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Snoop Dogg will perform live in North Austin at the socially distanced, drive-in Hometown Heroes festival on Sept. 25.

After six months mostly bereft of live music and festivals, Austin is getting a show.

Snoop Dogg and Nelly are among the performers slated to perform live at the socially distanced drive-in Hometown Heroes festival the weekend of Sept. 25 at an as-yet-unannounced location in the North Austin area.

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Tomar & the FCs performed at The ABGB in South Austin on HAAM Day 2019.

Local Latin funk orchestra Grupo Fantasma, Texas supergroup Glorietta and vulnerability researcher Brené Brown are included in the lineup for HAAM Day, an annual fundraiser benefiting the Health Alliance of Austin Musicians, according to a Thursday announcement.

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Life was so sweet for music junkies in the Live Music Capital of the World—up until the venues closed, the stages went dark, and the world of Austin music closed down.

Miss your places? Miss your people? Miss blowing all your money on music?

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Austin Mayor Steve Adler delivered his annual "State of the City" address Wednesday—virtually.

This story has been updated to include quotes from the mayor's speech.

Austin Mayor Steve Adler delivered his annual "State of the City" address Wednesday evening, in which he discussed the coronavirus pandemic, police funding, the local economy, homelessness, transit and equity issues.

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Ninety percent of Austin's live music venues are predicted to close permanently by Halloween, according to a survey of local businesses affected by COVID-19.

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For a moment, everything almost seems normal.

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Ben Ballinger can't remember the last time he went more than two months without playing music in front of an audience.

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A year ago this week, Austin resident Michelle Lambreton discovered that Cardi B was playing the Honda stage at Austin City Limits Festival 2019, and excitedly bought her tickets.

It's her favorite Austin event, and she's been going almost every year since it started in 2002.

"I would still be hearing music in my head for days after," Lambreton, 38, said.

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