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Float Fest announces summer return with headliners Vampire Weekend, Chance the Rapper

The festival that combines floating the river and music is returning with big headliners. (Float Fest)

After a few years’ hiatus, Float Fest is making a grand return in 2022 with a big, star-studded lineup.

The two-day festival, which boasts being the only festival to combine live music and river-floating, will take place at a 765-acre private ranch in Gonzales, Texas (about an hour southeast of Austin). The festival is scheduled for July 23-24 this year after having been canceled every year since 2019 due to permitting issues, weather and COVID-19.

This year’s line-up is certain to make a splash with big names like Chance the Rapper, Vampire Weekend, Cage the Elephant, Marshmello, Chvrches, Aly & AJ, Tove Lo and more. Local musicians also have a spot on the lineup: Austin-based musicians Sir Woman, Nané, Me ND Adam, Dallas-based Little Image and Houston-based Blossom Aloe all made the cut.

Uniquely, the festival will have performers on two different stages with no overlapping times, so festival attendees can catch every set.

The venue is three times the size of previous Float Fet venues. With over 450 acres of shady trees and two miles of Guadalupe River to float down, there’s no need to worry about the sweltering summer heat. Plus, VIP guests have the option to camp on festival grounds.

Tickets are on sale now, starting at $129 for a single day pass.


Austin's airport consumer satisfaction drops from a year ago, below Texas peers

(Austin-Bergstrom International Airport/Twitter)

Flyers are less satisfied with the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport than a year ago, a new study shows.

Research firm J.D. Power placed ABIA at No. 15 on a list ranking overall customer satisfaction at large airports, a slip from last year’s spot at No. 7. Other Texas airports secured rankings ahead of Austin, with Dallas Love Field at third, Houston Hobby at eight, and San Antonio International Airport at ninth.

Dallas/Ft. Worth ranked eight in the "mega airport" category.

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1923 Lake Austin mansion demolition request pitting preservationists and some neighbors against owner and city preservation office
Austin Monitor

By Jonathan Lee

The Planning Commission was split Tuesday on whether to help save an eclectic lakefront estate from demolition by zoning it historic amid concerns over tax breaks and the likelihood that a previous owner participated in segregation as a business owner.

The property in question, known as the Delisle House, is located at 2002 Scenic Drive in Tarrytown. The main house, with Spanish and Modern influences, was built in 1923 by Raymond Delisle, an optician. A Gothic Revival accessory apartment was built in 1946. The current owner applied to demolish the structures in order to build a new home.'

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