Get ready for another music festival, but not just any music festival. This week the McAllen Chamber of Commerce will present the two-day Another Music Festival in downtown McAllen.

The festival will run from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday in the 17th Street Entertainment District of downtown McAllen.

The 2009 Another Music Festival schedule is available online at www.myspace.com/amfestival. Daily grids will outline the 80-plus band set times and stages for the two-day event.

A few days from now, festival goers will take part in making history, organizers say. This is the first music festival of its kind in McAllen.

“We want to invite everyone to come out and experience AMF. Come support the music and the entertainment district. Eight bars will be hosting bands and four local, 17th Street restaurants will keep late hours to serve food. This is the place to be,” said Annabell Cortina, director of special events & media for the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and AMF Coordinator.

For all music lovers and/or those who want to enjoy two days of music, food, and fun, Another Music Festival will have something to offer. Although the public is encouraged to carpool, event parking will be available at the Downtown Parking Garage on 15th & Chicago.

Tickets for AMF are now on sale starting at $15 for a one-day pass, $25 for a two-day pass, and $40 for VIP. Tickets can be purchased online at www.EZ-TIXX.com, toll free at 1-877-993-8499, Wireless Toyz (Valley-wide), Melhart Music Center, Lionels Western Wear, Bull Rider Western Wear, and Polarisol (Reynosa). For more information, visit www.mcallenmusic.com or contact Annabell Cortina at acortina@mcallencvb.com or 956-682-2871.

New additions to the already diverse 2009 bill include DJ Z-Trip (out of Los Angeles), BoomBox (out of Austin), Girl in a Coma, Vallejo, Los Bad Apples, Zeale, and DJ Rapid Ric.

For tickets, the schedule, and show information, visit www.mcallenmusic.com

The 2009 Another Music Festival is sponsored by Budweiser, SirKingston.com, IBC Bank, and AEP.

2009 Artists Scheduled to Appear

DJ Z-Trip

Boombox

Girl in a Coma

Vallejo

Los Bad Apples

Zeale

DJ Rapid Ric

Stereo Kitsch

Dignan

Black Tora

The Jericho Machine

White Zebra

Sunglasses and Mushrooms

The Requested

Sarah & Octopus

The Apple in the Tree

Mike Maven

Personal Use

Lay in Ruins

Methmare Motorcade

Buxton

Madore

Bionicore

Brandon Garcia

Last Page

Deer Vibes

Kingpin

Tato Henriquez

Jeder

Ram Danesse & the Trio

Highway 7

Kim Snyder Trio

Driver 23

Jake Cortez

Dulce Maria Gonzalez

Ali Wagner Band

Zeale

Ideophonic

Arrgh!drey

C-Styles

Nu Ique

Hollywood Black

Black the Sun

Seven Perfect

GoLightly

The Trendees

Frontera Jazz Quartet

They Mean Us

Stillborne

Set Aflame

The Broken Poetz

Banda Real del Valle

Pygmaeus

BC & Soul Express

Decadent Suites

Espina

The Goods

Incohero

Oriin

Abyss

Bree Stevens

We the Granada

Mario Aleman

Andy Pena

Imprfkt_nation

My Empty Phantom

Gretchen Schmaltz

Shawn Elliot

Evolve

Golden Lights

Mercury Descends

Rene Sandoval

Budian

Raleigh St. Clair

Framework

Driving the Nails

Lamar Jones

**line-up subject to change without notice**