The Music & Entertainment Division coordinates and supports professional development events and performances to provide compensation, resources, and networking opportunities to musicians, venue owners, and other music industry stakeholders.

Please contact Stephanie Bergara for information on any of the following programs:

#ATXMusicTalks
ATXMusicTalks is a monthly Facebook Live panel series. This series was created to develop a forum for discussion about different aspects of the Austin music industry. Watch our latest episode

City Council Live Music Proclamations
The City of Austin is incredibly proud of our local music culture, and every Austin City Council meeting includes live music to kick off the Council session. 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. 

Daybird Local Live Music Series Program
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.

SXSW Official ATX Music Showcase
SXSW offers an incredible opportunity for bands to gain recognition from a variety of platforms. Every year, the Division produces and promotes an official SXSW music showcase presenting Austin musicians.

Sector Summits
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.

Street Performance Program
Enjoy rotating line-ups of live music by local Austin musicians downtown (500 W. 2nd Street) every Saturday during the fall and spring months. Each musician is compensated for their performance through funding by the Trammell Crow Company.

Venue Summits
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.

Vinyl Night at the Carver
Vinyl Night at the Carver raises awareness of the Austin Public Library’s only collection of vinyl records, which is housed within the Carver Branch.