Public Enemy, Trombone Shorty, and More to Play COTA Fan Fest 2015
Circuit of The Americas is excited to announce the return of the fourth annual COTA Fan Fest to Austin on Thursday, October 22 through Saturday, October 24. Fan Fest is a free celebration of motorsports and music held in the heart of downtown Austin during the annual FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX race weekend.
Public Enemy leads the all-star lineup for this year’s COTA Fan Fest. Also confirmed to perform are DJ, producer and label head A-Trak; neo-soul singer Mayer Hawthorne; singer-songwriter Elle King with her new hit single “Ex’s and Oh’s”;jazz-funk band Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; Latin-rockers Ozomatli; and more. With over 235,000 guests from across the globe partaking in last year’s F1 race weekend, Circuit of The Americas looks to take Fan Fest to the next level in 2015 by spreading the three-day party across downtown Austin.
Rainey Street will now host the Fan Fest main stage and venues across downtown will offer an eclectic array of musical performances and activities. The Mohawk, an anchor of Red River; the legendary Continental Club; along with Austin Rocks; Banger’s Sausage House; Bungalow; C-Boy’s Heart & Soul; Concrete Cowboy; Half Step; Hangar Lounge; Parkside; Speakeasy; Summit Rooftop Lounge; TenOak; The Backspace; The Belmont; The Market; Toy Joy; Vulcan Gas Company; and Wild About Music are all slated to participate in this year’s festivities as official Fan Fest venues.
More information on the initial acts set to perform throughout Circuit of The Americas’ Fan Fest weekend are included below. Please check out circuitoftheamericas.com more information leading up to the Fest.
RAINEY STREET BUD LIGHT STAGE:
Thursday, October 22: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue / Elle King
Friday, October 23: Mayer Hawthorne / Ozomatli
Saturday, October 24: Public Enemy / A-Trak
BANGER’S SAUSAGE HOUSE:
Boss Street Brass Band / Urban Achievers Big Band
Ruby Jane / Mother Hips / Romi Maves
Suede / Radiostar
Dana Falconberry / Matt the Electrician / Little Brave / Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires
Soul Asylum / Meat Puppets
Mrs. Glass / Swingset Junkies / Those Nights / Sam Pace & the Gilded Grit / The Refrains / Eagle Claw / Dikes of Holland / Black Elevator Comedy Open Mic / Shane Cooley / Young Readers / The Holy Child / Josh Buckley
VULCAN GAS COMPANY:
Gorgon City / Cedric Gervais / Gold Rush Army
*Cover charge at the door of each venue may be applicable*
Beyond the festival’s music entertainment, Fan Fest will also offer a variety of entertainment options and activities. Stay tuned for more information as the full music lineup, additional Fan Fest venues, onsite activities, and music schedules are announced over the next couple of weeks leading up to the ultimate sports and entertainment weekend, FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX.
Official sponsors of Circuit of The Americas’ Fan Fest 2015 at Rainey Street include AT&T, Bud Light, Beck’s, Bubba Burger, Coca-Cola, Seton, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, TopoChico, Abu Dhabi Tourism, Blu e-Cigs, CP-IGT, Freebirds, Monster, Pizza Hut, Shell, TX Lotto, and TXDot.
Tickets for FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX race weekend, happening October 23-25 at Circuit of The Americas, are still available for purchase at circuitoftheamericas.com. If interested in only attending the Sunday races, which are headlined by a special performance from Elton John & His Band that evening, Sunday-only tickets are available for purchase starting at $99, in addition to Turn 9 tickets for $250, which offer ticket-holders the closest entrance to the racetrack’s Super Stage.
Circuit of The Americas also announced today the launch of the Circuit’s official F1 after party, APEX Nights, which will be held at a private venue in East Austin on October 23-25. The weekend party will feature performances from a variety of acclaimed DJs including Beautiful Swimmers, DJ Harvey, Orthy, Marcellus Pittman, Loose Fit, Eamon Harkin & Justin Carter: Mister Saturday Night, and L Vis 1990. Event location and hours will be announced at a later time.