Goldwasser banks on Tellers to survive in Austin’s music scene

Chad Goldwasser inside Tellers

AUSTIN (KXAN) – In a music venue landscape that’s losing Holy Mountain, Red 7 and the Austin Music Hall, Chad Goldwasser believes in the potential staying power of his new space, Tellers, and his own power of persuasion.

“I’m a promoter. I am a marketer. I never give up. One of the ways I built one of the top real estate sales teams on the planet is because when I believe in something and I’m passionate about it, I will stop at nothing to be successful,” said Goldwasser. “We’re going to have shows at 5:30, 8:00, 10:00 and midnight every day of the week. We’re going to keep the place open as much as possible.”

The three-level bar/eatery/music venue will open September 30 at 7th and Trinity. And the name has nothing to do with money in the bank.

“I love the stories about songs. I want to know why Sting wrote “Fields of Gold” – where he was, what he was doing, and what was the inspiration,” said Goldwasser. “Local artists – I want them to be able to come, if they want, and talk about their songs. And it’s a nice intimate venue.”

The capacity will be around 150 people in the upper-level space with the stage. Tellers will serve pizza from Gino’s East on the ground level. A trapdoor in the floor will lead the way to a speakeasy-style DJ space below with vinyl records lining the walls.

Goldwasser also promises to connect with charitable endeavors in Austin, particularly with Sunday service for the homeless population.

“My vision is to create a legendary, amazing, incredible, servant-hearted Austin music venue.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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