Waterloo Music Festival is excited to present, along with Ilegal Mezcal and The Hippie House, Waterloo Fest Wednesdays at The Parish in downtown Austin every week leading up to the inaugural fest starting on Wednesday, August 1. These official festival pre-parties are 18+ and free for all Waterloo Music Festival pass holders. For those without a festival pass, tickets to each show can be purchased for $7 in advance or $10 day of show, plus an additional $5 surcharge for minors. Tickets for Waterloo Fest Wednesdays and all passes for Waterloo Music Festival are available at waterloofest.com/wednesdays.
Each week of Waterloo Fest Wednesdays, attendees can enter for a chance to win a pair of GA Waterloo Music Festival passes and enjoy live painting, dancers, vendors, and other offerings. The Waterloo Fest Wednesday pre-parties will give attendees a taste of this festival experience with performances by acts like The Cream Cheese Accident, a tribute to The String Cheese Incident, who are headlining all three nights of the inaugural festival; local legends Los Coast, who play Saturday of this first year fest; Panic Stricken, a tribute to Widespread Panic, and more. The full schedule of programming for Waterloo Fest Wednesdays can be found below.
To close out the student sale, which runs from 11:59 p.m. CST on Friday, August 31 through Wednesday, September 5 at 11:59 p.m., students can attend the pass pickup event happening on Wednesday, September 5 at the last Waterloo Fest Wednesday. Students can retrieve their passes from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and are required to show proof of student ID in order to obtain the discounted tickets. All other pass holders are also invited to pick up their passes early at this event during the same timeframe. Students and other ticket holders who attend this pass pickup are encouraged to stay free of charge for music by Trouble in the Streets and Alesia Lani to get a taste of what to expect from the Waterloo Music Festival experience.