DIRECTV TO FILM ALL-NEW EPISODES OF GUITAR CENTER SESSIONS LIVE AT SXSW
Artists Including Soundgarden, Snoop Dogg, Damon Albarn and Phantogram Will Be Filmed For The Award-Winning Series’ Eighth Season Live in Austin, TX Thursday, March 13 – Saturday, March 15
Los Angeles, CA (March 7, 2014): DIRECTV and Guitar Center are proud to announce that the Award-winning music television series Guitar Center Sessions will be filming all-new episodes live in Austin, TX during SXSW 2014. Posting up on the rooftop of the Starr Building (503 Colorado St.), Guitar Center Sessions will present three consecutive evening showcases featuring legendary artists including Soundgarden, Snoop Dogg, Damon Albarn, Phantogram, and The 1975. With this staggering lineup, fans will have the chance to see some of the festivals most prestigious talent in a unique setting, perched high above the crowds with Austin’s skyline as a backdrop. All performances will be filmed in front of a live audience for the series’ upcoming eighth season debuting in May. These events are SXSW official showcases and badges are required for admittance.
Guitar Center Sessions Live from Austin, TX Evening Line-Up:
- Dates and times to be announced
Guitar Center Sessions captures noteworthy and influential artists in stunning hi-definition and 5.1 surround sound. Each episode features show-stopping performances and intimate interviews conducted by Nic Harcourt, offering rare insight into the celebrated careers of these icons and the inspirations behind their music. Episodes premiere exclusively on DIRECTV’s Audience Network (channel 239).
Guitar Center and DIRECTV will also present daytime showcases at the Starr Building, with lineups boasting highly anticipated emerging and buzz-worthy talent. These showcases are free and open to the public with RSVP here: filtermagazine.com/guitarcenter_directv
Guitar Center & DIRECTV Daytime Line Up:
- Dates and times to be announced
“Over the past 60 episodes ‘Guitar Center Sessions’ has focused on bringing incredibly intimate performances and emotionally engaging interviews with today’s most noteworthy artists into the homes of music fans across the country,” says Dustin Hinz, Director of Music and Entertainment Marketing Guitar Center. “With 2014 marking Guitar Center’s 50th Anniversary we’re celebrating that milestone by assembling a remarkable line-up of iconic and influential artists who will share their stories, songs and journeys live at one of the world’s most celebrated music festivals.”
- Bad Things
- Black Lips
- Dave Hause
- Desert Noises
- Diamond Youth
- Johnny Stimson
- Night Terrors of 1927
- Painted Palms
- The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger
“DIRECTV is excited to bring Guitar Center Sessions back to SXSW and showcase this incredible line-up of talent,” said Chris Long, SVP Original Content and Production DIRECTV. “’Guitar Center Sessions’ provides DIRECTV customers with a personal and intimate concert experience and we are very excited to be able to share this with fans at SXSW.”
Guitar Center Sessions Live in Austin, TX is presented by DIRECTV. Additionally, Hurley will be providing attendees with custom printed t-shirts and posters, Martin Guitars will host a picking parlor to provide free guitar demos and TuneCore will provide educational material for musicians.