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36th Annual Austin Music Awards

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The Austin Chronicle, SXSW, and Stratus Properties are proud to present the 36th Annual Austin Music Awards on Wednesday, FEBRUARY 28, 2018.

You're invited to witness history as Austin Music Awards brings an All-Star line-up of legendary performers together including - Lucinda Williams, The Black Angels​, John Hiatt, Alejandro Escovedo, John Fullbright, ​Third Root​ with special guests RIDERS AGAINST the STORM (RAS), Bavu Blakes, TRIZZOL, Reggie Coby, Da'Shade Moonbeam, VOCAB, Adrian Quesada, Michael Longoria, David Garza, David Ramirez, Michael Fracasso, Phoebe Hunt, Adam Torres, Jenavieve Varga, DJ CHICKEN GEORGE, along with a very special SURPRISE GUEST.

Charlie Sexton​ will serve as Music Director with The Austin Mayor Steve Adler House Band members, Michael Ramos, JOHN MICHAEL SCHOEPF, AND Conrad Choucroun. KUT Austin hosts Laurie Gallardo and Rick McNulty return as Masters of Ceremony for the Austin Music Awards.

The Townes Van Zandt Award will be presented to singer-songwriter Joe Ely​ and the Margaret Moser Award will be presented to LIZ LAMBERT​, founder and Creative Director of Bunkhouse Hotels by Grammy Award winner and musician, LUCINDA WILLIAMS.

For 36 years, the Austin Music Awards have honored the local music community and recognized the best Austin artists, bands and industry masterminds which have forged Austin’s international music reputation. This history-making event recognizes Austin’s outstanding live music achievements of the previous year as voted on by the Austin Chronicle readers in the annual Austin Chronicle Music Poll. From its earliest years, past AMAs have featured numerous genres of music emanating from Texas, including rock, country, blues, Latino, folk, punk, pop, world, and classical.

Without fail - legendary performers, guests, and presenters like Robert Plant, Chrissie Hynde, Fab 5 Freddy, Terry Allen, Blondie, Bruce Springsteen and Pete Townshend have all taken the
stage at the Austin Music Awards to celebrate 36 years of Austin musicianship our city is now known for the world over. Who will the surprise guests be this year? Don't be left out!

Seats in the Balcony are available for $35 - $45 and Mezzanine seats (with exclusive access to the Winner’s Lounge) are $150. “Date Night” reserved tables for two on the Mezzanine include a bottle of bubbles.

Proceeds of the event benefit the The SIMS Foundation.

We'd also like to thank our AMAZING sponsors: The Backyard, Mood Media, Arts+Labor, New Republic Studios, Creative Action, Austin Mayor Steve Adler's Office, KUT Austin, Lyft, Clifford Antone Foundation, Law Office of Becky Beaver, Prosperity Bank, Treaty Oak Brewing & Distilling, Tito's Handmade Vodka and Planet K Gifts!


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