Wait where are we heading?
We are heading back in time, to the last weekend of March 2017, to the hills of New Braunfels, Texas for a festival full of music and art.
Head for the Hills is a nomadic festival intended to bring together the community to create art in a variety of forms. This festival provides a creative and positive environment for those looking to create or simply taking in the sights and sounds.
It features both local bands and artists. Below are some of the bands that I caught and really enjoyed. Please note not all bands have female members, but what the hell glam has to count for something.
Trouble in the Streets (T.I.T.S) has a special place in my heart. I first experienced this band two-years-ago, on a first date. The boy I was with had played with some of the members. He raved about them and justly so. They are not only wonderful human beings, they are talented, and most importantly they have something to say!
Fast forward two years later to him and I still going to see T.I.T.S. Even though we were camped out on the other side of the field when they started Nnedi “Nebula” Agbaroji’s voice carried over the field, filling the night with energy and bringing the crowd out and into the night seeking music.
That feeling is what this festival is about. I’ve heard T.I.T.S play a handful of times but this was one of the most memorable.
Something magical happens when you bring a bunch of like-minded people together and this festival is a great example of that. It is a bunch of artist gathering to share and grow from one another.
Festivals like this are becoming more common but mostly happen outside the city. This often makes tickets cheaper and increases the likelihood that they will offer camping.
I may not take a unicycle class, like the ones offered at this festival, but it was exciting to see. I also enjoyed the spray painting class and being able to watch the painter’s work evolve over the days, all while getting to hearing some great bands.
While you may have to wait until next year to see this festival, you might find something similar in the near future. Some upcoming local festivals are Eeyores Birthday Party happening this weekend in Austin and Martian Arts Festival in San Marcos, May 12th-13th.
Where do you find your inspiration?