A FunkyBatz favorite and the funkiest jam band in existence. Hailing from New Orleans, Galactic has consistently pushed artistic boundaries on the road and in the studio, approaching their music with open ears and drawing inspiration as much from the sounds bubbling up from their cityâ€™s streets as they do from each other. For more than 20 yearsÂ Ben Ellman, Robert Mercurio, Stanton Moore, Jeff Raines and Rich Vogel have explored the seemingly limitless musical possibilities.Â The groups dynamic evolution and collaborations with special guests, always sounds fresh, delighting fans of all genres of music and sending em to the dance floor at clubs and festivals all over the world.Â Austin you are in for one heck of a funky treat!
As if that wasn’t enough musical goodness for youâ€¦The show kicks off with The Suffers, a ten-piece band from Houston, TX who are redefining the sound of Gulf Coast Soul, intertwining elements of Classic American Soul with Rock & Roll. Both sonically and visually arresting, the large ensemble packs each position of the rhythm section and horn section with a level of talent and taste that provides the perfect foundation for singer Kam Franklin’s massive voice. The band’s sincerity and emotion are laid bare in their music, which has garnered an audience so broad and varied that they may prove to be the panacea for a jaded and stratified live music scene.