WHO: Austin Tejano Music Coalition (ATMC)
WHAT: Tejano Idol Auditions 2015 (5th Annual Tejano Idol Competition)
WHEN: Sunday May, 17th 2,015, 2pm to 4pm
WHERE: El Gallo Restaurant, 2910 South Congress Austin 78704
COVER: Free Admission
The Austin Tejano Music Coalition (ATMC) is host to the Tejano Idol competition and it is entering the 5th year of bringing together vocalists who sing a range of music and share their talent in the Tejano music genre. The singing contest is open to participants across Texas and the U. S. and has been initiated to highlight Tejano music as a genre of music performed and heard in Austin, the “Live Music Capitol of the World” and other cities in the nation. The contest will showcase known and unknown talent on the web and at the finals on October 2015 in Austin.
The non- paid and non- professional public can audition live at one of the monthly audition sites hosted by ATMC. The next audition site will be My 17th at El Gallo Restaurant, 2910 South Congress. The $25 entry fee can be submitted via on-line, pay pal and YouTube, or at the audition site where auditions will be filmed and added to the website www.atmc-tejanoidol.com.
Participants also have the option to submit their auditions that will be posted on the website and the general public will comment and vote for their favorite entry. There is no age limit to enter, but there is a requirement to audition with a Tejano song. Contestants can mail in their DVD/CD audition to the ATMC mailing address listed above.
The ATMC Tejano Idol committee will select finalists to perform at the final show in October and three winners will receive a cash prize. The music production will feature celebrity judges to be announced in the near future. This fundraiser for ATMC will support the organization’s goals and mission.
For more information about the contest, contact Aggie Sanchez, Chair, 2015 Tejano Idol Competition and ATMC board member at (512) 912-6925 and email with Tejano Idol in the subject line to AutinTejanoMusic@yahoo.com and visit www.atmc-tejanoidol.com
- To support and expand the presence of a native Texas genre of music known as Tejano and its artistic contribution throughout the community of Austin and Central Texas.
- To preserve the historical and cultural significance of Tejano music by creating an environment of respect, understanding and appreciation.
- To promote the advancement of Tejano music and culture through unification, education, communication and public awareness.