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The Continental Club Austin

Austin Concerts & Live Music

Continental Club Austin Official Website

The Continental Club is a South Congress landmark and one of the best live music venues in Austin. Although small, the Continental has a long and rich history and features multiple live performances every night of the week.

The sheer amount of awesome music and great acts that have played the Continental Club make it one of Austin's most loved live music venues.

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Don't let the retro look or the birthday celebrations for Elvis, Johnny Cash, and Buck Owens fool you. The Continental hosts a wide variety of acts: alternative and progressive country, alternative rock, and, since it's Austin, a whole lot of blues, too.

The place is small and crowded but always friendly. It also boasts some of the smallest restrooms in the western hemisphere.

But the music and charm of the place more than makes up for any temporary bouts of restroom claustrophobia.

Continental Club Calendar - Upcoming Live Music

Definitely double check the Continental Club's site for the official music schedule, times, covers, etc., but for your convenience, an unofficial Continental Club calendar is below:

November 2010
11/21/2010 -

11/22/2010 -

11/23/2010 - Toni Price; Alejandro Escovedo; The Coveters; Red Young & Brannen Temple

11/24/2010 - Shotgun Party; Stone River Boys; James McMurtry; Jon Blondell; Trube, Farrell & Sniz

11/25/2010 - Happy Thanksgiving!; Lucky Tubb; Wayne "The Train" Hancock; Continental Graffiti

11/26/2010 - The Blues Specialists; Ricky Stein & The .44; The Mother Truckers; Mike Flanigin Trio w/ Jimmie Vaughan

11/27/2010 - Redd Volkaert; Deadman; The Mother Truckers; Mike Flanigin Trio w/ Jimmie Vaughan

11/28/2010 - Junior Brown & the lovely Tanya Rae; Heybale! w/Redd & Earl; James McMurtry acoustic solo!; Mike Flanigin Trio

11/29/2010 - Continental Graffiti; Dale Watson & his Lone Stars; James Robinson

11/30/2010 - Toni Price; The Coveters; The Finest Kind; Red Young & Brannen Temple

December 2010

12/1/2010 - Stone River Boys; A Welch Family Affair w/ Kevin Welch, The Trishas & Dustin Welch!; Jon Blondell; Trube, Farrell & Sniz

12/2/2010 - Planet Casper; Megafauna; Hi-Tones; Yellow Fever; Sue Zola "The Glitter Art Diva" Art Opening; Continental Graffiti

12/3/2010 - The Blues Specialists; All The Elements; Graham Wilkinson & The Underground Township; The Trim; Mike Flanigin Trio

12/4/2010 - Redd Volkaert; Miss Lauren Marie; Kim Lenz & The Jaguars; Mike Flanigin Trio

History of The Continental Club

The Continental Club has a rich and varied history. Morin Scott first opened it in 1957 as a private dinner club with touring orchestra type bands. This was a very different era of Austin (Harry Akin's Night Hawk restaurants and Matt's El Rancho are a couple of surviving contemporaries in the dining realm).

By the 1960s it had evolved into a burlesque club. In the late 1970s, Roger Collins and the late Roddy Howard, the former owners of a biker bar called the One Knite (now Stubb's BBQ), leased the Continental Club and began booking great local and regional talent.

Steve Wertheimer has owned the Continental since 1987 and has cemented the club's reputation as a top tier Austin live music venue.

Map - The Continental Club
1315 S Congress Ave
Austin Texas 78704

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Continental Club Austin Concerts
(Live Performances)

The Mother Truckers . . .

Redd Volkaert . . .

Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra . . .

Heartless Bastards . . .

Mario Escovedo . . .

Sonny Landreth and Eric Johnson . . .

Fastball @ The Continental Club . . .

Seth Walker @ The Continental Club . . .

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