In anticipation of a weekend of ringing ears and sunburned necks, KRTU is teaming up with Float Fest for its second-ever live broadcast event at Paper Tiger. On this free, all-ages KRTUesday Tuesday, the St. Mary's strip will be bumping with the sounds of regional artists slated to perform at the festival.
Ever since it flooded Cool River Ranch with tubing concertgoers three years ago, Float Fest has been building on its trademark combo of the San Marcos River and top-billed acts. This year's lineup graces attendants with a fusion of hip-hop and festival pop favorites, pairing the likes of Rick Ross and Bone Thugs N Harmony with Future Islands and Metric in a two-stage event. And tickets are still available if you're itchin' to camp out or see the shows.
If you wanna do your homework on some of the local acts that sit a little further down the Float Fest lineup list, here's the occasion. With doors opening at 8pm and KRTU's live broadcast of the show beginning two hours later, fans can catch three south Texas groups before they take the Sun and Water stages on Saturday.
Repping San Antonio, Pop Pistol is a Xicano three-piece band that's been making atmospheric rock in the 210 for more than a decade. And accompanying them on this very special KRTUesday are Austin’s 3x ‘Band of the Year’ Riders Against the Storm and electronic pop duo Holiday Mountain. As the only performers not scheduled for Float Fest, KRTU regulars Proper Yarn has prepared a DJ set for your funky enjoyment.
The event will be emceed by Jeanette Muniz, the host of KRTU's Live and Local, who will help administer multiple weekend pass giveaways to those in attendance.
If you can't catch it in person, the entire show will be streamed live at 91.7FM and online at KRTU.org. Check the Facebook event for more information and updates.