Austin’s hip hop, R&B, pop and soul artists are beginning to take the city by storm. In appreciation of these artists’ creativity and hard work, KUTX and the Hakone Agency are putting on Austin’s inaugural Summer Jam on Friday, Aug. 31 at Barracuda, 611 E. 7th St.
The event will be hosted by Austin’s #1 hip hop radio show, The Breaks, who have merged both national and local acts on their Saturday night radio show. The hosts, Confucius and Fresh, not only want to highlight the hottest artists in the city, but also to bring various pieces of the community together, uniting in appreciation of Austin’s vibrant music community.
The lineup includes Mélat, Jake Lloyd, The Teeta, Deezie Brown, Kyle Lucas, Harry Edohoukwa, J Soulja and Sounds by JOAQU.N.
Tickets are available at Eventbrite for $10. The event is committed to the advancement of Austin’s music community, therefore, 50 percent of each ticket sale will benefit a local nonprofit, Kids in a New Groove, which provides over 150 Central Texas youth in foster care with free, weekly music lessons and mentorship. Additionally, for each ticket sold, five trees will be planted in Madagascar through The Eden Reforestation Project.
Event host KUTX features more local music than any station in Austin, as well as diverse selections from around the globe. The result is programming that reflects Austin’s creative spirit and diverse tastes. KUTX 98.9 FM plays more than 30,000 different songs and hosts nearly 300 live music performances every year. From KUTX Live events and Studio 1A performances, to the Austin Music Minute and coverage of music’s most influential forums and festivals, KUTX is driven by a desire to bring local audiences unparalleled coverage and access to the world of music.
More information on Summer Jam at kutx.org.