The SRV statue is Austin’s way of paying tribute to the talented musician!
The SRV statue is in a prime location to take amazing pictures of Austin’s downtown skyline overlooking Lady Bird Lake.
In 1994, a bronze statue sculpted by artist Ralph Helmick commemorating the life and music of singer/songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan was erected. This 8 foot tall statue can be found along the shore of Lady Bird Lake across the lake from the downtown Austin Public Library, and about 100 yards away from Auditorium Shores - the site of numerous concerts by SRV. It has become a large tourist attraction where you can find flowers and other devotions at its base.
The blues legend perished in a helicopter crash a half mile away from the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, WI, where he performed in a superstar jam finale with brother Jimmie, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray and Buddy Guy at the outdoor venue 40 miles southwest of Milwaukee. The helicopter was bound for Chicago and Vaughan, the pilot and three members of Eric Clapton's entourage were killed instantly. SRV was only 35 years old.