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KXT's Summer Cut Happy Funtime Fest Gets Festier

By now you’ve heard about the big concert KXT 91.7 plans to set off the summer.  The Summer Cut Happy Funtime Fest on June 1 features the Flaming Lips, St. Vincent,  Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and more.

Now though, two new additions to the day will give the Fest a fest-ier feel.

First, Art&Seek is sponsoring a super cool  collection of handmade goods from local artisans in the courtyards at Gexa.  Banner Theory, MegMorgan, Dowdy Studio, folksie, Eco Armoire, OneEyeOpen are just a few of the folks who will be selling their wares.

Second, what’s a party anymore without food trucks? They will roll in too. The Tamale Company, The Dough Boys and La Original Michocanna are all in.

KXT will update these lists, and add FAQ, map and other news about Summer Cut, so check in often.

And speaking of checking in: Art&Seek will give away tickets every week in the run up to the festival. We’ll give you the heads up here on the web site, and via Twitter and Facebook, whenever we do that.

Press release after the jump.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

May 10, 2012

Summer Cut: The Happy Funtime Fest Presented by KXT 91.7 FM

DALLAS/FORT WORTH: KXT 91.7 FM, in partnership with Live Nation, announces exciting additions to KXT’s Summer Cut: The Happy Funtime Fest summer concert event at 5pm on Friday, June 1, 2012, at the GEXA Energy Pavilion. Headlined by the Grammy Award-winning band The Flaming Lips with special guest St. Vincent, KXT’s first summer kick-off concert also features a stellar lineup of national and local artists, including Fitz & The Tantrums, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Telegraph Canyon, Smile Smile, Air Review, Quiet Corral, Walk Off The Earth, DJ Matt Stafford and others.

In addition to the all-star music lineup, The Happy Funtime Fest will also feature a vendor village and popular local food trucks. The Vendor Village presented by Art&Seek and artandseek.org –  the arts, music, culture and news service for KERA and KXT – will feature a variety of handmade goods created by local artisans, including EcoArmoire, Dowdy Studio, Banner Theory, MegMorgan, folksie and OneEyeOpen. Food trucks will also be on site to provide concertgoers with a variety of food options during the performance. The gourmet eats will include The Tamale Company, The Dough Boys and La Original Michocanna. More local artisans, vendors and food trucks are being confirmed daily so please visit kxt.org/summercut for frequent updates. While you’re there, check out a map of the festival as well as answers to frequently asked questions about this exciting event.

Summer Cut tickets can be purchased at www.livenation.com. Tickets purchased between Friday, May 11 and Monday, May 14, 2012, will have $5 of the purchase price donated to KXT 91.7 to support public radio in North Texas. Select $15 tickets will also be available this weekend only, so take advantage of this amazing deal before it runs out! The concert is produced by Live Nation. For full talent lineup, a map and FAQ’s about the festival, go to www.kxt.org/summercut.

ABOUT KXT 91.7 FM:

KXT 91.7 FM is one of the public broadcasting stations operated by North Texas Public Broadcasting, a not-for-profit media network that also includes KERA 90.1 FM, KERA TV, KERA WORLD and Art&Seek. KXT began broadcasting in November 2009 and has a Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music format with a mix of acoustic, alt-country, indie rock, alternative and world music. Listen live to KXT and download the free mobile app at kxt.org.

ABOUT LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT:

Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five eCommerce sites, with over 26 million monthly unique visitors.  Live Nation Concerts produces over 20,000 shows annually for more than 2,000 artists globally.  Front Line is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists.  These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling over 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.

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CONTACT:

Christopher Wagley

Director, Marketing & Communications

KERA, KXT and Art&Seek

cwagley@kera.org

214-740-9377