Teens Take Education into their own hands by Rocking Out
Middle and High School Student Musicians Will Play to Benefit the Eanes Education Foundation
The organizers of Jam Fest announce that their 7th annual event would take place Sunday, January 19 @ The Belmont at 1:00pm. Ticket’s are $5. Proceeds benefit The Eanes Education Foundation.
Line Up 2014
1:00 - 1:15 The Others
1:20 - 1:35 Austin Burns
1:40 - 1:55 Black Apples
2:00 - 2:15 Bluster
2:20 - 2:35 In the Open
2:40 - 2:55 Tech 12
3:00 - 3:15 Gypsy
3:20 - 3:35 Room 24
3:40 - 3:55 Blue Tounge
4:00 - 4:15 More Than Ghosts
4:15 - 4:30 Empire
4:40 - 5:20 Painted Redstarts - while judges deliberate
5:30 Present Prizes
Band prizes including a recording session at Flabby Road Studios and a Photo Shoot from Way of Light Photography.
Jam Fest organizer James Mays is a well-known figure in Austin, having served as producer for SXSW, NAMM’s School Jam USA (America’s largest contest for high school bands held at Disney, CA.) Over the past seven years Mays has become one of the nation’s leaders in training “underage” bands to write, record, perform and prepare for careers in music. Mays is also the creator of SXSW Underage, the Kids Are Alright Fest and Band Aid School of Music.
“The ‘Underage’ music scene is one of the fastest growing parts of the music business and Austin is the flagship of this scene in the US,” says Mays. “I think we are very lucky, since Austin has an affinity for great music, and there are sponsors like Randy Kunik and Emergo Group who will take a risk to support young talent. To me, it’s an honor to help our next generation of artist evolve and emerge.”
“Jam Fest has been a great way to discover new bands who go on to do great things. Take Residual Kid. Their first show was Jam Fest 2010. Grace London, who just played ACL Fest this year is another great example.
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For sponsorship opportunities contact James@bandaidschoolofmusic.com
Jam Fest 2014
Sunday January 19, Doors at Noon
The Belmont, 305 W 6th Street 78701