Longer live music hours on Red River will remain in place

Longer live music hours on Red River Street will stay for good, after a yearlong test that drew widespread praise and support.

Austin City Council members agreed unanimously Thursday to permanently allow venues in the Red River Cultural District, between Sixth and 12th streets, to play amplified music until midnight on Thursdays and 1 a.m. on weekends — an hour later than previously allowed. Interests as disparate as neighborhood groups and the bars they often complain about called the pilot program that began in May 2017 a resounding success.

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