Art City Austin announces this year's music line up on the Black Fret Music Stage Presented by KUTX 98.9

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 4/14/2015, 10:37 a.m.
Art Alliance Austin is proud to announce the live music lineup for the 65th Annual Art City Austin taking place ...

(AUSTIN, TEXAS - April 2015, source: Juice Consulting) - Art Alliance Austin is proud to announce the live music lineup for the 65th Annual Art City Austin taking place on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will take place in downtown Austin on Cesar Chavez Street between Guadalupe and Lamar. This year's music lineup will play on the Black Fret Music Stage Presented by KUTX 98.9, which will be located at the west end of the festival. The lineup will include a number of 2014 Black Fret grant recipients and 2015 nominees including Amy Cook, East Cameron Folkcore, Elias Haslanger & Church on Monday, Elizabeth McQueen, Erin Ivey, Graham Wilkinson, Jazz Mills, Jitterbug Vipers, Jonny Gray, Lincoln Durham, Not in the Face, The Nightowls and other special guests. For a full lineup and a detailed schedule, please see: www.artallianceaustin.org/events/art-city-austin-2015.

Tickets for each day of Art City will be $10 per person. Children under 12 and Art Alliance Austin Members get into the event for free. Art City Austin Weekend Collector Lounge Pass is $75 and includes access to the Terry McDaniel & Company Collectors Lounge where complimentary bites and drinks will be served. The Collectors Lounge and premium parking are available both days for free for Art Alliance Austin Collectors Circle Members. Tickets are available online as well as at the door. For more info and advance ticket sales, please see www.artallianceaustin.org.

"We're offering many new experiences at Art City this year," said Asa Hursh, Executive Director of Art Alliance Austin. "The Austin Art Pavilion features Austin galleries and introduces a mini local art fair component to Art City and by partnering with a wonderful organization like Black Fret, we've also included what might just be the best local music festival into our established art festival. For patrons it's a two for one type of deal, there's great art, music, and other fun for all ages."

"We love that Art Alliance Austin asked us to curate the stage at Art City this year," said Matt Ott, Black Fret Co-Founder. "Being able to fill it with Black Fret grant recipients and nominees is a great opportunity for the entire city to see and hear the musicians whom Black Fret is recognizing, all surrounded by amazing visual art in our beautiful downtown."

New this year, Art City Austin, which is the second oldest outdoor festival in Austin, will feature a curated Austin-focused contemporary art area: the Austin Art Pavilion presented by Tito's Handmade Vodka. The pavilion will feature work produced by regional artists and is curated by local experts including Brian Willey of Tiny Park Gallery, Rebecca Marino of Pump Project, Troy Campa of Camiba Art, Sean Gaulager, Chris Whiteburch, and Austin Nelsen of Co-Lab Projects, and Rachel Stephens of Wally Workman Gallery.

Art City Austin is the culmination of a national jury selection process that selects the best 125 artists from across the country and around the world to exhibit and sell their work in April of each year. This year the festival brings back many of our award winning artists from past years as well as attracting exciting and fresh new talent. A full list of exhibiting artists, complete with images of artwork and links to artists' websites, is available on the Art City webpage. Art City is Austin's biggest art marketplace and the best place to build a collection, add to an existing one, or even just see some great art and meet the artists themselves.