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The Violet Crown Amphitheater will have a capacity of 20,000 making it the largest music-specific room in the region. This ensures it will attract the largest popular touring acts.

The bandshell will be one of the largest in the United States. The stage is permanent and the largest in the region. The stage has been designed for efficient loading, show production, recording, and broadcast, with ample support areas for artists and crews alike. The orchestra and mezzanine sections are seated with alternating bands of Lueders limestone and natural grass. The upper lawn and mosh areas are flat and natural grass.

Concessions, merchandise, and sponsor areas have been located at the top of the bowl. VIP lounges and boxes are located on the second level above the concourse and in the bowl between the orchestra and mezzanine sections. 


The Violet Crown Amphitheater sits at the highest elevation in Travis county. From the top of the bowl, there are 360° views of the entire region. The site naturally lends itself to the placement of the amphitheater on the west side of the hill facing the deepest point of the surrounding preserve land. This provides a dark, still, and quiet background for concertgoers which will be the same a century from now as it is today.


The Violet Crown Development is well within the city yet surrounded by many thousands of acres of preserve land. It therefore neither disturbs nor is disturbed by anyone. Regional access is via two large thoroughfares from the south, SH71 and Southwest Parkway; and two from the north, SH620 and Bee Cave Road. The site benefits directly from significant road improvements underway at the new half billion dollar grade-separated intersection at 71/290 in Oak Hill to the south, and significant improvements to SH620 at SH71 in Bee Cave to the north. There will be three access points to the site directly from SH71, with the central one being fully signalized. Internally, the masterplan simplifies internal traffic flow, access to parking garages, facilitates the use of ride-sharing, and encourages the use of electric vehicles. 


    • AIRPORT: 25  minutes
    • CITY CENTER: 20 minutes
    • WEST AUSTIN: 15 minutes
    • SOUTH AUSTIN: 10 minutes
    • LAKEWAY: 10 minutes
    • GALLERIA: 5 minutes
VCA map with downtown Austin


We place a high priority on social responsibility. In addition to our environmental commitments, and in the spirit of social enterprise, we are creating an endowment with beneficiaries selected from private-sector non-profits with well-defined missions focused on natural resource preservation, the performing arts and artists, and the mental, physical and spiritual health, welfare, safety and education of our community at large.


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