About Us

The Austin Chronicle is an independent, locally owned and operated alternative newsweekly that reflects the heart and soul of Austin, Texas. Founded in 1981 and committed to a progressive point of view, the Chronicle addresses the community's political and environmental concerns, expresses Austin's rich cultural scene, and provides in-depth coverage of the Capital City's live music and entertainment venues, performing arts centers, restaurants, recreational activities, and outdoor excursions.

The Chronicle sponsors annual events like the South by Southwest Festival, the annual Austin Music Awards, and The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival, the largest in the world. Special annual issues include "Best of Austin," the First Plates Restaurant Awards, and the Austin Music Awards.

If it's important to Austin, it's in the Chronicle.

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