Featuring a slew of Austin artists plugged into a one-of-a-kind, fluid liturgy developed by Front Porch director Stephen Kinney and other closely-tied thinkers and clergy, The Front Porch's Easter Vigil kicks off at sunset the evening before Easter. This year, we'll once again gather at Scholz Garten to witness this unique convergence of brilliant minds and beautiful voices, all raised to celebrate the mystery of death and new life presented to all by the Easter story. RSVP at the link above (cohoevents.com/frontporchvigil17) to let us know you're coming!
Also, keep in mind: while it's completely free (and encouraged) for you to RSVP, we do ask for a donation (suggestion: $10 per person) during the vigil itself to help us pay the artists the living wages that we guarantee.
This year, our performers include: Body Rock ATX (RIDERS AGAINST the STORM (RAS) + DJ Chorizo Funk), Kevin Russell of Shinyribs and the Shiny Soul Sisters, Sam Baker, Rabbi Neil Blumofe, Jimi Calhoun, Gregory Eaton, improvisors from all over Austin, Chucky Black, Sherry Gingras and the Djembabes, and many others.
True to our Front Porch roots, this Easter Vigil proudly welcomes all creeds and beliefs to our table for communion at the end of the gathering, welcoming all into the final celebration: the after-Vigil dance party produced and directed by the legendary BODY ROCK ATX!
This year, the Easter Vigil is produced by The Front Porch and sponsored by St Matt's Austin, All Saints' Episcopal Church, Episcopal Student Center, and Interfaith Action of Central Texas — iACT.