5775 Airport Blvd Suite 725
The Autism Society of Texas will host a casual, sensory-friendly concert on January 25th at Kick Butt Coffee, featuring The New Motown (Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired), Paradise (The Center for Music Therapy), and Invoke! Bring the family out for an eclectic afternoon of jazz, rock, and classical music. AST is committed to ensuring a positive, inclusive musical experience for every performer and audience member. Earplugs and sensory manipulatives will be available. Our goal is to host similar concerts later in the year with the help of expert performers, social workers, and therapists. Organizing these concerts with the guidance of individuals and families impacted by ASD provides us a unique opportunity to explore what “sensory-friendly” truly means. Come out and support this blossoming community of talented performers and organizations!
Kick Butt has asked us to inform guests that bringing in outside water bottles and other bottled beverages is prohibited!
12:15 PM – The Center for Music Therapy:
1:15 PM – Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired:
2:15 PM – Invoke:
Invoke has coordinated sensory-friendly concerts in Austin and abroad. Described by one pretty important radio guy as “not classical…but not not classical” (SiriusXM), Invoke continues to successfully dodge even the most valiant attempts at genre classification. The multi-instrumental band’s other not-nots encompass traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism. Invoke weaves all of these styles together to create truly individual music, written by and for the group. Equally at home in a collaborative setting, Invoke has performed with musicians from widely varying genres, from the Ensō Quartet, to chamber rock powerhouse San Fermin, to beatboxer/rapper/spoons virtuoso Christylez Bacon. Invoke’s two albums Souls in the Mud and Furious Creek both feature original works composed by and for the group, plus the quartet has also performed and recorded numerous world premieres. Invoke believes in championing diverse American voices, including their ongoing commissioning project American Postcards, which asks composers to pick a time and place in American history and tell its story through Invoke’s unique artistry.