CELEBRATE THE MUSIC! Austin's musicians benefit from this fundraiser to publish their CD's. About a dozen musicians (headliners below) will be there to entertain, join each other, sing and celebrate Austin's amazing music scene! This is a FUN TIME! 5 hours of non-stop music in the gorgeous outside venue of NUTTY BROWN CAFE!
$10 entry and Silent Auction benefits one award-winning musician. Competition requirements and paneljudges listed below:
This is Austin, Texas...performing capital of the world, and it takes Austin songwriters to write the songs that make Austin music what it is. Be-Bob-Alooza 2012 is a community event to be held Sept. 30th from 5 to 10pm at Nutty Brown Cafe. 12225 W. Hwy 290. The proceeds will go to an Austin singer/songwriter who will be chosen by a panel of Austin music professionals based on the following set of criteria: the singer/songwriter must be a career minded, in-the-trenches, regularly performing artist who has a history of personal investment in his/her art in the Austin music scene. Documentation will be needed to show that their CD project is somewhere in the pipeline either approaching or actually in the recording, manufacturing and/or promotion/marketing stage with a plan to release the album either by the end of this year or early next year. They will also need to complete the questionnaire below and submit three mp3 versions of songs either already recorded for the project or that they plan to record.
The $10 door charge along with the proceeds from the silent auction will go to the winner. Last year, we sold out Threadgills North with performances by a baker’s dozen of Austin’s hardest working singer/songwriters. This year we are expecting to triple the size of the event having enlisted the help of “headliners” Kevin Welch, Walt Wilkins and his Mystiqueros and The Trishas with a couple more acts on my wish yet to be determined. See below for a complete list of other performers some of whom are also contenders for the proceeds.
Be-Bob-Alooza is a non-profit organization, and the money will be paid to a studio, CD manufacturer, record promoter, publicist and/or other vendors associated with the record making process to assure that it goes toward the cost of the project only.
We are counting on the Austin community of singer/songwriters and supporters thereof to help us turn this into a wonderful Austin event.
Walt Wilkins and his Mystiqueros
Confirmed additional performers:
Mark Allan Atwood
Contenders for the awards:
Noel Hampton/Andre Moran
Austin record producer/songwriter/musician Stephen Doster
KOOP radio host Dillon McKensie
Austin Songwriters Group president Rick Busby
Emmy winning, 2011 Texas Music Awards singer/songwriter of the year Bob Cheevers