LagoFest, hampered by capricious weather, rescheduled for Sunday


Lago Vista will finally get to roll out the welcome for visitors to its hallmark event this weekend as LagoFest — an annual a live music, arts, and food festival — will be held on Sunday. The event was rescheduled after rapid changes in weather forced postponement from its original date last month.

Just last week, Hill Country cities like Leander temperatures went from a scorching upper 90s on June 8 to a tornado warning covering Lago Vista, Leander and Jonestown the next day, according to the National Weather Service for the Austin and San Antonio areas.

The same whiplash occurred on May 9, when weather forecasts quickly began to look bleak in Lago Vista for the original date of the festival, scheduled for May 11.

At 12:39 p.m. on May 9, the LagoFest Facebook page posted an upbeat message despite the rapidly changing weather forecasts. The post said that “there are some rumors going around that Lago fest [sic] is canceled. But don’t don’t [sic] believe in rumors. We do not have official word yet, so sit back relax and enjoy your afternoon.”

Later that day, at 7:29 p.m., the Facebook page posted another message officially canceling the event. “As many of you know, the level of Lake Travis has exceeded its capacity and we are facing widespread flooding, storms, and lightening,” the post said.

“For the safety of all production crew, bands, artists, sponsors and festival goers, we’ve had to make the difficult decision to cancel the festival…,” it said.

On May 22, the new date of June 16 for LagoFest was officially announced. The festival will take place at Bar K Park on Lake Travis at 6608 Bar K Clubhouse Court in Lago Vista.

The all-ages festival will start at 12 a.m. and end at 9 p.m. and will host a variety of food trucks serving cuisine like barbecue, Italian gelato, and Middle Eastern kebabs. The event will also feature art from Central Texas photographers, painters, jewelers.

The event is free and will additionally feature live music from Ray Wyle Hubbard, Lion Heights and the South Austin Moonlighters. Other bands include Tomar and the FCs; and Arron McDonnell & The Neon Eagles.