Entertainment & Events

Thursday, July 23, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

County says state law trumps late-night concerts

Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt is brushing off concerns that a plan to reform outdoor concert regulations in the county could potentially violate state law. The Travis County Commissioners Court is currently weighing a decision that would streamline the permitting…

Monday, July 6, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

Parks Department collects more from special events ticket sales

The city of Austin collected more than double the previous year’s amount of money from Austin City Limits Music Festival ticket sales last year, following a new fee schedule adopted by City Council starting in the 2013-2014 budget year. In…

Friday, July 3, 2015 by Sunny Sone

Private-party permitting process is a go

After several months without word on progress, a resolution to create a permit process for private parties is moving forward. The resolution, passed last October, was in response to neighborhood complaints about parties in the West Campus area near the…

Monday, June 29, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: The state of Austin music

Austin Music People’s Jennifer Houlihan joins Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to talk about the state of music in the “live music capital of the world.” Show is embedded below:

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

Fun Fun Fun Fest fights for space

The battle rages bloodless over a 3-acre tract of dog park. The Parks and Recreation Department and the organizer of Fun Fun Fun Fest, Transmission Events, are ensnarled in a dispute over festival planning. At the center of that dispute…

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Hotel construction casts a shadow over downtown music venues

This past weekend, worries that a new downtown hotel was threatening Cheer Up Charlies and the Mohawk overtook Austin’s social media. A lot of Austinites’ concerns focused on whether a parking garage for the Hyatt House hotel would destroy the…

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