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CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL 2018 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX MUSIC LINEUP

Posted on September 06, 2018

Written by trahan

AUSTIN, TEXAS (September 6, 2018) – Circuit of The Americas (COTA) announced today that, in addition to headlining concerts by international superstars Bruno Mars (October 20) and Britney Spears (October 21), the American Soundtrack will showcase more than 20 Texas acts, spanning musical genres from country to hip hop, and soul to indie folk. These newly added performances are set to take place on multiple stages throughout the COTA grounds during Austin’s Formula 1 USGP weekend. The showcase serves as a snapshot of the richly diverse musical talent from around the Lone Star State and speaks to Austin’s commitment to its status as the “Live Music Capital of the World.” 

“We're so fortunate to live in a city with so many talented musicians,” said Austin360 Amphitheater General Manager Glynn Wedgewood. “We simply can't wait for our guests from all over the world to get a taste of Austin’s music at this year’s American Soundtrack!”

Featured performers include the prolific 16-year-old rapper love-sadKiD. Hailing from Irving, Texas, love-sadKiD is a lovestoned lyricist and a poet with a microphone. Austin-based singer, songwriter and guitarist Erika Wennerstrom (of Heartless Bastards), receiving praise from Rolling Stone, Time and New York Times, joins the weekend along with local blues band Nakia & the Blues Drifters. The Drifters have shared stages with B.B. King, Willie Nelson and Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings. Jakubi, the Australian quintet, will keep the party going with a mixed vibe of pop, R&B, hip-hop, rock and soul music along with Southeast Texas country duo Mayeux and Broussard.

Confirmed artists include the following:

Alchemist Prime
Big Wy's Brass Band
Billy King and the Bad Bad Bad
Blackillac
Built by Snow 
DJ Chorizo Funk 
DJ King Louie 
DJ Manolo Black
DJ Mel
Erika Wennerstrom (of Heartless Bastards)
Jakubi 
Jane Ellen Bryant
Jeremy Steding
Kalu and The Electric Joint 
KP and the Boom Boom  
love-Sadkid
Mayeux and Broussard
Megafauna
Midcentury 
Nakia & the Blues Grifters
Otis The Destroyer
Queue Queue
Superfónicos
The Lost Vaqueros
The Texas KGB
Tomar and the FCs
Transit Method
Western Youth 

Stay tuned for more announcements including additional artists and full lineup. For tickets and more information, please visit www.circuitoftheamericas.com.