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MapJam celebrates Austin's diverse music scene, Feb. 15

Eight bands to play unique venues across East Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — Jan. 13, 2014 — The second annual MapJam, a daylong music festival that brings the Austin Music Map to life, will showcase some of the hidden musical spaces in one of the most exciting cities in the world.

This year, eight bands — from Afrobeat and bluegrass, to hip hop and pop punk — will perform in five locations across East Austin from noon to midnight, Saturday, Feb. 15. MapJam, sponsored by KUTX 98.9, The Austin Music Experience, is free and open to the public. This is an all-ages event. 

"We chose spaces in East Austin that would create a unique experience for both the band and the crowd. It's not every day that you see a band play in the middle of a plant nursery or in the back of a lumber mill," said Haley Howle, MapJam and KUTX producer. "Just as we don't stick to any particular genre on KUTX or the Austin Music Map, MapJam highlights the broad range of music being created in Austin."

MapJam 2014 Line Up

Noon-1 p.m.       The Carper Family                       Hops & Grain Brewery, 507 Calles St.

1:30-2:30 p.m.   Latasha Lee & The Black Ties   Tillery Park, 801 Tillery St.

3:00-4:00 p.m.  Growl                                                Delta Millworks, 4701 E. 5th St.

4:30-5:30 p.m.   Hard Proof                                     Pan Am Park, 2100 E. 3rd St.

5:45-7:00 p.m.   Money Chicha                               Pan Am Park, 2100 E. 3rd St.

7:30-8:30 p.m.   Urban Achievers Brass Band  Scoot Inn, 1308 E. 4th St.

8:45-9:45 p.m.   Magna Carda                                  Scoot Inn, 1308 E. 4th St.

10:00-midnight   BodyRock ATX                           Scoot Inn, 1308 E. 4th St.

"MapJam embodies what we strive to deliver every day on the air — music that's made here and played here and that reflects the evolving Austin music experience," said Matt Reilly, KUTX program director. "We're really excited to be able to connect with many of our listeners in person throughout this daylong, moveable music festival once again."

MapJam is an extension of the Austin Music Map, a web-based, interactive, community documentary project that lets users "play" the city. The map goes beyond the usual suspects on the Austin music scene in search of the not-so-well-known places where music is being made. Explore the map at

The public is encouraged to contribute to the Austin Music Map by tagging their Instagram, photos and videos and SoundCloud audio with #austinmusicmap.

Attendees are encouraged to bicycle or walk between the stops, in keeping with the spirit of experiencing East Austin. Parking will be extremely limited. Please be respectful of the neighborhood.

MapJam is made possible thanks to the City of Austin Music Office and the Austin Chronicle.

About the Austin Music Map
Founded in April 2012, KUTX's Austin Music Map is a multimedia documentary project that explores Austin's diverse musical communities. From conjunto at the Moose Lodge to gospel at Deliverance Temple to a renegade marching band floating on Barton Creek, the Austin Music Map documents and celebrates Austin’s musical cultures, exploring what it means to be the Live Music Capital of the World. The Austin Music Map invites the community to participate in this documentation, gathering audio, sound and videos from the public, and asking Austinites to lead us to musical corners of the city we never would have known about before. Visit the Austin Music Map YouTube channel and the Austin Music Map Flickr site.

About KUTX 98.9, the Austin Music Experience
In January 2013, KUT launched KUTX 98.9, an all-music station focused on the Austin Music Experience. KUTX 98.9 features fresh, cutting-edge music, alongside iconic songs and established artists who continue to inspire. Programming includes more than 300 live, one-of-a-kind performances in Studio 1A each year; the Austin Music Minute, the KUTX Song of the Day, the Austin Music Experience showcasing live music; and the Austin Music Map featuring some of the unlikely places where music is being made.


Contacts: Erin Geisler (512) 475-8071; or Haley Howle (512) 232-5287