The first annual Austin Psych Fest was held on Saturday, March 8, 2008, at The Red Barn in north Austin. It began as a single, all day event and quickly became the original modern-day psychedelic music festival.
“Austin’s third eye opened for the second time around noon on March 8, when the Red Barn unlocked its doors of perception for Psych Fest #1. Ground zero for Austin’s post-millenial psychedelia.”
- Sean, O’Neal, The Onion (2008)