The Saxon Pub in Austin, Texas is closed at the moment. There is a notice on their website that reads, in part, “The Saxon Pub is working with our artists to reschedule shows canceled, due to COVID-19 … Please continue to check back here …”
For 30 years, beginning in 1990, the Saxon Pub was THE place to be in Austin for on-the-rise musicians. During that period of time they have hosted over 22,000 musical performances … the main venue is simply called, “the listening room.”
MVD Entertainment Group has selected July 14 as the street date for documentary filmmaker Jeff Sandmann’s award-winning look at the history of this iconic venue, Nothing Stays The Same: The Story of The Saxon Pub. For fans in need of Saxon Pub fix, this is it.
Founded by Joe Ables, the Saxon Pub has grown, over the years, to be the destination point for music, especially for locals with talent to get a start before a live audience. Included among the blend of local and Texas talent are the likes of Joe Ely, Bob Schneider, Patrice Pike, Guy Forsyth, Hector Ward, Carolyn Wonderland, The Resentments, Johnny Nicholas, W.C. Clark, Robynn Shayne and more.
Until the Saxon Pub re-opens, MVD’s Nothing Stays The Same: The Story of The Saxon Pub on DVD this coming July 14 is the next best thing!!