Dreamland hosts first music and arts festival in Hill Country

Guitarist during a set.

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Hays County and Hill Country music fans are set to be transported to a dreamland later this month. Dripping Spring’s Dreamland, just west of Austin, will host its first music and arts festival, DreamFest, on May 28 from 11 a.m. to midnight.

There will be musical performances from Bob Schneider, multi-award winning blues singer, songwriter and guitarist Carolyn Wonderlandand, and Austin-based Del Castillo. The lineup also includes Sir Woman, Best New Act of 2020 from the Austin Music Awards; bilingual Latin-folk musician Gina Chavez; Beat Root Revival, a multi-instrumentalist roots duo from England and Ireland; Irish singer-songwriter Pat Byrne; Austin-based country artist Braydon Zink; Dripping Springs, the progressive country and southern rock group Wyatt Weaver Band; and one of Austin’s newest up-and-coming bands, Calder Allen.

DreamFest will feature a craft market that will feature a curated selection of dozens of artists showcasing their work and offering it for sale. You can also enjoy the outdoor garden and the sculptures displaying works from around the world.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. with general admission tickets on sale for $50 and VIP tickets for $250. VIP tickets include access to a private bar behind the scenes with a close view of the stage, free drinks/cocktails all day, free appetizers and a coupon for a free round of mini golf. Children 5 and under are free to attend.

Dreamland opened in February 2021. This one-of-a-kind outdoor entertainment, recreation and art venue features an impressive art program that includes sculptures, mosaics and murals by international artists. Dreamland has a miniature golf course, 16 pickleball courts, a gold record course and a beer garden. Dreamland also hosted the first Major League pickelball tournament in 2021.

Visit Dreamland at 2770 W Hwy 290. For tickets, click here.

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Alice P. Darby