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The Backyard

13101 Highway 71 West, Austin, TX 78738
+1 512-263-4146
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Played Here, Seen Shows Here

So I've seen it from both sides. Opened for Willie a couple of times. Saw quite a few shows at the... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2016
Austin, TX
Texas Tradition

The Backyard & Willie Nelson are a true Texas tradition and not to be missed! Get to the Backyard... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2015
Austin, Texas
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The Backyard is located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country in a natural, open-air setting enveloped in the shade of 400 year old live oaks. This one of a kind amphitheater hosts music of a varied and eclectic mix of musicians.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
30 Jun 2016
“Played Here, Seen Shows Here”
8 Jan 2015
“Texas Tradition”
13101 Highway 71 West, Austin, TX 78738
+1 512-263-4146
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

So I've seen it from both sides. Opened for Willie a couple of times. Saw quite a few shows at the old and new venues. I decided today it needs more than just 26 reviews. It's a great venue. Great acoustics, great atmosphere in my...More

Thank musictraveler40
Reviewed 9 January 2015

The Backyard & Willie Nelson are a true Texas tradition and not to be missed! Get to the Backyard early, bring something else to do as you have to listen to at least 2 groups perform before Willie comes on stage but it will be...More

Thank 1972TexasGal
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Having been to many an open, lawn seating event, I found the Backyard to fairly typical. Bathrooms were in fair shape. I'd like to see a little maintenance during the concerts just to keep paper towels and soap in supply. I do thing the parking...More

Thank Martha H
Reviewed 3 June 2014

First time attending concert at facility. Went to facility website to get a feel on how to prepare for event. Website indicated facility was newly renovated. Only thing accurate about description of Backyard environment is that is located in the hill country, that's it. I...More

2  Thank Russell H
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Came to The Backyard for the Austin 1st Jazz Festival and had a blast!! The bad thing was the old and broken folding chairs they currently have. At least for the price I paid for VIP tickets, we should've gotten chairs in better condition. Next...More

Thank P00hGirl
Reviewed 3 November 2013

It was spread out with rough terrain and multiple venue options. I don't see this place as becoming a place for future events until improvements are made.

1  Thank Justin K
Reviewed 2 September 2013

My wife wanted to see Willie Nelson who was playing at The Backyard in Austin. Knowing that the traffic would be heavy, we rented a room at the nearby Hampton Inn. It took us 1 1/2 hours to drive from the hotel to the parking...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 9 July 2013

Very cool venue for a outdoor concert. The place is located southwest of downtown Austin approximately 22 miles depending which route you take. The place is celebrating 20 years this July and truly is a unique place for great music. I saw String Cheese Incident...More

Thank Marc G
Reviewed 1 July 2013

a wonderful outdoor music venue. It's not a huge place, but not small. Everywhere is a great seat. They have good food options as well. I look forward to going back here for more music entertainment.

Thank Grady C
Reviewed 9 June 2013

Tends to fill up fast. Bring things (cushions, etc.,) to make your visit comfortable. Sounds system is good, parking is decent...a great way to spend an evening.

1  Thank Exlongh0rn
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