Moody Theater opens to tune of Texas country icon

Jono Foley

Willie Nelson played his second show at the new Austin City Limits Moody Theater on Monday night.

The state-of-the-art theater, located on Willie Nelson Boulevard, will be the new home to Austin City Limits, the longest-running music series in American television.

The venue itself will host concerts year round in addition to the concerts hosted by the television program. The switch to Moody Theater from Studio 6A at the University of Texas has increased available seating to a capacity of more than 2,700.

In addition to more available space, the theater was built with green building standards and is significantly more sustainable than its previous location on campus.