- Type: Landmarks
NileGuide Expert Says:
The Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue is the perfect spot for a great shot of the Austin skyline, as well as a popular meeting place for friends taking advantage of the beautiful Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail along which the statue sits.
- Late blues guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan became an Austin transplant when he was still in his teens, drawn to the live music scene and its endless opportunities. In 1994, four years after his tragic, premature death, the city of Austin erected a bronze statue in his honor on the southern banks of Lady Bird Lake. This area, known as Auditorium Shores, was the site of several Vaughan concerts, a fitting place for an eternal tribute to the musical great. With loads of live music venues and entertainment events such as South by Southwest and the Austin City Limits Music Festival, the "Live Music Capitol of the World" attracts thousands of fans annually who visit the memorial, making the Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue of the city's most popular tourist spots.
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