We began our series in May of 2009 . We have hosted shows with Butch Hancock, Sara Hickman, Terri Hendrix, Shake Russell, Betty Soo, Bob Cheevers, Vance Gilbert, Chuck Pyle, among others. You can check out some videos from past performances here.
Each month we transform a fabulous acoustically designed room within the Austin Parks and Recreation Department's Lamar Activity Center into our listening room. Austin Acoustical Café presents each show in a true listening room environment. This means you will experience a small intimate show where you don’t have to worry about outside noise such as waiters and kitchen staff or those folks at the next table murmuring or talking too loud.
During the sets, the rule of decorum is that the fans sit quietly while listening to the stories and words of the performer’s songs. I know most of us are used to experiencing our live music in a concert or bar setting where you can really let loose so this may sound a bit dull too you. However, if you have ever enjoyed a show in the Bass Concert Hall where the same rules of decorum apply, I know you will enjoy this venue. The Austin Acoustical Café is truly a place in Austin where one can connect with the music in no other way.
You may now understand, this is not a bar and in fact it is important to note that there are no drinks available other than coffee and tea. No outside beverages are permitted to be brought in other than water bottles.
The series is presented by The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and The Live Music Capitol Foundation.