Antone’s Nightclub, the first club on 6th street, opened its doors in the summer of 1975 with the great Clifton Chenier. The venue, now located at the corner of 5th and Lavaca Street, was founded by legendary promoter Clifford Antone and has hosted such blues “greats” as Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Pinetop Perkins, James Cotton and countless others. Antone’s has helped launch the careers of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Los Lonely Boys, Ian Moore, and Bob Schneider just to name a few. The stage at Antone’s Nightcub has been graced by everyone from Bono & The Edge of U2, to Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, to Eric Clapton, to Dwight Yoakam to Bruce Willis and Elvis Costello. This legendary venue has won countless awards, including numerous Austin Music Awards, as well as being named Nightclub of the Year by USA Today and the W. C. Handy Awards. In July of 2009, Antone’s Nightclub will celebrate its 34th Anniversary and is undeniably a major reason that Austin, Texas is considered The Live Music Captial of the World. The venue is open to all ages and continues to offer unforgettable live music experiences as well as everlasting and powerful memories for everyone – both music lovers and the musicians themselves.


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Stevie Ray Vaughan developed his stage chops gigging at this venue's original 6th Street location, which was also prominent in the early careers of Los Lonely Boys and the Fabulous Thunderbirds.

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Being the first bar on 6th st. and known to have launched the careers of legends Stevie Ray Vaughn and Los Lonley Boys, you are sure to find history in this place. Oh, if the walls could talk.

The legendary blues club is one of the reasons why Austin is considered the 'Live Music Capitol of the World.' Stevie Ray Vaughn got his start here and many blues legends also graced the stage.


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