There remains an all-too-common misconception in Austin that the Downtown district is where all of city’s musical treasures make their home. Enter MapJam, an annual music festival put on by the folks over at KUTX 98.9, Austin’s NPR music affiliate station. The free, all-ages, walk-and-bike friendly festival puts the spotlight on some of East Austin’s outdoor music venues like Pan Am Park and the Historic Scoot Inn. The venues hosted homegrown musical talent including SIP SIP and The Golden Dawn Arkestra. This past weekend marked the festival’s third year. The ORANGE Music staff captured the festivities.
Photos by Tess Cagle and Sarah Jasmine Montgomery