love their music. Makes for a great night
     
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    Yes to Broken Spoke and Saxon Pub. LBJ Library and Museum on UT Campus is worth a visit.
     
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    Our Sunday residency with Heybale at the Continental Club has been changed to 7-10pm
    Too many old people with jobs complained we started too late and wouldn't come out.
    17 yrs ago they were young I guess. Anywho, all of our old people that are older came back and then some.
    Of course, we haven't aged a bit, just our gear . . .
     
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    So last night, after eating my way through Austin, I walked up and down 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Streets listening to bands and checking out the scene. I got back to my room and was in bed by 11:30p, surfing and trying to figure out what I was going to do. The Continental Club had James Murtry listed for that night, and I was kicking myself that I missed it - until I saw that it wasn't going to start until midnight! Jumped out of bed, ran to the lobby, jumped in a cab and got there just before it started. McMurtry is my all time favorite songwriter - it was an incredible experience to see him in Austin in a legendary club. Great band, great sound, great performance. And I even got to say hi at the end of the night. Just amazing. I'm sorry I'm going home and will miss seeing Redd and Sonny Landreth this weekend, but I feel so fortunate I stumbled onto last night's show. Some things seem too unlikely to even consider putting on the bucket list - this was one of them.
     
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    Redd is always worth seeing.
     
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    Best place in Austin imhop, uh, leave, jump in your car and come to Houston.
    disclaimer- a joke Austinites, no panties in a wad please.
     
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    If you enjoy Kayaking, go to Houston. ;)
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    Or good Ol' San Antone!
    Lots to do, see, hear and eat there, too.
     
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    I can't even get to the SRV exhibit by closing. Houston kayaking is unlikely. :)


    Thanks to everyone for the suggestions! Really enjoying the city, even with the limited time.
     
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