One Road Austin kick-off celebrates Austin’s diverse music community —
October 20, 2018

One Road Austin kick-off celebrates Austin’s diverse music community

Vallejo, appearing this year at One Road Austin

EPS Presents (Event Production Services), in conjunction with the launch of EQ Austin, is producing One Road Austin, a kick-off concert celebrating Austin’s diverse music community on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m. at 3TEN ACL Live.

One Road Austin (ORA), a two-week series of city-wide events (Oct 24-Nov 4), unifies and promotes existing events and organizations that champion diversity, sustainability, civic involvement and education. The purpose of ORA is to connect communities and their stakeholders to local events, organizations, services, and educational hubs that celebrate Austin’s diverse ethnicities, cultures and social movements.

One Road Austin’s inaugural event will be Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 3TEN ACL Live at 8 p.m. The concert will feature performances by a number of legendary and up-and-coming Austin artists, including Vallejo, Nakia, Betty Soo, Ruben Ramos, Peterson Brothers, Oliver Rajamani, Lesly Reynaga, Tiarra Girls, a tribute to hip-hop pioneer MC Overlord and very special surprise guests. Headed by musical director Alex Vallejo of the award-winning band Vallejo, One Road Austin will play out like the city’s own version of The Last Waltz by The Band with representation across multiple musical genres.

A follow-up event “Women of World Music” will be held Thursday, Oct. 25 at One-2-One Bar at 7 p.m. The all-female lineup will feature Leti Garza, Lesly Reynaga, Candiland, Naga Valli and Tiarra Girls.

“EPS is very proud of our long history of producing community events in Austin, and in particular, all-inclusive events that are created to celebrate the vast diversity and heritage of the city we live in,” said Jeff Miller, Executive Producer of EPS Presents/One Road Austin. “We are very excited to create the newest signature event, One Road Austin, and we can’t wait to see to where it takes us together.”

EPS Presents has been producing family friendly, community oriented festivals in Austin for over 15 years, with such classic events as Pachanga Latino Music Festival, Trail of Lights, Blues on the Green and Austin’s New Year Celebration.

Produced with City of Austin support, ORA will also mark the launch of EQ Austin, a new community based non-profit organization with a mission to stimulate cultural representation in the creative sector.

Tickets are available at 3tenaustin.com. One Road Austin is sponsored by the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, Humanitarians in the Arts, and School of Rock (Round Rock). For the complete lineup, updates and more information on both shows, visit www.oneroadaustin.com.

About Merideth Cox 163 Articles
Merideth is a music writer who has covered bands from her hometown in Colorado to London to Bangkok to Shanghai and finally back to Austin. Led Zeppelin changed her life. So did Dolly Parton. You can read her music reviews at smackmadness.com.

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