The annual KUTX Live music series returns at Four Seasons Hotel Austin, March 14-17, 2018

The annual KUTX Live music series returns at Four Seasons Hotel Austin, March 14-17, 2018


Austin, U.S.A, 2018-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Early birds really do get the worm, at least when it comes to one of South-by-Southwest’s longest running events for local music fans.

Now in its eighth year, the annual KUTX Live music series at Four Seasons Hotel Austin continues this year with four days of performances and interviews with some of the festival’s most anticipated artists. The popular event is hosted in partnership with KUTX 98.9, The Austin Music Experience, and takes place March 14-17, 2018 from 7:00 to 10:30 am daily (8:00 to 11:30 am on Saturday).

“KUTX’s partnership with Four Seasons during SXSW is a highlight of our year,” says Matt Reilly, the station’s program director. “We’ve put together another outstanding line-up – including established acts like Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, up-and-comers like Knox Fortune and a selection of Austin acts like Melat and Kalu James – that is sure to appeal to a wide array of music lovers.”

In addition to the regular shows, KUTX and Four Seasons will also offer family-friendly “Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child” showcases daily between the main acts.

Main Stage 2018 Lineup

Wednesday, March 14        

  • 7:00 am – Kalu and The Electric Joint, the only-in-Austin conception of African polyrhythms, American soul and blues-rock that sounds as if all the genres had grown up together
  • 8:00 am – Knox Fortune, one of NPR Music’s 2018 Slingshot artists
  • 9:00 am – Nashville indie-rockers Bully
  • 10:00 am – Erika Wennerstrom, lead singer of Heartless Bastards, who has embarked on a solo endeavour

Thursday, March 15

  • 7:00 am – Austin’s Mélat, often called “the eclectic soul of modern RnB”
  • 8:00 am – Seattle power trio Naked Giants
  • 9:00 am – Indie Americana singer-songwriter David Ramirez
  • 10:00 am – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, whose sound reflects their influences of folk, Americana and vintage rhythm & blues

Friday, March 16

  • 7:00 am – Indie rockers Duncan Fellows
  • 8:00 am – British singer, songwriter and musician Jade Bird, who Rolling Stone called a new country artist to watch in 2017
  • 9:00 am – Singer, rapper and writer Dessa
  • 10:00 am – California rockers Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Saturday, March 17

  • 8:00 am – Colombian Canadian musician, singer and songwriter Lido Pimienta, whose 2016 album La Papessawon the 2017 Polaris Music Prize
  • 9:00 am – French-American electronic indie pop artist CLARA-NOVA
  • 10:00 am – Singer-songwriter Bekon, who has produced albums for Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Eminem, and Snoop Dogg
  • 11:00 am – Austin’s favourite electro/dance/funk band, Ghostland Observatory

“Spare the Rock Spoil the Child” 2018 Lineup

Wednesday March 14

  • 8:30 am – Red Yarn, who weaves folksongs and puppetry into engaging shows for all ages
  • 9:30 am – JareBear

Thursday, March 15

  • 8:30 am – Austin-based kids musician Ms. Kat
  • 9:30 am – SaulPaul, the musician with a message who entertains and educates through song and rap

Friday, March 16

  • 8:30 am – Laura Doherty, who performs sweet, folk-inspired songs for children and families
  • 9:30 am – Bogotá, Colombia native 123 Andrés, whose music gets kids singing and dancing in Spanish and English

Saturday, March 17

  • 9:30 am – Latin Grammy winners Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
  • 10:30 am – Family funk super duo Sugar Free Allstars

Admission to the main show, which includes a breakfast taco, KIND granola bar and bottomless coffee, is USD 15 per adult or USD 5 for children 12 and under. New this year, those interested in attending only the children’s shows may purchase a wristband for USD 5 per adult or child; benefits still include the above breakfast treats, however the wristband does not allow entry to the main stage.

All KUTX Live event proceeds in 2018 will be donated to The Trail Foundation to support the organisation’s Brazos Bluff project. Aimed at restoring, beautifying and enhancing the public parkland area directly beneath the Hotel, the project will add a much-needed stopping point along the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail for people to take a quick stretch, meet for a picnic or watch a fiery sunset from a newly constructed viewing deck.

“The Trail is an integral part of Austin and we consider ourselves fortunate to be one of the stewards helping to ensure it is enjoyed – by both locals and visitors – for many generations to come,” says Rob Hagelberg, General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Austin.

Kerri Sholly
Senior Director of Public Relations – Americas
98 San Jacinto Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78701-4039
1 (512) 685-8058

Source: Four Seasons Hotel