Montopolis produces multimedia concerts themed around the natural wonders of Texas. Their critically acclaimed music incorporates rock, country, and modern classical. Each performance is accompanied by stunning video and a narrator who tells stories drawn from Texas history and legend. ‘The Legend of Big Bend’ concert features a cowboy narrator reciting tales of old west heroics and cowboy poetry. The visual element features the work of landscape photographer Christopher Zebo. Instrumentation: pedal steel guitar, piano, string trio, trombone, and drums. ‘The Living Coast’ concert is narrated by scientists Wendy Gordon and Megan O’Connell and features film of the Texas coast by director Anlo Sepulveda and drone pilot Reagan Jobe. Instrumentation: piano, guitar, horn section, string section, drums. ‘Music for Enchanted Rock’ is a modern classical suite for string trio, pedal steel guitar, and piano. Chickasaw performer Amy Bluemel tells stories of Enchanted Rock and regional indigenous tribes. Features landscape photography of Enchanted Rock by Rip Shaub. Montopolis also tours live scores to silent films such as ‘Man with a Movie Camera’ and ‘The Return of Draw Egan,’ a comedic western. The Montopolis musicians include members of the Austin Symphony, Okkervil River, Tosca String Quartet, and the Polyphonic Spree. Photo by Sunday Ballew.

Additional information



Contact name

Justin Sherburn

Contact address

6805 Santos Street Austin TX 78741

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Public performance

$1500 – $7000

School performance

$500 – $2500

Workshop fees

$500 – $1500

Travel per diem lodging

$500 – $2000




Special audiences

Festivals, Schools, Seniors

School audiences

High, Middle

Venue size

Larger, Medium, Very Large

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