Urban Music Festival planned for Texas Relays weekend
In conjunction with the 80th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, the city of Austin, Texas hosts the 2007 Urban Music Festival on Friday-Saturday, April 6-7 along the banks of Town Lake at Auditorium Shores.
UMF is an all-day, outdoor, family-oriented event featuring live music and social activities. Friday's line-up features Angie Stone, Dwele, Kindred The Family Soul, Keite Young, and Mookie Jones. Saturday's acts include Cameo, Mint Condition, and the legendary O'Jays. Hosting the stage both days -- and keeping the show moving right along -- is Def Comedy Jam's Joe Torry. In addition to national talent, UMF features local and regional performances by Unified Tribe and Urban Soul Band.
On the same weekend, The University of Texas hosts the 80th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the UT Campus. The four-day track and field meet, which begins on Wednesday, April 4, attracts 3,800 high school, college and open division competitors from all over the United States.
"The Texas Relays brings the nation's finest athletes to Austin and is built on a history of excellence and inclusion," said Chris Plonsky, Women's Athletics Director and Senior Associate Athletics Director for Men's and Women's Athletics External Services.
"Introducing the Urban Music Festival undeniably takes the entire weekend to another level for the spectators and athletes -- an experience well beyond the races and field events. We believe supporting UMF is a good fit for UT Athletics and provides a winning combination for The University, the city, the participants and the community overall."
Annually, more than 40,000 visitors from the state of Texas and the southwestern region of the U.S. flock to Austin during Relays weekend to enjoy both athletic competition and cultural connections. UMF serves as the anchor entertainment event during Relays weekend and provides a unique opportunity to highlight Austin as a viable multicultural and social destination for travelers, showcases its viability as a city for relocation and strengthens the existing ties within the local African-American community.
For more information on UMF, the sponsoring organizations and benefiting non-profit partners, visit the UMF Web site at or contact the UMF offices at 512-314-5433.