We have two free passes to the screening of Before the Music Dies, a documentary about the current (mis-)state of the music industry, on Wed., June 17, at Four Day Weekend Theater (312 Houston St.) in Sundance Square. The screening comes courtesy of the Lone Star Film Society and will be accompanied by a performance by one of the film’s main sources, Dallas jazz trumpeter Ephraim Owens, who will be joined onstage at points by two Fort Worth jazz stars: Red Young, a Fort Worth Weekly Music Hall of Famer; and the 2007 and ‘08 Music Awards winner for best jazz, drummer and bandleader Adonis Rose.
The screening is part of the Weekly’s 12th Annual Music Awards and will occur about a week before the paper’s annual Music Awards Festival. Taking place on Sun., June 28, at six Sundance Square-area clubs — 8.0 Restaurant & Bar, Bent Lounge, Embargo, The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, Paddy Reds Irish Pub, and Scat Jazz Lounge – the Music Awards Festival will feature performances by 36 nominees, including Telegraph Canyon (8.0), The Burning Hotels (8.0), Rivercrest Yacht Club (Bent), Josh Weathers + the True Endeavors (8.0), the cut*off (Scat), The Orbans (8.0), The February Chorus’ Brandin Lea (Bent), AwkQuarius (Bent), Dove Hunter (Embargo), Whiskey Folk Ramblers (Scat), Stella Rose (Bent), Chatterton (Scat), Maren Morris (8.0), KatsuK (8.0), and many more. Admission is free.
For the screening, doors will open at 6 p.m. Advance tickets are $20 for Lone Star Film Society members, $25 for non-members. At the door, tickets will be $25 for members and non-members. For the free passes, just e-mail your full name to email@example.com. First come, first served. Valid I.D. will be required to pick up the tix, at the door. Good luck.