LuluFest 2018 will feature Emily Gimble, Allison Miller, Sara Caswell, Erin Fisher-Wright, Suzi Stern, Peggy Stern, and many others. 

The focus of this event (concerts and workshops) will be women bandleaders — both seasoned and up-and-coming, who are making their music the focus of their lives. 

Last year's concert line-up was also outstanding: Two phenomenal musicians from NYC were headlining: world renowned jazz pianist/ composer Helen Sung, and grammy award winning trumpeter Ingrid Jensen A young star from New Orleans, Albanie Falletta presented western swing jazz on her guitar & vocals. From the Austin area, Susanna Sharpe and her Brazilian quartet. The evening culminated with Peggy Stern's exciting driving latin group, Estrella Salsa, featuring the best and brightest stars on the Austin music scene. Workshops were held (piano, voice, trumpet, guitar, and music business), led by the bandleaders. 

This is NOT a women’s festival; on the contrary, most of the bands are generously peopled with men. The principle behind the festival is simply that the women leaders and their concepts of the music are being presented here, thus setting it apart from most other festivals in the country (and the world) at this juncture in history. We feel that this Festival and Workshop day will encourage young women who don’t often get to see women in a leadership role in the music business.

We think the time is ripe and the forward-thinking city of Austin is ready, to house an intimate, elegant Festival of this nature.

April 14th, 2018

We are proud to announce the extraordinary line-up for our Second Annual LuluFest, to be held April 14th at Jones Auditorium on the St. Edward's University campus.

LuluFest, "where the traditions meet the progressives, and all the leaders are women"

LuluFest 2018

Schedule for April 14th Concerts

5 PM: Leeann Atherton Quintet

6 PM: Suzi Stern Quintet, featuring Joey Colarusso

7 PM: Sara Caswell Quartet, featuring Allison Miller

8 PM: Emily Gimble Trio, featuring Allison Miller

9 PM: Estrella Salsa Jazz Sextet, featuring everyone!

Austin Cultural Arts


"This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department."




Tickets at the Door

Concert Tickets will be on sale on site April 14th, 4:15 until 9 PM