Entertainment & Events

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

City adds funding and transparency to program helping endangered creative spaces

The city is making changes to a program created to assist music venues and creative spaces facing displacement, with the primary goal of making the selection process for grant recipients more transparent. The Creative Space Assistance Program, which was fully…

Monday, February 10, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Music Commission seeks answers on lingering sound enforcement, ‘agent of change’ issues

The Music Commission has asked representatives from the Austin Police Department to attend its next meeting to discuss the delay in moving sound enforcement responsibilities from the police department to the city’s music office. At last week’s meeting, Rebecca Reynolds,…

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

C3 Presents partnership will bring touring acts to Moody Amphitheater starting in 2021

The new Moody Amphitheater in Waterloo Park will be programmed with large touring music acts booked through local live concert giant C3 Presents and Live Nation. The Waterloo Greenway nonprofit that is steering the creation of the urban parks system…

Friday, January 24, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

ULI panel pushes real estate partnerships to help preserve, create arts spaces

With creative businesses and artists all over the city facing displacement issues caused by rising property values, the time is coming for the local real estate and development community to find ways to mix arts and music uses into new…

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Music working group seeks cooperation, transparency between artists and venues

Advocates for local musicians are hoping some of the city’s Hotel Occupancy Tax funds for commercial music will be used to formalize relationships between venues and artists and lead to an agreement on a living wage for performers. Monday’s meeting…

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 by Chad Swiatecki

Activists push for friendlier block party rules, as special events task force trudges on

A member of the city’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee is beginning a campaign to push the city to relax its rules and regulations for organizing block parties, which came under a new permitting process last year. Adam Greenfield, the committee member…

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