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Nutty Brown Amphitheatre closing, opening new venue in Round Rock

Nutty Brown Amphitheatre has been providing live music to Austin for 20 years. (Nutty Brown Amphitheatre/Facebook)

After 20 sweet years, Nutty Brown Amphitheatre will close its doors in November to continue preparations for a new live music venue coming soon to Round Rock.

The iconic Austin venue, located at 12225 Hwy 290 West, is going out with a bang with a two-night Texas country music extravaganza with Pat Green, Kevin Fowler and Jon Wolfe on Nov. 26 and with Randy Rogers Band, Stoney LaRue and Roger Creager closing out on Nov. 27.

The venue, which was one of the first to start offering live music in the pandemic, will host numerous shows leading up to its closing including Billy Currington, Ludacris and Styx.

While Austinites will say goodbye to their old stomping grounds, they'll be welcomed at a new venue from the Nutty Brown team.

Opening in 2022, the venue will be located at the former McNeil Park in Round Rock. In a Facebook post, Nutty Brown said the brand new concept will have a larger capacity and promises a calendar of shows across a wide variety of genres.

The Nutty Brown location has a long history in Austin, starting out as a candy store in the 50s, then a car dealership, Western clothing store and barbershop, before becoming an iconic music venue in 2000.

Tickets for the Texas country music extravaganza go on sale on Oct. 1.


1923 Lake Austin mansion demolition request pitting preservationists and some neighbors against owner and city preservation office
Austin Monitor

By Jonathan Lee

The Planning Commission was split Tuesday on whether to help save an eclectic lakefront estate from demolition by zoning it historic amid concerns over tax breaks and the likelihood that a previous owner participated in segregation as a business owner.

The property in question, known as the Delisle House, is located at 2002 Scenic Drive in Tarrytown. The main house, with Spanish and Modern influences, was built in 1923 by Raymond Delisle, an optician. A Gothic Revival accessory apartment was built in 1946. The current owner applied to demolish the structures in order to build a new home.'

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Freaky Floats and other Austin food & drink news
Austin Motel

What's new in Austin food & drink this week:

  • Nau's Enfield Drug closing after losing their lease. Did McGuire Moorman Lambert buy the building, with its vintage soda fountain?
  • Nixta Taqueria Chef Edgar Rico named to Time Magazine's Time 100 Next influencer list, after winning a James Beard Award earlier this year.
  • Question: From what BBQ joint did pescatarian Harry Styles order food this week?
  • Austin Motel is opening the pool and pool bar Wednesday nights in October for Freaky Floats.
  • Vincent's on the Lake closing due to "economic conditions and low water levels [at Lake Travis]."
  • Cenote has closed its Windsor Park location. The East Cesar Chavez location remains open.
  • The Steeping Room on N. Lamar has closed.
  • Local startup It's Skinnyscored new financing for its gluten-free pasta business.
  • P. Terry's opened a new location in Kyle, at 18940 IH-35.