When we checked in with Nathan Lankford, founder of the local music blog Austin Town Hall and its eponymous record label before the inaugural Austin Record Label Flea Market last year, he described the work of Austin’s indie labels as a labor of love.
“They’re trying to make enough money to pay for their stock and then are just about the community,” he said.
After a successful first run, the free event returns to 3Ten at ACL Live on Saturday. Featured labels include Austin Town Hall, Western Vinyl, Nine Mile, Keeled Scales, Super Secret, Holodeck, Launch Cycle, Chicken Ranch and Saint Marie.
Doors open at 1 p.m. and the show kicks off in earnest at 2 with performances from A. Sinclair and Sour Bridges.
The event is part of the Daybird music series, which presents free live music on five stages every Saturday afternoon in June.