The "New" Backyard Has Received Approval



Looks like The Backyard is not dead after all.  According to Austin360:
Tim O’Connor and Direct Event received approval Tuesday from the city of Bee Cave to change the zoning of the proposed land for the new Backyard. Which means that the new location is a go.

Groundbreaking will begin this spring on the new, 35-acre location off of Highway 71, west of the 620 intersection. The frontage entrance will be located on the proposed Bee Cave Parkway extension and will be adjacent to the 50-acre Bee Cave City Park.

Plans include expanding the venue’s capacity from approximately 5,000 to 7,500 and containing all parking on-site.

The original Backyard was constructed in 1993. O’Connor closed its doors on Oct. 26 after a blowout concert headlined by perpetual Backyard performer Willie Nelson.

More on the new location here.

Hopefully that means more shows at The "New, Bigger" Backyard and not too many more shows at the Austin Music Hall, since Direct Events owns both.