Austin’s Fusebox Festival is the latest live event to adapt to the times with an upcoming virtual fest that’s described as “public access TV meets international block party meets live performance.” The weekend-long, online broadcast will take place April 24-26 via live stream platforms. In addition to live-streamed performances, the virtual edition will incorporate the community feeling of the typically five-day festival with artist conversations and studio visits, interactive activities, happy hours, the Fusebox Day-Spa™, exhibitions and more.
In its over 15 years of operation, Fusebox has made a name for itself as a non-profit arts organization dedicated to championing bold new works of live performance art. The annual festival spotlights artists from across the globe who work across a variety of mediums — music, dance, spoken word — and is 100% free to attend, thanks to the organization’s Free Range Art initiative. The reimagined virtual festival stays true to those same commitments of accessibility and discovery by bringing the art straight to you.
Stay tuned for the artist line-up and event schedule — more information can be found on the festival website. In the meantime, get a taste of Fusebox’s eclectic spirit with past Studio 1A sets from two Austin artists who have previously performed at the fest: extraterrestrial supergroup Golden Dawn Arkestra and powerhouse hard rockers Ume.
— Annie Lyons, KUTX Intern