By Sean Shapiro – American-Statesman correspondent
Austin’s music heritage is taking center stage on the medals for the 2016 X Games, which will visit Central Texas next weekend. It’s the third and final time the X Games will be held in Austin, and organizers said it was only fitting to acknowledge the music history of the city before the action sports festival moves elsewhere in 2017. The 2016 medal features a pair of guitars with the necks crossing to form the X Games logo. Between the guitars there is the inscription “Austin 2016” and a guitar pick with the ESPN logo.