Frequently asked questions
Where is AMERIPOLITAN being held in 2024?
The 2024 Ameripolitan Music Awards returns to Austin, Texas!
Ameripolitan artist showcases will be held at several legendary Austin venues including The Continental Club,
C-Boys Heart & Soul, The Saxon Pub and The Broken Spoke.
The Awards show is being held at Austin City Limits at The Moody Theater in beautiful downtown Austin.
Where can I buy tickets and how much are they?
You can purchase your Award Show tickets via the link to the ACL Moody Theater HERE. The Awards show tickets start at $25 and go up to $65.
All official Ameripolitan Artist showcase tickets will be sold on the day of the corresponding showcase at the door of the venue. Entry is on a first-come, first-serve basis and VIP Weekender ticket holders will have priority access to the showcases of their choice. The cost for all artists' showcases will be $20 at the door if you are not a VIP wristband holder.
What does my ticket include?
AWARDS SHOW TICKET: Your purchase of the 2024 Ameripolitan Awards Show tickets secures your seat at Austin City Limits at The Moody Theater on Sunday 18th February, and if you arrive early, you may have viewing access to the red carpet before the show.
VIP WEEKENDER PASS: If you purchase a VIP weekender wristband upon signing in with us, that will secure your admission to any and all of the official showcases at our host venues.
Can I buy awards show tickets on the day of the show?
Yes, the Austin City Limits box office will be open for the whole weekend and will be selling tickets right up to show time!
We encourage you to purchase your tickets early to secure your seat in the event of any SOLD OUT shows!!
How do I cancel my ticket?
All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
REGISTRATION, VIP INFO AND CHECK IN
Where do I pick up my VIP wristband?
The Ameripolitan check-in desk will be located in the Wyndham Garden Hotel
The Wyndham Garden Hotel
3401 S I-35 Frontage Rd
Austin, TX 78741
Early check in is available on Thursday 15th, February between 2pm - 8pm.
Normal check in is from 11am - 7pm on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th February ONLY.
I bought a VIP ticket, do I still need a wristband?
Yes! You will need to pick up your VIP wristband when you check in with us at the Wyndham Garden Hotel Ameripolitan registration desk.
If you purchased a VIP package, you will receive a VIP wristband that includes entry to all the Ameripolitan artist showcases and access to the VIP seating areas at the showcases and awards show. You will be assigned a VIP point of contact for the weekend at registration. VIP wristband holders will also have priority entry to all showcases and will have an opportunity for meet and greets with the artists at the awards show.
Where can I stay?
We recommend staying close to Downtown Austin or S. Congress, or at one of the hotels near the Wyndham Garden Hotel.
We will be hosting our artists and attendees at :
The Wyndham Garden Hotel
3401 S I-35 Frontage Rd
Austin, TX 78741
YOU CAN STAY HERE TOO! This is where we hosted the very first Ameripolitan Awards Show in 2014!
Or book your hotel from the suggested list below before they sell out! We also recommend:
The Ramada by Wyndham - South on I35, less than a mile from the Wyndham.
Comfort Suites South Austin - South on I35, less than a mile from the Wyndham.
Woodspring Suites Austin - South on I35, less than a mile from the Wyndham.
Red Roof Inn - South on I35, less than a mile from the Wyndham.
Courtyard by Marriott - South on I35, less than a mile from the Wyndham.
SpringHill Suites - South on I35, less than a mile from the Wyndham.
Homewood Suites - South on I35, less than a mile from the Wyndham.
Hampton Inn - South on I35, less than a mile from the Wyndham.
Austin Southpark Hotel - South on I35, less than a mile from the Wyndham.
The Austin Motel - opposite The Continental Club
wyndham garden ameripolitan weekender HOTEL EVENTS
The Ameripolitan check-in desk, lobby jams, bars, food trucks, vendors, and artist signings will be happening in the Wyndham Garden Hotel ballroom. Stay tuned for more details!
Getting Here & Getting Around
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How do I get between venues?
All the venues are within a short distance from each other.
We will be offering a shuttle service between showcase locations and the hotels. Shuttle passes available soon.
Parking is limited so we recommend rideshare or public transportation where possible. Weather permitting you might even want to make the short walk between Continental Club and C-Boys!
How do I vote for an artist?
An online voting system will open for you to select your favorite artists on the website. Voting starts on October 5th, 2023 and runs until January 1st, 2024
Nominated artists will be carefully considered by our panel of acclaimed artists and music legends with the public vote being taken into account.
How do you place artists in categories?
‘Ameripolitan’ is a word that represents the different heritage of roots music that informs the artists that you see here.
Much of the music is hard to define to a single genre and as musicians, we tend to draw inspiration from many things to create a unique voice or sound.
We have these award categories to allow us to celebrate and acknowledge as many artists working under the umbrella of Ameripolitan music as we can.
The artists nominated in each category demonstrate the influence of that particular genre of music beautifully, even though they may play music that speaks across the board.
SPONSORSHIP - How can I become a Sponsor?
We are looking for sponsors to help us make Ameripolitan 2024 a smash! We have different levels of sponsorship available - for interested parties please check out our sponsorship page or contact Celine@ameripolitan.org with additional questions. If you become a business sponsor, we will help promote your business via our website and our social media pages for an entire year. We also have advertising available in our Weekender program and our Awards Show programs for the entire Ameripolitan weekender event!! Contact us at 903.216.2078 for more information on how you can advertise with us or if you need more information on a business sponsorship package.
How can I Sponsor an artist?
If you have a favorite artist and wish to facilitate their travel and/or room and board for the weekend you can act as their sponsor! Please see our sponsorship page or contact email@example.com for more information.
How can I become a Vendor?
Ameripolitan offers space for selected artists and artisans to sell their wares during the festival. This includes vendor opportunities for people who work in bespoke western fashion, leather goods, rare vinyl, vintage fashion, textiles, photography, jewelry and more!
We have 20 booths available at The Wyndham Gardens Hotel, the hub of the daytime Ameripolitan events.
Booths will be open from 11am - 8pm Fri & Sat and 11am - 3pm on Sunday before the Awards Ceremony.
Booths are available in varied sizes, in a covered area and with onsite secure storage and are available for a daily rate.
If you are interested in vending with us please email our Vendors Manager Kelly Moore Harms at KHarms92@gmail.com with the following information to be considered:
Name of store:
What do you sell?:
HOW ELSE CAN I GET INVOLVED?
We will need many hands on deck to make this a success! We are actively seeking volunteers to aid in various aspects of the weekend.
Roles will include:
Attending the merch booth
Attending to the VIP lounge and guests
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability and how you can volunteer.
CAN I MAKE DONATIONS OF SERVICES IN-KIND?
YES PLEASE!!! If you have something you think will help make this event awesome and are willing to donate your services please reach out to us at email@example.com
This could include a donation of food for the Green Room, donation of services such as photography, videography, graphic design, driving our artists on the night of the Awards show in your very cool classic car, donating your time for makeup and hair, etc. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a service or talent you'd like to share with us for the weekend.
Can I bring my children?
The Awards show at The Moody Theater is an all ages show.
Partnered venues for showcases are as follows:
Broken Spoke - All Ages
The Saxon - 21 and up
Continental Club - 21 and up
C-Boys - 21 and up
Is the event ADA-accessible?
Yes, all venues are accessible and ADA-compliant. We recommend arriving early to the venues if this is a requirement for you as seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Can I bring my dog?
Service dogs are welcome to attend any of our shows. Some of the hotels are dog-friendly so please ask when you make your reservation.