Museo Orlina and Docdef Productions partner for the third time to bring music lovers, art aficionados, and hobbyists under one roof in Tagaytay Art Beat, which kicks off Saturday, May 19, at 12 noon, and runs until tomorrow.
It is a colorful mix of musical acts of differing genres and divergent artworks in different media, hobby booths and food and beverage concessionaires.
Museo Orlina is now a favorite destination in Tagaytay, with its visual arts collection, Orlina sculptures, and the works of established and up-and-coming artists.
In time for the Tagaytay Art Beat, on exhibit are masterpieces by Gab Loste, Jess de Leon, Lee Caces, Kim Pamela Co, Anthony Molina, Dennis Jimenez, Hannah Bundalian, Gab Baez, Jenny Gernale, Razel Mari, Dennis Bato, Lhean Storm, Mykie Concepcion, Rydel Reib Arayata, Bea Policarpio.
Live painting sessions will be done by muralists: Jappy Agoncillo, Dee Jae Paeste, Miggy Antonio, Aral Cru, Kris Abrigo.
The sculptures of wood and other materials, interactive installations, and paintings will enhance the scenic setting and the music experience.
Art Beat aims to make local indie music accessible even to those who do not frequent gigs so that each Art Beat-goer goes home with a memory of a new musician to listen to.
This year’s festival welcomes both the familiar and different types of sound by combining genres that have been and have not been heard on the Art Beat stage.
“This year’s edition will be more intimate”, says Docdef Productions founder JB Balaquit. “It will be a more familial show, focusing on the diversity of musicians scattered and hidden in the Filipino music scene.”
Set to return are Tagaytay Art Beat-erans electro-pop/rock band Autotelic, mathrock trinity Tom’s Story, and soul-fusion band Farewell Fair Weather.
Joining as Art Beat rookies are Oh, Flamingo! and UBE.
Also there are singer-songwriters Clara Benin, Reese Lansangan, Julianne Tarroja and Max Javelino, the acoustic acts of Leanne and Naara and I Belong to the Zoo.
There are the folk tunes and poetic songs of Ben&Ben, The Ransom Collective and Munimuni.
There are the hip-hop artists from Uprising records of Anygma: Apoc x DJ Nicko, Kjah x Supreme Fist, and BLKD x The Tooters.
Watch the stage transform during the performances of kalimbatronic artist Bea Lorenzo, DJ-and-drums duo Motherbasss, and theatrical horror rock band Mr. Bones and The Boneyard Circus.
There’s dancing all night to world beat-jazz-rock outfit Dayaw and djembe artist collective Adinkra Lumads.
Mayonnaise and The Itchyworms will also perform.
Tickets are sold via Tripkada, the event’s official travel partner: tickets to the event alone, the Roadtrip to Tagaytay Art Beat package (TAB3 ticket and transportation), and the Tagaytay Art Beat: The Ultimate Package(TAB 3 ticket, transportation, and overnight accommodation.
Museo Orlina is on Hollywood St., Hollywood Subdivision, Tolentino East, Tagaytay City, near the Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road crossing.