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KUTX Live At The Four Seasons Delivers Some Of The Best Of SXSW Music To Locals

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

10 a.m. Haitian rapper, musician and actor Wyclef Jean, R&B and soul songstress Jazzy Amra and neo soul and jazz-infused artist Moira Mack

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.

KUTX thanks sponsors Fara Coffee and Zoot Pet Hospital and Luxury Boarding for helping to make KUTX Live at the Four Seasons possible.

*This music series started with sister station KUT before KUTX launched in 2013.


Media Contacts:
Erin Geisler, KUTX 98.9, (512) 475-8071
Kerri Sholly, Four Seasons Hotel Austin, (512) 685-8058

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