Austin, being the “live music capital of Texas,” routinely offers local performers slots to play in the airside (secured side) of the passenger Terminal, typically on a stage near Gate 10. Given that there are local restaurants all around (Austin doesn’t have a Starbucks, instead there’s a local Austin Java; likewise Mangia Pizza, Salt Lick BBQ and Amy’s Ice Cream are all present, as well), this is a great place to spend time while waiting on a flight to depart. Austin is my “home” airport, so I spend a lot of time here… and living in Austin, I’ve had quite a few friends get gigs here. Always nice to pass through security for your flight and hear a friend’s music entertaining the crowd!
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