Vote For A Black Fret Nominee

Artist of the Month

Vote For A Black Fret Nominee

Posted by on Apr 19, 2021


An opportunity for KUTX listeners to select one of nine KUTX 2020 Artists of the Month as a 2021 Black Fret Nominee! Black Fret is an organization that believes our local music is art that deserves the support of our community, just as the opera, symphony and ballet have been supported for generations. Black Fret has awarded over $2,000,000 in grants and payments to Austin musicians in just seven seasons. This will be our third year of selecting a KUTX Artist of the Month as a Black Fret Nominee. KUTX listeners will be able to select from Dayglow, Eimaral Sol, Harry Paradise, Hey Cowboy!, Jake Lloyd, Jay Wile, Jonathan Terrell, Star Parks or Why Bonnie as a 2021 Black Fret Nominee. (The other two 2020 Artists of the Month, Jackie Venson and Gina Chavez, have each received major grants from Black Fret in the past and are ineligible for renomination at this time.)


Listeners can cast their votes at


Voting is open now and runs through May 9th. The KUTX selection will be announced at Black Fret’s “Keep Live Music Alive” festival at the Long Center on May 14th.


Voters will also be eligible to win a membership for the remainder of the 2021 Black Fret season (valid through 12/31/2021), day passes to the Keep Live Music Alive festival May 14th-16th, and Black Fret t-shirts by completing their ballots


    1) One vote per person.
    2) If a person casts more than one vote, only their latest vote will be counted.
    3) To be entered into the prize drawing, a valid email and phone number must be supplied by the voter on the ballot.
    4) Email and phone are required for a ballot to be counted (to discourage ballot stuffing).