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13th Annual Bat Fest

Aug 19, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm


13th Annual Bat Fest – August 19th, 2017
Bands Schedule*:
Austin360 Stage
5:00pm NovaCain
6:00pm Bat Costume Contest
7:10pm Sam Riggs
9:10pm Paul Wall
10:50pm Bone Thugs N Harmony
Bridge North Stage by Triphound.net
4:00pm Smile Empty Soul
5:00pm Adelitas Way
6:00pm Trapt
7:10pm Sick Puppies
8:30pm Dharma Kings
10:00pm Scott Stapp of Creed
Country Stage in Statesman Lot
4:00pm Rankin Twins
5:20pm Bleu Edmonson
6:20pm Katelyn
6:40pm Nena Kapone
7:00pm Intl. DJ Unknown
8:10pm The Mrs.
9:50pm Bluewater Highway
*subject to change
What will you see at Bat Fest this year? 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerging from under the bridge at dusk, 3 stages with live music, arts & crafts vendors, delicious food and drinks, fun children’s activities, a bat costume contest and more.
Location: Congress Ave Bridge
Address: 100 South Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704
Hours: 4pm to Midnight
Cost: Admission $15 General Admission or VIP $100
Kids 8 and under free with an adult.
Early Bird discounts on VIP available in a limited quantity.
Flipkey has an article featuring Bat Fest as a top event in the U.S.
Here’s the link to the full article once more: https://www.flipkey.com/blog/2017/03/16/small-towns-unique-festivals-america/.
VIP Tickets:
Want to be in the front row? Get a VIP ticket. It includes access to VIP only designated areas featuring front row standing area at the main stage in the Austin American Statesman parking lot, also a front row area at the North Bridge stage and the triphound.net stage, private restrooms, a tented backstage area with seating and tables, a voucher to be used at the official event merchandise booth for any event t-shirt available, reserved VIP parking in the nearby TXDOT lot, a private cash bar with the only mixed drinks available at the festival including 2 complimentary drink tickets* for any adult beverage served at the bar (adult beverages can be purchased after drink tickets are used), 1 food voucher for the backstage catering area, water and soda. *Must be 21 or older to consume beer, wine, or liquor in Texas.
Want even more? Check out the upgrade meet and greet option. For $75 more enjoy all the benefits of VIP plus “meet and greet” all of these bands: Smile Empty Soul, Adelitas Way, Trapt, Sick Puppies, Scott Stapp
Rain or Shine event. Refunds and rescheduling are not possible.
About the Bats:
Because bats are wild animals, it is hard to predict exactly when the emergence will begin but the flight usually begins between 7:00 – 8:45 p.m. For current emergence times call 512-327-9721 EX16. The emergence can last up to ½ hour as 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats head out for their nightly flight.
Bat Costume Contest:
Prize is $100 for Best Adult Costume and $100 for Best Children’s Costume. Participants will be lined up on Stage, and the crowd will be asked to yell for the costume they like the best. Originality is encouraged.
General Admission TBD at the gate day of show cash only! (8 and under free with an adult admission)
General Admission gets you access to all three stages, bats, arts and crafts booths, children’s area, the statesman parking lot event, the bridge, and more!
Hours: 4pm to Midnight
Don’t Bring:
Food & Drinks
Liquor Beer or Wine
Weapons or Fireworks
You Can bring:
Baby Food & Drinks
One bottle of water
Event Merchandise available here https://austincitythreads.com/collections/bat-fest

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