A handful of entertainment brands dominate the music festival business, but throughout the U.S. small municipalities and the local chamber of commerce stage annual events that attract thousands of attendees, impacting the local economy and driving an additional source of revenue for city services from the police to fire departments. Continue Reading A Home-Grown Festival AffairRead More
Author: Wendy Pearl
Ziggy’s, a former Winston-Salem band-breaking institution, is breaking new ground with an artist collective and festival-style concert venue in High Point, North Carolina. Continue Reading Ziggy’s breaks ground with fest-style clubRead More
The Orion Amphitheater in Huntsville had a successful grand opening weekend May 13-15 with The First Waltz and a homegrown lineup of Alabama music makers. Continue Reading Orion Opens With Star-Studded ‘First Waltz’Read More
Asleep At The Wheel frontman Ray Benson is so closely associated with Austin that there is a cardboard cutout of him at an airport bar where people stop and take pictures. A “blessed caretaker” of western swing and honky-tonk country, Benson has lived in Austin for nearly 50 years.
Terry Lickona, Executive Producer, “Austin City Limits” ‘Austin City Limits’ From The Willie Pilot to the ‘Seismic Shift’ Of The Moody Theater For nearly five decades, “Austin City Limits” has served as a beacon for like-minded musicians, influencing the musical landscape and shaping the global perception of the city it calls home. See Also: Market Focus – Austin Artist’s Take: Asleep At The Wheel’s Ray Benson “Austin City Limits” is the longest running music series in television history and the only TV series to receive a National Medal of the Arts (2003). In 2010, the series and original studio were named a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Landmark and in 2011, ACL was the recipient of a Peabody Award for presenting and preserving eclectic American musical genres. The person responsible for taking ACL from influential Texas music platform to the multi-format juggernaut it is today is executive producer Terry… Continue Reading Market Focus: The Dossier – ‘Austin City Limits’