Semi-Finalists Announced for Texas Roadtrip

The semi-finalists for the Texas Roadtrip--a contest that will send three bands and a singer/songwriter from the D.C. area to play in Austin, Texas during South By Southwest--were announced in the December issue of On Tap magazine. Sponsored by On Tap, Austin Grill, Z104, Continental Modern Pool Lounge, Red Bull, El Tesoro, Jim Beam, Foggy Bottom Beer, Tower Records and Absolut, the competition will take place in January and February at Austin Grill Silver Spring and Continental in Rosslyn. The full line-up of semi-finalists and competition dates is listed here in this post to the Arlington Music Scene Yahoo Group.

The SXSW MUSIC AND MEDIA CONFERENCE (SXSW) showcases hundreds of musical acts from around the globe on fifty stages in downtown Austin. By day, conference registrants do business in the SXSW Trade Show in the Austin Convention Center and partake of a full agenda of informative, provocative panel discussions featuring hundreds of speakers of international stature. The nineteenth annual SXSW Music And Media Conference and festival will take place March 16 - 20, 2005.