Photo Recap: Forty Acres Fest by Tess Cagle

The Forty Acres Fest, hosted by University of Texas Campus Events + Entertainment Texas Traditions and Headliners Committees, gave many students an escape from Round Up and a way to beat the heat on March 28. The festival was held in Main Mall and was an all day event. Organizations from around campus provided cheap food, activities and fun until 7 p.m. and then alternative rock bands Smallpools and Ra Ra Riot closed out the evening with killer performances.

Photo Recap: KUTX's 2015 MapJam by Tess Cagle

MapJam is an annual music festival put on by  KUTX 98.9, Austin’s NPR music affiliate station. The free, all-ages, walk-and-bike friendly festival puts the spotlight on some of East Austin’s outdoor music venues like Pan Am Park and the Historic Scoot Inn. The venues hosted homegrown musical talent including SIP SIP and The Golden Dawn Arkestra. 2015 marked the festivals' third years of existence. The crowds were noticeably bigger than previous years– with dancing and crowd interaction providing a fun atmosphere. 

Photo Recap: Ditch the Fest Fest by Tess Cagle

Originally published on ORANGE Magazine

Locals gathered at the Empire Control Room for Ditch the Fest Fest on the weekends of Oct. 4 and Oct. 11. Creative collective Raw Paw organized the event, bringing together musicians from around Austin to put on a two weekend show of non-stop loud music. The venue contained a plethora of glitter and confetti on the ground, colorful mesh material streaming from the ceiling and killer visuals projected onto all of the walls. Free popsicles were provided by Juiceland, and there was also live T-shirt printing. Raw Paw provided their signature free face painting and “swag bags” filled with free stickers and other memorabilia. As another Austin City Limits came to a close, Raw Paw and other Austinites celebrated a strong year for local, hard working musicians.

Photo Recap: Jermaine Rogers at the Art on 5th Art Gallery by Tess Cagle

About a month ago, I had the opportunity to photograph Jermaine Rogers, a “gigposter” artist, at his art gallery showing at the Art on 5th in Austin, Texas. Rogers’ most famous work includes poster’s for the Free Press Summer Fest and notable musicians such as Queens of the Stone Age and Radiohead. I loved how these photos turned out so much, I just had to post them somewhere. Enjoy!