The Magical Thinking Of Festivus Time.
It’s that time of year again, when with love in our hearts we gather ’round the venerable Festivus pole for The Airing Of Grievances. There’s plenty of room, and I do hope you’ll join us! This year we celebrate Festivus Dec. 23 at The Far Out Lounge. My good friend Sharon Bourbonnais will start the evening with her band for a “Swinging’ Solstice” show. Then PK & The Festivians take the party up a notch, with special guests including Joanna Ramirez and Martha Merriell Chang. The band includes Chris Vestre, Dan Walton, Mark Epstein, Aaron Parks. Except a head-spinning mix of soul, jazz, Latin and more.
Paul Klemperer’s Annual Festivus Celebration raises funds for Austin Children’s Shelter/SAFE Alliance. It’s an irreverent and inclusive music revue and everyone is invited. A $10 donation is suggested, though if you’re feeling particularly big-hearted or have a guilty conscience you can always give more.
Advance tickets can be purchased through our Indiegogo Campaign; your name will be added to the VIP list, with reserved seating closer to the stage. You’ll also get extra cool perks! Go to: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/festivus-2021
A big THANK YOU to everyone who attended and supported our May 15 concert, Austin In The World: A Day Of Global Grooves. My Exotic Other, with special guests Oliver Rajamani, Alex Coke, Rey Arteaga, and Joanna Ramirez, played a wonderful show. Video by Yellow Dog Films will be made available, and will help to bring attention to Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, the outdoor venue that is an important part of East Austin’s African American Heritage District. If you’d like to contribute to our crowd-funding campaign to support this work, go to: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/austin-in-the-world#/
Next on the calendar is Manteca Beat’s first official venue show of 2021: May 19 at the Far Out Lounge. Classic Americano Music (ask Paul what that means when you see him!)… Later this week, My Exotic Other does an intimate early show at Sahara Lounge, May 21. PK joins Peggy Stern at Central Market Westgate on May 22.
The unifying theme for all of PK’s projects is community, building it, strengthening it, celebrating it. Most of these in-person shows and presentations will simultaneously be live-streamed at facebook.com/paulklemperermusic. For information on any event, or if you’d like to work with Paul Klemperer to create your own music event, email him at email@example.com.