Entertainment & Events

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Arts Commission renews concerns over new assistance for creative spaces

Members of the Arts Commission have stepped up their criticism of the Music and Entertainment Division and its handling of the Creative Space Assistance Program that recently announced grants totaling just over $750,000 to 26 arts and music groups around…

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

City charts progress, 90-day plans for Red River streetscape improvements

The Planning and Zoning Department has allocated $1.3 million in funding from its Great Streets program that will be used for a series of long-desired improvements to the streetscape of downtown’s Red River Cultural District.A memo released last week by…

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Music commissioners push ACL Fest promoters for more local involvement, equity

Members of the Music Commission appear to have opened the door for a partnership between the city and local concert promotion giant C3 Presents to feature more Austin musicians at Austin City Limits Fest and other festivals run by the…

Monday, October 14, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Task force to recommend uses for hotel tax money for music industry

With millions of dollars from the city’s hotel tax expected soon to be available for use by the local music industry, the Music Commission is forming a task force to advise City Council on the best way to use those…

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

SXSW economic impact grows to new high of $355.9 million

The South by Southwest festivals created an economic impact of $355.9 million this year, an increase of about $5.3 million or about 1.5 percent from the $350.6 million figure generated last year.In its annual report using data analyzed from Greyhill…

Thursday, July 11, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Music Commission set to finalize proposal process for creative space bonds

The city’s Music Commission hopes to make a decision by September on how arts and music groups will be able to submit proposals to receive some of the city’s $12 million in creative spaces funding.At last week’s meeting, commissioners agreed,…

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