Cheering Audience at Concert

About Us

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 although bottled water, canned drinks, and prepackaged snacks etc. are available during breaks (cash only). Please feel free to bring your own non-alcoholic drinks in as well. The series is presented  by The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and The Live Music Capital Foundation.

COVID Protocols

All events are held in a City of Austin building, therefore City COVID protocols will be followed.  As part of our facility entrance procedures each participant will be required to do a temperature check and answer our health screening questionnaire.  Masks are required for all participants and staff in accordance with ORDER NO. 20210811-033.  Our top priority remains the safety, health and well-being of all participants, staff and the Austin Community. Please continue to remain vigilant and take all necessary steps to ensure you and your family remain healthy and are reducing the risk of illness across the Parks and Recreation Department and at home

HEALTH SCREENING @ Lamar Senior Activity Center:

Each time you enter the facility, you must confirm all the health requirements below are true:

  • Temperature does not exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Visitor has not been diagnosed with Covid-19 in the last 10 days or is waiting on results of a test.

  • Visitor has not been in close contact (same household) with someone who has symptoms

        or is waiting on results of covid-19 test

        or has received a laboratory confirmed case of  covid-19 in the last 14 days.

  • Visitor confirms none of the following symptoms are present: Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea