Win the Britt Daniel Guitar

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Win the Britt Daniel Guitar

Posted by on Sep 17, 2019

Attention Spoon fans! KUTX is excited to partner with Matador Records and Fender Guitars to offer you the chance to win Fender’s limited-edition Britt Daniel Telecaster. The reason for the season? The release of Spoon’s latest track, “No Bullets Spent,” heard on KUTX and featured on the band’s new album, Everything Hits at Once: The Best of Spoon.

To enter, just fill out the form below no later than October 6. One grand prize winner will be chosen at random* for a limited-edition Britt Daniel Telecaster from Fender (value $1,999.) Two second-prize winners will win a signed vinyl copy of Everything Hits at Once: The Best of Spoon. Three additional winners will receive a Spoon prize package with a CD and poster.

You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Giveaway period ends at 11:59 P.M. on September 30, 2019.

* Contest is national, and winners will be drawn from national entrants, which includes but is not limited to entries received via KUTX’s entry form. KUTX will submit 20 entrants, chosen at random, to the national pool of entrants, from which winners will be chosen at random by Britt Daniel. Winners will be chosen by October 18, 2019. Please visit this page for additional rules.

 

 

 

KUTX Live at The Four Seasons

Live Events

KUTX Live at The Four Seasons

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019

KUTX and the Four Seasons Hotel Austin are proud to join the many Austin organizations, businesses, and individuals that support HAAM Day – an annual, city-wide day of fundraising for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM). This year, we’re pitching in with a happy-hour concert featuring Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis.

Many Austin musicians are self-employed and have no access to health insurance or basic health care. HAAM provides access to affordable health care for Austin’s low-income working musicians, with a focus on prevention and wellness. However, the number of Austin musicians needing HAAM’s services has increased alongside Austin’s rising cost of living. To meet this increased demand, HAAM is more in need of support than ever.

That’s where you come in! Mark your calendar for HAAM Day, and join us on the lawn of Ciclo at The Four Seasons for a happy hour concert with Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis. Sir Woman – the project of Kelsey Wilson of Wild Child – will open.

 

KUTX Live at The Four Seasons: HAAM Day
Concert and Live Broadcast
Tuesday, September 24 from 5-7 P.M.
on the lawn of Ciclo at The Four Seasons Hotel Austin

All-ages event
Admission is free, but HAAM will be onsite and a donation to them is encouraged (it’s HAAM Day, after all!)

4:30 P.M. – Doors open
5:15 P.M. – performance by Sir Woman (Kelsey Wilson of Wild Child)
6:00 P.M. – performance by Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis

Limited complimentary self-parking in the Four Seasons garage will be available.

 

KUTX Official Contest Rules

Ticket Giveaways

KUTX Official Contest Rules

Posted by on Jul 16, 2019

Any individual who enters, attempts to enter or in any way participates or attempts to participate in any contest, sweepstakes or giveaway (“Contest”) conducted by KUTX (each such individual is hereinafter referred to as a “Participant”) agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions provided in these Official General Contest Rules (“General Rules”), as well as by KUTX’s interpretations of these General Rules which are final and binding in all matters relating to any Contest. Some Contests will have specific rules developed for them (“Specific Contest Rules”). In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between these General Rules and the Specific Contest Rules, the Specific Contest Rules shall control.

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
Unless otherwise noted, no purchase is necessary to enter or win a prize. A purchase will also not improve your chances of winning.

 

APPLICABLE LAW (VOID WHERE PROHIBITED)
All Contests are subject to and governed by applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. In addition, KUTX Contests promoted on the air are subject to FCC rules for non-commerical radio. Participation in this Contest is void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.

 

CONTEST CANCELLATION, SUSPENSION OR MODIFICATION
KUTX reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend any Contest if the Contest is not capable of being completed as planned for any reason, including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, “bugs,” tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or technical failures of any kind or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of any such Contest. The decision of KUTX to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend any Contest shall be final in all respects.

 

CONTEST DESCRIPTIONS
All KUTX Contests will be described through electronic, print or on-air advertising or promotion and governed by these General Rules unless the Contest has Specific Contest Rules developed for it.

 

ELIGIBILITY
Geographical, Age and Parental Consent Requirements: Unless otherwise specified, each Contest is open to legal residents of the state of Texas, who are at least 18 years of age or older at time of entry. If a Participant has not reached the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which the Participant resides, they must obtain permission from their parent or legal guardian prior to entering a Contest.

Contest Entity and Immediate Family Member Disqualification: The officers, directors, employees, contractors, and agents of KUTX and any entity involved in the sponsorship, development, production, implementation and distribution of any Contest as well as their respective parents, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries and successor companies (the “Contest Entities”), and their immediate family members (and those living in the same household, whether or not related), are prohibited from participating in any Contest and do not qualify as Participants. “Immediate family members” shall include spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws”, or by current or past marriage, remarriage, adoption, co-habitation or other familial extension.

Past Prize Winners: Participants may only win a Contest once every ninety (90) days. However, where a Participant has won a prize valued over $600, the Participant is ineligible to win another prize for a period of twelve (12) months. Participants who have won a KUTX Contest in the last thirty (90) days or who have won prizes valued over $600 in the last twelve (12) months are ineligible.

Employer Restrictions: Participant is solely responsible for reviewing and understanding Participant’s employer’s policies regarding Participant’s eligibility to participate in contests. Participant may be disqualified from entering into this Contest or receiving prizes if Participant is participating in this Contest in violation of his or her employer’s policies.

 

HOW TO ENTER
Methods: Contest entries may be submitted as advertised or otherwise prescribed by KUTX for the Contest. Generally, these will involve all or some of the following entry methods: (1) toll-free telephone; (2) electronic mail; (3) web entry, or (4) social media. Where entry is available via electronic mail or web, participation is limited to Participants who had access to electronic mail and/or the internet (as applicable) prior to the beginning of the Contest.

Entry Period: Entries must be made during the time periods advertised or otherwise prescribed for each Contest (the “Entry Period”) and, unless otherwise stated, will require at a minimum the Participant’s name, e-mail address, and daytime telephone numbers.

Entries Are the Sole and Exclusive Property of KUTX: All Contest entries and/or related submissions become the sole and exclusive property of KUTX upon transmission. Contest entries will not be returned and may be used by any Contest Entity for any purpose whatsoever related to any Contest, without additional compensation to the participant or any other individual or entity.

Disclaimer of Responsibility for Entries: KUTX is not responsible for problems with Contest entries, including but not limited to, entries which are lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible, or cannot be completed due to electronic or technical difficulties, even if the problem is the result of the sole or partial negligence of KUTX.

Multiple Entries: Unless otherwise limited by KUTX, multiple entries are permitted.

False Fraudulent or Deceptive Entries or Acts: Participants who, in the view of KUTX, provide false, fraudulent or deceptive entries or who engage in false, fraudulent or deceptive acts in connection with the Contest will be disqualified and subject to criminal prosecution.

 

SPECIFIC ENTRY-METHOD RULES
Telephone Entry Contests: If a Contest accepts telephone entries, all calls must be made to the call-in number(s) as designated on-air. Generally, this number will be 512-471-2345. The criteria for winning will generally also be given at that time. Only completed calls that are answered by a live person and are made to the designated number during the designated time period will be eligible to win or qualify to win. KUTX may record and/or broadcast a Participant’s name, voice and the substance of all or any portion of the call. Except where prohibited by law, any call-in Participant acknowledges that such recording and use may occur and grants KUTX permission to record and use such recording without any additional communication with and compensation to Participant.

Electronic Mail Entries: If a Contest accepts electronic mail entries, all entries must be received by KUTX by the Entry Period deadline, unless otherwise stated.

Web Entries: If a Contest accepts web entries, Participants must accurately complete all required fields or the entry will be deemed incomplete and will not qualify.

Social Media: If a Contest accepts entries via KUTX social media channels, Participants must take the action for entry, as promoted by the Contest, by the Entry Period deadline, unless otherwise stated.

 

PARTICIPATION PROBLEM DISCLAIMER
Even if alleged to be caused by the sole or partial negligence of KUTX or other Contest Entity, KUTX and the other Contest Entities are not responsible for any problems which affect, or result from, Participation or attempted Participation in the Contest. This includes, but is not limited to, the following problems:

  • Incorrect, incomplete or inaccurate entry information;
  • Human errors;
  • Failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions or defects of any wireless network, telephone network, internet service, computer systems, servers, utility providers, or software;
  • Identity theft;
  • Tampering, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries or computer data;
  • Network hackers or other unauthorized access to KUTX’s computer network;
  • Data that is processed late or incorrectly or is incomplete or lost due to wireless network, telephone network, computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on wireless or telephone networks;
  • Printing errors;
  • Equipment malfunctions; and
  • Late, misdirected, lost, or misplaced entries.

 

RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION
As consideration for entering a Contest, all Participants agree to RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE KUTX, the other Contest Entities (as described above) and each of their respective direct and indirect affiliates, divisions, parent and subsidiary companies, officers, employees, shareholders, representatives, managers, members, directors, owners, agents, insurers, attorneys, predecessors, successors, and assigns thereof (collectively, the “Released Parties”), from and against all claims, damages, charges, injuries, losses, proceedings, suits, actions (including but not limited to tort actions, product liability actions, wrongful death actions, warranty actions, breach of contract actions, privacy and defamation actions, misappropriation of likeness actions, identity theft, loss of consortium claims), expenses and attorney fees that they or anyone on their behalf (including but not limited to their heirs, representatives or next of kin) have or might have for any death, injury, damage or claimed injury or damage arising out of, involving or relating to their participation in the Contest, including, but not limited to, any claim that the act or omission complained of was caused in whole or in part by the strict liability or negligence in any form of the Released Parties.

Additionally, as consideration for entering the Contest, all Participants agree to INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND DEFEND the Released Parties in any action or proceeding from and against all claims, damages, charges, injuries, losses, proceedings, suits, actions (including but not limited to tort actions, product liability actions, wrongful death actions, warranty actions, breach of contract actions, privacy and defamation actions, misappropriation of likeness actions, identity theft, loss of consortium claims), expenses and attorney fees that they or anyone on their behalf (including but not limited to their heirs, representatives or next of kin) have or might have for any death, injury, damage or claimed injury or damage arising out of, involving or relating to their participation in the Contest or for their failure to comply with the terms of the above release provision. This agreement to indemnify, hold harmless and defend applies even if the act or omission complained of was allegedly caused in whole or in part by the strict liability or negligence in any form of the Released Parties.

 

ODDS OF WINNING
The odds of winning any Contest and/or prize will depend upon the number of Contest Participants.

 

PRIZES
The actual prizes and value of each prize will vary for each Contest. Descriptions of prizes will be announced for each Contest separately. No transfer, assignment or substitution of a prize is permitted, except KUTX reserves the right to substitute a prize for an item of equal or greater value in the event an advertised prize is unavailable. Any difference between the actual value and the approximate retail value of any prize will not be awarded. No substitution or cash equivalent will be made.

KUTX reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the awarded prize in unavailable for any reason. If tickets to an event are awarded as a prize, KUTX is not responsible for any cancellation or rescheduling of the event for any reason and has no obligation to reimburse, refund or otherwise substitute the tickets for another prize should the event not be rescheduled or vouchers not issued. Should travel be part of the prize, KUTX is not responsible for cancellations or delays in travel accommodations and has no obligation to reimburse, refund or otherwise substitute any tickets awarded as a part of a travel prize due to such cancellations or delays.

 

TAXES
The Participant prize-winner is solely responsible for determining and paying all federal, state and local taxes (including any sales taxes). Any person winning over $600 in prizes during any one year period will receive an IRS Form 1099 at the end of the calendar year, and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.

Winner Selection:
Prize winners will be selected per the criteria announced for the Contest. If the Contest requires Participants to answer trivia, provide information or otherwise perform in some manner to participate and qualify to win, the decisions of KUTX and/or the other judges will be final as to all matters including the accuracy and/or completeness of the answer, as well as the quality of the information or other performance. If a winner is unable to be notified for any reason for any amount of time, the applicable prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.

 

HOW TO CLAIM PRIZE
Claiming the Prize: Unless otherwise stated by the Contest, the Participant prize-winner must pick up their prize at KUTX’s studios, located in the Belo Center for New Media at 300 W. Dean Keeton, Austin, Texas 78712. The prize may be picked up any time between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time) Monday-Friday, excluding holidays. Additional information can be found at kutx.org/winner.

Prerequisites to Prize Award: Prior to being awarded a prize, winners are required to provide a valid government-issued photo identification depicting proof of age. For a Prize Award with a value over $600, winners must also provide a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number. The social security number will be used for tax-reporting purposes. KUTX reserves the right to deny awarding the prize if the winner fails to provide satisfactory identification, as determined in KUTX’s sole discretion.

Winners, and, to the extent the winner is a minor then their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) as well, may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability, a completed IRS W-9 and a Publicity Release before any prize is awarded. By entering a Contest, Participant agrees to execute these documents if selected as a winner in order to receive their prize. If the prize is travel tickets involving travel partners, the travel partners will be required to meet minimum age eligibility requirements and to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability prior to receiving the companion travel ticket. Except where prohibited by law, failure to execute any of these documents or comply with any of these terms will result in forfeiture of the prize.

Prize Forfeiture: Unless otherwise stated, winners shall have thirty (30) days from the date of selection to claim and pick up their prize. Failure to claim and pick up prize within this time for any reason will result in forfeiture of the prize. KUTX reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to award unclaimed prizes to alternate contestants or not to award the unclaimed prizes.

Additional Costs: Any costs relating to the prizes are the sole responsibility of the winner.

 

PUBLICITY RELEASE
Unless prohibited by applicable law, Participant authorizes and irrevocably grants to KUTX and the other Released Parties (as defined above) permission to, from time to time, reference and discuss Participant and their participation in the Contest in publications and/or on their website(s) in photographs, video recordings, digital images, audio recordings, as well as in newsletters, news releases, other printed materials, and in materials made available on the Internet or in other media now known or hereafter developed for any purpose KUTX and/or the Released Parties deem proper. Such reference and discussion may involve Participant’s name and voice, and other personal/biographical material or their participation on-air.

 

DISQUALIFICATION
All participants agree to be bound by these General Rules. Non-compliance with any of these General Rules will result in disqualification and all privileges as a Participant will be immediately terminated. KUTX, in its sole discretion, further reserves the right to disqualify any person for: (i) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; (ii) gaining an unfair advantage in participating in the Contest; (iii) obtaining winner status using false, fraudulent or deceptive means; or (iv) engaging in otherwise unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing, or threatening behavior.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY CIRCUMVENT, DISRUPT OR DAMAGE ORDINARY AND NORMAL OPERATION OF ANY CONTEST, TELEPHONE SYSTEMS OR WEB SITE, OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF ANY CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, KUTX RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

 

RULES CHANGES AND INTERPRETATIONS
KUTX reserves the right in its sole discretion to supplement or make changes to these General Rules as well as the rules of any contest at any time without notice. KUTX reserves the right in its sole discretion to interpret the rules of any contest, and such interpretation shall be binding upon all participants.

 

GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
This Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, without reference to its conflict of laws principles. By entering the Contest, Participants hereby submit to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts of Texas and waive the right to have disputes arising out of the subject matter hereof adjudicated in any other forum. In no event, will any Participant be entitled to injunctive relief or equitable relief of any kind, or restrain the continuation of any Contest.

 

GENERAL RULES/LIST OF WINNERS
Copies of these General Rules (as well as any Specific Contest Rules) may be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: KUTX 98.9, Official Contest General Contest Rules (or the Specific Contest Rules), 300 W. Dean Keeton, Mail Stop A0704, Austin, TX 78712-1061. These General Rules may also be found at kutx.org/rules.

For a list of any Contest winners send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: KUTX [Contest Name]’s Winners List, 300 W. Dean Keeton, Mail Stop A0704, Austin, TX 78712-1061.

Choir at the Cactus

Cactus Cafe

Choir at the Cactus

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019

Think you can’t sing beyond your shower? Always sitting out karaoke nights? KUTX & Rock It Choir‘s Choir at the Cactus is a new monthly event designed to prove you wrong!

Spend an afternoon at the Cactus finding your voice (and some bonus confidence) with a rock sing-along and fun group voice lesson from Rock It Choir’s Julie Blake (who trained with Seth Riggs, vocal coach to Stevie Wonder, the late Prince, Madonna, and more.) Each month, you’ll learn a song in 3-part harmony, from an artist pulled right from KUTX’s playlist. Even cooler – your ticket will help raise some extra funds for an Austin music non-profit.

No rehearsals! No auditions! No singing experience necessary! Just a sense of adventure and a little courage. (And if you’re over 21, the Cactus’ bar will be open to assist with the courage part.)

(Check out footage of August’s event here.)

 

Choir at the Cactus: Where the audience is the choir!
Tickets are $10, and can be purchased in advance here the 1st each month.
50% of each ticket sold benefits a different Austin music non-profit each month.

DATE/TIME ARTIST/SONG BENEFITING
Sat., Oct 26; 3-5 p.m. The Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil” The Austin Music Foundation
Sat., Nov 16; 3-5 p.m. TBA 11/1 Swan Songs
Sat., Dec 7; 3-5 p.m. TBA 12/1 SIMS Foundation
2020 dates TBD

 

Choir at the Cactus FAQ:

What if I don’t know the song well? Will lyrics be available?
Yes! Song lyrics will be displayed on a screen, and we’ll run through the melody at least once before learning harmonies. You can familiarize yourself with the song ahead of time if you’d like, but bear in mind that the arrangement may be a little different from what you’re familiar with.

Is Choir at the Cactus a family-friendly event?
Choir at the Cactus is an all-ages event. However, it’s probably more appropriate for people 12 and up, due to the attention required during vocal instruction, as well as the line-of-sight (though we try our best to make sure everyone can see the lyrics.)

Where can I park?
Metered parking is available around campus, and we recommend using the City of Austin’s Park ATX App. If you don’t want to worry about meters, paid parking is also available in the San Antonio Garage, located at 2420 San Antonio Street. Parking in the garage for the duration of Choir at the Cactus will run you $9 (remember that carpooling makes it feel cheaper!) To reach the Cactus from the garage, head east to Guadalupe, cross to the other side, then head south on Guadalupe to 22nd St. The Cactus is at 22nd and Guadalupe on the first floor of the Texan Union building on campus.

We also recommend taking a taxi or using a rideshare service like Lyft or Uber, particularly if you plan to drink at this event (because, let’s face it – some of us need a few drinks before we can sing in public.)

Why does only half of my ticket benefit that month’s chosen non-profit?
Here at KUTX, it’s important to us that artists are paid for their time and work. Choir at the Cactus involves not only day-of work, but time spent arranging the songs we’ll sing. 50% of ticket sales go to the working artists from Rock It Choir that produce this event, and the remaining 50% go to that month’s selected Austin music non-profit. (Our hope is that by hosting this event monthly, it will grow into something that can benefit our non-profit partners in an even bigger way.)

Will tickets be available at the door? 
If any tickets are left by the event date, they’ll be available for purchase at the door. However, we recommend purchasing them ahead of time. The Cactus is a relatively intimate room with a capacity of 140.

Have a question not answered here? Holler.

 

Summer Sessions at The Long Center

Austin Music Experience

Summer Sessions at The Long Center

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019

Each year, Black Fret‘s members assemble a “class” from the best and brightest emerging voices in Austin’s music scene. Throughout the year, Black Fret supports these artists with financial grants, mentorship, and professional development.

Join KUTX and Black Fret on the lawn of the Long Center for live music from current and past Black Fret nominees. Summer Sessions brings these artists together for you for three Friday evenings this summer. Enjoy the music, plus food and drink, right in the heart of Austin.


Black Fret Summer Sessions

Doors open at 5:00 P.M., music starts at 6:00 P.M.
Free admission
All-ages event

Lineup:

Friday, Sept 6

Tomar and the FCs
TBD
Riders Against The Storm
TBD

Friday, June 7

Akina Adderly
Carson McHone
Swimming with Bears
Bright Light Social Hour

Friday, July 19

Jaimee Harris
Sydney Wright, Graham Wilkinson & Kalu trio
Superfonicos
Trouble In The Streets