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The new Moody Center announced its grand opening celebration will feature country music icon George Strait and special guests Willie Nelson and the Randy Rogers Band on Friday, April 29, 2022.

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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.

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The Saxon Pub, along with most other local venues in Austin, are staying open this time around. (Korye Logan/CC)

Festival season is underway in Austin and the live shows must—and will—go on.

Austin's plethora of venues aren't letting this COVID surge close them down after the year they've had. With the city at Stage 5 level of COVID risk, venues are operating the way they see fit as people crave live music more than ever before.
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Austin residents showed up by appointment on Friday for vaccine shots to get a free ACL ticket. (Laura Figi/Austonia)

Exactly 1,000 Austinites were vaccinated in the name of live music on Friday, thanks to a vaccine drive put on by ACL organizers and VaxTogetherAustin, which traded a jab for a free, single-day ACL wristband.

ACL tweeted that they would give the first 1,000 people who signed up for the drive a free pass to any day of the first weekend just two days before the drive was scheduled—on Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Q2 Stadium.

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