Austin is known worldwide for its vibrant live music scene, but it can be overwhelming to know where to go and who to see, especially on Christmas eve.
Who wants to waste hours figuring it out when you could have an Austin native, 30 year veteran of the scene take you on his personal tour of the best this town has to offer.
Will Taylor’s Christmas Eve Austin Music Tour
A 4 hour curated Christmas eve celebration of great Austin live music.
Hot cider, a sunset concert, potluck and 3 great performances including:
Leanne Atherton, Will Taylor and Stephen Zirkel
Guy and Jeska Forsyth
$30 at the event or $25 Donation in ADVANCE:
Will grew up here and has played professionally from opera to rock clubs.
We will visit several original Austin venues, sometimes shaking hands & chatting with artists Will knows personally, and sitting in to play a song or two. He will also give you a short talk about each of the artists and their history here in Austin and beyond.
We’ll take artful pictures & selfies along the way so you can focus on the experience of enjoying an evening with family and friends.
The itinerary for the evening:
5pm - 600 Singing and supper
If the weather is NICE
Sunset Concert at Nicolas Dawson Park
604 W Gibson St
with Leeanne Atherton, Will Taylor and Stephen Zirkel
If the weather is NAUGHTY (cold)
Indoor house concert at a private home in Travis Heights just around the corner from the
The Continental Club
Our music-loving entourage will continue to our first venue:
6-645 David Grissom
645 - 745pm
8 - 930
Guy and Jeska Forsyth
$30 at the event or
$25 DONATION in ADVANCE:
Spend some quality time with your family and friends while showing off some of Austin’s great hometown live music.
Hang out and chat with Will Taylor for the evening while he takes you on his personally curated night of music that will include a few Austin stories. Will will also take pics of you and your guests and introduce you to the musicians.
Got plans already for Christmas Eve, then see our our other Christmas event here with Karen Mal and Will Taylor
Dec. 23, Christmas with Karen and Will
"As a native of Austin, Will provides the ultimate introduction to a number of the city's finest musicians performing in a wide range of musical genres (e.g. acoustic, swing, country, and jazz.) In a city where a newbie could easily be overwhelmed by the choices, Will has curated an experience that can serve as a satisfying sampler or set the stage for exploring more. You can't go wrong starting your exposure to Austin's eclectic entertainment scene aided by his talent, knowledge and connections. A wonderful time was had by all. " - Natalie
"I liked the evening and we could not have had this experience without Will's work. As an outsider to Austin who wanted the evening music experience, it was terrific and I recommend it without reservation." - Peter
"Fantastic night of music, food, and Austin, and great stories about Austin, music, and food. Will and Karen were consummate hosts, not to mention a great music duo themselves. Their laid back style complemented the venues, and they showed a savvy combination of flexibility and planning. We had a big group and I appreciated their allowing for a size in excess of their stated maximum. And the music! Dale Watson was a highlight, I stood unabashedly in front of the horn section just marveling at the tight chops, interplay between players, and general sense of fun. Thanks to everybody, aces all around!" - Stephen