Featuring Artists From The “New Arrivals” Charity Compilations

Saturday, March 19, 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. @ The SOHO Lounge

MPFSXSW20111 New York, NYMPress Records is proud to present its annual official SXSW party: MPressFest, named a “Winner” by SXSW Examiner, at The Soho Lounge in Austin, Texas on Saturday, March 19th. The event is sponsored by Blurt Magazine, Planetary Group, Harris Radio, A to Z Media, Musicians Atlas, Play My Song and Music Dish. Please visit http://bit.ly/MPressSXSW to RSVP for the list.

The confirmed lineup includes: MPress Records flagship artist & Independent Music Award Winner Rachael Sage; label-mate and “rising folk sensation” Seth Glier, who is currently touring North America behind his new album “The Next Right Thing” (2011); six-time Boston Music Award and GLAMA winner Melissa Ferrick, whose MPress debut is slated for fall 2011; singer-songwriter and 2011 American Idol contestant Caleb Hawley; Philadelphia based bossa-nova singer-songwriter and pianist Avi Wisnia; Walter Parks, former lead guitarist for Richie Havens, whose solo debut is due Spring 2011 on Wildflower Records; and the fiercely independent, distinctive Jim Bianco, who has been part of the Hotel Cafe tours along with such artists as Imogen Heap & KT Tunstall.

New ArrivalsThe schedule features artists from MPress Records' compilation series New Arrivals. Launched in 2006, the New Arrivals annual charity compilation series features established and rising indie artists and each benefits a charity - Volume 1 benefitted Gulf Coast Hurricane Relief, Volume Two benefitted World Hunger Year, and Volume 3 benefitted NEDA (National Eating Disorder Association).

New Arrivals Volume 4, out on June 7, 2011 benefits The National Network for Youth, whose mission is to connect and champion the needs of runaway, homeless and other disconnected youth. This volume features an amazing lineup of artists including 2011 Grammy® nominee Dave Eggar, The Paper Raincoat, and Lucy Woodward. For more information, visit www.newarrivalscd.com.

MPressFest SXSW 2011 @ The SOHO Lounge (217 E. 6th Street, Austin, TX) Saturday March 19th. Doors open and music starts at 12:00 PM, get there early for a luscious spread of delicious and healthy food that which also offers vegetarian options. Click here to check out our MPressFest SXSW 2011 Twitter Contest to win a brand new 8GB iPod Touch – the winner will be announced at the show. First come first served, food and drinks are free. The event is open to all, but you need to RSVP for this event: please visit our EventBrite Invite to be added to the list.

Soho Lounge

MPressFest SXSW 2011

Soho Lounge | www.sohoaustin.com
217 E 6th Street | Austin, TX 78701

Saturday, March 19, 2011 | 12:00 - 5:30 PM

Performances by:
Rachael Sage, Seth Glier, Melissa Ferrick, Avi Wisnia, Caleb Hawley, Walter Parks & Jim Bianco.

Sponsored by: Harris Radio, Planetary Group, Blurt Magazine, A to Z Media, Musicians Atlas, Play My Song & Music Dish



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