2016 Austin 10/20 Headliner Band:
Get ready to party as Grammy nominated rock band Fastball headlines the Post Race Finish Line Concert! After rising to prominence in 1996 with the debut album Make Your Mama Proud, the Austin, Texas-based trio exploded into a household name come 1998’s breakthrough project All the Pain Money Can Buy. The trio is made up of Miles Zuniga (vocals, guitar), Tony Scalzo (vocals, bass, keyboards, guitar) and Joey Shuffield (drums, percussion).
Thanks in part to the chart-topping hit “The Way,” the top five tune “Out Of My Head” and the top twenty favorite “Fire Escape,” the record All the Pain Money Can Buy skyrocketed to platinum-plus sales in a mere six months, sending the guys on a whirlwind tour in 1998. Along the way, Fastball scored a pair of coveted Grammy nominations, an MTV Music Award nomination and regular rotation on the late night talk show circuit (Conan, Letterman and Leno to name a few). They also received five Austin Chronicle awards: 1998′s Album of the Year, Best Video, Best Single/EP, Band of the Year, and 1995′s Best Pop Band.
In February 2015, Fastball began recording a new album at The Bubble recording studio in Austin, TX – their first new album since Little White Lies was released in April 2009.
Fastball will take the main stage at 10:30 AM on April 3, 2016. The concert is free and open to the public. Bring your friends and family to cheer you on during the race and celebrate with you afterwards!
2016 Course Bands
We couldn’t have a rockin’ race without the 20+ awesome bands that perform on the course! Below is the beginning of our 2016 course band line up. Check back in late January to see the remainder of bands that will be performing on race day.
Tiny Purple Fishes: Tiny Purple Fishes, in simplest terms, can be described a trumpet playing rock and roll band from Austin. Their music draws upon a wide array of influences making their sound venture beyond the scope of any musical genre. Their self-titled EP, Tiny Purple Fishes, debuted in April of 2015 and the band expects to release their first full album in the summer of 2016. Listen to Tiny Purple Fishes here.
Austin Gould and The Lone Star Stubble Band: The Austin Gould Trio is a local blues act currently playing Saturday nights as a house band for the popular “Shakespeare’s Pub” on 6th Street. The “trio” consists of David Rippy on drums, Erik Ahmuty on bass and vocals, and Austin Gould on lead guitar and vocals. The band plays half originals and half covers. Their original songs are available on itunes, Spotify, CD baby and Google Music, and the original song by Austin Gould “Walking Around” was featured on an episode of ABC Family’s show “Chasing Life” in August 2015. Listen to Austin Gould and The Lone Star Stubble Band here.
Darrell Goldman: Darrell Goldman is a Texas Country artist from Austin. Darrell has released 2 singles from his current album, The Bed I’ve Made, both charting on the Texas Regional Radio Charts. Listen to Darrel Goldman here.
¡Oh Antonio + His Imaginary Friends!: Oh Antonio and His Imaginary Friends are a festive group of engineers who want to create fun-loving music for everyone! Listen to Oh Antonio and His Imaginary Friends here.
Flyaway: The Flyaway band is a San Antonio original influenced by the sounds of country, blues, and alternative. Right off the bat they began to climb the charts on Reverb Nation and quickly reached the #1 spot in the San Antonio Country chart. Flyaway is currently recording and promoting their debut album authored by singer/songwriters Vanessa Lynn and Michael Simonson. Listen to Flyaway here.
Tennessee Stiffs: A little bit rock ’n’ roll, a little bit country, and a whole lot of rowdy make up Tennessee Stiffs. Founded by married duo Cara B and Ethan Lee, this five-piece group draws from many musical pools to craft a genre they affectionately call “Death Folk.” They recently their widely-acclaimed debut album, “Nightery,” available now! Listen to Tennessee Stiffs here.
Chris Beall: The son of a motorcycle racer from a small town in west Texas, Chris Beall is a singer/songwriter/producer/guitarist who’s latest album “The Gin Mill Hymns” was #15 on the Texas Roots Radio chart, #29 on the national Roots Rock Radio chart, and #173 on the national Americana radio chart. Along with his solo career, he is a member of the well-established South Austin Moonlighters and has produced and played on several current Texas artists’ songs including Denny Herrin’s “Robert E Lee Motel” and Brett Hauser’s “I’m As Good As Gone.” Listen to Chris Beall here.
Jackie Venson: Enthralled with music since the age of 8, Jackie Venson has studied piano for 17 years as well as singing, songwriting, and four years of intensive guitar study, in addition to composition and studio production at Berklee College of Music. Venson’s accomplished background and natural knack for songwriting caught the attention of producer Eddy Hobizal, who, along with fellow seasoned, lifelong musicians, completed the vision of Venson’s self-titled project. Listen to Jackie Venson here.
The Clutch Kings: The Clutch Kings hail from Austin, TX and are everything the band’s name suggests. They pack the big Texas rock sound in the classic 2 guitars, bass and drums format. Upfront vocals, slippery blues rock guitar runs, chugging bass grooves, and thundering drums are the order of the day here. Look for their first EP “Up in Arms” out January 2016. Listen to The Clutch Kings here.
Tiarra Girls: Tiarra Girls are three sisters who perform multiple instruments and are singer songwriters in many genre’s of music. Listen to the Tiarra Girls here.