Undoubtedly, Austin’s liberation has been challenged in recent weeks. Despite activist efforts, on going protests and a general outcry from the public, Donald Trump is the 2016 president-elect of the United States.
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).
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.
Riders Against the Storm (RAS) will be preforming on June 7th alongside Oxymorrons at 3TEN ACL LIVE. Doors open at 8 p.m., and admission is $12. The show comes at the tail end of their tour this June.
RAS is pure soulfulness. Composed of husband and wife duo, Chaka and Qi Dada, these two are making waves in the local music scene with their upbeat hip-hop rhymes.
Float Fest 2016 is just two months away and as the self proclaimed “raddest, loudest, floatest fest in Texas,” it has assembled a killer lineup with a few big names and some lesser known–but still just as great–talent. Barring the most famous musicians on the lineup like Rick Ross, Santigold, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Chromeo, here’s a quick guide to five bands to catch (or at least check out) if you’re going to this year’s festival.
San Marcos’ annual music festival–Float Fest (July 16-17)–is just a few months away. Not only is this year’s lineup packed with great artists, like Chromeo, Santigold, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Austin locals Riders Against the Storm (to name just a few) but tubing and camping are included when you purchase a ticket. Need I say more? Here’s everything you need to know about the self described “raddest, loudest, floatest fest in Texas.”