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Peace, Love, and Music at the Llano Earth Art Fest

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Tony Maples Photography


This weekend, Llano becomes a whole ‘nuther country as people from around the world show up for music and treats and the National Rock Stacking Championship. The LEAF, or Llano Earth Art Fest runs this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (March 10, 11, and 12, 2017) at the Grenwelge City Park where US Hwy 16 crosses the Llano River. Tickets can be purchased in advance for only $5 or at the gate for $10. Event organizers were surprised at the turnout last year, which drew many people looking to escape the congestion and hype of Austin’s SXSW music festival, so they have geared up with more room, more vendors, and more music.

There is a side to Llano you’ve never seen.


Photo: Robert C Deming

There is a whimsical side to the Hill Country which only pops its head up occasionally, and you will find plenty of whimsy this weekend in Llano.

Unique and Imaginative

LEAF Circle of Rocks

Photo: Robert C Deming

Imagination is the only limit to what rock stackers can accomplish.

River Rock Stacking

LEAF River

Photo: Robert C Deming

You will find interesting rock stacks on the banks and in the river, as well as vendors with all manner of interesting wares, musicians, and lots of beer.

Artists discuss their rock stacks.

LEAF Artists
Photo: Robert C Deming

Ohio artist Sterling Gregory (right) discusses rock stacking designs with artists from France and Scotland in this circle at the event pre-party. Music will include The Great Trumpet. You can see a short clip of their performance at the pre-party here. The group is usually somewhat larger than this group from last night, but they were great fun to listen to.

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