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Artists for Aquifers: w/ Somatoast and Trouble in the Streets
October 5, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hosted by the Environmental Fund of Texas –
Where: AquaBrew in San Marcos, TX. An amazing brewery and venue with an outdoor stage and a mission to protect the water they use from the aquifer to brew their beer, some of the cleanest water on the planet!
What: We’ve gathered an amazing list of local talent and artists collaborations to make this possible! We are so grateful to have such an outstanding community of artist willing to use their platforms to promote environmental stewardship and activism. From the tattoo artists featured in our raffle to the music to the live painting we intend to highlight how local artists are choosing to make a positive impact! We are stronger together!
4:30-6 pm: Meet a mermaid, family friendly activities and educational info, surprise performances, and a musical performance by the amazing Bill Oliver and the Otter Space Band ♥
5 pm- 5:50 pm Bill Oliver is a local Austin music legend and a water warrior who’s been volunteering his songs of humor and wit and advocating for the protection of Barton Springs since the 80’s and beyond we are so excited to welcome him to open our night. Don’t miss his super high vibe performance sure to make your laugh and smile. Barton springs eternal!
6pm – 6:50 pm: Daisy, an Austin singer songwriter who’s beautiful melodies will carry you away.
7 pm – 7:50 pm: Melissa Gail Klein Band: An exciting artist from Austin who’s soulful songs and banjo badassery inspire and nurture our hearts. Her debut album is set to release soon and we are so excited!
8 pm – 8:45 pm: TBA
9 pm – 9:50 pm: StarMind Ceremony: A talented progressive group from Austin who’s music reminds me of flying on a magic carpet! One of the only bands around with bassoon accompaniment and time signatures to swoon for.
10 pm- 10:50 pm: Trouble in the Streets: A group that’s been making headlines in Austin and stirring up the scene. Don’t miss this!
11 pm – 12 am: Somatoast: A mind-blowing electronic soundscape to satisfy your ears. Like a massage for your brain. Somatoast has been touring internationally and dazzling audiences from California to Israel. Again, don’t miss this!
How: $10 general entry or $5 with current student ID. Additional donations are highly encouraged!
Raffle Items: Raffle tickets (available for purchase at the door only) will be $2/ticket to save paper.
Raffle items include a tattoo from Pinky Rae valued at up to $100 for a single smaller tattoo or $100 towards a larger piece. Also artist prints from local artists TBA, a custom wire wrapped necklace, two $25 gift cards to P-Terrys for all your veggie burger needs, and so much more!
Why: The Edwards Aquifer needs your help now more than ever! Kinder Morgan, the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock, is planning to build a natural gas pipeline right through Austin, San Marcos, Blanco, and Wimberly, TX. Right through the sensitive recharge zone and the karst of the aquifer itself! This means a spill or explosion, which happen regularly on pipelines and are we argue a question of when not if, could contaminate Jacobs Well, Barton Springs, Blue Hole and Spring Lake and the drinking water source of over 3 million people! So what are we going to do about it? The Wimberley Valley Watershed Association is working to file a law suit against Kinder Morgan to force them to conduct the necessary environmental impact study under the Endangered Species Act. But, that costs a LOT of money. So how can you help? Buy a raffle ticket or 30, enjoy a beer, and come dance to headlining musical acts from Austin and San Marcos.