Experience The Round Rock Music Scene

Round Rock, TX is just 15 miles away from the “Live Music Capital of the World” and has borrowed a musical sheet from its neighbor and created its own musical legacy. Cords, riffs, and keys are played in our city throughout the year. You can two-step to country, sway to R&B, or play your air guitar to rock during your trip to Round Rock!

Music Venues

Two guitar players on a vibrant stage.
Photo by: @downtownroundrock

Music wafts throughout our city and can be found in every nook and cranny. From intimate venues to hotel bars to large stadiums, there is a spot for all music lovers. Here is a list of venues in Round Rock that turn up the sound with live music and DJs!

Round Rock Amp: Things are about to amp up with the opening of the Round Rock Amp, formerly known as the Nutty Brown. This music venue has an impressive line-up and will be welcoming Cody Jinks, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Gary Allan, and more this year.

Dell Diamond: Experience baseball and bass at the Dell Diamond. The stadium is primarily used for the Round Rock Express season, but they are known to transform it into a stunning concert venue. They have hosted some big names like Granger Smith, Cody Johnson, Midland, and more at the stadium!

Prete Plaza: This community hub is based in the heart of downtown and can be transformed into a musical destination. This is the location for the year-round Music on Main series.

Centennial Plaza: Located off Bagdad Avenue is this vibrant venue. It has a performance stage, special lighting, and tiered grass seating for the ideal concert experience.

Round Rock Amphitheater: This quaint amphitheater is next to the Allen R. Baca Center patio and overlooks Brushy Creek and is the optimal venue for an intimate concert or show.

Rockey’s Piano Bar: A visit to Rockey’s Piano Bar might be the key to a great night. Located on Main Street is this musical destination. Pianists play the night away and take requests from visitors. They also have acoustic Wednesdays where a local artist takes the stage to play!

Round Rock Tavern and Hoot & Annie: Get prime views of the iconic Round Rock water tower and listen to live music at the Round Rock Tavern. They have a plethora of headliners showcasing their skills at the venue throughout the week.

Long Branch Saloon: Long Branch is the ultimate destination for music. They have a lively stage that draws in a crowd. They also have a silent disco so you can quietly dance the night away!

Cork & Barrel: You’ll be ready to do the Irish jig after visiting Cork & barrel. This iconic Irish pub sits on a gorgeous property with a large outdoor patio covered in lush greenery. They serve up delicious Irish fares daily and feature live music during the weekend!

Kalahari Amatuli: Transport to another world at the Kalahari Amatuli. This unique outdoor marketplace has authentic African treasures and live music on special days! 

Redd’s Piano Bar and Lounge: Speakeasy + Piano Bar= The perfect setting for a musical night! Request to have your favorite song played at Redd’s Piano Bar and Lounge in Kalahari Resorts and Conventions.

Double Cut Steak House: Swoon over a steak and a song at the Double Cut in Round Rock. They have various pop-up artists and shows from local and visiting artists during specific days.

Alcove Cantina: Give us a marg and live music, and we are content! Experience musical and margarita bliss at the Alcove Cantina. They have an ongoing entertainment schedule that is always packed with talent.

La Esquina Cantina: This musical hot spot is located on the corner of Main and Sheppard St. They have a spacious outdoor patio with a stage set for live jams!

The Brass Tap: Live tunes and a fun atmosphere are up on tap at The Brass Tap! This bar and eatery is a local spot for craft beer, live music, and great company.

Finley’s: Bring your pup to listen to live music with you! Finley’s has a dog-friendly patio where you and your pooch can enjoy the sounds of the season.

The Flats: There are no flat notes at the Flats in Round Rock! This outdoor venue has a pristine patio where DJs get the party started!

URBAN Eat.Drink: Eat, drink, and listen to live music! URBAN Eat.Drink has live music series each month with an extensive line-up! Click here to see the full schedule.

The Ruby Hotel: The Ruby Hotel is very involved in the arts and always looks for ways to showcase local artists. They have live music lineups on various nights. Click here to see their hip happenings!

Aloft Austin Round Rock: Aloft is a hotel brand for music fans and features popular artists at their hotel locations. They recently had Benny Bassett play at the Round Rock location, and they feature other artists throughout the year. Check out their Live at Aloft Page to keep an eye on any other upcoming artists.

Musical Events

A jazz singer hitting a note on a a stage for Beaujolais Nights

Start spreading the news; live music is coming today! We know you want to be a part of it, so mark your calendars and come down to Round Rock for these musical events.

Music on Main (Year-Round): Music on Main is a Round Rock tradition where locals and visitors gather downtown to listen to tunes and relax under the Texas sky. The bands that will be featured range from professional local groups to upcoming regional entertainers. 

Lonestar Jam (Memorial Day Weekend): Round Rock is about to jam out this Memorial Day weekend. The Round Rock Amp is hosting a two-day music festival with major headliners! The Eli Young Band, Shane Smith & The Saints will be here along with Morgan Wade, Reckless Kelly, and more!

Juneteenth-Rhythm & Ribs (June 19th): We celebrate Juneteenth with Grammy-winning artists, specialty food, and community. In prior Juneteenth celebrations, we have had a powerhouse lineup with artists like Montell Jordan, Eric Bellinger, and international DJs. We are eager for this year’s festivities.

Beaujolais Nights (November 17th): Round Rock was named the “center of the universe on Beaujolais day” by Georges Dubeouf. This highly anticipated event is a sophisticated soiree where guests can enjoy jazz and crack open the first bottle of wine from this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau!

Weekly Musical Events (Updated Weekly): If you want to find live music during your trip, check out the Round Rock Arts and Culture Facebook Page for fresh weekly music listings.

Music-Friendly Businesses & Groups

A record shop full of records.
Photo by: @alisoneng6

You can experience music in other ways during your visit to Round Rock! Whether that be by purchasing a record from our local record shop or scheduling a guitar lesson during your stay.

Piranha RecordsExperience groovy vibes while perusing through Piranha Records! This record shop is a hidden treasure in Round Rock and has plenty of vinyl records and products to explore.

School of Rock: We think Jack Black would approve of the School of Rock in Round Rock! They have Rock Camps for kids, Guitar Lessons for all ages, and even special events that you can attend during your visit.

Guitar Center: Need to get some gear so you can rock out? Why not stop by the Guitar Center in Round Rock. They have a Texas-sized collection of instruments for you to pick up and play during your vacay.

Round Rock Community Choir: Musically talented members gather to create magical melodies for the concert-goers throughout the season. They put on performances throughout the year like Voices Mosaic, Return to Broadway, and the Sounds of the Season during the holidays. Click here to see their upcoming schedule.

Music-Friendly community

Dale Watson on stage with a drummer in the background.
Photo by: Texas Music Office

Round Rock was recently named a Music Friendly Community in Texas and was recognized as a city that fosters the musical community and offers local and visiting artists opportunities to play and develop their talents. Many artists live in Round Rock and play at local venues and community events.

We’re tuning up our instruments for your arrival! We can’t wait for you to experience the Round Rock music scene during your visit. To see our full music directory, click here!