News broke in mid-January that famed blues club Antone’s would be leaving its current Fifth Street location after SXSW, with buzz immediately following on where the club would find its new home.
After a week of SXSW shows that included performances by such greats as Emmylou Harris, The Mavericks and Jim Lauderdale, Antone’s will play host to one final show on Monday, March 18 before moving to East Riverside.
The show, appropriately dubbed “Farewell to Fifth Street” will be an evening celebrating Austin’s home to the blues with performances by a host of seasoned players. Friends, musicians and supporters will gather for a night of music featuring the likes of Marcia Ball, Malford Milligan, Eve Monsees, Bob Schneider, Jimmie Vaughan and Carolyn Wonderland, among many others.
Doors open at 7 p.m., with music beginning promptly at 7:30 p.m. tickets are available for only $10.
The Antone’s legacy continues later in March, when the blues bar takes up residency at 2015 East Riverside (the former home of Beauty Ballroom), adjacent to the second iteration of Emo’s.
The next generation of Antone's music kicks off at the new location on March 28 with Mad Dogs & Englishmen, a tribute to Joe Cocker featuring members of T-Bird & The Breaks, The Band of Heathens and more.