The Austin Music Video Festival 2016

Today, Sept 7th, through Saturday, Sept 10th, is the 2nd annual Austin Music Video Festival. Get ready for 4 days of videos, virtual reality, concerts, panels, parties and an awards show, spread out across different venues around Austin.

Discover the hottest (and weirdest!) music videos from around the world on the big screens of Austin, TX. Schedule below (please note: the language is direct from the press release. I don’t suddenly write like a cool person who uses a lot of exclamation points).

WEDNESDAY @ Alamo Drafthouse Ritz

This is ladies’ night. Bring your boo, bae, or besty and get in formation with Beyonce!

  • Beyonce’s Lemonade (Texas Theatrical Screening!)
  • Lady Power (Flawless) themed music video screening
  • Including videos from: Sailor Poon, Slooom (world premiere), Caravan Palace…
  • Opening Night After-Party @ Mort Subite

THURSDAY @ Millennium Youth Complex

Video Skate Night, say whaaa! Get ready to roller skate the night away to throwback dance tunes, play video games, and post up in ‘Make Out Theater’ for the hottest local and latinx videos and films.

  • The Octopus Project Music Video Retrospective
  • Solstice Live (all-local videos)
  • Cine La Americas (latinx videos)
  • Austin Music Foundation (panel)
  • Including videos from: Dwight Yoakam, Sertified, Night Drive, Hailey Tuck…
  • Video Skate Night After-Party

FRIDAY @ Empire Control Room & Garage

Get freaky with a dope outdoor dance party and some of our weirdest and wildest music video screenings.

  • Live freaky music from Capyac + Holiday Mountain + Mamahawk
  • Sound on Sound Festival (video screening)
  • SCREENINGS: Funny or High + Planet Porn + Violent Vidz + #WTF (our crazyest videos)
  • Including videos from: Beachouse, Run the Jewels, Holiday Mountain, Lord Huron, SURVIVE…

SATURDAY @ Empire + Alamo Ritz & S. Lamar + Scratch House

Awards… virtual reality… retrospectives… !@#$! Things get epic, music videos take over the world, humans once again discover peace, love and understanding.

  • Austin Music Video Awards Show
  • VIDEOACTIVE LOUNGE: Virtual Reality + Interactive videos + Panel
  • Arcade Fire ‘Music Video Retrospective’
  • Austin City Limits TV: Milestones and More to Come
  • Mother Falcon ‘Music Video Retrospective’
  • Merge Records ‘Label Screening’
  • SCREENINGS: Third Eye Candy + Sci-Fi + Adult’s Whim (Animation) + Killer Choreography + Keepin’ It Weird
  • Including videos from: Johnny Cash, Basement Jaxx, Shakey Graves, The Weeknd, Santigold….


Anyway, it seems like a cool opportunity to see a bunch of music videos (remember those?), including a lot from local artists, which you probably haven’t seen yet unless you troll YouTube. Also a good chance to see some solid Austin-based bands.

Passes are still available, along with the full schedule at the event website.


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