Wobeonfest 2015 Austin World Music & Jazz Fusion Festival

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Wobeonfest 2015 Austin World Music & Jazz Fusion Festival
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Wobeonfest 2015 Austin World Music & Jazz Fusion Festival says
WobeonFest 2015 returns to Ironwood Hall in Downtown Austin this Fall! Now in its third proud year, the festival brings forth an expanded THREE DAY program with exciting additions to its flagship World Music festival:

FRIDAY SEPT 11 evening: (Free with RSVP on Eventbrite)
- 7pm - 9pm: 1st annual Texas World Cultures Conference Day 1
- 9pm -11pm: Festival Kick-off Party feat. Live music by SERAFIA AND THE MAFIA

SATURDAY SEPT 12 morning: (Free with RSVP on Eventbrite)
8:30am - 1pm: 1st annual Texas World Cultures Conference Day 2

SATURDAY SEPT 12 evening: (Ticketed show)
- headlined by: VIEUX FARKA TOURE (Mali)
- and featuring: KINOBE & GLOBAL JUNCTION (Uganda)
Also: HardProof Afrobeat, Naga Valli, Mente Clara, The Sunray Project, Atlas Maior and more

-headlined by: BILLY COBHAM SPECTRUM 40
- and featuring: SCOTT HENDERSON TRIO
Also: Glenn Rexach Group, Curious Android, Collin Shook Band and more.

Highlights this year:
-- a brand new Austin Jazz Fusion Festival for the prog-rock-fusion-heads amongst us. Two separate music festivals under one roof!
-- a brand new TEXAS WORLD CULTURES CONFERENCE highlighting the interplay of music with issues of global importance
-- a new WOBEON AUSTIN MUSICIANS FUND, a crowd-funding initiative geared to drive 100% of funds collected to local artists to further their valued creative efforts.

More details, schedules, lineup additions, sponsors and community info and media & volunteer info on http://wobeonfest.com. Mark your calendars, and start your engines! It's gonna be a fun ride!

This event could not have been possible without the ardent support from our sponsors, collaborating communities, and myriad fans and well-wishers, and of course the many volunteers and artists who make us drive to do more, and even more, each year. Thank you for keeping us going. You rock!

Special thanks to:
- KUT Austin, who continue to be a powerful, ardent supporter of the festival, championing our media efforts as they do so well every year. Stay tuned for surprise in-studio guest performances at KUTX.
- Ironwood Hall, the wonderful multi-purpose venue in the heart of downtown Austin.
- Texas Folklife, our fiscal sponsors for our City of Austin grant, and our BFFs in the cause to curate top-notch cultural programming in Austin and beyond.
- and our many fiscal and in-kind sponsors.

This festival is sponsored in part by the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department of the City of Austin.

For all festival correspondence, please email wobeon15 (at) wobeonfest (dot) com or sign up for email newsletters on the festival website at http://wobeonfest.com.
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