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


Friday, Sept 6

Tomar and the FCs
Riders Against The Storm

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
Trouble In The Streets

Keep On Truckin’


Keep On Truckin’

Posted by on May 31, 2019

It’s always in your ears … time to put it on your head!

KUTX’s trucker-style hat will proclaim your love of The Austin Music Experience wherever you go! Our premium hat is constructed of sturdy 100% cotton canvas in front, with an embroidered KUTX patch. In the back, it features an adjustable, snap-back closure and black mesh panel to keep your noggin’ aerated by the sweet summer breeze.

Here’s how to get it:

Join the community of listeners who support KUTX by becoming a Sustaining Member at $7.50 per month, and you can choose the KUTX Trucker Hat as your thank-you gift. Simply sign up via this online form, and we’ll ship your hat to you in the mail. (Your first $7.50 will be automatically deducted, then again every month until you decide to change it.)

Already a Sustaining member? We’ve got a way for you to get a hat, too!

Over 85% of what it takes to keep KUTX operational comes from our community. Membership support allows KUTX – a non-profit public radio station – to continue our work of introducing ears all over the world to Austin music. We’re grateful for your support, and hope you rock your hat with pride!

Got a question about membership? We’re here for you – holler!



International Women’s Day


International Women’s Day

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019

March 8 is International Women’s Day – a worldwide day of recognition and action for women and girls. KUTX is participating in the best way we know how: with music!

Join KUTX at the Cactus Cafe at 8 P.M. for a live-music celebration of Austin’s 2nd Annual ATX International Women’s Day 2019, with performances from Cecilia + the Broken Hearts, Tiarra Girls and Leti Garza y La Banda. 

Can’t get out to the Cactus to celebrate? KUTX has you covered! From 6am until 11pm, we’ll shine the spotlight on women – from singer-songwriters, to kick-ass frontwomen, to rappers  – from here in Austin and around the world. (We can’t promise you won’t hear some men singing – how else do we honor awesome lady drummers and guitarists?!)

What’s more – we’re kicking the men out of the studio. The entire day will be hosted by the Women of KUTX:

On-Air Schedule

6:00-9:00 A.M. – Elizabeth McQueen

9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. – Susan Castle

12:00-2:00 P.M. – Jacquie Fuller

2:00-4:00 P.M. – Deidre Gott

4:00-7:00 P.M. (Old School Dance Party) – Laurie Gallardo

7:00-11:00 P.M. (Left of the Dial) – Taylor Wallace

Follow along on Instagram (@KUTX), too, for stories and portraits celebrating women in music!

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Join the 2019 Campaign: #BalanceforBetter. See more Austin events here.


KUTX at SXSW 2019


KUTX at SXSW 2019

Posted by on Feb 25, 2019

SXSW 2019 is around the corner – tune in starting March 4 for on-air profiles of KUTX’s Ones to Watch at SXSW. And join us in person at one of the many events we’ll be hosting – including official SXSW stuff, as well as events for the wristbandless among us!

Tuesday, Mar 12

This Song Live Podcast Taping with Amanda Palmer
Join This Song host Elizabeth McQueen for a conversation with Amanda Palmer.
11:00 A.M. — 12:00 P.M. at JW Marriott in the Brazos Room
SXSW19 badge or wristband required for entry


KUTX & WMOT Present: T for Texas, T for Tennessee
Featuring Shinyribs, Carrie Rodriguez, Carson McHone, Ben Dickey, Robert Ellis and Chris Shiflett
Doors at 12-5:30 P.M. at the Cactus Cafe
Free, all-ages and open to the public


Wednesday, Mar 13

KUTX Live at the Four Seasons
Benefitting the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM)
Featuring Combo Chimbita (7 A.M.), Sasami (8 A.M.), Durand Jones & The Indications (9 A.M) and Wyclef Jean with Jazzy Amara and Moira Mack (10 A.M.)
Doors at 6:30 A.M. Open to the public with $15 admission (cash only) at the door


Thursday, Mar 14

KUTX Live at the Four Seasons
Benefitting the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM)
Featuring Heart Bones (7 A.M.), Bayonne (8 A.M.), Cautious Clay (9 A.M.) and HÆLOS (10 A.M.)
Doors at 6:30 A.M. Open to the public with $15 admission (cash only) at the door


Friday, Mar 15

KUTX Live at the Four Seasons
Benefitting the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM)
Featuring SMiiLE (7 A.M.), Moving Panoramas (8 A.M.), Steve Earle & The Dukes (9 A.M.) and Patty Griffin (10 A.M.)
Doors at 6:30 A.M. Open to the public with $15 admission (cash only) at the door


SXSW Public Radio Day Stage, Presented by KUTX, KXT and Radio Milwaukee 
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D, 2-6 P.M.
Featuring Broken Social Scene, Jealous of the Birds, Black Pumas and Cautious Clay.
SXSW19 badge or wristband required for entry


Saturday, Mar 16

KUTX Live at the Four Seasons
Benefitting the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM)
Featuring Abhi the Nomad (8 A.M.), Jealous of the Birds (9 A.M.), Yola (10 A.M.) and Andrew Bird (11 A.M.)
Doors at 7:30 A.M. Open to the public with $15 admission (cash only) at the door


From The Hills With Love 2019
KUTX is again proud to support the 4th year of Israel Nash’s Plum Creek Sound Presents: From The Hills With Love. Performances from Israel, Jonathan Tyler, E.B. The Younger, T. Hardy Morris, Tyler Ramsey, Carson McHone, Kyle Emerson, and Western Youth. 1-8pm at Plum Creek Sound in Dripping Springs. All ages, ticketed event.


KUTX’s Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child and LiveMom Present: Rock and Read
KUTX is proud to support Rock and Read, a family-friendly, annual music and book fest featuring live music from Koo Koo Kanga Roo, The Not-Its!, RIDERS AGAINST the STORM (RAS), and Red Yarn. 2-6p at The Domain. Free and open to the public.


KUTX’s The Breaks Present SXSBreaks – an Austin Hip Hop, R&B and Soul Showcase
Featuring Harry Edohoukwha, Jake Lloyd, J. Soulja, The Teeta, Nayome, Eazy Boi, Country Cousins, Deezie Brown, Southside Hippie, Grizz and Loony, with a DJ set from Confucius Jones. Barracuda, doors at 8 P.M. SXSW19 badge or wristband required for entry.


SXSW 2019 Coverage on KUTX is supported by

KUTX at The Airport

Austin Music Experience

KUTX at The Airport

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019

You can hear Austin music on your radio, live in venues across the city, and now … at baggage claim! KUTX is excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to bring The Austin Music Experience – a 24-hour all-Austin music mix –  to travelers visiting Austin from all over the globe. Whenever you find yourself at the airport, you’ll hear Austin artists in your ears. And just like the mix you’ve come to expect from KUTX, you and your fellow travelers will hear the next wave of Austin musicians – like Molly Burch, Mobley, and Walker Lukens – played right alongside Austin legends like Willie and Spoon. Check out the playlist below!

KUTX is also proud to support live music programming at the airport at the new Heart of Austin center at the airport. See the schedule of performances here.

New to KUTX? Welcome! We’re a non-profit, community-supported public radio station based at the University of Texas in Austin. Our mission: to bring you closer to the Austin Music Experience. You can tune in at 98.9 FM when in Austin, or stream us online wherever you are. Enjoy your stay here in Austin – whether it’s an hour, a week, or you’ve decided to stay for good – and thanks for tuning in to The Austin Music Experience. We’re glad you’re here!