The Wild Feathers, Heartbreaker Banquet 2014. Photo by: The Joelsons
Austin, TX (March 2, 2015) – Electric Lady Studios and Robot Fondue, in partnership with Squarespace, are proud to announce the fourth annual Heartbreaker Banquet, set to take place at Willie Nelson's "Luck, Texas" ranch on the outskirts of Austin. One of the most intimate and sought after events surrounding SXSW, Heartbreaker Banquet gathers industry tastemakers and special guests for an unparalleled daylong concert experience featuring pop-up shops, local cuisine, and a range of thoughtfully curated music performances. The event will take place on Thursday, March 19 with doors at 12:00pm. Tickets go on sale March 3, and can be purchased at www.heartbreakerbanquet.com.
Heartbreaker Banquet, a unique festival dedicated to cultivating and showcasing the evolution of the roots music community, offers guests an unforgettable music experience entirely removed from the SXSW festival hoards. Established with a distinct mission to inspire artists and patrons alike, Heartbreaker Banquet has emerged as a cherished festival favorite; offering a diverse and carefully crafted roster spanning the roots, rock, and Americana genres.
The 2015 event will showcase artists on two stages: an outdoor "Medicine Show" stage positioned outside Nelson's "World Headquarters"; and a camp meeting-style "Revival Tent" stage located outside the town's landmark chapel. The lineup is as follows:
Medicine Show Stage:
Willie Nelson & Family, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Nikki Lane, Leon Bridges, Heartless Bastards, Delta Spirit, Clear Plastic Masks, Elle King, JP Harris, Horse Thief, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Insects Vs. Robots, and Lily Meola
Revival Tent Stage:
Butch Walker, Angel Olsen, Israel Nash, Joseph, Lindi Ortega, The Deslondes, Hamilton Leithauser, Matt Sucich, and an "In The Round" song swap hosted by Jonny Burke and featuring Langhorne Slim, Luke Bell, Daniel Romano, and Hugh Masterson.
"Heartbreaker is a product of our vision for an elevated live music experience that chronicles the heritage and evolution of the creative community." said event organizers Lee Foster of Electric Lady Studios and Matt Bizer of Robot Fondue. "We hand-select each element of the event to become a part of our narrative, and are honored to be able to work with artists and brands we truly admire."
Now in its fourth year, Heartbreaker Banquet has garnered a reputation as the definitive getaway during SXSW; inviting guests to experience the best of music, art, and epicurean culture on the hallowed grounds that served as the set for Nelson's Red Headed Stranger, and have since provided a hub for many of the country's most heralded musicians.
This year's Heartbreaker Banquet is powered by Squarespace. In addition to offering VIP concertgoers the opportunity to have custom tintype photographs taken by Giles Clement, Squarespace will also capture filmed live performances in the town's intimate chapel.
The Tito's Handmade Vodka Saloon will offer signature vodka cocktails to guests, VIPs, and artists; while Budweiser will be the featured beer of the event. Additional event features include: the Indian Motorcycle General Store featuring the brand's iconic bikes, the Stetson hat shop, a Stance Socks airstream pop-up, and a unique shopping experience from Nashville-based clothiers Imogene + Willie. As a special offer to guests, Uber will provide transportation to and from the event.
In addition to the concert event, Heartbreaker Banquet will host the first annual "Banquet At Heartbreaker", an exclusive culinary fete that will celebrate the best of the food and music industries: pairing unique tasting menus curated by celebrity chefs with intimate music performances from an array of special guests. The Banquet At Heartbreaker will be held at Luck, Texas on the eve of Heartbreaker Banquet, Wednesday March 18. Heartbreaker Banquet 2015 is benefiting the SIMS Foundation, providing mental health services to Austin musicians; as well as Wholesome Wave, a national nonprofit enabling underserved consumers to make healthier food choices by increasing affordable access to fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. On behalf of SIMS, we encourage patrons to make a donation here. Donations to Wholesome Wave can be made here.
Tickets to Heartbreaker Banquet are available for $50.00 each. Banquet At Heartbreaker tickets, which also include a pass to the concert event, are available for $275.00. Both can be purchased at www.heartbreakerbanquet.com. For more information on the event, please visit www.heartbreakerbanquet.com or www.facebook.com/heartbreakerbanquet. Follow on Twitter at @HBbanquet.
About Electric Lady Studios: Electric Lady Studios is a world class, New York based recording facility originally owned by Jimi Hendrix. Made famous by Hendrix and classic 70s sessions with the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, and Patti Smith, Electric Lady has become the most hallowed grounds for recorded music - today, servicing such clients as Daft Punk, Arcade Fire, Lana Del Rey, and Beck. In 2012, Electric Lady launched a new artist management division and has grown their roster to include Nikki Lane, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Mechanical River, and Clear Plastic Masks. Please visit www.electricladystudios.com.
About Robot Fondue: Robot Fondue is an innovative production company with deep music roots, dedicated to creating high quality projects for television, film, web and events. With offices in New York City, Austin, and Nashville, Robot Fondue reaches far and wide to produce groundbreaking content. They work with each client to tailor-create projects that provoke unique interaction with their markets via social media and beyond. For more information, visit www.robotfondue.com, or follow www.facebook.com/robotfondue.
About Squarespace: Squarespace's mission is to provide creative tools that power the future of the web. From designers creating the next generation of web and mobile experiences, to anyone managing their own online presence for the first time, Squarespace provides elegant solutions that set new standards for online publishing. By focusing our efforts on the fusion of design and engineering, we strive to create long-lasting products that delight and surprise our customers. Squarespace's team of 262 is headquartered in downtown New York City. For more information, visit www.squarespace.com.