AUSTIN (KXAN) - AustinMusic Awards organizers decided to change things up in 2010,namely, changing the show from being the festival opener to thefestival closer.
"Instead of being the champagne of the festival were are now thefireworks," said Margaret Moser, Austin Music Awards director.
Moser said closing out the festival meant they had to go outwith a bang.
Organizers prepped AustinMusic Hall for most of the day Saturday for the show.
Close attention was paid to even the tiniest details like theplacement of chairs.
This year show goers got to see a sweep of young bands coming inand performing.
"One of the things we like to do is bring guest presenters inand tonight we have for example most of TalkingHeads are going to be here , Raul Malo from the Mavericks and in a sense that is kind of an affirmation,it's a confirmation that what we do is as good as anything else outthere," Moser added.
The end of the show included a new segment called the All StarSoul Jam.
So, instead of having a big name act close the show like inyears past, up and coming band Black JoeLewis & The Honeybears took the stage along with a few wellknown local musicians to play a few songs.
Moser said the goal is to make the Jam a show tradition.
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