The NEXT: an artist showcase featuring the next and best in Austin music —
February 21, 2019

The NEXT: an artist showcase featuring the next and best in Austin music

Austin Music Foundation and KUTX 98.9 are proud to present The NEXT, an artist showcase featuring the next and best in Austin music at Antone’s Nightclub on Friday, January 18.

AMF’s second year of the Artist Development Program (ADP) has come to a close and we’re ready to celebrate! The NEXT is AMF’s way to showcase some of Austin’s hardworking bands. See performances from all seven of AMF’s current program participants: Aaron Stephens, who released his first self-produced full-length album, “Focus,” in 2018; Alesia Lani, whose brought R&B music to the forefront of the Austin music scene; Kalu & the Electric Joint, whose new record, “Time Undone,” is a sonic masterpiece of original tunes with a positive message and soul-stirring beats; Otis Wilkins, who released his “Strangest Place” EP in 2018; Shy Beast, who recently released their second EP, “Leave Me/Let Me”;  Superfónicos, latest EP, titled “Suelta,” is full of inspiring messages of positivity and love; and Western Youth, who are leading the alt-country charge of the 21st century.

General admission and VIP tickets are available! GA tickets start at $15, but will increase to $20 on January 1. VIP tickets are $75 and include a pre-show artist & industry happy hour plus drink tickets, commemorative AMF YETI tumbler, and a swag bag of assorted Austin music goodies.

Event sponsors include KUTX 98.9, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Dulce Vida Tequila & Black Feather Whiskey.

The Artist Development Program (ADP) was designed by the Austin Music Foundation alongside leading music industry professionals. The intensive seven-month program aims to prepare a select group of emerging Austin artists to take their careers to the next level. ADP artists work closely with a team of mentors through both one-on-one consultations and classroom-focused group sessions, where artists are encouraged to discuss their goals and share ideas with peers.

About Merideth Cox 209 Articles
Merideth is a music writer who has covered bands from her hometown in Colorado to London to Bangkok to Shanghai and finally back to Austin. Led Zeppelin changed her life. So did Dolly Parton. You can read her music reviews at smackmadness.com.

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