Entertainment & Events

Monday, May 20, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Tourism Commission backs 2017 findings pushing convention center expansion

Signaling more possible momentum for a push to expand the Austin Convention Center, the city’s Tourism Commission has recommended City Council adopt a 2017 report outlining the benefits and possible frameworks for the project.At last week’s meeting, the commission voted…

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

ACL Fest’s $264M economic impact comes with $5M gift to parks foundation

The 2018 Austin City Limits Festival pumped more than $264 million into the Austin economy, according to data released Monday by festival organizers and the city. That represents an increase of more than $10 million in impact created by the…

Monday, April 15, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Increased sound enforcement among ‘agent of change’ recommendations for Council

By the end of this month, City Council could start considering a number of policy and operational changes – including a revision to the sound ordinance and more stringent enforcement of noise disturbances – to try to alleviate growing friction…

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Tourism Commission examines whether hotel tax could keep live music on Sixth Street

The handful of music venues still operating in the city’s historic district along Sixth Street could be considered for preservation and infrastructure improvements using money from the Hotel Occupancy Tax.That idea was one of several offered for further examination by…

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

After music think tank, Austin eyeing new music census, programming

A group of leaders from prominent music cities across North America spent two days in Austin last week brainstorming the issues that have become a regular part of the economic dialogue in Austin: affordability, compatibility and sustainability.The Sound Music Cities…

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by Jimmy Maas

Paperwork could cost Circuit of the Americas $20 million for last year’s F1 race

The Circuit of the Americas could be out as much as $20 million in incentives from the governor’s office.The office informed COTA officials they missed a critical filing date for a human trafficking prevention plan in advance of the Formula…

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