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Gary Clark Jr. played the inaugural show for the Moody Amphitheater, which has in progress since 2017. (Laura Figi/Austonia)

The Moody Amphitheatre's grand opening kicked off with a big capital-of-Texas bang: a concert by two home-grown musical performances, Gary Clark Jr. and Blackillac.

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The original ACL Live Stage has been hallowed ground for famed artists and Austinites for decades. (CC)

Lucky buyers got to "own a piece of Austin history"—for a price tag of up to $80,000—after Austin City Limits sold 20 separate sections of the original backdrop from the historic television series in an online auction.

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Although these days he spends most of his time riding horses on his Hawaiian ranch, Willie Nelson is just about as synonymous with Austin as Zilker Park. He's made such an impression on the city that we honor him in every chance we get: in murals, as a statue in front of the Moody Theater (which sits on Willie Nelson Blvd.), on T-shirts and with his 4th of July Picnic.

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With live music making a swift return to Austin, it's time to dust off your local music knowledge and prepare for the tunes that will likely be coming to stages near you very soon. Austin musicians are sharing the fruits of their labor after a year of creating—and the results are almost worth a global pandemic.

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