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    Come through on the last Thursday of every month to vibe alongside women and LGBTQ+ DJs, take a dip in the pool and enjoy a specially curated nighttime art market.

    Swimming is optional. Mutual respect is a must. Swimsuits and its-the-weekend energy encouraged. Everybody and every body welcome.

    WHAT TO EXPECT AT SESSION FOUR

    • A three-hour set by Austin-based DJ, composer and curator DJ CASS&RA

    • An outdoor market featuring four artists and designers from The Front Market:

      • Katie Chance

      • COMMONS

      • The Mad Duchess

      • Cosmic Green CBD

    • An installation by Austin-based photographer Cindy Elizabeth in The Line Hotel lobby 

    • Open-air poolside vibes

      DJ Cassandra, (Cassie Shankman) owner of Sounds by Cassandra, is an Austin-based DJ (@djcassandra_), curator, composer, producer, educator, and creative. She grew up between Texas and London, and is a big believer in community and collaboration.

      As a composer and orchestrator, she has been recognized for her work with film, visual artists, chamber groups, wind ensembles, apps, musicals, and music therapy technology. As a performer, she’s played with musicians such as jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon at Lincoln Center, DEVO’s frontman Mark Mothersbaugh to indie-rock artist Ben Kweller.

      As a DJ and curator, she’s worked with clients such as AppleTV+, Virgin, US Women’s Volleyball Team, Nascar, The Recording Academy, Bumble, Hulu, Topo Chico, Soho House and Teen Vogue. The weddings she's DJ'd have been featured in Junebug Weddings and New York Magazine’s The Cut. DJ Cassandra has opened and closed for LP Giobbi, RUN DMC, Angel and Dren, Win Butler of Arcade Fire (DJ Windows98), Midland, and Goldfish.

      Cassie’s current compositional focus is designing and composing Biomedical Music™ integrated with biomedical devices for rehabilitation. These compositions are created utilizing brain-based movement technology to help people walk again. As a proponent for music education, Cassie the co-founder of Picardy, an interactive platform for developing music theory and musicianship skills. She was also the Program & Media Manager/Lead Producer for the non-profit Golden Hornet, a music composition laboratory co-founded by composer Graham Reynolds. Recently, Cassie has been working as an on-screen live performance consultant and teacher for Season 2 of Walker Texas Ranger. She is also an active member for the GRAMMY's Texas Chapter Education Committee.

      She is a graduate from The University of Texas with a degree in music composition and a secondary focus in film studies. Cassie is a music and mental health advocate.

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