photo by Juan Figueroa for KUTX
Grupo Fantasma was started in Austin in 2000. The band 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 21st century. In 2011, they garnered further acclaim by winning a Grammy for their self–produced release “El Existential.” On New Year’s Eve Grupo Fantasma performs a very special show at Carson Creek Ranch in support of The Nobelity Project.
Founded in 2005 by Turk and Christy Pipkin, The Nobelity Project is based in Austin, Texas and addresses issues of global education. Their partnerships build critically needed school infrastructure, support literacy and scholarship, and promote conservation and community service. The organization works to increase access to education, improving quality of learning, expanding opportunity, and creating connections to the world we all share.
The New Year’s Eve gala was born out of the desire to create a truly immersive live music and dance experience in a beautiful, natural setting without the hassle of downtown crowds, fighting for parking, or waiting in lines. Guests can expect live music and dancing all night in a beautiful and cosy setting outside of the mayhem of downtown.
In true Carson Creek Ranch style this event spans beyond music and dance, including specialty cocktails inspired by the music, champagne, complimentary desserts, and snacks available from Austin’s best food trucks.
Host: Jody Denberg
Producer: Deidre Gott
Broadcast Engineer: Cliff Hargrove
Front of House Engineer: Jake Perlman