The 23rd annual Houston Press Music Awards Showcase is once again celebrating the city's local music scene on Sunday, August 5 in east downtown. Over 150 local Houston bands have been nominated to receive a Houston Press Music Award and of those bands, 50 have been selected to perform. The Showcase, a roaming music festival, will take place across 10 venues including Warehouse Live and House of Blues. General Admission tickets ($10) and VIP tickets ($50) are available. Click here to buy tickets and to cast your vote for your favorite local musicians. Voting closes on midnight on August 5th. The winners of the showcase will be announced at the 2012 Music Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, August 8. For the latest event info follow @HPMusicAwards on Twitter or visit www.HPMusicAwards.com. Music Awards Showcase is sponsored by Bud Light, Mega Karaoke, 2-Day Postcards, DoNotBlow.com, CW39 and 94.5 The Buzz.
Participating Venues include: Ben's Beans, Dirt Bar, House of Blues Crossroads Stage, House of Blues Bronze Peacock Room, Lucky's Pub, Lucky Strike Lanes, Pete's Dueling Piano Bar, Phul Court, Reserve 101, Warehouse Live Studio and a DJ after party at Jet Lounge.