The Music & Entertainment Division holds special events targeted at providing access to resources and information for musicians, venue owners and other industry stakeholders. Our events are extension of our departmental programming aimed at professional development.
ATXMusicTalks is a monthly Facebook Live panel series. This series was created by the Music & Entertainment Division with a goal of developing a forum for industry discussion about different aspects of Austin music industry. Watch our latest episode
City Council Live Music Proclamations
The City of Austin is incredible proud of our local music culture, and every Austin City Council meeting includes live to kick off the Council session. These selected performers are also bestowed the honor of a “Proclamation Day” with an accompanying certificate, and their band name permanently included in the City calendar. These musicians will have their own City of Austin “day” for the rest of their lives, and many have annual celebrations of their day with fans and supporters. If your band is interested in performing, please contact Simone Wilson.
SXSW Official ATX Music Showcase
The Daybird Local Live Music Series is partnership with Visit Austin and local venues to promote and create live music experiences featuring Austin musicians during earlier hours for visitors and locals alike. For more information, contact the Music & Entertainment Division directly at 512-974-1000.SXSW offers an incredible opportunity for bands to gain recognition from a variety of platforms. Every year the Music & Entertainment Division produces and promotes an official SXSW music showcase that exclusively exhibits Austin musicians.
Sector Summits promote resource awareness and industry-wide collaboration. Held four times per year, the summits help to maintain better communication between the City and various industry stakeholders. These events work as a platform for musicians, music industry professionals, and venue owners to voice their concerns, learn about new City program updates and network.
Venue Summits are held twice a year to maintain communication between Austin’s entertainment and live music venues and the City. These events are a forum to discuss City permitting and operating requirements, policy development, planning and emerging issues for live music and nightlife in Austin.