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Tour LIVE Austin Music w/ Award Winner

Austin, United States

Experience hosted by Will

4 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

As an Austin Music Award Winner and native, I’ll take you behind the scenes of the real Austin LIVE Music underground. Austin has hundreds of clubs, but where’s the REAL Austin music scene?

I’ll take you there personally.

I grew up here & have played professionally for over 30 years, from rock and jazz clubs to opera.

We will visit several original Austin venues, sometimes even rubbing shoulders and chatting with artists I know personally, and I may even sit in to play a song or two if they twist my arm.

I'll also be your photographer taking professional pictures & selfies along the way so you can focus on experience while still having the photos to recall the magical night.

1) A Nature Rendezvous: The evening starts with a rendezvous at a secret gorgeous nature spot downtown. I'll play a little violin serenade just for you and we’ll talk about who we'll see during the tour & we'll get to know each other. You can bring a picnic if you like, I'll have blankets and yoga mats.

2) Austin LIVE Underground: We'll visit at least 2 of the best Austin music venues chosen by poling the group's preferences. It might be live jazz in an upstairs loft, two stepping at a Texas dance hall, bluegrass night, a middle eastern jam or taking in a mystery Monday show.

Austin is known worldwide for its music, but it can be overwhelming to know where to go and who to see. I got you covered.
Other things to note
I suggest ride sharing with Uber or Lyft to get around from venue to venue.
As an Austin Music Award Winner and native, I’ll take you behind the scenes of the real Austin LIVE Music underground. Austin has hundreds of clubs, but where’s the REAL Austin music scene?

I’ll take you there personally.

I grew up here & have played professionally for over 30 years, from rock and jazz clubs to opera.

We will visit several original Austin venues, sometimes even rubbing shoulders and chatting wit…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Camera

Meet your host, Will

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 56 Reviews
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I’m just me keepin Austin music weird :) An Austin Music Award winning violinist and native, I grew up & raised my kids here.

I’ve jammed with Grammy artists like Gary Clark, Jr., Pearl Jam, P Diddy, Shawn Colvin, & Bob Schneider, played 27 years in the Austin Opera orchestra, appeared on TV and national public radio with Turtle Island String Quartet, recorded with Willie Nelson, Sara Hickman, Latin music icon Ruben Ramos & lead a musical ensemble that has been a cornerstone of the scene for over two decades.

I love getting to know you & your passions, answering questions about Austin and its culture, and bringing people together for connection and exquisite musical moments.

See my popular airbnb experience called Strings in the Woods

In spare time, I bring music to the elderly with Strings Attached Cares {StringsAttachedCares.org}
I’m just me keepin Austin music weird :) An Austin Music Award winning violinist and native, I grew up & raised my kids here.

I’ve jammed with Grammy artists like Gary Clark, Jr., Pearl Jam, P Diddy, Shawn Colvin, & Bob Schneider, played 27 years in the Austin Opera orchestra, appeared on TV and national public radio with Turtle Island String Quartet, recorded with Willie Nelson, Sara Hickman, Latin music icon Ruben Ramos & lead a musical ensemble that has been a cornerstone of the sc…
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Where you'll be

Secret Rendezvous: We'll meet at a hidden gem nature spot downtown the locals love, if the weathers good, otherwise we'll start out at the icon Austin eateries: El Mercado or Magnolia .

Austin LIVE Underground: I personally know many of the musicians who play residencies at three of the venues we will potentially visit. We’ll taylor the venue to your musical tastes and go hang out with the best musicians in Austin.

Rated 4.77 out of 5 from 56 reviews.

Jean
March 2020
All in all an enjoyable evening. The best part was meeting the other guests and the last stop which was without will to a piano bar that he recommended. I was hoping to hear more traditional Austin country music. The place we stayed at the longest had a jazz group. The first hour was having dinner with no music at all. I really did have fun though, but it was just not what I expected which was some eclectic, out of the way Austin country music venues.
All in all an enjoyable evening. The best part was meeting the other guests and the last stop which was without will to a piano bar that he recommended. I was hoping to hear more t…
Rick
March 2020
Please see Bobbie’s review. We were together. I can add little to her write up....it was a great evening. If you want to experience music in Austin....catch up with Will is a can’t miss......
Bobbie
March 2020
Will’s knowledge and experience as a musician, as well as being a native of Austin made this experience wonderful. He was very friendly, easy to talk to and made us all feel welcome. We met at El Mercado on S 1st St. for a tasty TexMex dinner. After that we headed to the Continental Club on Congress. We listened to some lively rock music downstairs for a while, (awesome drummer) then headed upstairs to hear a very talented jazz quartet. After jazz we road over to Radio, Coffee and Beer on Menchaca Rd for some amazing Blue Grass. Will suggested Donn’s Depot on W 5th. as a spot we might like to end the evening on our own. With our new found friends we finished up an amazing evening at Donn’s, which is a wonderful piano bar. We had a great time listening to so many talented musicians and making new friends. I highly recommend Will’s event!
Will’s knowledge and experience as a musician, as well as being a native of Austin made this experience wonderful. He was very friendly, easy to talk to and made us all feel welcom…
Tina
March 2020
We enjoyed very much the picnic with music experience with Will and his team. Truly talented folks! They gave us some tips on venues to check out live music. We were pretty much on our own from there but still had a good time.
Lucy
March 2020
My friends and I looked forward to this music tour experience for our weekend getaway in Austin. The private performance with Will and Karen was very lovely over a picnic in a park. The bar was set very high with the start. The performance was about 30 minutes and wished it was longer. Will's friend, Leeane would be our guide for part of the evening and Will would rejoin us later at 9:30. She was very sweet and helped grab us cups for our wine. She gave us a choice with a 2nd location listed on the itinerary which was a $20 cover or check out salsa music at the Central Market. Half of our group went with Leeane to go to Broken Spoke to get tickets first and half of us went directly to the Central Market. The group rejoined at Central Market and we left soon after to go to Broken Spoke. We signed up for a fun 2-step class at 8pm. Leeane did mention she was going to take photos for us in the class however didn't see her taking photos. It was a crowded night. The class + cover was $23. After the class ended, the musician was starting a bit late but didn't see Leeane so went to go look for her. I found her out in the front part and she mentioned she was waiting for Will for the handover. I noted on the itinerary there was one more place after Broken Spoke and she said oh Will will probably take you there. We did get a message when Will had arrived but he noted that he had to leave soon due to a family obligation. The latter half of the tour was less engaging and lacked the personal touch and didn't get the insight we were hoping for. Another suggestion is to list what the estimated cover charges are attached to the itinerary so that enough cash is prepared. Perhaps it was an off night due to other last minute unplanned obligations that some of the planning seemed a bit disjointed. We did really enjoy the personal performance with Will and Karen and that was the highlight of the experience which was unique and special.
My friends and I looked forward to this music tour experience for our weekend getaway in Austin. The private performance with Will and Karen was very lovely over a picnic in a park…
Anshu
February 2020
Will was very knowledgeable and took us to some cool spots, and offered some great advice on how to enjoy the live music to the fullest. Ended up having a great night out. Thanks Will!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 21 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Cash for cover, food, and drinks.

A picnic for the meetup at the start of the event