REDFEST PRESENTED BY NATTY LIGHT SHOWCASES TOP AUSTIN BANDS ON LOCAL MUSIC STAGE
The inaugural RedFest presented by Natty Light May 23-25 at Circuit of The Americas™ will feature some of Austin’s hottest bands and musicians as the three-day celebration of music, comedy and the great outdoors pays tribute to the “Live Music Capital of the World” through its Local Music Stage.
Each day of the festival features a popular local headliner, with the Saturday and Sunday schedules also offering fantastic Austin-based acts leading up to or following the main event. The Local Music Stage at RedFest presented by Natty Light will give music lovers from around the world a taste of what makes Austin’s music scene so unique.
REDFEST PRESENTED BY NATTY LIGHT – LOCAL MUSIC STAGE*
|FRIDAY, MAY 23||SATURDAY, MAY 24||SUNDAY, MAY 25|
|Headliner: Wheeler Brothers at 9:30 p.m.||Headliner: Bri Bagwell at 8 p.m.||Headliner: Whiskey Sisters at 7:30 p.m.|
|Warren Hood at 5:30 p.m.||New Caviar at 1:30 p.m.|
The Hems at 11:30 a.m.
|The Derailers at 6:30 p.m|
Eric Tessmer at 5 p.m.
*Note: All times Central Daylight Time and subject to change.
TICKETS FOR REDFEST PRESENTED BY NATTY LIGHT STILL AVAILABLE!
RedFest presented by Natty Light will feature many of the nation’s top country music and Southern rock artists, such as Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Big & Rich, plus blue-collar comedy and reality television performers and a full festival environment. Three-day tickets for RedFest presented by Natty Light start at $99. On-site camping (RV with hook-ups or dry camping) is still available. To purchase tickets and review the full line-up of performers and activities scheduled for RedFest presented by Natty Light, visit www.redfest.com.
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About the Headliners
THE WHISKEY SISTERS
Teal Collins (The Mother Truckers) and Barbara Nesbitt (Tim Flannery & The Lunatic Fringe) met at a mutual friend’s gig in Austin and decided to get together to sing a song or two. By the time they reached the first chorus, they knew there was magic in the room. They wrote songs, added members to make it a six-piece band, and in one year played their first show, and released their debut album. The band was offered a coveted residency at the famed Continental Club in Austin, and they have been rocking it ever since. The Whiskey Sisters sound mixes melodic vocal harmonies, classic rock-and-roll guitar riffs, and a sing-a-long sense of celebration in each song.
Bri Bagwell grew up on a large animal farm in Las Cruces, N.M., with older twin brothers. Throughout her childhood, she performed alongside her musician brothers as part of the trio, Bri Bagwell and the Band of Brothers, in a specially-built music studio on the side of their farmhouse. The University of Texas-Austin alum was a contestant on CMT’s “Next Superstar” during the television show’s inaugural season in 2011 and was based in Central Texas prior to moving to Nashville to pursue that opportunity. Her musical influences include Miranda Lambert, Patty Griffin and Johnny Cash.
Making music continues to be a family affair for Wheeler Brothers. The Austin, Texas, quintet traces a personal lineage of rock, folk, roots, Americana, and blues on its second full-length album, Gold Boots Glitter (Bismeaux Records), cooking up an irresistible and inimitable gumbo of styles in the process. Marching forward from 2011′s critically acclaimed “Portraits,” the group—Nolan Wheeler (vocals, guitar), Patrick Wheeler (drums), Tyler Wheeler (bass), A.J. Molyneaux (guitar, lap steel, back-up vocals), and Nathan Rigney (guitar, backup vocals)—opens the door even wider for everyone to join the family.
Wheeler Brothers have certainly spent their fair share of time on the road. Along the way, they’ve opened for The Avett Brothers and appeared at festivals including SXSW, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, Firefly, Newport Folk Festival and more on the horizon. They made their national television debut on “Last Call with Carson Daly” and received widespread acclaim from tastemakers including Rolling Stone, Paste Magazine, AOL Spinner, The Washington Post, Elmore Magazine, and The Austin Chronicle to name a few. In addition, with “Portraits,” they swept the “Austin Music Awards” at SXSW 2012, winning “Best New Band,” “Best Roots Rock Band,” Nolan Wheeler for “Best Acoustic Guitar,” Tyler Wheeler for “Best Bass,” and A.J. Molyneaux for “Best Miscellaneous Instrument” for lap steel.
About Circuit of The Americas
Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, is the home of world championships and a world-class destination for premium sports and entertainment. COTA has been nominated as the 2014 “Sports Facility of the Year” by SportsBusiness Journal/Daily. The same publication named COTA’s annual marquee event, the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, “Sports Event of the Year” for 2013. Additionally, COTA is the new North American home for the summer edition of ESPN’s X Games. More than one million visitors come to COTA each year for events such as MotoGP™, the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the FIA World Endurance Championships, business and social functions, and more than 20 performances at the venue’s acclaimed Austin360 Amphitheater, winner of Pollstar’s “Best New Major Concert Venue” award for 2013. COTA’s 1,500-acre campus includes a variety of permanent structures, including a 44,000-square foot Event Center, an impressive Main Grandstand with hospitality suites and the Velocity Lounge, a 270,000-square foot Paddock Building with 34 garages, and an iconic 25-story Observation Tower at the heart of the facility. For more information and downloadable video and photos, visit: www.CircuitofTheAmericas.com, www.Austin360Amphitheater.com or COTA’s dedicated FTP site, media.circuitoftheamericas.com. Follow COTA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CircuitofTheAmericas and Twitter @circuitamericas and @COTAmedia.