Entertainment & Events

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

Despite winning permit, festival organizers not celebrating

Travis County Commissioners on Tuesday approved the first mass-gathering permit application to come before them since they added controversial revisions to the permitting process earlier this summer. However, the 3-1 vote with one abstention wasn’t exactly the result the organizers…

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

Commissioners weigh first mass-gathering case after revisions

The Travis County Commissioners Court postponed action on Tuesday on what County Judge Sarah Eckhardt dubbed the “maiden voyage” of a new mass-gathering permit policy. Before the commissioners was an application to approve a permit for the 2016 edition of…

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

County approves mass-gathering permit compromise

Travis County Commissioners on Tuesday approved controversial revisions to the mass-gathering permitting process following a nearly two-hour hearing that featured more than a dozen speakers from the community. However, the commissioner who offered the compromise that helped guide the changes…

Friday, August 7, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council reaches Fun Fun Fun Fest compromise

Amid concerns that Fun Fun Fun Fest would not take place this November at Vic Mathias Shores, City Council has intervened in negotiations between festival organizers and the city’s Parks and Recreation Department to ensure that it goes forward as…

Thursday, July 30, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Can Austin help save Austin music?

Amid concerns that Austin’s rising costs may be driving out the music industry that has been so integral to the city’s popularity, Austin Music People released its Biennial White Paper yesterday. As a supplement to the paper’s extensive policy recommendations,…

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

Industry leaders discuss policy potentials to secure Austin’s music scene

People active in the Austin music business gathered Thursday at a studio space on East Fifth Street to talk about issues inhibiting the growth and sustainability of the city’s music life – a talk organizers called “State of the Arts,”…

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