Austin is the capital city in the state of Texas. Located in central Texas, Austin is the 11th most populous city in the United States and is the second largest state capital in the nation only coming in behind Phoenix.
The area was initially settled in the 1830s when pioneers began to settle along the Colorado River. The official slogan of Austin is "The Live Music Capital of the World." The city boasts many different music venues and many musicians in the area. Austin is also home to the PBS series, Austin City Limits, which highlighted great concerts in the Austin area. Austinites have adopted the slogan "Keep Austin Weird."
Registration Day - August 6
Audition Day - August 7
Frank Erwin Center
1701 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701
The city of Austin lies between two major north-south freeways. Interstate 35 runs east and the MoPac Expressway runs from northwest to southeast. Flying into the musical city? You'll most likely be flying into the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport located five miles southeast of the city. If you like to use public transportation you can get around the city using the Capital Metro bus and rail system.
Austin boasts more music venues per capita than any other U.S. city. What else would you expect from The Live Music Capital of the World? Each year you can attend the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park. Austin also hosts the annual Austin Film Festival and has been the location for a number of motion pictures. Austin is the largest United States city without a major professional sports league, but the city is home to the University of Texas Longhorns. The university has successful football and baseball teams. Looking to just take in Austin? The city has many odd statues and landmarks including a Willie Nelson statue and Mangia Dinosaur.