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What you hear is true. With vibrant entertainment and culture, inspiring cuisine and stunning outdoor settings, Austin lets you create a soundtrack all your own. We’re home to more than 250 music venues, free outdoor concert series such as Unplugged at the Grove and the Congress Avenue Bridge Bats. So take a look around, and put Live Music Capital of the World® on your playlist.

Austin is the capital of Texas and the seat of Travis County. Located in Central Texas and the American Southwest, it is the 11th-largest city in the United States of America and the fourth-largest city in state of Texas. It was the third-fastest-growing large city in the nation from 2000 to 2006. Austin is also the second largest state capital in the United States. Austin has a population of 910,833 (2015 estimate). The city is the cultural and economic center of the five-county Austin–Round Rock metropolitan area, which had an estimated population 2,020,452 (2015 U.S. Census).

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