While the sun was unforgiving and pierced through even the thickest clouds, Float Fest 2016 saw hundreds of patrons from San Marcos and surrounding areas scurry onto one of many of Don’s Fish Camp’s dusty shuttles to be escorted to the starting point of the 2-hour journey down San Marcos river. Upon their return, festival goers had the opportunity to enter the gates and be greeted by the live sounds of many Austin artists, free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and a whole carnival setup that included a murderously fast ferris wheel (or maybe I’m afraid of heights, whatever).
With only days left until San Marcos’s immersive music festival, Float Fest, river sirens and frat boys state-wide are rushing to their corner liquor store and sharpening their finest shotgun keys to rock out to headliners Chromeo, Rick Ross, Big Gigantic, Bleachers and Bones-Thugz-N-Harmony, just to name a few.
On the first day of the annual Solstice Festival weekend, I spent that night hopping around downtown Austin. I was peering into local bars and venues, keeping an eye out for whatever hub wouldn’t kick me out for having X’s on my hands (looking at you, Empire). That night was a night of firsts for me, and I saw some quality acts on stage.
Solstice festival is back, Austin! Join some of the city’s hottest, up-and-coming bands for two days of art, music, food and fun. Clear your calendars because on June 17 and 18 Solstice will be taking the city by storm, throwing parties and setting up shop all over Pan Am park on the East Side–and a few other venues around Austin–to celebrate the start of Summer.
Float Fest 2016 draws closer and along with some appearances by famous artist like Rick Ross, Slim Thug and Chromeo there’s also a diverse collection of musicians hailing from Austin. To celebrate and get you primed for the upcoming festival–which takes place on July 16-17 at Cool River Ranch in San Marcos–we’ve assembled a playlist so you can check out the talent that’s gracing Float Fest 2016’s stage.
Are you heartbroken, bitter and alone? Do you think Valentine’s Day is distasteful? Or perhaps, you find it repulsive that we’re slated to contribute $19.7 billion dollars to the economy on this special day. Regardless of where your resentment emanates from, I’ve got a song for you. Here is an eclectic array of Austin musicians to satisfy those bitter about Valentine’s Day.
2015 has wrapped up, and many of us are setting resolutions for the New Year. On Vinyl Music offers some major keys to success to help you ring in the New Year: the resolution of self-love, a bottomless glass of champagne, and of course, our weekly staff playlist.