Fun Fun Fun Fest

Miguel Gutierrez Jr. for KUTX

A three-day music festival scheduled for next month in a medieval-style village outside Austin has been canceled. Organizers of the Sound on Sound Festival did not immediately provide a reason for shutting down the Nov. 10-12 music fest and campout at Sherwood Forest, but said they will be offering full refunds.

KUTX

Two founding members of the company that puts on Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest have parted ways with Transmission Events, leaving the future of the annual music festival up in the air.

Graham Williams and James Moody allowed real estate company Stratus Properties, a minority shareholder of Transmission, to buy them out. Williams is taking half of Transmission’s staff with him and launching his own production venture called Margin Walker Presents (named for a Fugazi song/EP). He plans for the company to focus less on corporate events and brand activations and more on producing live music performances in clubs and bars. 

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUT

This weekend, Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest takes over most of Auditorium Shores. And while the lineup changes each year, you can expect certain things: music, fans and alcohol. This year, though, the Fest is introducing something new. 


Gabriel Cristóver Pérez

We’re in the middle of festival season in Austin. On the heels of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Fun Fun Fun Fest is coming up in less than two weeks. Both events are held at city parks.

A task force is looking at how the city allows its parkland to be used for music festivals. One topic it’s just beginning to tackle: the fees the city charges music festival organizers.


Gabriel Cristover Perez

From our city reporting partner the Austin Monitor:

Amid concerns that Fun Fun Fun Fest would not take place this November at Vic Mathias Shores, City Council has intervened in negotiations between festival organizers and the city’s Parks and Recreation Department to ensure that it goes forward as planned.

Council unanimously passed a resolution Thursday directing Parks and Recreation Department staff to allow organizer Transmission Events to use up to 1 acre of a newly renovated off-leash dog park to accommodate the event, which will take place Nov. 6-8.

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