Local Memory: A History of Music in Austin
Hand-drawn poster by Kerry Awn depicting notable musicians and music venues from Austin

Local Memory is an ongoing public history project presenting a cultural geography of music performance in Austin, Texas. Learn more…


Recent Updates

  • Charlie Barnet’s “Weird Austin” Notes from a Limestone Ledge

    In the recollections of Charlie Barnet, a New York musician, we can learn about the music scene in Austin and Texas during the early 1930s from an outsider’s perspective. Read more…

  • New Article in Not Even Past Notes from a Limestone Ledge

    Local Memory is happy to announce the publication of “Local Memory: Telling Austin’s Music History” on Not Even Past, a digital magazine hosted by the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin. Read more…

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Local Memory: A History of Music in Austin is supported in part by Texas Folklife and a grant from the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division.