"The Home of the Blues" is on the market.
Antone's owner Frank Hendrix is going to sell the iconic club, according to the Austin Business Journal. The venue was moved to its fifth and current spot on East Riverside Drive in March.
Before that, the club was on the corner of Fifth and Lavaca. Hendrix told the ABJ he has lost interest in the music business and doesn't have the time to give Antone's the attention it deserves.
Hendrix also confirmed he's talked with a C3 Presents partner about the sale. C3 is the promotion company behind the Austin City Limits Festival. The group bought the new Emo’s East location from Hendrix earlier this year.
Antone's helped launch the careers of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughan and Bob Schneider, to name a few.