Against the Location of Utopiafest 2018

B Henderson
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Update: Utopiafest has been moved to a new location! Thank you all for your help!


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

We want to make you aware of a large planned music festival event called, Utopiafest 2018 Down in the Oaks. Website is Utopiafest.com. This 5 day music festival is to take place between Shady Grove Road (CR 200) and RM 963 on 105.56 acres.

This is the opening weekend of Deer and Turkey Hunting season.

This is a rural agricultural residential community. The main reason residents live here is to enjoy a safe, secure, and peaceful life. Our community is not located in "the wilderness" as stated in The Austin Chronicle, April 2018 article, and we do not welcome this event in our backyards.

In the past, this event capped 2,000 attendees on a 1,000 acre ranch near Utopia, Texas. Now, their website says there may be as many as 6,000 attendees, which does not include performers and vendors.

Plans include:

Two sound stages Overnight Tent and RV camping BYOB/Alcohol for purchase

General Store Shuttle Buses Personal Vehicle Parking Food Vendors

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What effect will potentially 6,000 people for several days have on a 105.56 acre parcel of land? There are many great locations for this event, but this is not one of them.

This Event:

  • Did not submitted a music festival permit application until August 28,2018.
  • Will provide alcohol for sale and attendees can bring their own alcohol.
  • Plans to lock in mass crowds each night.
  • Has many disclosures for event liability.
  • Has a Wildlife Exemption on property hosting event.
  • Has not informed any Shady Grove Road Corridor residents.

Potential Damages from Festival to include:

  • Road and/or property damage
  • Trash- huge problem
  • Danger from fires and flooding
  • Environmental concern
  • Loss of Security

Downintheoaks.com under "Our Mission" discusses " transforming a historic 100 plus acre ranch into an outdoor music city.

Your response is very important. Together we can make a stand to let Burnet County leaders know how we as a large community group feel this impacts our lives, health, homes, and security.

Contact Information: United Shady Grove Corridor, LLC P.O.Box 682 Burnet, Tx 78611 unitedshadygrovecorridor@gmail.com

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