Austin loves free music

Latin tunes took over the Long Center - and people loved it

Latin tunes took over the Long Center - and people loved it

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Nearly 3,000 people packed the Long Center City Terrace. Kevin Benz
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Grupo Fantasma is based in Austin and will be home awhile working on a few new songs. Kevin Benz
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Lots of families came out to the show.    Kevin Benz
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This was the first of three free concerts the Long Center will host in the next few months as part of their series.  Kevin Benz
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Everywhere you looked people were dancing.  Kevin Benz
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Austin Photo Set_News_Veronica Castelo_Grupo Fantasma Concert_September 2011
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Austin Photo Set_News_Veronica Castelo_Grupo Fantasma  Concert_September 2011

The Long Center for Performing Arts is known for all the great performances they bring to their concert halls but Sunday night they proved they can throw one hell of an outdoor concert. Grupo Fantasma kicked off their Long Center Terrace Concert Series with a 90 minute latin funk set that packed the dance floor.

Nearly 3,000 people showed up to the free show including some who joined after hearing the music and seeing the crowd from across the street at Auditorium Shores.

Next up is the Marshall Ford Swing Band with guest Redd Volkaert on October 23, 2011.