Just across from the Victory Grill and down a ways from the Longbranch Inn sits an unassuming office building. But hanging above the nondescript glass doors is a vinyl sign alerting those who enter to the importance of what lies within. Since 1985, the Texas Music Museum has been one of Austin's hidden secrets, and within those office walls, the museum temporarily exists, donning photos, recordings, stories, and memorabilia of a million blues, country, and Tejano artists branded by the Lone Star. From Red River Dave McEnery to youngster Gary Clark Jr., the Texas Music Museum is a celebration of Texas' contributions to the world musical canon. Keep your fingers crossed for a new, 100,000-square-foot facility in the near future. But for now, look for that white vinyl sign flapping in the wind.
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