A rent party is a social occasion where tenants hire a musician or band to play and pass the hat to raise money to pay their rent, originating in Harlem during the 1920s. It is with this spirit of music made for fun in small spaces that we approach the music. It's swingin', hot, danceable, and most of all FUN!

Comprised of an eclectic group of Austin transplants, Rent Party brings a unique blend of musicians from varied musical backgrounds and influences.  This diversity manifests in a fresh blend of hot jazz, vintage swing, and jazz manouche.  

Make sure to keep and eye out for out debut release, Walkin' Around Money.  The five song EP, recoded at Ramble Creek Studio in Austin, TX and produced by Britton Beisenherz will be released digitally on 8/1/16 and the album release show will be announced shortly thereafter.

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Previous events


Private Event


Rent Party - Live at Stay Gold

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Stay Gold, 1910 E. Cesear Chavez, Austin


Rent Party Album Release Show at Stay Gold!

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Stay Gold, 1910 E. Cesear Chavez, Austin

Rent Party Album Release show! Come out and celebrate with us for the official release show of our new album Walkin' Around Money!


Rent Party at Patika's 2 year anniversary

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Patika , 2159 S. Lamar, Austin

Patika is celebrating 2 years of being open! They've been purveyors of fine coffe and great live music since they've opened and we're happy to help celebrate!


Rent Party

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Central Market North, Austin

Rent Party will be swingin' at Central Market North From 6:30-9. Come out and bring your dancing shoes. This also happens to be the 100th anniversary of Charlie Christian's birth, so we will definitely be playing a few of his tunes in memoriam.