You’ve probably heard that Austin is the live music capital of the world. If you’ve visited, it’s easy to see why—there are local artists, bands, and venues around every corner. From bars with nightly live tunes to large venues for big-name, touring artists, there’s no shortage of music to enjoy in Austin. That said, a trip to Austin isn’t required for catching some superb live music. In fact, Dripping Springs has a vibrant music scene with local and regional touring acts hitting stages around town.
Mercer Dance Hall: This local joint bills itself as the “perfect place to unwind with a drink, good food, and maybe do a little dancing.” With live music Friday through Sunday, an in-house kitchen, and on-site cabins, we couldn’t agree more.
This honky-tonk is no stranger to country western acts like The Pearl Snaps (Feb 19) and Three Chord Rodeo (Feb 12). But any band who can bring boots to the dance floor are welcome on the Mercer Stage—check out Skyrocket (Feb 18) if pop and rock hits of the ‘70s and ‘80s are more your jam.
Ghost Note Brewing: Nothing goes better together than good beer and good music. Luckily for Dripping Springs locals, both can be found at Ghost Note Brewing. With its open-air taproom overlooking a tree-covered lawn, on-site food truck, and family and pet-friendly atmosphere, this local watering hole is an ideal spot to take in some tunes on the weekends.
Swing by February 12 to check out singer-songwriter Christopher Cody Meacham and the King of Tex-Mex rock n’ roll Joe King Carrasco on February 19. Both shows are free and start at 3 PM.
Hudson’s on Mercer: Chad and Natasha Hudson opened this local music club with the goal of not only giving locals a great spot to hear live music, but as a place for aspiring musicians to learn the craft. If you want to learn to play guitar, drums, piano, or ukulele, Hudson’s can help and offers weekly lessons.
Now when it comes to live music, this place really rocks and it offers entertainment from 5 to 11 PM, four nights a week. Stop by on Wednesday for trivia and karaoke, Thursday is the all-star jam with Hudson’s house band, Friday and Saturday nights you’ll find regional and national acts. Upcoming acts include Father and son duo Michael & Ty Myers (Feb 10), folk and alternative rock artist Dillon Havins (Feb 11), and acoustic rock duo Ryan Holley & Brian Lee (Feb 25).
The Barber Shop: For over a decade this “no-frills” taproom has been drawing locals into its historic building (which, at one point, was an actual barber shop) for cold brews and live music. There’s no wrong day to stop by with $2 tall boys on Mondays and $1 off pints for Mug Members on Wednesdays, but if it’s live music you’re after, then swing by on Saturday or Sundays.
Saturdays you’ll find local acts playing both originals and a few familiar favorites. Sundays the bar hosts a Pickers Circle where anyone with an acoustic guitar, mandolin, or banjo can make a little music.
You really don’t have to look far to find somebody playing live music in Dripping Springs. It’s one of the things that make it such a wonderful place to call home. If you’d like to learn more about all Dripping Springs has to offer, contact the Caliterra team today. Our community offers a lifestyle that’s close to nature, with plenty of green space, walking trails throughout, and plenty of outdoor amenities to keep you busy. Visit our website to contact our builders about available homes, or to learn more.