In 2015, HEB purchased the 65-acre property that currently houses the Nutty Brown Cafe & Amphitheater. (Archive photo from Community Impact Journal)
Nutty Brown Cafe & Amphitheater, a longtime Southwest Austin concert venue, has announced it will close its current location on November 28 before opening a new venue in Round Rock next year.
Nutty Brown will host a final two-night “Texas Country Music Extravaganza” before it closes with Pat Green, Kevin Fowler and Jon Wolfe playing on November 26 and the Randy Rogers Band, Stoney LaRue and Roger Creager playing on November 27.
“Nutty Brown was one of the first places to shoot us. The first place in Austin to support the Randy Rogers Band and believe in the music we make, ”Rogers said in a Sept. 27 statement. “It is an honor to be the last performers of such a historic and important part of the music community. in Austin.
Nutty Brown opened at 12225 Hwy. 290, Austin, in July 2000 at a facility that originally housed Nutty Brown Mills, a flour and candy store. Owner Mike Farr first announced plans to move to Round Rock in 2014, but numerous delays in construction and transportation development have pushed back the site’s schedule. Round Rock City Council approved the sale of the old McNeil Park to Farr in 2018, along with an economic incentives deal that said the new $ 10 million Nutty Brown site is expected to open by the end of 2019. Round Rock City Council agreed to an extension of this deadline. in 2019. Nutty Brown’s September 27 announcement scheduled the new site to open at some point in 2022.
For six years, HEB has owned the site where Nutty Brown is currently located. Community impact journal announced earlier this year that HEB plans to open a new 105,689 square foot store on the site as early as March 2022.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better owner and partner than HEB has been over the past 6 years. They’ve really gone beyond supporting live music, ”Farr said in a press release.
Tickets for Nutty Brown’s closing weekend go on sale October 1 at www.nuttybrown.com.