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Historical [music] foundations

by The 100 Companies

Willie Nelson’s 1972 arrival in “The Live Music Capital of the World” proved epic in Austin’s music history.

With the nation’s collective attention suddenly on the city, a new form of country music exploded and led to a veritable counterculture – one hinging on a single venue: Armadillo World Headquarters, a beer garden turned music hall that opened two years prior and stood for a decade at Barton Springs Road and South First Street.

Liberal politics and low cost-of-living ushered in a new generation keen on celebrating Austin’s burgeoning music scene, as evidenced by the venues around Sixth Avenue that remain.

– ECPR Texas

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