I am excited to bridge the best of the first 32 years with the upgrades brought to the past three years by the new producers, new venue and now, NEW DATE!

Austin Music Awards,

Wednesday, February 28th 2018 at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Celebrating the Live Music Capital of the World since 1982

36th Annual Austin Music Awards – THE FUTURE IS NOW

The Austin Chronicle, SXSW, and Stratus Properties are proud to present the 36th Annual Austin Music Awards on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

You’re invited to witness history as Austin Music Awards brings an All-Star line-up of legendary performers together including – LUCINDA WILLIAMS, THE BLACK ANGELS, DAVID RAMIREZ, ADAM TORRES and THIRD ROOT with special guests Riders Against the Storm and Bavu Blakes.

CHARLIE SEXTON will serve as Music Director with The Mayor’s House Band members, Michael Ramos, John Michael Schoepf, and Conrad Choucroun. KUTX hosts LAURIE GALLARDO and RICK MCNULTY return as Masters of Ceremony for the Austin Music Awards.

The Townes Van Zandt Award will be presented to singer-songwriter JOE ELY by artist-musician TERRY ALLEN and the Margaret Moser Award will be presented to LIZ LAMBERT, founder and Creative Director of Bunkhouse Hotels by Grammy Award winner and musician, LUCINDA WILLIAMS.

For 36 years, the Austin Music Awards have honored the local music community and recognized the best Austin artists, bands and industry masterminds which have forged Austin’s international music reputation. This history-making event recognizes Austin’s outstanding live music achievements of the previous year as voted on by the Austin Chronicle readers in the annual Austin Chronicle Music Poll. From its earliest years, past AMAs have featured numerous genres of music emanating from Texas, including rock, country, blues, Latino, folk, punk, pop, world, and classical.

Without fail – legendary performers, guests, and presenters like Robert Plant, Chrissie Hynde, Fab 5 Freddy, Terry Allen, Blondie, Bruce Springsteen and Pete Townshend have all taken the stage at the Austin Music Awards to celebrate 36 years of Austin musicianship our city is now known for the world over. Who will the surprise guests be this year? Don’t be left out!

Exclusive private floor tables are available from $2,800 – $5,000; shared tables available from $1,500; or individual seats at a shared table on the floor from $250. Individual tickets are available on the Mezzanine for $150. Individual tickets are available on the Balcony from $35 – $45.

Proceeds of the event benefit the Sims Foundation.

Doors: 7:00 PM · Show: 7:55 PM

Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater

310 W Willie Nelson Boulevard 

Austin, TX

2018 Host Committee

Joe Ables

Mayor Steve Adler

Susan Antone

Beau Armstrong

Roggie Baer

Ed Bailey

Becky Beaver

Ray Benson

Alan Berg & Kristin Johansen-Berg

Louis Black

Sandy Boone

Chip Bray

Noel Bridges

Will Bridges

Lonnie & Polly Cooper

Drew Dunavan

Brad First

Liz Lambert

Alan Lazarus

Susan Lazarus

Lana McGilvray

Lesya Miliam

Tom Murphy

Clark Nowlin

Adrian Quesada

Catherine Robb

John Robinson

David Rockwood

Geoffrey Ryder

Erica Shamaly

DJ Stout

Laurie Swan

Nancy Walker

Kenneth Walker

Graham Williams

William Zeitz