Entertainment & Events

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Task force seeks balance for new special events ordinance

The city’s new Special Events Task Force has opted to take a real-world case study approach to gauging the effects of the recently enacted ordinance governing special events of all sizes around the city.The 11-member group, which also includes 11…

Friday, May 24, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Council to hear stadium site request, as Austin FC announces first partner

City Council is set to consider at its June 4 meeting the next step in the approval process for the 22,000-seat soccer stadium planned for city-owned property in North Austin.At its May 14 meeting, the Planning Commission recommended City Council…

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…

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