Industry Testimonials

“RedGorilla Music Fest was seriously one of my most enjoyable in Austin.  Great Acts and production with everything running on time (which if you are familiar with SXSW, is no small feat.) I look forward to many more in the future.”
Chris Jackson • Music Director, E! Television

“A true phenomenon, the RedGorilla Music Fest during SXSW may be the only showcases in Austin that truly capture the spirit of independent music!”
Matt Fecher • Executive Director, Monolith Festival at Red Rocks

“I needed to showcase an act at SXSW.  It was already too late for an official slot, but RedGorilla Music Fest was able to get us a great slot… the band was signed soon after.”
Charles J. Beiderman, Esq • Entertainment Attorney, Manatt Phelps & Phillips

“Working with RedGorilla Music Fest was the most profitable and painless decision we could have made for the week of SXSW. Chuggin’ Monkey had its most lucrative week ever in five years of business as sales increased by 60% over the previous year.”
Jason Carrier • Owner/Operator, The Chuggin’ Monkey

“The buzz our band AbsentStar built playing the RedGorilla Music Fest ultimately helped close a deal with Columbia Records. The staff is amazing and professional and things could not have gone smoother.  We will continue to work with them for years to come.”
Roger Jansen • Owner KMA Management, MOBFest

“If you are looking for a professional and very responsive experience, then look no further than RedGorilla.  Working with RedGorilla meant things could and did happen for one our acts.  They made it pleasurable and profitable experience.  One that we wish to revisit time and time again- of course with their permission!! If you have this opportunity to work with these guys, you’d be a fool to turn it down.”
Tony Patoto • General Manager, Rethink Records (EMI)

Artist Testimonials

"It was a real pleasure playing the RedGorilla Fest, and we definitely hope to do it again next year in Austin or any other city you may host.  We really appreciate having the opportunity to be a part of this particular scene, as it seems to be one of the few things keeping rock music alive.  With the current state of the music industry searching for new buisiness models and what not, it seems this festival has a real opportunity to kick start rock on a real grass roots level, and I truly appreciate that.  THANK YOU!"


"Everyone with the RedGorilla Fest was SO unbelievably nice and all of the musicians that played were so talented.  Not only did I enjoy playing it, I enjoyed attending it!!"


"I have to say that RedGorilla was spot on. The RG crew was very organized and very helpful. It was a pleasure to be part of your event and I look forward to having my bands that I represent showcasing their talent next year @ RedGorilla 2010! Rock On!"

"Thanks again for putting on this festival… it gives bands like us that are on the up a great chance to get noticed by industry types that would maybe not otherwise have a chance to see and hear us live. We’ve gotten some great leads and interest from folks in both NY and LA as a result of our showcase at RedGorilla."


"We had an awesome experience with RedGorilla this year.  The exposure was well worth the trip, and the experience will last a lifetime.  Great music at all the RedGorilla venues plus free admission made for an awesome time.  Thank you so much, and we look forward to doing it again next year!"


"We played upstairs at the Blind Pig.  We were very pleased with the turn out and the venue as a whole.  We got tons of positive feedback from all as the crowd all the way down to the sound guy and club owner."