2017 Revel Solstice Festival: A Blank Canvas

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The Soundtap Project
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Revel’s 8th concert season continues with the 2017 Revel Solstice Festival: A Blank Canvas. In recent years, the Revel Solstice Festival has been a one-week festival taking place around the time of the summer solstice, but this year’s offerings have expanded to include 17 unique, interactive chamber music and arts events.

Interactive components include a Loving Kindness Meditation led by psychologist Dr. Mark Adams, a variety of creative writing and thinking exercises offered by leading poets and authors, a lesson in walnut ink drawing from artist Adrienne Hodge, the debut of a new work for electronics and audience by composer and arts innovator Steve Parker, and a group voice lesson with mezzo-soprano Liz Cass. 

2017 Revel Solstice Festival Lineup

  • June 17: Revel Solstice Festival Launch Party - Malvern Books. Featuring ​Bel Cuore Quartet and Carrie Fountain, poet
  • June 18: Joy Follows Like a Shadow - 4th Tap Brewing Co-op. Featuring Spencer Nielsen, saxophones, Carla McElhaney, piano, and Dr. Mark Adams, guest reader and Loving Kindness Meditation guide
  • June 20: Bolero Fantasy - 4th Tap Brewing Co-op. Featuring Dianne Donovan, jazz vocals, The Forgotten Prophets, Bel Cuore Quartet, Joel Becktell, cello, and Carla McElhaney, piano
  • June 25: Deeper into the World - 4th Tap Brewing Co-op (12:30 pm). Featuring Joel Becktell, cello, Carla McElhaney, piano, and Cecily Parks, poet
  • June 25: The 3 B’s: Bach, Bukowski, and Brown - Malvern Books (7 pm). Featuring Joel Becktell, cello and Nathan Brown, poet
  • June 30: Revel in the House - Private Home. Featuring Allegro Chamber Trio
  • July 2: Beat of My Heart - 4th Tap Brewing Co-op. Featuring Allegro Chamber Trio and Edward Vidaurre, poet
  • July 9: Through the Windshield - 4th Tap Brewing Co-op. Featuring Triple Take and Nathan Brown, poet
  • July 16: Unafraid to Fall - 4th Tap Brewing Co-op. Featuring Austin Flute Project and Laurie Filipelli, poet
  • July 23: Music for Steve, Electronics, and You - 4th Tap Brewing Co-op. Featuring Steve Parker, composer & trombonist and Nathan Brown, poet
  • July 28: The Soundtap Project Debut (An Evening with KMFA) - Blackerby Stage & Studio. ​Featuring Soundtap Project
  • July 30: Busy as Rain - 4th Tap Brewing Co-op. Featuring ​Soundtap Project and Alexandra van de Kamp, poet
  • August 6: This Changes Everything - 4th Tap Brewing Co-op. Featuring Pat Harris Jazz Trio and Ellie Francis Douglass, poet
  • August 13: The Rhythm of Line - 4th Tap Brewing Co-op. Featuring Line Upon Line Percussion and Adrienne Hodge, artist
  • August 20: Today My Life Is Mine - 4th Tap Brewing Co-op. ​Featuring Z3 and Usha Akella, poet
  • August 25: Revel in the House - Private Home. Featuring Revel Classical Band
  • August 27 | From the Revel Songbook (Brunch with KMFA) - 4th Tap Brewing Co-op. Featuring Revel Classical Band and Liz Cass, mezzo soprano

Event Details


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4th Tap Brewing Cooperative
10615 Metric Blvd.
Austin, TX 78758

Malvern Books
613 W. 29th St.
Austin, TX 78705

Blackerby Violin Shop
1111 W. Anderson Ln.
Austin, TX 78757