Concerts featuring Patty Griffin, Steve Earle, Wyclef Jean, Andrew Bird and More Support HAAM
AUSTIN, Texas – Feb. 26, 2019 – No badge? No problem. KUTX 98.9, the Austin Music Experience, is bringing together some of the most anticipated 2019 SXSX Music Conference artists – and those poised to break out – for four mornings of music appreciation and discovery at Four Seasons Hotel Austin. Proceeds benefit the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM).
Now in its ninth year*, this annual tradition continues in 2019 with four early morning broadcasts live from the Four Seasons ballroom from 7 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 13 through Friday, March 15; and from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 16.
The following acts are scheduled to perform at KUTX Live at the Four Seasons 2019:
Wednesday, March 13
7 a.m. Combo Chimbita uses cumbia as a building block for what they describe as tropical futurism, which gets psychedelic and freaky, with a combination of rhythms and sounds from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America.
8 a.m. Sasami, self-proclaimed “synth queen” and former keyboardist for L.A. indie rockers Cherry Glazerr.
9 a.m. American soul, rhythm and blues outfit Durand Jones & The Indications
Thursday, March 14
7 a.m. Heart Bones, the project between Sabrina Ellis (A Giant Dog and Sweet Spirit) and Har Mar Superstar (aka Sean Tillmann), reflecting influences from doo-wop, classic duets, musical theater and electro dance.
8 a.m. Austin-based minimalist composer and electronic musician Bayonne (aka Roger Sellers)
9 a.m. NPR Slingshot artist Cautious Clay
10 a.m. London-based trio HÆLOS, who craft a danceable, blend of atmospheric synth-rock, spare electro-pop and elemental trip-hop
Friday, March 15
7 a.m. Austin psych-pop ensemble SMiiLE
8 a.m. Austin-based alt-indie band Moving Panoramas, who deliver a hazy dream-pop rock sound
9 a.m. Rock, country and folk singer-songwriter Steve Earle
10 a.m. Americana singer-songwriter and Grammy award-winner Patty Griffin
Saturday, March 16
8 a.m. Abhi the Nomad who delivers a hybrid sound of rap and melodic pop musings
9 a.m. Northern Ireland alt-indie act Jealous of the Birds (aka Naomi Hamilton)
10 a.m. British singer-songwriter Yola, whose sound spans country, folk, classic soul and ‘70s-era Britpop
11 a.m. Indie rock multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Andrew Bird
KUTX Live at the Four Seasons is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission to the show, which includes a breakfast taco, KIND granola bar and bottomless coffee, is $15 per adult and $5 for children 12 and under (cash only).
KUTX Live at the Four Seasons 2019 benefits the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), an Austin-based non-profit organization that provides local musicians with access to affordable health care, with a focus on prevention and wellness.
“Austin’s live music scene is a key reason our city is so beloved by locals and visitors alike, but none of that would exist if it weren’t for the hard-working musicians who call this city home,” said Rob Hagelberg, general manager at Four Seasons Hotel Austin. “HAAM provides much-needed assistance to these individuals, ensuring they remain a vital part of our community for many years to come.”
Limited self-parking is available in the hotel garage on a first-come, first served basis at a discounted rate of $5 per car until 1 p.m.
*This music series started with sister station KUT before KUTX launched in 2013.