“We are excited to partner up on this event featuring emerging and global artists during a high-profile music week,” said Jason Gastwirth, senior vice president of marketing and entertainment for Caesars Entertainment, Horseshoe Casinos’ parent company. “Our showcase during the SXSW festival allows attendees to experience buzz-worthy talent while celebrating some high-profile acts set to perform at our resorts across North America.” The Total Rewards resorts regularly feature performances by high-profile acts including CeeLo Green, Rod Stewart, Taylor Hicks, Joel McHale, Shania Twain and many, many more.
The six-hour event will feature 30-minute performances by hometown Austin favorites The Rocketboys; New Zealand’s rising star SIX60; UK sensation Jesca Hoop; Provo, Utah’s The Moth & The Flame; Victory Records recording artist The Royalty; esoteric KCRW favorite Spain; Boston buzzband Air Traffic Controller; LA-based The Golden Ghosts; California songwriter Tom Freund and singer-songwriter Eric Dorton, “Mr. Barefooter” for Dallas-based Barefoot Wine.
A showcase highlight will include a special screening by Dangerbird recording artist Butch Walker, regarded by Rolling Stone magazine as “one of America’s best singer-songwriters.”
The event will also highlight Horseshoe Casinos upcoming summer concert line-up as well as a number of other acts set to perform at Caesars Entertainment’
Additionally, technology platforms PreSonus/Nimbit will preview its unique FanCheckIn service offering free downloads of the live performances, while the Thrillcall music app will offer fans the opportunity to win exclusive back-stage experiences.
The showcase will take place at CTC Garden, located at 1102 E Cesar Chavez Street in downtown Austin. The spacious multi-purpose Garden is part of the headquarters of CTC International, a non-profit working alongside Kenyan communities to create sustainable change. Event partners will donate proceeds from raffle prizes to support CTC International’
Event partners include Barefoot Wine, Fair Vodka, Popchips, TC Electronic, The Musebox, Thrillcall, Ultimate Ears and ZICO Coconut Water. The showcase is produced by Planet LA Music and Clamorhouse.