The Blanton's art party returns on Friday, March 6 with the hippest trip in Austin, B scene: Art and Soul.
Experience after hours tours of the powerful exhibition Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties and then lose yourself in the magical music of the times.
DJ Mahogany Dane will be spinning her favorite R & B classics from 6:00pm – 8:00pm to get you in the groove.
At 8:00pm, The Soul Supporters will take the stage to share their authentic take on early soul, R & B and blues from the heart with a sparse rhythm section, stinging guitar and breathtaking, gospel-tinged vocal harmonies. The band's equally formidable singers, Lauren Cervantes and Angela Miller, have picked up the legacy of Austin's classic female blues singers like Lou Ann Barton, Angela Strehli and Marica Ball and are carrying it on with incredible harmony vocals that must be heard. Influenced by early artists like The Ikettes, Sugar Pie DeSanto, and Ruth Brown, the band is formulating its own non-commercialized concoction of "retro-soul" with a growing number of old-school inspired originals.
Members are invited to experience the exclusive member lounge on the mezzanine with a cash bar, light bites and comfy seating.
FREE for members/ $12 general public. Tickets are available online or at the door.
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Support for education programs at the Blanton is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc. Education Endowment.