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New Dripping Springs fest during SXSW features Nathaniel Rateliff, more

Peter Blackstock
pblackstock@statesman.com
Nathaniel Rateliff will perform at the inaugural Revival at Camp Lucy in Dripping Springs on March 13, 2019. [JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

Americana acts Nathaniel Rateliff, Patty Griffin and Shakey Graves are among the artists booked for Revival at Camp Lucy, a new event this year to be held during the week of South by Southwest in Dripping Springs.

Set for Wednesday, March 13, the event features more than a dozen performers who were selected by Austin singer-songwriter Matthew Logan Vasquez, co-founder of the band Delta Spirit. Camp Lucy, a 275-acre property on a bluff above Onion Creek, specializes in weddings and special events with luxury accommodations.

Tickets to Revival are pricey. A $497 pass includes a banquet dinner, bites and beverages as well as shuttle service from Austin and/or parking. Packages that include overnight lodging start at $697, with a top price of $9,995 for the top-end Lucy Cottage space.

A limit of 100 tickets will be offered initially when tickets go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 13, via the Revival website. If those sell out, more may be made available. Event presenter Inspire Productions promises an atmosphere "void of the traditional barriers and fencing meant to separate artists and talent from general attendees found at most music festivals."

In addition to Rateliff, Griffin, Graves and Vasquez, the lineup includes Wild Child, Nicole Atkins, Noah Gundersen, Texas Gentlemen, Carson McHone, Charley Crockett, Jason Robert Blum and Vinyl Ranch. Also performing will be Glorietta, the Vasquez-led indie supergroup whose 2018 album featured many of the acts in the Revival lineup.

Gates will open at noon, with performances continuing through the afternoon and evening. Those with lodging packages will stay overnight on Feb. 13. The mainstage entertainment will be supplemented by intimate live recordings in a small chapel venue, and Texas Gentlemen will lead an after-party late-night jam. Other onsite activities include archery, fishing, hiking and swimming in Camp Lucy's outdoor pool.

Revival shares some similarities, as well as a handful of musical participants (Rateliff, Graves, Atkins and Vasquez), with the following day's Luck Reunion on Willie Nelson's property in nearby Spicewood. Tickets to that event are sold through lottery drawings and are not advertised on the Luck Reunion site; however, two resale sites had listings this week for tickets in the $300-$350 range. Luck Reunion does not offer overnight options for ticket-buyers.