Local Artist Showcase Stage at ACL
The Austin City Limits Music Festival is a boon to artists and the local economy yet what makes Austin music possible are the dozens of unsung heroes that work hard all year-round to make our city the Live Music Capital of The World. These deserving artists are just as worthy of the incredible exposure that many other of the artists performing at ACL receive yet most of them are not even from Austin!
We, the undersigned, being members and fans of the Austin music community, are hereby requesting that a Local Artists Showcase stage be constructed and managed for every ACL Fest going forward.
Registration, selection process, pay scales, sponsorship and other details can be discussed during contract negotiations but none of this can happen without the go-ahead from C3 and their associated partners.
This is a win-win for all parties involved: it will expose local talent to a wide, diverse, and potentially national/international audience, it will foster an incredible amount of goodwill between the music community and the operators of ACL, the cost would be fairly minimal or negligible with the right local sponsor(s), and it will create job opportunities for Austin musicians, sound technicians, writers, photographers, etc.
Let’s get the AUSTIN City Limits Music Festival on board with AUSTIN music!!