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Austin, Texas, the Live Music Capital of the World, boasts a wealth of musical talent as well as plentiful greenspace—more than 18,700 acres and 227 miles of trails. Musicians here are drawn to these areas for rejuvenation, inspiration, and even occasionally for performance spaces. So we tapped Dana Falconberry, a musician and artist living outside of Austin; Austin singer-songwriter and guitarist Jackie Venson; and Leslie Sisson, singer for the Austin-based band Moving Panoramas. Though Austin is always changing and growing, we asked these local musicians to share their favorite spots to #OptOutside and get away from the bustle of the city—along with their top picks for performing music outdoors.

Inspired to make some environmental change after reading about these outdoor destinations? You can join REI on Black Friday to #OptOutside for a nationwide day of action and kick off a year of change. REI will be co-hosting cleanups with Leave No Trace and United by Blue all across the U.S. You can find your nearest cleanup at