There's no escaping it. When in Austin, you'd better love music or this city is sure to make a music lover out of you. There's even live music at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Oh yeah, Austin also just happens to be the state capital of Texas. But more on that later. From museums to festivals, dining, education, and whatever else a vibrant city can offer, Austin's got it in abundance. But you're best to begin and end with music. So here we go. Would you believe the music scene in Austin started at a filling station where university students including 1960s rocker Janis Joplin jammed with yodeler Kenneth Threadgill? It's true. Today's musicians can sing for their supper at Threadgill's restaurant at the birthplace of Austin's music scene. Your musical homage here should include a tour of the venerable Austin City Limits studio on the campus of the University of Texas. The show premiered on PBS in 1976 and has featured performances by more than 500 artists. One of the biggest names to emerge from the Austin music scene was legendary blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughn. A memorial to Vaughn, who died in a helicopter crash in 1990, is located at Auditorium Shores. There are other things to see here that aren't related to music (if you can believe it), including the Austin Children's Museum, Farmers Market, History Center, the Blanton Museum of Art, and the Boggy Creek Farm, home to historic farm houses and organic gardens. And don't forget to visit the Texas State Capitol Complex in Austin, where the state's top leaders hold office.