Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) March 12, 2014
Land the Big Gig® and MilwaukeeHome will sponsor a stage at the nationally-renowned South by Southwest (SXSW) music, film and interactive festival, taking place tonight, March 12 in Austin, Texas. The MilwaukeeHome Stage presence in Austin is designed to showcase the talents of Milwaukee- raised and Milwaukee-supported artists and give artists from all over the country better access to Milwaukee media and performance venues.
Land the Big Gig®, powered by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Summerfest, is a nationwide talent search that culminates with a live performance at Milwaukee’s Summerfest, known as “The World’s Largest Music Festival.” Participating bands upload an original music video at LandtheBigGig.com and finalists are invited to perform live at Summerfest. A panel of music industry experts will judge the contest and select the winning artist. Artists win not only the opportunity to perform at Summerfest but also will win cash and other prizes.
The MilwaukeeHome Stage in Austin will be located Cielo Nightclub, 505 Neches St, Austin TX 78701. The event will feature more than 25 artists and bring the unique flavor of the Milwaukee music scene to a nationwide audience.
The show is an all day event; beginning at 11 am today and running through 2 am. The event is free and open to ages 21 and up. Performers will include:
Boy Blue, Brett Newski, Hugh Bob and the Hustle, Jayk, Kane Place Record Club, Klassik(ft. Freshcut), Scott Knoxx, Midnight Reruns, Pizzle, Proph, Qewl Miles, Ray Nitti, Ray Rizzy, Ujuzi Fresh, Valid Camp, Vic and Gab, Webster X(ft. Freshcut), BUHU, Paper Holland, Corey Pieper, Joe Crockett, Marc Waldoch, Cincere, Carlita, Temple, 4th Coast, Detta Routine, Kimberlee, Dana Coppafeel, Wave Chapelle, Le Freak
Follow the Milwaukee artists performing at SxSW on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/milwaukeehomesxsw) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/mkexsxsw)
For more information about sponsorship opportunities with Land the Big Gig®, contact David LeGrand, dlegrand(at)jrn(dot)com or 414.224.2625.
The MILWAUKEE HOME STAGE (#MKEXSXSW) is a collaboration brought to you by MilwaukeeHome, Festival City, Flye Gang, and The Hotel Foster.
About Land the Big Gig®
Land the Big Gig® is an exciting nationwide talent search that culminates with a live performance competition in Milwaukee during Summerfest, “The World’s Largest Music Festival.” Artists who wish to participate upload an original music video at LandtheBigGig.com beginning April 9. Finalists will perform live at Summerfest with the winner being selected by a panel of music industry veterans.