New Music Festival Event In San Marcos, TX Graces the Southwest
The music scene in Texas has always been a force to be reckon with. A rich history that includes such greats as ZZ Top, Roy Orbison, Steve Ray Vaughn, Janis
Joplin, Charlie Christian to name but only a few. Texas music is unmistakenably unique. The music of Texas spans genres from blues, gospel, ragtime, jazz,
conjunto, Tejano, country, zydeco, cajun, rock and roll, and many others. The music better than anything else, reflects the rich history and tremendous
ethnic and cultural diversity of the area. This has been reflected with the huge success and growth of South by Southwest over the last 20 years, now one of
the largest music events in the nation. The National Post wrote, "In its 22 years, SXSW has grown from a tiny music festival in the Texas capital into a
massive, unavoidable media beast that reflects, discusses and showcases trends in culture and media but also often creates them."
This rich history combined with such festivals as South by Southwest have paved the way for a new festival event in San Marcos this year, the World United Music Festival and Radio Conference being held on November 14, 15 and 16. Presented by the United States Entertainment Force and The Roots Music, the 3 day festival will be celebrating independent music made not only locally but nationally by bringing 150 bands to 8 stages. The radio conference will include not only informational panels that will address the technological, academic and business aspects of the music business that independent artists must utilize to be successful, but also serve as a reflection of the traditions and history of the music that has shaped the music business and community as we know it today. There will also be a technology portion of this panel-styled presentation that will address all of the new technology for recording and performance that are available to an artist today. All of this, coupled with live performances by the artists and networking opportunities with radio station personalities from around the world as well as independent record labels, will make this annual conclave a valuable experience for manufacturers, musicians, engineers, performers and radio personalities alike.
The performers for this explosive event include 46, American Graveyard, Andy Macintyre & The Primal Groove, Anne McCue, Arspoetica, Becky Schlegel, Bernadette Lawrence, Bex Marshall, Black Bone Child, Bob King, Bourgeois Gypsies, Brother 2 Brother, Buddy Lee Dobberteen, Cady Finlayson, Cari Hutson, Carlton Pride & Zion, Carolann Ames, Cary Park, Charlie Shafter & The Gnomes, Clay McClinton, Clay Nightingale, Cody Lawson Band, Compton Maddux & the Dirt Sample Band, Curtis Grimes, Dan Searcy & Cedar Fever, Dans La Lune, David Blair, David Byboth, David Byron & Deborah Byron, Derral Gleason, Devil's Hollow Trio, Devin And The General Lees, Dick Wiggler And The Cattle Guards, Dimitris Rail, Dirtfoot, Dreux, Eric Hisaw, Eric Taylor, Flounders Without Eyes, Frank Carillo & Bandoleros with Augie Meyers, Funkotron, Glenn Allan, Glenna Bell, Grant Langston, Groove Movement, HalleyAnna Finlay, IDIGINIS, Inner Frequency, Intuitive Music Orchestra, Jan Seides, Jayson Bales, Jean Synodinos, Jeff Talmadge, Jennifer Leonhardt, Jeremy Steding, Jerry Yates, Jim Stanson, Jim Stringer & The AM Band, JJ Henson Band, John Zipperer & Friends, Josh Boyd, JT Coldfire, Kabbalist, Kaz Murphy, Kelli King, Kim Miller, Kris Miller, Kronik, Kyle Park, Lara Claire, LaTresa & The Signal, Laura Marie, Lisa Okane, Live Oak Decline, Lonestar Stout, Los Texas Wranglers, Lucky Tubb, Manteca Beat, Mark Jungers Band, Mark Monaco, Mark Mooney, Mark Searcy, Mark Wayne Glasmire, Matt Harlan, Meagan Tubb & Shady People, Michael Oneill, Mike Aiken, Movin Target, Nancy Apple, Neil Austin Imber, nelo, Paula Hernandez, Peacefield, Poor Angus, R.G. Stark, Rachel Raye, Rebecca Owen, Rebel Red, Robby Hecht, Roger Craeger, Ron Eckert, Ron Lasalle, Ronnie Pfeil, Ryan James, South Austin Jug Band, Star De Azlan, Steve Power, Summer Mencher, Switchback, Terry Flynn, Texas Renegade, The All In Blues Band, The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, The Black Doves, The Border Blasters, The Captain Legendary Band, The Jeremiah Houston Band, The Lonesome Heroes, The Mercies, The Raj Pickens Soundsystem, The Thrillbillies, Tierra Colinas Drifters, Tim Scott, Tokyo Rosenthal, Tom Vollman, Tracey's Mend, Trevor Mcshane, Wayne Janus,Wink Keziah and Delux Motel.
The performers span genres from blues, folk, funk, reggae, Americana, celtic folk, country, jazz, rock and roll, and many others representing the diversity of music not only of the Southwest but of the World. The United States Entertainment Force and Roots Music Association are invested in supporting the families of soldiers who have been wounded overseas. Partnering up to create events such as the World United Music Festival, the revenue collected from these events will go directly to the families in need; making the WUMF the only event of its kind in the nation. So get your tickets now!