Music fest for hearing impaired allows people to move to beat of their own drum

Program a KSAT community event

By Chris Shadrock - Web - News Producer

SAN ANTONIO - Months of planning finally paid off Saturday as a new kind of music festival came to the Alamo City.  

The Good Vibrations Music and Arts Festival took place at the 1850 settlement on Bulverde Road.

The festival is specifically for the deaf and hard of hearing community and allows them to “feel the music.”

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Visitors could wear specialized backpacks to help enhance the experience.

"They're synced in through an FM system and that FM system is plugged into the soundboard,” Event coordinator Jennie Wojtczak said. “That picks up the base, so it's basically like wearing a subwoofer on your back."

There were also American Sign Language translators interpreting the music and a light show.

The current Miss San Antonio, Emma Rudkin, who is also deaf, wrote a song with Ryan Proudfoot and performed it during the festival.

READ MORE: Deaf singer, songwriter to perform at music festival

The Good Vibrations Music and Arts Festival is a KSAT Community event. 

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