Located behind Bee Cave Central Park — and at appropriately named “Willie Way” — The Backyard is an open-air music venue considered by many an Austin favorite and Hill Country treasure.
Over the years, music lovers have enjoyed concerts from a list that reads like a who’s who of some of the best and varied musicians of our time. To name a few: Bob Dylan, Norah Jones, Merle Haggard, Coldplay, Widespread Panic, Alanis Morissette, Elvis Costello, the Gypsy Kings, Lyle Lovett, Dwight Yoakum, ZZ Top and of course, Willie Nelson.
The Backyard opened its doors in 1993 and originally was located near the intersection of Highway 71 and Ranch Road 620. Nestled in the small town of Bee Cave before there were many of the retailers and restaurants now established, this venue provided a unique and welcomed addition to the Austin music scene.