music • art • film
• comedy • education
SEPTEMBER 6 TO 8, 2019
BABES FEST is an ~ annual convening of minds ~ in Austin, Texas, celebrating and amplifying women and nonbinary artists. As a weekend-long exhibition, our performances, panels, pop-up markets, film screenings and networking hours span music, film, art, creative education and comedy. Our daily schedule, 3-day passes and one-day passes are available now. The full lineup will be available on June 4, 2019.
~ everybody’s welcome. ~
opening reception @ the LINE hotel
09.05.19 — 8 to 11 pm
Join us at the LINE Hotel pool deck on September 5 to celebrate the start of BABES FEST 2019 and the close of our 2019 Residency. Featuring performances by DJ Dama Nilz and Recspec and visuals by illustrator Eileen Wu and abstract photographer Karen Navarro, we’ll settle into this year’s festival with chill vibes by the pool. Swimsuits welcome.
Entry to the BF 2019 opening reception is free and open to the public. Subject to capacity with RSVP; BABES FEST ticket-holders receive priority entry.
day one: the film showcase
@ motion media arts center
09.06.19 — 7 pm to midnight
Following our opening reception, we’ll return to the Motion Media Arts Center for our third year hosting BABES FEST’s film showcase. Screening work by 20+ women and nonbinary filmmakers, the night’s genres vary from narrative to experimental. Beyond the screenings, the night will serve as a point of discussion: What does it look like to write the stories and create the films we want to see in the world? Come hang. Our film lineup will be released on June 4, 2019.
Entry to Day One is included as part of the festival's 3-day pass. Day One passes are $15. Click here to explore ticket options.
day two: panels and workshops
@ the line hotel
09.07.19 — 10 am to 5 pm
On BABES FEST Day Two, we’ll gather for a full day of creative programming, panels and workshops. Join us in the morning for a dance workshop and lessons on the turntables led by our resident DJs, then stick around for two dynamic panels, as our artists explore their crafts, careers and creative industry. Our panels and workshop lineup will be released on June 4, 2019.
Entry to Day Two is included as part of the festival's 3-day pass. Day Two daytime passes are $25. Click here to explore ticket options.
day two: the craftHER Market pop-up
@ the line hotel
09.07.19 —11 am to 5 pm
Our sister series, craftHER Market, will host a pop-up on Day Two of the fest, exploring contemporary craft. Drop in from 10 AM to 5 PM, whether you have a ticket to the festival or not, to shop work by 12 artists and soak in the festival’s energy. The market lineup will be released on June 4, 2019.
Entry to this craftHER Market pop-up is open to all BABES FEST ticket-holders.
day two: music showcase
@ the north door
09.07.19 — 8 pm to 2 am
Featuring 8 acts spanning multiple genres, BABES FEST's music showcase will serve as a pinnacle of the festival’s 2019 theme: flow. Come through. Discover new musicians. And let loose. Together, we’ll put on the artists we care about.
Entry to Day Two’s nighttime events is included as part of the festival's 3-day pass. Day Two nighttime passes are $15. Click here to explore ticket options.
day three: the hang
@ the #bbatx hq
09.08.19 — 11 am to 2 Pm
As we close out the weekend, we’ll gather at the #BBATX Headquarters for goodbyes and a reflection on the fest. We’ll also brunch over complimentary tacos and Tito’s cocktails, while enjoying ambient performances.
Entry to Day Three is only included as part of the festival's 3-day pass. Click here to explore ticket options.
while you wait for BABES FEST 2019,
please join us for free monthly pop-ups at the LIne hotel in Austin, texas.
Every year, #BBATX curates a monthly residency highlighting the work of 10 to 15, Texas-based women and nonbinary visual and musical artists that create work and perform in our programs.
We’ll be at The Line Hotel Austin pool deck every first Thursday in April through September to enjoy art and a DJ set, celebrating the work of women artists in #BBATX’s 2019 residency. Dancing, swimsuits (optional) and it’s-almost-the-weekend behavior encouraged. :)
Free and open to the public, every event in The Residency runs from 8 PM to 11 PM on The LINE Austin’s pool deck. The series will conclude with one big finale on September 5, 2019, the opening night of BABES FEST 2019.