FestPop Rocks Austin City Limits

Gobi lead singer, Justin Dillon, performs at Bat Bar Thursday Oct. 9.
Gobi lead singer, Justin Dillon, performs at Bat Bar Thursday Oct. 9. Photo by: John Solis

FestPop put on an Austin City Limits Pre-Party Fundraiser that was nothing short of a huge success. The event happened last Thursday at Bat Bar Austin and attracted hundreds of people to benefit their partner, Conscious Alliance. Every artist that performed brought something new and powerful to the stage.

The concert, featuring Gobi, Emily Bell, Suzy Q and many others, was a great way to kick off the second weekend of ACL. Everyone was pumped to have a good time and listen to live music. Bat Bar was the living embodiment of vitality.

“It was fun,” said Logan Webster, an Austinite who loves concerts.

The crowd was weird, loud and a little crazy- overall a typical Austin night.

“ACL has an amazing line up and great mix of genres, plus the host city adds to the experience,” Scotty Moore the CEO and founder of FestPop said.

Festpop is an online website that brings every music festival in the world to one place. Anyone can access the website and plan a trip to any gig of their choice. Users can buy tickets, book rooms and buy essential items for the show they’re attending.

Conscious Alliance is a non-profit organization that teams up with the arts to provide hunger relief and youth empowerment. The non-profit began with fans donating food for concert posters. They have since expanded their merchandise to include a variety of concert memorabilia such as t-shirts and hats.

FestPop has overcome many hurdles putting this benefit concert together. They overcame these obstacles by staying true to their mission and partnering with people who are like minded and passionate about music, Moore said. They have gotten the word out by sharing the event on their website, Facebook, flyer, and press outreach through marketing company, Juice Consulting.

At the show people came and left as they pleased, but some stayed throughout the whole event. The electronic dance band, Gobi, had a strong performance which left the crowd wanting more. They performed a small encore at the end of their set and talked with fans after the show. The performers kept the crowd loud and alive throughout the night. Waiting time for performers to set up was dragged out a bit, but overall the event went smoothly.

Tickets started at $10 which granted concert goers general access; special VIP area with open bar tickets could have been purchased for $150. Moore says 100 percent of the tickets sold will benefit Conscious Alliance and their cause.

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