Entertainment & Events

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Early numbers in, Red River venues optimistic about impact of new rules

The numbers are starting to roll in on the city’s experiment to allow later outdoor music in the Red River Cultural District.Early financial reports and anecdotes from club owners in the stretch of 13 bars and live music venues paint…

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by Audrey McGlinchy

As city debates how to keep the peace, an expert explains how to keep things quiet

City Council members have delayed a vote on the so-called “agent of change” proposal, which would establish rules aimed at easing tensions between neighbors and music venues over amplified sound. An early version of the rules asked both new businesses…

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Red River proponents seek policy ‘champion’ following live music report

Streetscape improvements, greater attention to safety and partnerships with nearby community organizations are some of the steps needed to keep the Red River Cultural District a hub of live music, according to a recently completed study on the area.The technical…

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by Jack Craver

Special event parking near Zilker might not be that bad

City officials involved in crafting a new special event parking permit program are urging people to relax.A proposal to limit parking in neighborhoods near Zilker Park during major events, notably Austin City Limits Festival, ABC Kite Festival and the Trail…

Friday, June 9, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Hotels to join music venues, residents in revamping ‘agent of change’ proposal

Representatives from Austin’s music venues, neighborhood groups and hotel industry are expected to begin meeting next week to rework the city’s long-gestating “agent of change” policy intended to reduce friction between those three interest groups.That charge was the result of…

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by Chad Swiatecki

Council to weigh move to limit events in major urban parks

Special events in the city’s three core parks will eventually be scaled back in coming years if City Council approves Thursday the first slate of measures aimed at preserving local parkland.The ordinance up for consideration would alter current rules for…

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