Long Center's lookOUT
We’ve spent the past year discovering creators and celebrating their works in whatever way possible, seeking to be both curious in our exploration and steadfast in our support of artists.
That’s why the Long Center Vistas invites all our curious listeners to find new intersections of music, diversity, and creativity with lookOUT — a new collaboration. Building on the successful events of the past year like Long Live Music and The Drop-In, we’re teaming up with outer/most agency for a curated series of musical experiences set on the borderlands of genre and innovation.
This is an exercise in discovery and a celebration of creativity. And extraordinary music needs extraordinary listeners. Check out the lineup below — it’s time to discover something new.
About Long Center Vistas
This new program focusing on outdoor, Austin-centric experiences invites Austinites to explore new sights and sounds, right in the city’s own backyard. Look out for more from Long Center Vistas coming soon.
Tickets On Sale FRIDAY 9/17
Want a preview?
We’ve made a playlist of all the artists to be on the lookOUT for.
About the Artists
Experimental musician serpentwithfeet (Josiah Wise) is not only imagining, but exploring a world wherein Black love is paramount. His style of R&B with gospel roots is perfectly paired with Madison McFerrin’s one-of-a-kind vocals that gained the moniker “soul-appella” by Questlove, both complimented by the subtle explorations of Congolese-inspired indie-rock & soul of Austin’s own Christelle Bofale.
New York-based, all-female mariachi ensemble Flor de Toloache hails from across the globe. Their Latin GRAMMY-winning sound is at home both on NPR and the world’s largest stages, much like the electric energy of Las Cafeteras, whose community-building Afro-Mexican beats are pure magnetism. Cap it all off with a touch of Latin psychedelic soul from Austin’s The Los Sundowns.
With six albums to her name, Julianna Barwick has quickly become new music’s collaborator-of-choice with her deep, reflective compositions rooted in the human voice. Paired nicely with the lush, ethereal sounds of Mary Lattimore’s wholly-original harp creations, local percussion ensemble The Kraken Quartet will round out what promises to be a cinematic evening.
Electric, rapturous, glittering — all words that have tried to encapsulate the indescribable synthesis of Katilyn Aurelia Smith’s electronic music inspired by physical motion. Equally indescribable is The Album Leaf, Jimmy LaValle’s solo studio project turned full-fledged live band, whose multi-faceted exploration of modern rock has made the group a household name in composition.
From coast to coast, Christian McBride is the voice and sound of jazz in America, frequently touring with his quartet, the New Jawn, and winning a host of GRAMMY Awards along the way. New on the jazz scene and already a mainstay is Lady Blackbird, whose debut album Black Acid Soul pretty much says it all, while Austin-based professionals Brannen Temple and Dayne Reliford bring it all together in Brannen Temple Duo.