JAM IN THE VAN–the world’s first solar powered mobile music studio and discovery platform–will partner with GQ magazine again to host year two of its exclusive JITV X GQ Artist House in Austin, TX during this year’s South by Southwest Music Festival (March 15-20).
The 2016 JITV X GQ Artist House will feature JAM IN THE VAN sessions and live showcases from some of SXSW‘s biggest names, while guests eat, drink, relax by the pool, play lawn games and enjoy branded experiences from sponsors: GQ, Lagunitas Brewing Company, AQUAhydrate, Orange Amps, Audio-Technica, Isopure, Aviator Nation and Guild. Last year’s JITV X GQ Artist House hosted recording sessions with 40-plus band, with notable attendees including Cody Simpson with Gigi Hadid, Surfer Blood, A-Trak and his Fool’s Gold crew, The Mowgli’s and Plain White T’s. The full artist line-up and more details will be announced soon for the 2016 JITV X GQ Artist House.
To coincide with their Artist House announcement, JAM IN THE VAN has launched an Artist House Contest where bands can submit their music here for a shot to win a Jam in the Van Session at the Artist House in Austin (travel not included), plus a prize package from their sponsors. On March 2 five artists/bands will be selected by the JITV crew to move onto the second round where voting will be open to the public who will determine the winner when voting ends March 9.
Jake Cotler, JITV co-founder, says: “We’ve built momentum these past few years doing SXSW and we feel this year will be our biggest and coolest experience Jam in the Van has ever hosted. We’re also looking forward to giving a band the opportunity to reach a larger audience through the contest.”
JAM IN THE VAN‘s influence continued to grow in 2015, traveling over 10,000 miles–including stops at Coachella, BottleRock, Cali Roots Festival, SXSW and Outside Lands–to bring music fans more than 200 performance sessions of subscription-free content from emerging and established musical acts. Visit jaminthevan.com to catch all the music.