Waterloo Music Festival, a brand-new jam music and camping festival, will celebrate its inaugural event on September 7th through 9th at Carson Creek Ranch in Austin, Texas. Waterloo Music Festival has tapped a stand-out lineup for its debut, including three nights of the String Cheese Incident, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s first-ever performance in Texas, and sets from Railroad Earth, The Motet, Boombox, TAUK, and Marco Benevento, with more artists to be announced in the coming weeks.
Carson Creek Ranch is located conveniently just ten minutes from downtown Austin, boasting 60 acres of Pecan tree-lined campgrounds and scenic views of the Colorado River. The festival draws its name from its host city of Austin, Texas—as explained in a press release, Austin was originally incorporated as “Waterloo,” given the city’s prime location along the Colorado River—and is inspired by Austin’s reputation as a premier musical city.
Presented by Heard Presents, Havin’ A Ball Productions, and Unknown Entertainment, the three promoters have a longstanding history of bringing music of all genres to Texas while supporting local bands. Given the high demand for jam events in Austin—evidenced by String Cheese Incident’s and many other renowned jam acts’ consistently sold-out, multi-night runs in the Texas capital—the promoters hope that Waterloo Music Festival will become a staple event in the Texas and jam community.
Briggs Mitchell, co-founder of Waterloo Music Festival, explained in a press release:
With Waterloo, we set out to honor and celebrate the heritage and spirit of Austin with world-class music inspired by our roots and a weekend-long outdoor experience that will make our city proud. … We couldn’t think of a better place to call home than on the banks of the Colorado River, and to us, nothing brings together the creativity and soul of Austin more than three nights of The String Cheese Incident accompanied by an eclectic mix of artists across the jam music spectrum. We believe Austin deserves this festival and we are honored to host what we believe will become a legendary celebration for years to come.
Tickets for Waterloo Music Festival go on-sale on Friday, May 11th, at 10 a.m., with a limited number of pre-sale tickets available—pre-sale ticket pricing includes $99 3-day GA passes, $199 3-day VIP passes, and camping packages starting at $70 (in addition to festival admission). At the close of the pre-sale period, Waterloo Music Festival tickets will rise to $119 3-day GA passes and $249 3-day VIP passes, with car camping available with the purchase of an additional $49 camping vehicle pass.
The inaugural Waterloo Music Festival—scheduled for September 7th through 9th at Austin, Texas’ Carson Creek Ranch—will announce the full music lineup and other key festival details in coming weeks. Fans can head over to the festival’s website here for more information and tickets.