Quantum Collective's 4th Annual "Southwest Invasion" Powered By WorldArts - March 20 & 21, Whole Foods ATX - Ft. The Zombies, Big Data, The Sheepdogs, X Ambassadors

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A two-day, free, all ages live music event in Austin, TX during SXSW. Powered by WorldArts and in association with Whole Foods Market and Whole Planet Foundation.

The Quantum Collective, an innovative music marketing company that brings musicians, artists, celebrities and consumer brands together through original programs and live events, is pleased to announce their annual Southwest Invasion powered by WorldArts®, in association with Whole Foods Market® and Whole Planet Foundation®, on Friday, March 20th & Saturday, March 21st at the Whole Foods Flagship Rooftop Plaza and Courtyard in Austin, TX.

For the fourth year in a row, the Quantum Collective will be touching down during SXSW with one of the most talked about live music events of the year. This free, all-ages event is open to the public and promises to be two full days and nights of music, food and fun. Continuing the tradition, the main stage will be on the Whole Foods Rooftop overlooking Austin, and new this year is a second stage on the ground level in the Whole Foods Courtyard, which will host 16 of the 40+ acts.

For music lovers who are unable to make it to Austin next week, presenting partner WorldArts is making it possible for them to enjoy the live music at Southwest Invasion via a live stream on both Friday and Saturday. The live stream will be viewable on the WorldArts website, WorldArts.com. Earlier this month, WorldArts offered an opportunity through their website for two artists to perform at the Southwest Invasion. On Thursday, positively overwhelmed with great submissions, they selected three independent artists—Josiah Leming, Novel Nature and Night Argent—as their winners, who will also be provided with an expense-paid trip to Austin.

This year’s confirmed performers and schedule is as follows:

Friday, March 20th – Rooftop Main Stage:
11:00am - SALES
11:35am - The Wind + The Wave
12:10pm - Greg Holden
12:45pm - Josiah Leming
1:25pm - MOON
2:05pm - Mystery Skulls
2:45pm - Big Data
3:30pm - Jukebox The Ghost
4:20pm - July Talk
5:10pm - of Verona
6:00pm - Blitz Kids
7:00pm - Special Guest
8:00pm - Wooden Wisdom: Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie - DJ Set

Saturday, March 21st – Rooftop Main Stage:
10:00am - The Brevet
10:25am - Night Argent
11:00am - Gringo Star
11:35am - On An On
12:10pm - The Sheepdogs
12:45pm - The Lighthouse and the Whaler
1:20pm - Civil Twilight
2:00pm - X Ambassadors
2:40pm - Novel Nature
3:30pm - Zeale
4:20pm - Rocky Dawuni
5:25pm - The Zombies

Friday, March 20th – Courtyard 2nd Stage:
12:30pm - Jack + Eliza
1:10pm - Noah Guthrie
1:50pm - Big Little Lions
2:30pm - Magic Giant
3:10pm - Jeremy Loops
4:00pm - Walker Lukens
5:40pm - Hamish Anderson

Saturday, March 21st – Courtyard 2nd Stage:
12:30pm - Yellerkin
1:05pm - Knox Hamilton
1:45pm - Cardboard Kids
2:25pm - Mansionair
3:10pm - Hollis Brown
4:00pm - Et Tu Bruce
4:50pm - Baby Baby
5:40pm - Bad Veins

Whole Planet Foundation, whose mission is poverty alleviation through microcredit in communities around the world that supply Whole Foods Market stores with products, has teamed up with the event to create the 2015 Quantum Collective Musicians For Microcredit, aimed to raise money for their important cause. By making a donation of at least $10 USD to this campaign by Tuesday, March 17th, donors will be entered to win a pair of VIP passes for either Friday or Saturday (winners will be randomly selected and notified by email prior to the event). The goal during Southwest Invasion is to raise $5,000 to create 26 new loans and help 130 people. By entering to win VIP passes, guests will be powering impoverished women entrepreneurs to change their own lives. To donate, please visit http://bit.ly/2015-quantum-party.

Primary partners for the 2015 Southwest Invasion are Klean Kanteen and Lagunitas Brewery. Additional sponsors include Lifeway Kefir, Organic Gemini’s TigerNut Horchata, TRUE Grimmway Farms organic juice, Bhakti Chai, Section 101, and Riptide Music Group. Media partners include Red Boot PR, Austin Fusion Magazine and Women In Music.

Previous Southwest Invasion showcases featured performances by Imagine Dragons, The Lumineers, Pentatonix, A Great Big World, Lisa Marie Presley, Matisyahu, G. Love, Suzanne Vega, Capital Cities, ZZ Ward, Rick Springfield, Kenny Loggins, Delta Rae and others. Many of those artist performances can be viewed at http://QuantumCollective.com/.

RSVP for the event is encouraged for the public at http://qc2015.eventbrite.com/.

About Quantum Collective: The founders and producers of the Quantum Collective include Liz Leahy, CEO of Music Tech Company Section 101, and Dan Silver, Vice President of Creative and Sr. Producer at Riptide Music Group. Section 101, a leading website platform for music, arts and entertainment brands, allows consumers to create beautiful customized websites that are both effective and easy to use. Liz’s achievement within this space has made her a much sought after leader in digital marketing and branding. Her team is instrumental in driving the style of the Quantum Collective, and they provide all of the original creative design and branding for the event, online content, web design and hosting. Riptide Music Group is a Sync focused Publishing company specializing in worldwide placements for major and independent artists in Advertising, Film, Television, Film Trailers, and Video Games. As an artist and music producer, known as Silver Sessions, Dan brings a valuable artist perspective. His unique approach to curating live talent for the Quantum Collective continues to yield a stellar two-day lineup including emerging and well-established artists.

Twitter: @QuantumCollect
Instagram: @QuantumCollective

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