What does the future hold for Austin’s live music scene?
2020 started on a high note with live music, events and fun things to do in Austin Texas and for most people it looked like 2020 was shaping up to be another great year.
Fast forward to March and the future for live music in Austin looked bleak as our favorite live music venues were shut down due to the pandemic and by July we’ve learned that most major concerts and live music events are canceled this year.
Sadly, July should be one of the busiest months for live music in the ATX area but with more businesses across Texas shutting down again, it looks like we will have to get our live music fix by watching concerts on YouTube for the remainder of this year.
With no concerts scheduled for the future due to the Pandemic, music fans have to wonder what the future holds for ATX live music venues?
A Year Without Live Music?
As coronavirus cases in Texas continue to climb, it’s safe to assume that we won’t be gathering with 13,000 of our fellow music fans for an arena rock show any time soon.
But just how long will we be waiting?
Well, if you’re longing for “One More Night” with Adam Levine and his crew, we’re sorry to report that it won’t be happening until late next year. On Monday, Maroon 5 postponed an Austin tour stop at the Germania Insurance amphitheater, originally scheduled for June of this year, to September 27, 2021.
This falls in line with other major concert tours heading to Austin. The only show still on the schedule for the open air amphitheater this year is the Oct. 1, Kiss “End of the Road” tour, featuring David Lee Roth. Before you buy a ticket, it’s worth noting that the shock metal titans have already postponed the European dates of their final tour and the North American leg, scheduled to kick off in late August in Pennsylvania, will likely be bumped back too.
After that, the racetrack/concert venue doesn’t have anything on the schedule until August 12, 2021 when Alanis Morisette will take the stage to celebrate 25 years of her breakthrough album “Jagged Little Pill.” That concert, with a blockbuster bill that includes Garbage and Liz Phair, will technically be a 26th anniversary show as it was also pushed back from this summer.
Over at the Frank Erwin Center, Austin’s other large concert venue, a red banner on the site guides visitors to an information page about cancellations and postponements.
“In further response to the growing concerns over COVID-19 (coronavirus), The University of Texas is postponing all events at the Frank Erwin Center for the immediate future,” a message at the top of the page reads.
The first show on the Erwin Center’s schedule is an Evening with Michael Bublé. Originally scheduled for April of this year, the show has been pushed back to Feb. 16, 2021. The Erwin Center also has a rescheduled show from contemporary Christian singer Lauren Daigle on the books for April 7, 2021.
The listings for both shows are short and include the standard caveat, “all information is subject to change.”
The only other show on the concert venue’s site is a Chris Stapleton concert. Originally scheduled for March 12, the show was pushed back to Nov. 19 this spring. Now the show has been postponed a second time, to Nov. 4, 2021.
Source – Austin 360
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