July 21, 2011

Music festivals that are a MUST!!!

This has been a big year for music festivals and we have really been taking advantage of them. I would say attending music festivals is one of our favorite things to do. Although we've already had a great year of music, I hardly can believe some of the best is still to come. Here are some upcoming festivals we'll be attending. If you too love music festivals, well then these festivals are a MUST!!!

We struggle with ACL. Last year we decided to go with a 1-day pass and we couldn't decide what to do this year. We finally decided to take a risk and we went ahead and bought 3-day passes. Thank goodness our risk paid off because the line-up this year is phenomenal. Some of the featured artists are: Arcade Fire (Already saw once this year and it was fabulous!), My Morning Jacket (love the new album), Bright Eyes (Already saw once this year and can't wait to see them again), Iron & Wine (One of my faves...one of the best shows we went to last year), Cold Play (Say what you will but I like them and excited about this one and hope to catch a glance at Gwenny), Stevie Wonder (random I know but hear great show), Social Distortion, Broken Social Scene (Love...always wanted to see) , Ryan Bingham & the Dead horses, TV on the Radio (Already saw this year but excited to see again), Ray LaMontagne (Already saw this year but will be great to see him in this atmosphere), Kanye West (Yes, I will be at this stage), Old Crow Medicine Show (Already saw this year at the RRT but will go again), Delta Spirit (Already saw this year with their collaborative group...super pumped about this one actually), Allison Krauss & Union Station , Court Yard Hounds...ok...I'll stop...but you get the point...it's going to be a great year for ACL and we're super pumped!

Next up....

The weekend after ACL, we'll be heading back to Marfa for the Trans-Pecos Festival of Music & Love. We'll be camping out at El Cosmico again. The line-up hasn't been announced yet but we hear Patty Griffin is one of the performers and I'm sure Amy Cook will be there too. More to come on this one!


The Utopia Fest is in the West Texas Hill Country. Some of the featured artist at this festival are Blitzen Trapper (one of my faves that I've been dying to see) and Dawes (Will be the 3rd time to see them this year but may as well do it again in a festival atmosphere right!). This is another festival where we'll be camping. This will be our first year to attend this one but it should be fun.

And finally...

The Fun Fun Fun Fest is in Austin the weekend November 5-6. Some like this one better than ACL but I'm not sure about all that. The line-up hasn't been announced yet but will let you know when it is.

So there they are....my recommendation for the must attend music festivals remaining in 2011. Hope to see you there!!!

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