The Austin Music Office, a division of the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB), is celebrating the release of their 12th annual Austin Music album tonight at The Belmont. The 15-song compilation CD provides a brief sampling of Austin’s music scene and the musicians that can be found performing in Austin on any given day of the week including Bobby Jealousy, Whiskey Shivers, Shakey Graves. The full list of artists on the Austin Music Volume 12 is available here.
Tonight’s performance at The Belmont will feature two groups from the compilation, Este Vato and Suite 709. Austin’s answer to band’s like Ozomatli, the Latin fusion group is one of the best the city’s Latin music scene has to offer, blending elements of rock, reggae and hip hop with traditional Latin rhythms. Suite 709 is a fusion band of a different flavor, fusing elements of rock, blues and soul thanks to the vocal stylings of frontman Jirod Greene.
The Belmont is located at 305 W. 6th Street. Doors open at 8 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. 21+ are welcome. Purchase tickets online here. The first 300 people to arrive at the show will receive a copy of Austin Music Volume 12. For those that can’t make it to the show tonight, a limited number of the CDs will be available for sale at the Austin Visitor Center, Waterloo Records, or online here.