A tourist dragging a rolling suitcase slowly makes her way down an unusually quiet downtown corridor, her white medical mask firmly tightened behind her ears. The cancellation of South By Southwest, one of the largest music, film and tech festivals of the year seemed shocking last week, but now can be seen as one of many dominoes to fall in the wake of Coronavirus concerns.
Thousands of tourists are expected to take advantage of spring break plans and enjoy the nightly acts that form one of the greatest live music scenes on the planet. Just outside of Austin at the sprawling Camp Lucy, a showcase of bright talent will fill the void left by recent closures. The Campfire Gathering is hosting its first all-inclusive event on March 16-17th in the quiet hills of Dripping Springs, offering Americana fans a peaceful mecca to dine, camp and dance the stress away.
The first night is sure to provide a dance party with Margo Price, Delta Spirit and White Denim showcasing modern sounds. Ron Yates will provide a wine tasting from nearby Spicewood Vineyards along with dinner prepared by Executive Chef Joe Gentempo.
Roots troubadours Ray Wylie Hubbard and Colter Wall bring their unique voice along with the modern-day Zoro Orville Peck to please country fans on the final day. Local icon Shakey Graves and Paul Cauthen’s Big Velvet Party will close out the evening with enough energy to leave fans pleased.
Tickets for the event can be purchased online at www.campfiregathering.com