September 28, 2023

Austin Bands for Austin Fans: American Soundtrack Returns for F1 USGP Weekend @ COTA

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American Soundtrack returns to COTA for the 2023 Formula 1 Lenovo United States Grand Prix weekend! With The Killers performing Friday and Queen + Adam Lambert performing Saturday on the Super Stage, musicians from Austin, California, and even Louisiana, will round out the musical corners of the 3.41-mile racetrack campus.  

Indie fans will find new favorites at the Fan Field Stage where local projects like The Stayres, Sir Woman, Trumpeter Swan, Madam Radar, and Mobley will perform. Brian Cole and Kelly Barnes of Darkbird are a musical match made in heaven after finding each other through a post looking for bandmates on an Austin Craigslist page. The Brosfresh will bring a classic Southern flair all the way from Baton Rouge and California pop-alt project Magic Giant will also take the stage.  

Nakia, performing on Sunday, is a local music advocate and musician who spearheaded the Austin Music Relief Fund during the COVID lockdown, called a “living legend” by Matthew McConaughey for raising over $1 million in funds for musicians impacted by canceled performances during the pandemic. 

On the La Cantina Stage local Latin-psych and cumbia supergroup Money Chicha will perform. The group is comprised of members from GRAMMY® award winning Grupo Frontera and their side project Brownout, also performing, known for their funkadelic reimagining of Black Sabbath songs. 

Mariachi Voz de Pasion, Mariachi Capital, En Orbito, and Bombasta will bring Latin sound from across the ages.  

Cecilia and the Broken Hearts and Las Tiarras are both Chicanx family bands local to Austin with the latter being a sister-only Trio and the former a revolving six-piece cumbia fusion wonder. Fellow Austin-based Tejana Singer Stephanie Bergara will bring the energy of La Reina—The Queen—Selena Quintanilla to the American Soundtrack in her Austin Music Award Winning tribute band Bidi Bidi Banda to round out the lineup. 


Friday, October 20 

The Stayres

Magic Giant

Saturday, October 21 

Trumpeter Swan



The Brosfresh

Sunday, October 22 


Madam Radar

Sir Woman


Friday, October 20 

Mariachi Voz de Pasion

Mariachi Capital

Saturday, October 21 

Cecilia & the Broken Hearts

Money Chicha

The Tiarras

The Brownout

Sunday, October 22 

En Orbito


Bidi Bidi Banda


Friday, October 20 

The Killers

Saturday, October 21 

Queen + Adam Lambert

Saturday, October 21 

Billie Buck

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