All throughout Austin you will find Latino-inspired and/or owned establishments around town, from the famous Juan in a Million restaurant to the beautiful Mexic-Arte Museum in the heart of our city. Austin is no stranger to the Latino culture and that is why May is marked as Latino Music Month. This marks the 11th year Austin has celebrated Latino Music Month with performances of Latino music in various venues across the city. Here are some events happening during this month where you can get your fix of Latino music: Plaza at Austin City Hall Each Friday in May around noon, there will be various Latino Music genres showcased! This is open to the public and completely free. 19th Annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival From May 4th through May 8th, you can catch films made by and/or about Latinos or Indigenous peoples of the Americas that will include Latino-inspired music. There are also volunteering opportunities which you can learn more about here. Tickets start at $30. Los Master Plus Cinco De Mayo Fiesta Check out Los Master Plus, a group from Guadalajara, México, with support by Master Blaster Sound System and Peligrosa at the Empire Garage on Friday, May 6th. Tickets start at $9. SunSet Salsa and Bon Voyage Party “On The River” Dance to your favorite Salsa, Cha Cha and Bachata while you watch the sun set over town lake on Friday, May 6 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m at Alta’s cafe. If you purchase early bird tickets […]Read More
Get Together, Austin!
We are excited to present Get Together Austin, an initiative led by United Way for Greater Austin, along with some of Austin’s most beloved musicians, to ensure every child in our community has the chance to succeed. We recruited 16 local, caring musicians who gave their time and talents to raise awareness about the need for high-quality preschool for low-income kids and the need for our community to come together as one to make this happen. We shot these musicians singing their own take of the song “Get Together” by The Youngbloods, a song about joining together to create positive change; we could not have picked a better song to portray our message. Artists involved: A. Sinclair, Abram Shook, Calliope Musicals, Colin Gilmore, Dale Watson, Dana Falconberry, Gina Chavez, Golden Dawn Arkestra, Grupo Fantasma, LaTasha Lee & the Black Ties, Magna Carda, Quiet Company, Royal Forest, Sara Hickman, Shakey Graves and Wild Child. We shot the video with production crew Arts+Labor in iconic Austin locations, from Zilker Park and Barton Springs pool to various murals, including our own “You’re My Butter Half” mural. We strived to get artists from a variety of genres, demographics and backgrounds to showcase the diversity of Austin itself. Our early childhood education initiatives work with other community organizations to provide a variety of services tailored to each family and child, including parent education classes and affordable quality childcare and preschool programs. 90% of young children that receive these services are ready for school upon entering […]Read More