music festival

Kerrville Folk Festival Celebrates 50 Years of Music, Community, and Lasting Memories

May 24, 2022 | By Sarah Thurmond

In March 1972, a short writeup in the Kerrville Mountain Sun described what locals could expect at the town’s brand-new music festival.

Through Donations and Technology, Kerrville Folk Festival Adjusts to Survive the Pandemic

October 10, 2020 | By Joe Gross

The Kerrville Folk Festival (simply known as “Kerrville” to the devout) has been a Central Texas fixture since it first appeared in 1972 and has become a must-play for folk and roots artists and a must-attend for fans of the same.

No Longer in Utopia, Utopiafest to Host Its Intimate Festival with Big Lineup in Burnet

October 19, 2018 | By

Utopiafest is leaving behind the land of perfection for what it hopes are greener pastures. For its 10th iteration, taking place Nov. 1-3, the family-friendly, camping music festival is moving from a private ranch in Utopia, in the vicinity of Uvalde, to an outdoor event space in Burnet, near lakes Buchanan and Inks. This comes with several advantages organizers believe are integral to the long-term preservation of the festival, chief among them it will cut down the drive time by two-thirds for fest-goers from Austin, where 75 percent of past attendees have hailed.

Get a Concentrated Dose of Marfa’s Bohemian Counterculture at El Cosmico’s Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love

August 27, 2018 | By Matt Joyce

 
Arriving in Marfa, the high-desert ranching town with a lofty reputation as a mecca for modern art, first-time visitors sometimes find themselves wandering empty streets and wondering, “What’d I miss?” Those who come to love this creative outpost understand that it takes patience to get a feel for the town’s enigmatic allure.

5 Music Fests Every Texan Should Attend

February 14, 2018 | By Michael Corcoran

The big, expensive festivals touting electronic dance music, Radiohead, and Jay-Z get most of the media attention, but a number of more intimate Texas festivals have thrived without the hype.

Tejano Conjunto Festival

March 30, 2017 | By

The oldest and largest of its kind in the nation, the Tejano Conjunto Festival celebrates the style of this unique Mexi­can dance music.

Live from the Hills

August 1, 2016 | By Matt Joyce

From a rise overlooking this Hill Country valley, the elements that create Utopiafest’s celebration of music and place come into focus: A band rocks a stage to the cheers of a bobbing crowd.

2016 Navasota Blues Festival

July 8, 2016 | By

The Texas Legislature designated Navasota “The Blues Capital of Texas” in 2005 to honor the city’s rich blues history, particularly the great blues songster Mance Lipscomb.

2016 Kerrville Folk Festival

May 12, 2016 | By

A paradise for songwriters and fans of all kinds of original music, the Kerrville Folk Festival kicks off its 18-day run May 26 at Quiet Valley Ranch.

24th Annual San Benito Conjunto Festival

September 10, 2015 | By

San Benito celebrates the homegrown music of South Texas on October 23-25, 2015 with the 24th Annual Conjunto Festival.

Viva Big Bend!

July 8, 2015 | By Matt Joyce

If there’s a description that comes up repeatedly when people talk about the Marfa lights, it’s the way they dance.

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