The Austin Music Foundation announced its inaugural Spotlight Series, featuring 34 live bands on 7 stages at the following 5 venues in the Red River district: Stubb's BBQ, Emo's, Red Eyed Fly, Caucus Club and Headhunters. The Spotlight Series joins together local artists and music fans to promote and celebrate Austin and its music.
The AMF is a non-profit music organization, currently with over 2000 members formed in 2002 with a goal of uniting, igniting and revolutionizing the local Austin music community.
It offers programs such as Music Industry Boot Camp, an educational seminar series and the nationally acclaimed Austin Music Incubator program which gives selected artists a combination of financial assistance, training, and mentoring to record and market new material. The current Incubator artists are WideAwake, Tucker Livingston, and Overlord.