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What is the AUMF R&B Challenge?
The R&B Challenge is a contest to seek out the most talented bands and artist in Texas and beyond, to compete for unique opportunity to perform at the Urban Music Festival held in Austin, TX. The contest is all about R&B and its sub-genres. The goals and objectives of this contest are to revitalize R&B and bring it back to the cultural forefront.
Ten Years As A BandVisit SoulTree Collective
In 2016 .the festival will join with the Soul Tree Collective to celebrates its tenth anniversary. The Soul Tree Collective (STC) a flagship youth program of the Austin Urban Music Festival (AUMF) that encourages young aspiring musicians and vocalists ages 10 years to 21 years to utilize the R&B genre as a tool to hone in on their musical skills. We audition those young aspiring artists in order to form a band that will ultimately perform at the festival. 2016 will provide the STC with its 10th Band, and will offer us an opportunity to reunite former bands and band members.
The Austin Urban Music Festival 2015 celebrated its tenth anniversary on Friday & Saturday, March 27 & 28, 2015. It was a fun filled weekend full of great entertainment and community participation.
The festival is entering into its eleventh year, which is a landmark
accomplishment, and a testament of the devotion of all involved from the festival goers to all the volunteers. On behalf of the AUMF we would like to say Thanks, and to request your continued support.
The festival continues to play a huge role in the community as a part of the Austin Quality of Life Initiative. The Festival is focused on breaking new boundaries each year and will continue to do so as it aims to reach the hearts and minds of Urban music lovers where ever they may be, all are welcomed to join in the fun!
Friday April 1 gates open at 3:00pm and night's events end at 10:30pm.
Saturday April 2 gates open at 11:30am and night's events end at 10:30pm.
All passholders are allowed to enter and exit the festival as needed up to 3 times per day. You must be scanned upon exit at the gate in order to re-enter that same day. Passholders and their belongings will be searched upon entry and every re-entry to the park.
Guests and their belongings are subject to search upon entry or re-entry. You can help keep the lines moving quickly by leaving large bags at home and going through the "No Bag" line at the entrance if you are not bringing a bag with you into the park. If you are bringing a bag in, you'll be searched in the other lines. Respective signage will be at the entrance to help know which line to go through.
Backpacks (Standard school sized. No frames or camping gear)
Blankets, Sheets, Towels
Cameras - only nonprofessional photos and video cameras will be allowed, and must be without equipment attachments such as selfie sticks, tripods, and monopods
Empty CamelBak water bottles and hydration packs, and plastic or aluminum water bottles
Portable/collapsible chair (Individual seat only; no double wide or connecting chairs)
Umbrella (Hand-held ONLY and no bigger than 42 in. when open)
Water - you may bring two factory sealed bottles of water.
Portable cell phone chargers
Note: Items that are deemed to be unsafe, inappropriate, or are being used for purposes other than intended may be confiscated on site
Aerosol containers, including sunscreen and personal beauty products
Any and all professional audio recording equipment
Professional cameras (SLR, DSLR) and professional recording (photo, video, audio) equipment (NO large professional detachable zoom lenses, stands, monopods, tripods, attachment sticks (selfie sticks ok) or other commercial equipment.
Any and all professional video equipment. No video recording will be allowed
Drones or any other remote flying device
Coolers of any kind. (Exceptions may be made for medical use)
Glass containers of any kind
Illegal and Illicit substances of any kind
Outside food or beverage (including alcohol) of any kind, except 2 factory sealed bottles of water (up to 1 liter each)
Pets (except service animals)
Professional radios or walkie-talkies
Skateboards, scooters, bicycles, wagons, carts or any personal motorized vehicles
Smoking is not allowed in all Austin parks, including Auditorium Shores (E-Cigarettes are allowed)
Tents, canopies, or shade structures of any kind
Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed. No unauthorized solicitation and materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, give-aways, samples, etc.
Weapons or explosives of any kind
Large chains or spiked jewelry
Bicycles inside festival grounds (free parking is available near festival entrance)
Carts of any kind (including Red Wagons)
Please contact vendor manager for available food vending opportunities. All food booths are 10'x20' at a cost of $1,400.00 plus other fees and taxes, there will be an early bird discount for registrations before 12/31/2015.
“We truly appreciate the opportunity to be associated with your successful event and hope that we will be your ‘ATM provider’ for future projects. I couldn't help but notice the number of strollers and how ‘family friendly’ it was. I don't doubt that you are already thinking of ways to make it EVEN better...."
“I am a transplanted Yankee (Cincinnati) & was used to going out of state for anything culturally African American. Finally something in Austin. I enjoyed myself & was surprised that this happened in Austin.”
“ I had to thank you all for an excellent time at the ‘Urban Music Festival’. It was/is an extremely pleasant atmosphere.”