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36th Annual Austin Music Awards

Wed February 28 @ 7:00 pm | 11:59 pm

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​, DAVID RAMIREZ​, ADAM TORRES​ and THIRD ROOT​ with special guests Riders Against the Storm and Bavu Blakes.

CHARLIE SEXTON​ will serve as Music Director with The Mayor’s House Band members, Michael Ramos, John Michael Schoepf, and Conrad Choucroun. KUTX 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​ by artist-musician TERRY ALLEN 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!

Reserved seating available in the Mezzanine and Balcony from $35 – $150. For exclusive private floor tables from $2,800 – $5,000; shared tables available from $1,500; or individual seats at a shared table on the floor from $250, please visit our website.


Wed February 28
7:00 pm | 11:59 pm
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