The Northville Food & Wine Festival is pleased to announce Detroit, Michigan native and Nashville Singer Songwriter, Matt Austin will headline a star-studded cast of entertainers for the 2020 Downtown Festival on Saturday, September 12, 2020.
Nomination as the Best New Country Artist in 2016 by NewMusicWeekly, Austin has an extensive touring history of the Great Lakes region, including direct support roles for Lee Brice, Jake Owen, Brantley Gilbert, Kane Brown, Chase Rice, Sam Hunt, Jon Pardi, Frankie Ballard, Uncle Kracker, Aaron Lewis, Charlie Worsham, The Cadillac Three, and more.
Matt Austin grew up with musical influences of Classic Rock, Southern Rock, and Blues, from artists such as Lynard Skynard, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. His musical journey includes being the former lead guitar player of the Paper Street Saints, a major Detroit Rock headliner, regularly packing houses throughout the metro area and opening for national acts as large as Bon Jovi with 20,000 fans in a sold out arena. Matt went on to form the self-titled Matt Austin Band. Again opening for national acts (this time Def Leppard, Styx and Tesla), a change in path altered Matt’s itinerary to the world of music.
In the summer of 2011, he discovered the New Age Country genre. He was immediately attracted to music with the likes of Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Jason Aldean, The Zac Brown Band, and more. The sound and songwriting was so overwhelming to him, it reminded him of that same feeling when he was young. He was hooked – this was his comfort zone!
“Matt is the real deal, he’s got the full package and its only a matter of time before he breaks thru in a big way! ”
Robby Bridges Director of FM Programming-Cumulus Detroit
“Matt Austin delivers Summer fun with “The Island” to his loyal country fans!”
-Tim Roberts | Vice President-Music Programming Detroit WYCD/WOMC/WDZH-CBS Radio Detroit
“Matt Austin is the hardest working man in show business here in Michigan, and always delivers for the fans!”
-Josh Newman Live Nation Michigan
“I’ve never seen an artist who loves to perform live more than Matt Austin… He lives to entertain!!!”
-Ben Doughty General Manager/ The Fillmore Theatre Detroit
Now it’s your turn to discover this talented singer, songwriter and musician at the 2020 Northville Food & Wine Festival in Downtown Northville on Saturday, September 12, 2020.