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.
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 -
11/23/2010 - 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
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