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Longtime Austin Amphitheater to Reopen in Round Rock Under New Name

Longtime South Austin music venue the Nutty Brown Amphitheater, which closed in late 2021 as part of a long-planned move to Round Rock, has announced an official reopening date of April 2022.

The newly-rebranded Round Rock Amphitheater will open April 2 at 3701 N. I-35 in Round Rock. The original Nutty Brown site off Hwy. 290 West in Southwest Austin is slated to become an HEB, with groundbreaking on the site slated for early March.

Mike Farr, the owner of Nutty Brown, has worked for years to move the venue to Round Rock. Farrโ€™s efforts have been delayed several times due to a number of reasons in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. The city of Round Rock has agreed to waive up to $30,000 in development fees and reimburse a percentage of property taxes over five years. In return, the owners have pledged to invest $10 million into the project and employ 40 staff members.

Tickets for the first shows at the newly rebranded and relocated venue went on sale Feb. 4.


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About David Cohen

David Cohen is Southeast Editorial Director at Connect Commercial Real Estate. David is a media veteran with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, copywriting and communications across a variety of roles. He is responsible for covering commercial real estate news and trends in the Southeast, Florida, Washington D.C. and Boston at Connect CRE as well as specializing in the Student Housing sector. Prior to joining Connect, David was the editor of Northeast Real Estate Business magazine and Student Housing Business magazine at France Media as well as spending time freelancing for ESPN and the Associated Press in the fast-paced field of live sports event production. He is also an owner and investor in multifamily real estate in Atlanta, GA. David currently resides in Atlanta and graduated from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.