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1: ACL (Austin City Limits) is an annual three-day American music festival that takes place in Austin, Texas at the city's central public park, Zilker Park. Each year, in addition to food & art, most from local vendors, ACL Festival brings together more than 130 acts from all over the world to play rock, indie, country, folk, electronic and more on eight stages. Over 70,000 fans attend the festival each day. Festival-Rock/Pop/Rap/Country | A ACL

2: B Bob Schneider | Bob Schneider was born in 1965 in Michigan and grew up in Munich, where his family moved when he was only two years old. He grew up playing piano and guitar, entertaining family friends. | After moving to El Paso, Texas, to study art at the University of Texas at El Paso, he dropped out of college and joined a rock band called Joe Rockhead. Artist-Country

3: C Cotton Club | Is a restaurant located in Central Texas, where Live Country Music is regularly played. Some services that it offers are, full service bar, liquor, beer, wine, casual dinning, catering, appetizers, full menu, dancing, live country music, event planning, private party facility. It was founded in 1999, it's one of the top restaurants in the Granger,TX Area. Venue-Country

4: D Dallas Youth Greater Orchestra | The Greater Dallas Youth Orchestras program cultivates learning, creative, social and motivational skills. Over 400 talented musicians perform in seven ensembles and socialize with a diverse group of highly talented peers from more than 50 communities. Greater Dallas Youth Orchestras musicians also interact with professionals from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Wind Symphony and other local ensembles. Band-Classical

5: E Eric Johnson | is an American guitarist and recording artist from Austin, Texas. Though he is best known for his success in the instrumental rock format, Johnson regularly incorporates jazz, fusion, New Age, gospel and country and western music into his recordings.Johnson also composes and plays vocal pieces, and is an accomplished pianist. His critically acclaimed, platinum-selling 1990 recording Ah Via Musicom produced the single "Cliffs of Dover", for which Johnson won the 1991 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. Artist-Rock

6: Flipnotics is many things: a quiet place to read or study, a place to have a beer over live music, a place for first dates, a place to bring the kids on Saturday mornings. Born in 1992, Flipnotics has served Austin for more than 18 years! Sulipnotics is open 7 days a week for early risers and night owls alike. Music Venue-Pop | F Flipnotics

7: G Billy Gibbons | Is an American musician, actor and car customizer, best known as the guitarist of the Texas blues-rock band ZZ Top. He is also the lead singer and composer for many of the band's songs. Gibbons is known for playing his Gretsch Billy Bo guitar and his famous 1959 Gibson Les Paul guitar known as Pearly Gates. Gibbons has a Bass vocal range, spanning E1 to E5, one of the widest ranges in Rock. He is noted for using a Mexican peso coin as a guitar pic and uses many pinch harmonics in his solos. Artist-Rock

8: H Buddy Holly | Known professionally as Buddy Holly, was an American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll. Although his success lasted only a year and a half before his death in an airplane crash, Holly is described by critic Bruce Elder as "the single most influential creative force in early rock and roll." His works and innovations inspired and influenced contemporary and later musicians, notably The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and Eric Clapton, and exerted a profound influence on popular music. Holly was among the first group of inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Holly #13 among "The Fifty Greatest Artists of All Time". (1936 - 1959) Artist-Rock

9: I Texas International Pop Festival | Was a music festival held at Lewisville, Texas, on Labor Day weekend, August 30-September 1, 1969. It occurred two weeks after Woodstock. The site for the event was the newly-opened Dallas International Motor Speedway, located on the east side of Interstate Highway 35E, across from the Round Grove Road intersection. Festival-Pop

10: J Texas Jazz Festival | It's a Jazz Festival that will take place October 16-17, 2011, at Corpus Christi, Texas. Sponsored by AT&T. The fest was started back in 1959 by Skip Veters and Joe Gallardo. Festival - Jazz

11: K Kids Are Alright Fest | Was a Rock/Metal festival, which took place at The Mohawk, Austin, Texas in 2/26/11. It's a festival where local teenagers display their music skills and play in live audiences. Festival-Rock

12: is a song by the rock group ZZ Top from their album Tres Hombres, released in 1973. One of their most successful songs, it was released in 1973 and received extensive radio play, rising to #41 in the Billboard Pop Singles list in 1974. The song refers to a bordello on the outskirts of La Grange, Texas (later called the "Chicken Ranch"). This brothel is also the subject of the Broadway play and film The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, the latter starring Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds. Song-Rock | L La Grange

13: Also known as the Austin Reggae Festival, was an alternative live music festival, which took place on April, 20 - 21. World class reggae bands hailing from as far away as Ethiopia and St. John, Virgin Islands - and as close as Dallas, Houston. | The Austin Bob Marley Festival begins at noon each day and goes until 10:00 pm. Festival-Reggae | M Bob Marley Fest

14: N Willie Nelson | Born in Abbott, Texas in 1933 is an American country singer-songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist. His 1975 album Red Headed Stranger was a huge commercial success and, along with the 1978 album "Stardust", made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. Solo Artist/Country

15: O Ozzfest | Is an annual festival tour in the U.S., featuring performances by many Rock, Punk, and Heavy Metal bands, it took place in Dallas, Texas in 2008. The event will feature three stages, and will take place at Pizza Hut Park in Dallas. In addition to Ozzy Osbourne's only summer concert appearance and Metallica's first time ever on Ozzfest, the main stage performers include Serj Tankien (System Of A Down), Jonathan Davis (Korn), Cavalera Conspiracy, Shadows Fall, Apocalyptica and In This Moment. Also scheduled on the main stage is a special all-star tribute to slain Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Festival-Rock

16: P People in Dallas Got Hair | It's a song written by Waylon Jennings. Its appears on the album "Nashville Rebel" Box Set. It's the last song on the album, singing with Pat Davidson and John Walker. Song-Classical

17: Q Quartershackle | Formed in Austin, Texas, the heavy metal/hard rock band "Quartershackle" is one of many alternative rising local bands. They are slowly making a name for themselves here,in Texas. Band-Rock

18: R Red Fez | Located in 209 B West 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701. It's a Music Venue/Bar And Grill, where regularly local popular DJ's perform. Venue-Pop/R&B

19: S Stevie Ray Vaughan | was an American blues guitarist. He was the younger brother of Jimmie Vaughan and frontman for Double Trouble, a band that included bassist Tommy Shannon and drummer Chris Layton. Born in Dallas, Vaughan moved to Austin at the age of 17 and began his music career. Later, producer John H. Hammond arranged a deal with Epic Records in 1983. Born in October 3, 1954, Died in August 27, 1990.Alcohol and drug abuse severely affected his health before he became sober in late 1986. Artist-Rock

20: T The Mohawk | Is a Music Venue/Lounge/Dance Club located in 917 Red River Street, Downtown Austin, Texas. There is Live Music, everyday, from 8pm to 2am. The Green Room and the Bar Happy Hours are open from Tuesday to Friday, from 5pm to 9pm. Venue- Rock

21: Who performs under the mononym Usher, is an American recording artist, dancer, and actor, born in Dallas, TX. He is considered around the world to be the reigning King of R&B He rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way, which spawned his first Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit, "Nice and Slow". Artist-R&B | U Usher

22: V Vanilla Ice | Robert Winkle He is best known by his stage name Vanilla Ice, is an American rapper and home improvement television personality. Born in Dallas, Texas, and raised in Texas and South Florida, Van Winkle released his debut album, Hooked, in 1989 through Ichiban Records, before signing a contract with SBK Records, which released a reformatted version of the album under the title To the Extreme. Van Winkle's single "Ice Ice Baby" was the first hip hop single to top the Billboard charts. Artist-Rap

23: W Rusty Wier | Rusty Wier was born in Corpus Christi, but has called Austin his "home" for many years. He absorbed blues sounds of BB King, Bobby Blue Bland, and other legendary blues musicians. After 10 other years of Rock N' Roll bands, Rusty gained national predominance during the legendary "Outlaw Era". He's shared stages with many famous artists such as George Strait, Lynard Skynard, Ray Charles, and many others. Artist-Country

24: X Under The X of Texas | Is a song written by Johnny Gimble, from the album "Texas Swing" Johnny was born in Tyler, TX, 1924. He was nominated for a Grammy award in 1993. Song-Country

25: Y Yellow Rose of Texas | Is a traditional folk song. The original love song has become associated with the legend of "how a slave named Emily Morgan helped win the battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle in the Texas Revolution. "There's a yellow rose in Texas, that I am going to see. No other darky knows her, no darky only me She cryed so when I left her it like to broke my heart, And if I ever find her, we nevermore will part." Song-Traditional

26: Is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "That Little Ol' Band from Texas". Their style, which is rooted in blues-based boogie rock,has come to incorporate elements of arena, Southern, and boogie rock. The band is from Houston, Texas, formed in 1969. Musician Billy Gibbons and drummer Dan Mitchell, originally in a band called the Moving Sidewalks, got together with bassist Lanier Greig, forming ZZ Top. In 1969, Greig and Mitchell were replaced by Dusty Hill and Frank Beard from the band American Blues. The band soon began developing a following in Texas. Band-Rock | Z ZZ Top | B

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28: "A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in." Robert Orben

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