Courthouse Turned Festival

By Austin Cowan
Assistant Web Content Manager

MR Fest is in full swing at the Courthouse Lawn. Volunteers for the festival have long since finished setting up the festival, and there are vendors selling and giving away their merchandise all while bands play on stage. Families are enjoying picnics on the lawn while listening to music. People are feeding off the contagious energy of the festival. Come on out to the Courthouse Lawn unless you want your day to be a yawn.

1:00 p.m.- Tall Grass and the Weeds is the first band to play here today.

They got in touch with KTSW 89.9 after winning a Battle of the Bands concert. Their talent is obviously pleasing the crowd because each song the band finishes receives tons of applause, and people are clapping along to the music. Tall Grass and The Weeds consists of six musicians: a drummer, keyboardist, vocalist, lead guitarist, bass player and a saxophonist. Their bass player, Wesley Gotsch, who was born in Alaska and now lives in New Braunfels, TX, spoke to me before the band begun to perform.

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There will be performances all afternoon at the Courthouse Lawn. Photo by Brooke Adams.

“We started the band a year and half, two years ago,” Gotsch said. “We were invited to come out to MR Fest after winning a Battle of The Bands concert.”

The crowd at MR Fest is full of families currently enjoying the smooth saxophone solos played by Tall Grass and the Weeds. Volunteers are also enjoying the fruit of their labor because they get to listen to the bands after setting up all the stage and all the equipment. The crowd is continuing to grow around the stage as more people arrive at the festival. There are many photographers capturing this moment on their cameras. The weather is nice and cool today so people are enjoying themselves. There is lots of shade and a cool breeze. From the steady growth of people here, I would say that MR Fest will easily get over our estimated 2,000 attendees today.

2:00 p.m.- After Tall Grass and the Weeds finish playing, Passerbye, another band will be performing.

3:00 p.m.- Jacob Kyle will be the third performance at the Courthouse Lawn. He will be performing for an hour.

4:00 p.m.- Last but certainly not least, Jared Leibowitz will be the closing performance at this MR Fest venue.

Big things are happening at the Courthouse Lawn. By the time the first performance ended the lawn was pretty will filled with people. Vendors are surrounding the outskirts and bands are playing some killer music. This MR Fest event is definitely a win.

Featured image by Brooke Adams.

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