Antone's Nightclub, Austin
You can’t have a discussion about Austin’s blues scene without mentioning Antone’s. Opened by Clifford Antone in 1975, this world-famous venue has lived up to its reputation as “Austin’s home of the blues” for nearly fifty years. Its walls are covered with the storied histories of past blues greats like BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and ZZ Top, all of whom graced the nightclub’s stage in the blues heyday of the ’70s and ’80s. While their shows have grown more eclectic over the years, Antone’s nevertheless remains dedicated to keeping the Austin blues scene alive.