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Tickets on sale for UtopiaFest

Kevin Russell and Shinyribs are headlining the 12th annual UtopiaFest, which is September 17-19 at Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet. Photo from shinyribs.org

Tickets are now on sale for the days-long party known as UtopiaFest, set for September 17-19 at Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet.

Ticket sales are capped at 2,000 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Hill Country favorite Shinyribs is one of dozens of musical acts taking the stage to entertain concertgoers of all ages. Along with original songs, the Austin-based band covers artists as varied as David Bowie, Willie Nelson, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, TLC, and Meghan Trainor. Founder and singer-guitarist Kevin Russell gives the band its musical direction, a mix of country soul and swamp funk. He was in another popular Austin-based band, The Gourds, which went on hiatus in 2013 after almost two decades together.

UtopiaFest organizers are finalizing the rest of the lineup, which will be announced in the coming weeks. Expect to see festival favorites as well as some surprises.

At 1,300 acres, Reveille Peak Ranch, 105 County Road 114 in Burnet, has ample room to camp, bike, hike play disc golf, dance, and more while also social distancing.

Organizers are in communication with local and state officials to ensure a comfortable and safe experience, they said. Safety measures include hand sanitizing stations.

As for tickets, a Sterling (VIP) pass, good from Wednesday-Saturday, September 16-19, is $349 for adults, $50 for ages 13-19, and $20 for ages 2-12. The Weekend Pass, good for Friday-Saturday, September 18-19, is $159 for adults, $49 for teens, and $29 for children. A ticket for the pre-party on Thursday, September 17, is $39 for Weekend Pass holders.

Go to utopiafest.com to purchase tickets, register to camp, or for more details about the event.

jfierro@thepicayune.com

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