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Experience Musical Perfection at UTOPiAfest

Music festival lovers must really love September and October in central Texas. With ACL, Ditch the Fest Fest, Art Outside, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Pecan Street Festival and UTOPiAfest, some of the best national and international bands will routed through our neck of the woods.

Presumably since ACL opted for a mid-October date, UTOPiAfest (September 27-29) is happening a few weeks earlier than usual this year. For me, UTOPiAfest sounds like a dream come true — yet somehow I have never actually attended the festival. First of all, UTOPiAfest is presented in a gorgeous natural amphitheater on the 1,000-acre Four Sisters Ranch (located between two of my favorite Texas State Parks — Garner State Park and Lost Maples); there are two stages (Arrowhead Stage and Cypress Stage) and a maximum limit of 1,800 tickets. It is a very intimate setting and the audience is left with plenty of wide open space to enjoy the vast musical genres as well as other fun (and free) activities such as yoga, hoola hooping, disc golf, hiking, and mountain biking. Oh, and the ticket price even includes camping!

If you ask me, this year promises to be the best UTOPiAfest yet. If I was able to attend, I would be most excited about these acts:

Wild Child (Thursday)

Dana Falconberry (Friday)

Dr. Dog (Friday)

White Denim (Saturday)

Wheeler Brothers (Saturday)

Ben Kweller (Saturday)

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