Graham Williams

Graham Williams

Owner and Founder, Margin Walker Presents

Born in 1978 in Austin, TX, Graham spent his life in the city he still calls home, often referred to as the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Austin was filled with venues, bands and outdoors festivals and eventually, the world’s largest music industry event, SXSW. Growing up in this environment helped make music a passion of Williams’ from a young age.  He began collecting records and going to see bands in elementary school, which lead to playing in bands, touring, release records and putting on DIY shows, throughout high school.

Not long after graduating Austin High in 1996, his hobby became a full time job when he went to work at the popular music venue, Emos. He both managed and booked the room for almost a decade and towards the end of his time there, he also launched Fun Fun Fun Fest, with the now legendary Alamo Drafthouse Theater in 2006. He left Emos in 2007 to co-found Transmission Events (then Transmission Entertainment), which operated as one of the main independent talent buyers in Austin, TX, as well as continuing to grow FFF Fest.

In May of 2016, Williams, along with the booking and marketing team at Transmission, announced the break off (and inevitable end) of Transmission Events, launched Margin Walker Presents in it’s place, with main office still based in Austin, and an office in Dallas, as well. MWP produces more than 700 shows a year in Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Houston and more, handling the calendars of some of the best venues in the state.