Long Center's LookOUT Fest

How It Works: Free vs. Ticketed

To give everyone a taste of how cool lookOUT fest can be, almost all the activities around the building are free and open to non-ticket holders aside from the music inside Dell Hall. Shop the vendors and enjoy some outdoor performances, check out Gallery 701 inside (upstairs) for a special exhibition reception or pull out your ticket and hop into soothing jams of our vibey lineup. Think of this as a combination of all the best worlds.

Presented by KUTX’s Soundfounder with support from The Austin Chronicle

The Lineup

Ticketed inside Dell Hall
12pm  Doors
1:15pm  Felt Out
2:15pm  The Kraken Quartet
3:15pm  Soundfounder DJ Set
4:30pm  Mary Lattimore
5:45pm  Julianna Barwick
7:15pm  The Album Leaf
8:45pm  Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Sound good?

Tickets are can be purchased online below and will available at the Box Office the day of the show. 


(No ticket required!)
Outdoor vendor market
From 12-6pm

Featuring over 20 local artisans – vintage, art, ceramics, jewelry, skincare, + more:

Anatasia Swift
Erica’s Healthy Pet
Feral Kinds
Herland Home
Hey Moon Ceramics
Kaf Design
Kinship Milk Tea
Las Ofrendas
Link Project
Mckinley Mizar
Nature Prescribed
Personal Vintage
Roberto Cortes Furnishings
Sister Palm
Sun Buddy
Tana Holmes
Vida Antigua
Vintage Sunglasses by Rick
Warwood Made
Yearling Vintage
Yelo Botanicals

Opening reception in Gallery 701 

Inside and upstairs on the Mezzanine level, Gallery 701 opening featuring works from:

Alejandra Almuelle
Steef Crombach
Alex Diamond
Jacob Guzman
Barbara Minarro
Matt Rebholz
Mai Snow
Jana Swec
Jade Walker
Matthew John Winters
More info on artworks available here

Food trucks

Good grub from:

J’s Hibachi
Sweet Freida

Featured performances

Don’t miss outdoor performances by:

Melissa Engleman 
Early Era Collective
Jarell Howard Rochelle
+  more

Want a preview?

We’ve made a playlist of all the artists to be on the lookOUT for. 

lookOUT - KUTX & AC

About lookOUT

We’ve been busy discovering creators and celebrating their works in whatever way possible. So we’ve teamed up with outer/most agency for a curated day of musical experiences set on the borderlands of genere and innovation.

Long Center's LookOUT Fest

6 Bands // 1 Summer Day // Infinite Ways to Get Lost

If there’s one thing Austin knows, it’s that extraordinary music needs extraordinary listeners. So, we’re gathering audiophiles from across the city to experience the vibes, the sounds, and the feels of summer before they’re gone. With an enthralling lineup of artists whose music bends and blends “genre” as we know it, lookOUT Fest on September 3rd is a moment when we can be sure that the air is warm, the water is cool, and the colors are brilliant. Your ears will thank you.

Kick back and bask in the soundtrack of our city as we toast to the end of the season – rose-colored glasses and open minds encouraged.

About the Artists

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Electric, rapturous, glittering – all words that have tried to encapsulate the indescribable synthesis of Kailyn Aurelia Smith’s electronic music inspired by physical motion. Soaring with synths, electrifying beats, and fresh unpredictability, this west coast composer, artist, and producer has chartered a pioneering career. Hear what we mean: Stratus from the album EARS // Lagoon, single

The Album Leaf

Hot off the 20th anniversary of One Day I’ll Be on Time, the release that launched The Album Leaf into full-fledged fame, the band continues to innovate the meaning of modern electronic-rock music. Led by founder Jimmy LaValle, the group’s sound is just as diverse as their portfolio of work and musical influences, ranging from mariachi to electronica to ambient-psych. Hear what we mean: Twentytwofourteen from the album In a Safe Place

Julianna Barwick

Comfortable collaborating with anyone from The Flaming Lips to Philip Glass, intricately looped vocals take a leading role in Julianna’s deep, reflective compositions. From remixes to film scores to live compositions based on AI, Julianna’s music is voice experimentation of the highest order. Hear what we mean: Inspirit from the album Healing Is A Miracle // Heading Home from the album Will.

Mary Lattimore

Highly sought after to create harp parts for artists like Kurt Vile and Sharon Van Etten, Mary Lattimore might play a Lyon and Healy Concert Grand pedal harp but her sound is more like ambient glitter. Synth-laden and wonderful, Mary’s experimentations with this classical instrument will make you think again. Hear what we mean: Sometimes He’s In My Dreams from the album Silver Ladders // Oh I Miss Her So collab with Holy Hive

Felt Out

Melody and harmony are the stars of this Austin-based indie duo’s magnetic partnership between Sowmya Somanath and Walter Nichols. With a sound described as electro-acoustic expressions of the heart filtered through a pop lens, Felt Out’s music is about form, feeling, and maybe even a shiver down your spine. Hear what we mean: Wake from the album Superfluid

The Kraken Quartet

A massive force of percussion and electronics, The Kraken Quartet is known for their breadth of musical styles and sounds. If you’ve caught this Austin-based percussion collective on the SXSW scene, you already know that watching them create sounds from every percussion instrument under the sun is just as much a treat for the eyes as it is for the ears. Hear what we mean: Chance the Dog (the Song) from the album Separate | Migrate