Entertainment & Events

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by Jack Craver

Legal questions swirl around soccer stadium petition

The organizers of an initiative aimed at stopping the construction of a Major League Soccer stadium in North Central Austin say that the city must hold an election on the matter in May, despite contrary claims from city attorneys.Last week,…

Monday, January 14, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Music commission pushes for action on ‘agent of change’

Members of the city’s Music Commission are pushing staff for action to produce an “agent of change” ordinance that City Council can vote on to bring some clarity to friction between entertainment venues and nearby hotels and residences.At last week’s…

Monday, January 7, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

New event deadline means clarity, crunch time for SXSW planners

The Austin Center for Events has set a hard deadline of Feb. 8 for applications for special events scheduled to take place during spring festival season, or the 10 days in March that span the South by Southwest festival.Setting that…

Thursday, December 20, 2018 by Jimmy Maas

Major League Soccer and Precourt Sports sign lease for stadium site in North Austin

Precourt Sports Ventures signed a lease with the city of Austin today for 24 acres in North Austin to build a Major League Soccer stadium.“Bringing major league sports to Austin will help bring all parts of our diverse city together,…

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Austin looks to other music cities as ‘agent of change’ ordinance develops

If Austin is to make real progress in its new round of trying to pass an ordinance intended to calm noise complaints between residential buildings and entertainment venues, a number of lingering issues from the shelved 2017 effort will have…

Monday, November 19, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

With $12M for creative spaces, arts/music group starts shaping allocation process

With $12 million for acquisition of creative space approved by voters earlier this month, members of the city’s music and arts commissions will spend the rest of November generating ideas for how to best use the money for saving and…

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