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.

LuluFest 2019

We are proud to announce our upcoming 2019 LuluFest artists. The Festival will be held May 17th at Parker Jazz club, and May 18th at St. Edward's University. Both concerts begin at 7 PM.

Featured women band-leaders include Dawn Clement, Carrie Rodriguez, Pamela York, Claire Daly, and more, TBA.

Austin Cultural Arts


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



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Concert Tickets will be on sale on              site May 17th & 18th