The New American Music Union

Clothier American Eagle Outfitters is hosting it’s first music festival this summer featuring an eclectic mix of big artists on the main stage as well as 15 of the country’s best college bands on the side stage. The two-day New American Music Union festival is happening in Pittsburgh, Pa. at the historic SouthSide Works on August 8th and 9th. The SouthSide Works location was chosen because it is the home to the American Eagle Outfitters headquarters.

The New American Music Union will be hosted by Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the line up includes Bob Dylan and His Band, The Raconteurs, Gnarls Barkley, The Roots, Spoon, The Black Keys and more. The college band performances will be judged by music industry influencers, journalists and fellow musicians. The winning college band will receive a full-day recording session in a top Los Angeles studio valued at $10,000. American Eagle will support the winning college band by promoting its recording on and in AE stores across the country.

Tickets are on sale now (students: $25.00, regular: $49.50) and you can find all the details at Please note that the New American Music Union is a rain or shine event and, as with all things, the line up is subject to change.

Main Stage Lineup:
Bob Dylan and His Band
The Raconteurs
The Roots
Gnarls Barkley
The Black Keys
Tiny Masters of Today
Black Mountain
The Duke Spirit
(more to come!)

Side Stage Lineup:
Bears (Kent State U)
The Company Kang (Whitman College)
The Black Fortys (U of Southern Illinois)
The Depreciation Guild (NYU)
The French Horn Rebellion (Northwestern U)
Magic Bullets (College of San Mateo)
The Delicious (Indiana U)
Elizabethan Report (BYU)
Nothing Unexpected (Robert Morris U)
The Royal Bangs (U of Tennessee)
The Steps (U of Texas)
Gospel Gossip (Carleton College)
Math the Band (U of Mass Dartmouth)
Flying Machines ( The New School)
My Dear Disco (U of Michigan)

New American Music Union: website | tickets


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  1. […] to New American Music Union! Posted on July 10, 2008 by popwreckoning We’ve been buzzing about the New American Music Union for a while now, but with the likes of Bob Dylan and His Band, […]

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