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Tickets, weekend passes now on sale for UTOPiAfest
Now in its 13th year, UTOPIAfest returns to Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet Oct. 14 - 15 with a lineup that includes John Scofield, Shovels and Rope, and Charli 2na.
Weekend passes for Friday and Saturday and single-day tickets for the Thursday pre-party performances are on sale now at uptopiafest.com. Discounted tickets for children ages 2-12 and teens ages 13-19 are also available.
This year’s lineup includes American folk duo Shovels and Rope, whose recent 10th-anniversary edition of the “O’ Be Joyful” album follows the release of the band’s newest recording, “Manticore” earlier this year. Also joining the festival is Victor Wooten, former bassist for Bela Fleck & The Flecktones. West Coast rapper Charli 2na of Los Angeles’ Jurassic 5 is joined alongside hard-hitting eight-piece Latin funk group Brownout. Austinite Sir Woman will also return to the UTOPiAfest stage, making a stop in Burnet during her cross-country Party City Tour. Other notable performers include Sudanese- American funkrock musician, Sinkane, and soul band The Nth Power, which includes Beyonce’s former world-touring drummer Nikkie Glaspie.
“UTOPiAfest has always been a place where people can come together to celebrate music and nature in an open, accepting environment,” said co-founder Travis Sutherland. “We’re so excited to continue creating a space for all walks of life to come and be whoever they want to be, all while enjoying quality music and the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country.”
Sutherland initially created UTOPiAfest out of his desire for an experience- centered festival. In addition to music, the festival also features outdoor activities including mountain biking tours, horseback riding, disc golf, yoga, workshops and swimming in the nearby Highland Lakes. With free camping and parking, a BYOB-policy and a variety of local culinary and arts vendors, the festival is all-inclusive for patrons of all ages and interests.
UTOPiAfest Thirteen Talent Lineup Anam Cara Chali 2na with Brownout Erin Ivey Heartbyrne Jane Leo J Brave John Scofield’s Yankee Go Home Mixer Rogers Rattlesnake Milk* Sego Shovels & Rope Sid Fly Sinkane Sir Woman Suzanne Santo Swimwear Department The Nth Power The Watters* Ume Utopia Players ft. Nikki Glaspie* Victor Wooten Thursday pre-party performers are noted with (*); This lineup subject to change, so check the website for additional information.
To purchase passes and tickets, and to find out more about UTOPiAfest, visit https://www. utopiafest.com/.