UTOPiAfest 2014 | Review in Photos

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UtopiaFest – The best little festival in Texas

It is a Texas thing. And, I am not talking about cowboys and steers. I am talking about a music and camping festival located in a secluded part of the Texas hill county. It is called UtopiaFest.  It is like no other.

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UtopiaFest 2014 – Review in Photos

UtopiaFest is not your typical music festival. It’s held at the remote Four Sisters Ranch near the small town of Utopia, Texas (2 hours outside Austin). Attendance is capped at 2,000. There are two main stages with no overlapping performances. They book great national and local acts. You can camp for free and it’s BYOB.

utopiafest festival view by chris aoxoa hooper

The drive to the ranch is a true scenic pleasure. With so many rolling hills lush with green it’s easy to forget about any worries you may have left behind. The festival is in a small valley surrounded by hills and big open skies.

UtopiaFest 2014 – Activities

UtopiaFest has just the right type of activities:  Bags & horseshoes, kickball, bike rides, yoga, arts & crafts, disc golf, hiking and many others.

utopiafest yoga tent by aoxoa photography

Morning Yoga anyone?

yoga pose at utopiafest by aoxoa photography

People doing yoga by aoxoa photography

Difficult yoga pose at utopiafest by aoxoaphotography

UtopiaFest – Kid Friendly

Hey, just because you have kids doesn’t mean your life is over.  UtopiaFest is family friendly.  Your cool kids will love it as much as you do.

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UtopiaFest 2014 – Art & Fun Stuff

You get art installations to enjoy.  My favorite ones are interactive where you can make your mark.

Art by Woody Golden at Utopiafest

Sculpture by Woody Golden of Utopia.

Utopiafest art by aaoxoa-photography

Sculpture by Utopia artist Woody Golden.

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Plane drops panties with hidden coupons and tickets.

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UtopiaFest 2014 – The people

You will see many different types of people along with a broad range of age groups (most are in their 20’s). The main thing that connects everyone is the desire to hear good music in a beautiful place.

people of utopiafest photographed by aoxoa

people of utopiafest photographed by aoxoa

people of utopiafest photographed by aoxoa

people of utopiafest photographed by aoxoa

people of utopiafest photographed by aoxoa

people of utopiafest photographed by aoxoa

people of utopiafest photographed by aoxoa

people of utopiafest photographed by aoxoa

people of utopiafest photographed by aoxoa

people of utopiafest photographed by aoxoa

people of utopiafest photographed by aoxoa

people of utopiafest photographed by aoxoa

people of utopiafest photographed by aoxoa

people of utopiafest photographed by aoxoa

people of utopiafest photographed by aoxoa

people of utopiafest photographed by aoxoa

people of utopiafest photographed by aoxoa

UtopiaFest 2014 – The Potty Situation

We all have to go.  Nice to report that the bathrooms were clean and stock with TP.  When you are done you get some hand sanitizer.

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UtopiaFest 2014 – Lineup

The UtopiaFest lineup was excellent for such a small festival. My personal favorites were Sucka Please, Holiday Mountain, Wild Child, Kishi Bashi, Warpaint and Cold War Kids.

Sucka Please

Shaw McMaho of sucka please at utopiafest by aoxoa

Natalie Duran of sucka please at utopiafest by aoxoa

Matt Moreno of sucka please at utopiafest by aoxoa

sucka please at utopiafest by aoxoa

travis sutherland at utopiafest by aoxoa

Special guest Travis Sutherland sings backup for a song or two.

Holiday Mountain

laura patiño of holiday mountain utopiafest by aoxoa

Zander Kagle of holiday mountain utopiafest aoxoa

holiday mountain Bradley Will at utopiafest aoxoa

Wild Child

evan Mager wild child utopiafest aoxoa

Chris D’Annunzio wild child utopiafest aoxoa

alexander Beggins wild child utopiafest aoxoa

kelsey Wilson wild child utopiafest aoxoa

drew Brunetti wild child utopiafest aoxoa

matt Bradshaw wild child utopiafest aoxoa

sadie Wolfe wild child utopiafest aoxoa

Kishi Bashi

kaoru Ishibashi kishi bashi utopiafest by aoxoa

mike Savino of kishi-bashi at utopiafest aoxoa

Daniel Brunner of kishi-bashi at utopiafest aoxoa

Philip Mayer of kishi-bashi utopiafest aoxoa

kishi bashi at utopiafest by aoxoa hooper

Warpaint

warpaint on stage at utopiafest by aoxoa hooper

Theresa Wayman of Warpaint utopiafest by aoxoa hooper

Emily Kokal of Warpaint utopiafest by aoxoa hooper

Jenny Lee Lindberg of Warpaint utopiafest by aoxoa hooper

Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint utopiafest by aoxoa hooper

 Cold War Kids

cold war kids at utopiafest by aoxoa

dann Gallucci of cold war kids at utopiafest aoxoa

Joe Plummer of cold war kids at utopiafest aoxoa

cold war kids at utopiafest by aoxoa

matt Maust of cold war kids at utopiafest aoxoa

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cold war kids aoxoa utopiafest

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nathan Willett of cold war kids at utopiafest aoxoa

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Matt Maust of cold war kids at utopiafest aoxoa

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dann Gallucci of cold war kids at utopiafest aoxoa

matt Maust of cold war kids at utopiafest aoxoa

utopiafest stage by chris aoxoa hooper

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dann Gallucci of cold war kids at utopiafest aoxoa

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UtopiaFest 2014 – Rain and Mud

The rain came.  It was a downpour. Everyone seemed ready for it.  It didn’t stop the fun. Volunteers laid down the hay and life went on.

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muddy shoes at utopiafest by aoxoa

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woody golden at utopiafest

woody golden at utopiafest

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UtopiaFest 2014 – Keep Utopia Beautiful

Last but not least a big shout out to Keep Utopia Beautiful.  The organization Keep Utopia Beautiful is one of the smallest affiliates of Keep America Beautiful.  Their volunteers were on hand to bag-away the recyclables.  It is nice to go green and their efforts were greatly appreciated.

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Claudia Rogers of Keep Utopia Beautiful (and crew).

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UTOPiAfest 2014 | Review in Photos

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