The festival celebrating craft beer and live music is returning to various cities across Texas this year — and Austin will get another taste of it on May 13. Early bird tickets go on sale today.
Now Index Fest as a result of new ownership, the festival aims to offer much of the same as its previous incarnation, but in addition to the beer and music that made Untapped a fun affair, Index will have an expanded focus. “The long-term vision for Index Fest includes elevating the new components of high-quality food and arts to similar levels,” according to a press release.
That’s the goal of current owner Brad Weiss, who provided production services for past Untapped Festivals since 2014 and was excited to acquire it and make it his own.
“I’m privileged to have the opportunity to bring even more culture and culinary delight to cities across Texas,” Weiss said in the release. “We’re building on Untapped’s enormously fun and flavorful craft beer and music programming with elevating additions in food and arts. I can’t wait to share it with communities all over the state.”
Index Fest — which is also coming to Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio — is open to all ages. Tickets for the Austin version, which will take place in the Austin American-Statesman’s parking lot at 305. S. Congress Ave., are going on sale today at indexfest.com.
Announcements about the live music acts and craft beer vendors, as well as the coming arts and food focus, will be made at a later date.