Join Easterseals Central Texas, the leading organization serving people with disabilities in Central Texas, in their fifth annual Dia De Los Muertos Concert on Saturday, Nov. 4 at Stubb’s BBQ. With outstanding local talent, this year’s concert will be headlined by Grupo Fantasma and will feature performances by the Tiarra Girls and DJ King Louie. In addition to live music and performances, the festival is a unique Día los Muertos cultural experience with art, food and drink.
Grupo Fantasma has been praised as one of the most important independent acts in the Latin genre and has continually defied expectations to create one of the most unique musical voices to come out of the United States in the last 15 years. In 2011, they garnered further acclaim by winning a Grammy (their second such nomination) for their self–produced release “El Existential” on Nat Geo Music. They have also served as the backing band for and collaborated on several occasions with the late, great, legendary Prince, as well as other prominent acts.
The Tiarra Girls is a local all sister band. Victoria Baltierra on lead vocals and guitar, Tiffany Baltierra on bass, and Sophia Baltierra on drums, the Tiarra Girls have been gigging steadily since SXSW 2012.
The celebration will begin with the launch of Disability Awareness Day. Disabilities affect one in six Central Texans, impacting thousands of families in our community. With the launch of Austin’s first Disability Awareness Day, Easterseals aims to raise awareness around the challenges Austin’s disability community faces as well as raise needed funds to provide programming and support to people with disabilities.
Disability Awareness Day will kick off with a proclamation by City of Austin Mayor Steve Adler.
Throughout the day, the Texas Wranglers will be dispersed on various street corners all over the city raising money for Easterseals through their annual Citywide Hold Up. More than 1,000 volunteers participate in the Hold Up. Alongside the Wranglers, the Firefighters’ Association will also be raising money with their pass-the-boot campaign.
Easterseals’ Disability Awareness Day will culminate with the fifth annual Día de los Muertos concert at Stubb’s Wallercreek Amphitheater. Advance General Admission tickets are available now for $30. Venue VIP tickets are $100 and include access to new VIP room and elevated viewing platform, express entry, private bathrooms, complimentary food and non-alcoholic drinks.
Additionally, local businesses are participating in Disability Awareness Day by contributing a portion of their sales to Easterseals, including Zocalo Cafe, Güero’s, Kendra Scott, Alamo Drafthouse, ColdTowne Theater and California Pizza Kitchen.
For more information, visit austindiadelosmuertos.com.