305 E. Fifth
Clifford Antone opened the first version of his global brand in 1975, and after several relocations, Austin’s Home of the Blues found a new lease on life in 2016 behind local luminaries including Gary Clark Jr. The new 400-capacity room still houses blues legends and nurtures emerging talents, and the upstairs gallery holds another 300 for special events. Archival photography from Susan Antone and others testifies to the club’s indelible history, which keeps alive traditions like Blue Monday jams – thriving with regular sit-ins from some of Austin’s top players (Derek O’Brien, Denny Freeman, Sarah Brown).
With only two authenticated photos and two recording sessions (both in Texas) there is a lot of mystery surrounding the life of one of the greatest blues players of all time. This traveling photo and memorabilia display looks to continue the discussion. Hosted by South Texas Museum of Popular Culture and Antone's. Sat., July 1, 5-8pm. Free.