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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.


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