By the Kent Redding Group

If you ask anyone where (including Google) they will tell you that Austin Texas is considered to be the music capitol of the world but that may change in the near future especially if Austin’s Red River music scene is allowed to become a thing of the past.

Thanks to a recent article from we know that the Red River Music Scene has been hit hard over the last several years due to encroaching development and with costs rising many music fans and industry experts feel that the Red River music scene may be in danger of shutting down since rising costs are making it difficult for most venues to continue.

Live Music Close To Endangerment

Could we look back on this time a few years from now and wish more was done to save live music in the Red River Cultural District? It’s very possible that could be the case especially if nothing is done starting right now to preserve the 13 venues in the area which include Cheer up Charlies, and the Empire Control Room.

Thankfully, Mayor Steve Adler is considering all options to help keep Red River alive and rocking including creating a program to preserve music venues there, extending hours for outdoor music, and increasing measures to improve public safety.

Hopefully the hard work to preserve Red River will expand to the musicians, technicians and wide variety of music industry professionals who call Austin home because in the last several years it’s become harder for full time musicians to call Austin home and since 2015 most musicians that live in the area are living below the poverty line.

Learn More About Austin Texas

To learn more about the Austin Texas music scene, or to view homes for sale, contact the Kent Redding Group today by calling us at (512) 306-1001 or click here to connect with us online. 

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