Los Angeles has the Hollywood Bowl. Denver has Red Rocks. Now a developers hope to create a similarly iconic music venue with a 20,000-seat amphitheater west of Austin near Bee Cave. The venue is targeting a Labor Day 2023 opening, and it’s planned to be flanked by other head-turning buildings that will give people places to live and play.
International Development Management Co. aims to open the first pieces of the Violet Crown project in 2023, with the amphitheater targeted to open by Labor Day 2023. Plans also call for two luxury apartment towers, a distillery and tasting room, a Top Golf-style driving range and a parking garage. The site is northwest of State Highway 71 and Southwest Parkway.
“Austin has been given the moniker of the [Live] Music Capital of the World. By God, I’m going to solidify that with this project,” said IDM President Craig Bryan, who noted the Violet Crown development should cost between $600 million and $750 million.