Entertainment & Events

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…

Monday, January 28, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Club owners, developers’ input sought for agent of change survey

The city’s Music and Entertainment division is pushing for more music and entertainment venue operators and members of the local development community to take a survey that will play a major role in shaping the long-brewing “agent of change” ordinance…

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by Jack Craver

Legal questions swirl around soccer stadium petition

The organizers of an initiative aimed at stopping the construction of a Major League Soccer stadium in North Central Austin say that the city must hold an election on the matter in May, despite contrary claims from city attorneys.Last week,…

Monday, January 14, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Music commission pushes for action on ‘agent of change’

Members of the city’s Music Commission are pushing staff for action to produce an “agent of change” ordinance that City Council can vote on to bring some clarity to friction between entertainment venues and nearby hotels and residences.At last week’s…

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