This is it. If you have only one night free in Austin spend it at The Continental Club. Evoking the last mid-century, this iconic, neon sign-bedecked venue opened in 1957 to BYOB crowds that swayed to the sounds Tommy Dorsey. Later, Stevie Ray Vaughn and the Skunks set the tone. Subsequent decades brought every rockabilly, country, swing, and blues star to the club’s stage. Today, you are nobody if you can’t get a gig at The Continental Club. Maybe that’s why visiting musicians often drop in to jam with whomever happens to be headlining.

1315 S. Congress Ave.