Mark your calendars for the 31st anniversary of the Austin Music Awards on Wednesday, March 13, at the Austin Music Hall.
Join The Austin Chronicle in celebrating 31 years of Austin music right here in the Live Music Capital! Votes from this year’s Austin Chronicle Music Poll are being tabulated, and the winners will be announced at 7:09pm SHARP on Wednesday, March 13, at the Austin Music Hall.
Confirmed acts performing at the 31st annual Austin Music Awards are indie rocker Ben Kweller, cowboy sweethearts The Trishas with special guest Raul Malo, powerhouse composer and blues rocker Bill Carter, an all-star tribute to the late Brent Grulke of SXSW with the Wild Seeds starring Robyn Hitchcock, Alejandro Escovedo, Susan Cowsill, Britt Daniel, and Adrian Quesada, and sizzling Brownout.
“That’s just a teaser of what we have planned for this year’s Austin Music Awards, with more names to come,” promises the Chronicle’s Margaret Moser, director of the Austin Music Awards. “Yet those four sets alone illustrate the breadth and depth of Austin music, and represent contemporary and traditional tastes.”
In recent years, the Music Awards has seen guest and unannounced appearances from The Who’s Pete Townshend, Texas favorite son Lyle Lovett, the mighty Kris Kristofferson, and The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen. With more performers to be announced, expect more surprises!
The Austin Music Awards are presented by The Austin Chronicle and SXSW and co-sponsored by KUTX, Planet K, Discount Electronics, Ticketbud, and is a benefit for the SIMS Foundation. This year, the Music Awards show will air live on America’s longest, continually running community television station, channelAustin (Channel 10).
Tickets are on sale now at austinchronicle.ticketbud.com and at Waterloo Records – $15 in advance, $20 night of show. Your SXSW badges and wristbands include entry to the show at the Austin Music Hall.
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