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A Music Capital: Senior-Friendly Live Music Venues in Austin

Considering a move to Overture’s senior apartments in Austin? Austin offers a diverse array of attractions to suit every taste. Perhaps you're enticed by the city’s beautiful parks, trails, and waterways, its unique and “weird” character, or its vibrant music scene.
Either way, Austin’s vast and varied live music venues are the heart and soul of the city. Beginning as you step off the plane at the airport terminal, the musical strains waft through Austin in clubs and music halls great and small. Whether you are sitting outside on an intimate patio, or indoors at a huge arena, Austin will awaken the music in you.
Steeped in a rich and diverse history, Austin’s music scene is eclectic and immersive. It celebrates superstars, like native son Willie Nelson, and showcases exciting new talent in every genre.
Check out these iconic venues and get ready to experience some of the best live music in Austin. Each has its own ambiance and appeal. It won’t take long to find your favorites.

The Continental Club

What could be a more perfect place for grandparents to groove than a place that calls itself the “Granddaddy of live music venues?” This historic music destination first opened its doors in 1955 as an upscale private supper club. The 200 capacity room rings with the musical memories of 70 years of top tier live entertainers across musical genres. The small space creates an atmosphere that is cozy, friendly, and downright down-home.

Stubbs BBQ

Stubbs is an Austin landmark. The 1,800-seat outdoor amphitheater is located in the center of the Red River District, providing easy access to any pre or post-concert snacking. And, of course, while you soak in the music from seats that gradually incline up from the stage, you can soak up BBQ treats like a chopped beef sandwich or brisket platter.


Muddy Water. BB King. Just two of the blues legends who frequented Antone’s back in the day. Though it has updated its location, Antone’s, opened by Clifford Antone in 1975, continues to embody its spirit as the “World Famous Home of the Blues.” Blues and roots artists still grace the stage in its 450 seat room, performing early and late shows almost every evening.

Bass Concert Hall

The Bass Concert Hall in the Texas Performing Arts Center hosts some of the most prestigious tours in Austin. Featuring beloved superstars like Patti LaBelle and award-winning Broadway musicals, the Bass Concert Hall caters to the young at heart. Once you rightsize into an Overture senior apartment community in Austin, you will want to grab some new-found friends and head to the Bass for a musical night on the town.

Historic Scoot Inn

It started as a grocery store next to the railroad tracks in 1871 and morphed into a saloon and live music venue in 1955 when Aubrey Ivy, nicknamed – what else – Scoot, purchased the property. This historic location is also home to Ivy’s Room, a separate bar that features regular piano performances.

The Broken Spoke

The Austin music scene is about listening to music – and dancing to it. The Broken Spoke is Austin’s classic Texas dance hall, complete with dance lessons at 8PM Wednesday through Friday. Once you start two-stepping to live country music, you won’t want to stop. If ever there was an activity meant for active adults, this is it. Yee ha.

Book a tour at an Overture senior apartment complex in Austin today. Your community of toe tapping, music loving peers is waiting for you.

The Live Music Center of the World, a welcoming group of music enthusiasts with whom to enjoy it - and a nude beach. Now that’s perfect harmony.

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