Fall is upon us, and while it might not feel like it outside just yet, it is closer than you think. With the onset of autumn comes the Great State of Texas' busiest season for music, one that finds festival after festival hitting almost every weekend. One event that I look forward to most every year is UtopiaFest. Located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, this small gathering of like-minded music lovers has been very successful in its short life as a festival.
Photo by Jim Bricker
Now in its fifth year of existence, and third pulling national touring acts, UtopiaFest takes place on a gorgeous plot of land located just a few hours northwest of San Antonio in a tiny, no-stoplight town called Utopia. With a 2013 lineup consisting of headliners Galactic, !!!, Aaron Freeman (Gene Ween) and Blackalicious, among others, this is assuredly going to be the best year yet.
While it's always tough committing to something so far away, I assure you that the road trip is well worth it. This is one of the best places you could and should spend a late-September weekend, and if the following ten reasons aren't enough to get you to this one-of-a-kind event, than I guess nothing will.