It’s fabulous when big companies choose to support our local scene, so I’m all about Red Bull’s recent expansion into Austin with their Red Bull Sound Select program. Red Bull Sound Select is hitting cities around the country, using national music acts to increase fan support for local musicians.
Red Bull Sound Select concerts will take place in Austin monthly through December 2013. The latest show happened this past weekend at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater. The Dandy Warhols of Portland and hip-hop artist Theophilus London headlined, with Austin bands Gentlemen Rogues and The Sour Notes kicking off the show. Local rapper Zeale emceed.
Red Bull Sound Select shows are free, but attendees have to earn their way through the gates. If you want to go to an upcoming show, you need to log onto RedBullSoundSelect.com, create a profile, and request a ticket.
In a unique twist, Red Bull’s musical artists choose which people get invites, depending on who demonstrates their support for music. “By connecting their social accounts, fans choose the photos, videos, tweets and content that best shows their passion for music and how they support their local scenes,” Red Bull announced in a press release.
If you have questions about how the process works, check out this FAQ page.
Upcoming Red Bull Sound Select Shows in Austin
There will be monthly shows in Austin from now until December. Here are the details that have been announced so far:
- August 13, 2013 at Mohawk. Tobacco with Roger Stellars, Technicolor Hearts and Videoing.
- September 7, 2013 at The North Door. Grupo Fantasma with League of Extraordinary G’Z, El Tule, La Tasha Lee and The Black Ties.
- October 8, 2013 at Red 7. Artists TBD.
- November 9, 2013. Location and artists TBD.
- December 2, 2013. Location and artists TBD.
What do you think about the Red Bull Sound Select concept? Do you think you’ll try for a ticket?