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The Blue Starlite Drive-in - TRAFFIC JAM

(Cancelled) was Saturday, April 11th, 2015
This event has been cancelled.


Close DateAny time before the event ends or when space runs out.
TRAFFIC JAM creates compositions that feature an instrumental ensemble of cars, trucks, and pedicabs. The performance will occur at the Blue Starlite Drive-In where audience members of any musical skill will play their vehicles, guided by a smart phone app with instructions. In addition, there will performances by line upon line percussion, duo Outlier, and choreographed performances by local pedicab drivers.

The musical compositions featured in this concert will be created in a series of community workshops, beginning in February 2015. The participants in the workshop will be students and families of Austin SoundWaves, an El Sistema-inspired program that offers free music instruction to students in east Austin. The workshops will be led by local artists and will explore composition, unconventional music making, and improvisation. In collaboration with these students, we will create new compositions that will be playable by community members in their vehicles.

The culminating performance will feature sound installations played on car stereos, monumental works for ensembles of car horns, and roving instrumental performances in the backseats of pedicabs. Featuring work by the composers of the Austin New Music Co-op, alumns of the UT Butler School of Music, line upon line percussion, and Outlier.
Parking DetailsComing from I35 East on E. 51st- Drive towards the big water tower. Turn right into our lot before you pass the water tower. If you pass the water tower, you missed us!
Enter directly under the WATER TOWER at the second drive-way! Follow the arrows to the LEFT and our entrance is now the last gate on the RIGHT at the END OF THE DRIVE-WAY.​ *ADD PARKING INFO
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Shifts (2)

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
Start: Sat, Apr 11, 5:00PM
End: Sat, Apr 11, 8:30PM
Greeting people, and general front of house duties. This will also possibly including helping with signage, and directing cars into their spots. It is a big site, and a lot of walking could be required

Please wear your Fusebox tshirt, and find the venue manager, Elle Mahoney upon arrival.

This event is outdoors., 2023. E Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78702
Start: Sat, Apr 11, 5:00PM
End: Sat, Apr 11, 8:30PM

1901 E. 51 st, Austin, TX 78702