Twangfest 18 was beautiful, glad you were here

Colin Suchland

Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express at Twangfest 18. Photo by Colin Suchland

What could be better than four nights of music in two great clubs in St. Louis?

Sharing that music with the best music fans in the world.

Twangfest 18 has come and gone, and we thank everyone who came out and souled, rocked and twanged with us this past week. We had a blast, and we hope you did too.

If you want to relive those June nights at Plush and Off Broadway, be sure to check out all the Twangfest 18 coverage at KDHX.org. Photos, reviews and more await your commenting and sharing pleasure.

And while Twangfest 18 may be over, the mighty Twangfest eBay Auction is just getting started.

An annual Twangfest tradition, this auction features 200 rare and collectible and otherwise awesome musically-related items up for the bidding. And 100% proceeds from this auction benefit our presenter, KDHX.

Highlights include:

Signed LPs by Chuck Prophet, the National, Ha Ha Tonka, John Fullbright, Vintage Trouble and more.

Signed CDs by Gary Numan, Ha Ha Tonka, EELs, Amy LaVere, Tristen, Lydia Loveless, the Minus 5 and more.

Rare signed Baseball Project baseball.

Rare signed Roky Erickson wooden figurine.

Rare signed Marshall Crenshaw and the Bottle Rockets plaque.

Signed posters from Twangfest and KDHX Tribute Nights.

Plus 45s, DVDs, memorabilia and more great stuff.

Bidding ends June 15 so bid early and bid often!

Announcing the Twangfest 18 lineup and tickets, June 4-7, 2014

Get ready to rock, rumble, twang and dance: Twangfest 18 is on its way.

We kick off the festival on June 4, 2014 at Plush and then move to Off Broadway, the original home of Twangfest, for three nights of music. And the lineup? We think it’s one of the best ever.

Twangfest 18
June 4-7, 2014

Wednesday
, June 4 at Plush
Cody ChesnuTT
DeRobert & the Half-Truths
Theresa Payne

Thursday, June 5
 at Off Broadway
Rodney Crowell
Shannon McNally
T&A (Tom Hall and Alice Spencer)

Friday
, June 6 at Off Broadway
Centro-matic
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Tristen
Beth Bombara

Saturday
, June 7 at Off Broadway
The Dream Syndicate
Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express
Magnolia Summer

Twangfest VIP packages are on sale now for $135, which gets you guaranteed access to all four nights of Twangfest 18, the official T-shirt and poster, an invitation to the opening reception at Plush and access to the special, limited-seating, afternoon house concert with the Dream Syndicate on Saturday, June 7. The VIP package is limited to the first 50 purchases, so get yours today!

Single night tickets are on sale now!

See you in June!

Announcing the KDHX and Twangfest Day Parties at SXSW 2014

The Broken Spoke in Austin

Courtesy of flickr.com/photos/atmtx/4267551659

Join us for the KDHX and Twangfest SXSW Day Parties at the Broken Spoke in Austin. Now in their 15th year, the Twangfest day parties are among the most anticipated afternoon events during the week-long South By Southwest gathering.

Parties will be held Thursday, March 13 and Saturday, March 15, 2014.

Known as one of the great country music dance halls in the world, the Broken Spoke has hosted everyone from George Strait to Asleep at the Wheel, Bruce Robison to Dale Watson, Willie Nelson to the Derailers. It’s a big (600 person capacity), warm, historic and absolutely dance-friendly hall, with great home cooking and some of the coldest beer in town.

The Broken Spoke is located at 3201 S. Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78704.

Take an awesome virtual tour of the Spoke!

As always, the Twangfest SXSW parties are free and open to the public, with RSVP required. Just become a fan of Twangfest on Facebook and RSVP for one or both of the events, and you’re set. You may also RSVP by email, if you prefer (sxsw at twangfest dot com).

Each RSVP may bring up to three guests. RSVP does not guarantee admission. Entry subject to capacity.

Parties run noon-5 p.m. each day with two stages at the Broken Spoke.

Schedule (all times subject to change)

Thursday 3/13/14

Main Stage
12 Lydia Loveless
1 Luther Dickinson
2 Ha Ha Tonka
3 Della Mae
4 Robbie Fulks

Lobby Stage
12:30 Mandolin Orange
1:30 Eleni Mandell
2:30 The Haden Triplets
3:30 Luke Winslow-King
4:30 The Mastersons

Saturday 3/15/14

Main Stage
12 The Carper Family
1 Laura Cantrell
2 The Black Lillies
3 Sturgill Simpson
4 Hayes Carll

Lobby Stage
12:30 The Melodic
1:30 The Cactus Blossoms
2:30 John Fullbright
3:30 Humming House
4:30 Paul Burch

RSVP for the Thursday, March 13 party!

RSVP for the Saturday, March 15 party!

Follow Twangfest on Twitter or Facebook to get all the late-breaking news about our legendary SXSW parties, now in their 15th year.

KDHX and Twangfest Day Parties at SXSW 2014

Dancers at the Twangfest SXSW Party 2013. Photo by Nate Burrell.

See you in Austin!

Twangfest 18 confirmed for June 4-7, 2014

The first weekend in June will be here before you know it, so save the dates and get ready for Twangfest 18: June 4-7, 2014.

Venues, lineup and ticket sales are all TBA. If you’re not following Twangfest on Twitter and Facebook, what are you waiting for? Follow us and you’ll get all the scoops on the festival.

See you in June!