Tagaytay Art Beat is Like Coachella for Young Art and Music Lovers (and It’s Coming Back on May 19!)

  • May 8, 2018

For the last two years, the cultured youth have had something to look forward to during the summer time. Tagaytay Art Beat, a brainchild of Museo Orlina and Docdef Productions, brings together young art aficionados, music lovers, and hobbyists to the southern mountain province for a festival that will titillate all the senses. Kicking off at 12 noon on May 19, 2018 at Ramon Orlina’s famed Musueo Orlina, the event is set to feature an exhibit of emerging artists from different mediums, hobby booths, food kiosks, and live musical performances—it’s like a Filipino Coachella for young art lovers!

Following their traditional in featuring today’s accomplished, up-and-coming artists, this year’s roster includes 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 Storn, Mykie Concepcion, Rydel Reib Arayata, and Bea Policarpio. There will also be live painting sessions at the event, courtesy of muralists Jappy Agoncillo, Dee Jae Paeste, Miggy Antonio, Aral Cru, and Kris Abrigo. In addition, expect a selection of complex glass and wood sculptures, interactive installations, paintings and leitmotifs. See some work from last year:

Pieces from Last Year - Dans Bermejo, Romancing Celeste
Pieces from Last Year – Dans Bermejo, Romancing Celeste
Pieces from Last Year - Anna Orlina, Pastel Sunrise
Pieces from Last Year – Anna Orlina, Pastel Sunrise
Pieces from Last Year - Miggy, Little Friends
Pieces from Last Year – Miggy, Little Friends
Pieces from Last Year - Julia Tabor, Getting Warmer
Pieces from Last Year – Julia Tabor, Getting Warmer


Surrounded by the summer heat and Tagaytay’s lush flora, Art Beat 3 also offers live musical performances from local Filipino talent. Aimed to introduce independent artists to a more accessible crowd, the festival promises to stimulate the ears just as much as the eyes. They have made the efforts in diversify the acts this year by commissioning the multiple artists across all genre boards. “This year’s edition will be more intimate. It will be a more familial show, focusing on the diversity of musicians scattered and hidden in the Filipino music scene,” shares Docdef Productions founder JB Balaquit. The show promises to be something never before seen on the Art Beat stage.

Set to return this year are electro-pop/rock band Autotellic, math rock trinity Tom’s Story, and soul-fusion band Farewell Fair Weather. First time acts include Oh, Flamingo! and UBE. Expect singer-songwriters Clara Benin, Reese Lansangan, Julianne Tarroja, Max Javelino to be present with their signature sounds. Leanne and Naara, I Belong to a Zoo, Bem&Ben, The Ransom and Munimuni are also set to lend their talents to this year’s Art Beat.

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Ramon Orlina (Photograph by Darzi Pinga)
Ramon Orlina (Photograph by Darzi Pinga)
Tagaytay Art Beat is held yearly at Museo Orlina (Photograph by Darzi Pinga)
Tagaytay Art Beat is held yearly at Museo Orlina (Photograph by Darzi Pinga)
The festival is filled with live performances (Photograph by Aimee Arlene Aznar)
The festival is filled with live performances (Photograph by Aimee Arlene Aznar)


The ever growing local hip-hop scene is also represented on the stage this year. Anygma: Apoc x DJ Nicko, Kjah x Supreme First, and BLKD x The Tooters are just some of the acts that have been prepared for your entertainment. Kalimbatronic artist Bea Lorenzo, DJ-and-drums duo Motherbass, and theatrical horror rock band Mr. Bones & The Boneyard Circus have also come on board. Rounding up the festival’s musical lineup are beat-jazz-rock outfit Dayaw, djembe artist collective Adinkra Lumads, and popular staples Mayonnaise and The Itchyworms.

See you all on the 19th of May!

Tickets are sold via Tripkada, the event’s official travel partner. Interested parties can choose among the three options: purchasing 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).

For more information contact Camille Castillo, Isa Almanzan, and Madeline Castillo at tagaytayartbear.pr@gmail.com or text/call +63 936 947 3029 or +63 917 950 7859

Museo Orlina is located on Hollywood St., Hollywood Subdivision, Tolentino East, Tagaytay City, near the Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road crossing.

Docdef Productions is a production house that aims to elevate the independent music scene by opening windows of opportunity for local indie artists to perform at the best venues with enthusiastic music lovers, alongside some of the revered bands in the music scene.

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