If you have a passion for Texas outdoor music festivals and events, then you should enjoy these Texas music festival and event reviews. On this page you'll find outdoor music festivals and events in Texas that we have recently attended and the articles that we wrote about the event.
Each of our festival and event reviews will give a good overview of what we thought about the event and from the information provided you can decide if this is an event that you want to attend next year.
If you know of some fun outdoor music festivals please let us know. Thanks.
Texas Music Festival & Event Reviews Archives
2016 Featured Texas Music Festival Reviews
Thomas Michael Riley Music Festival - one of favorites because it's in a unique and fun setting, always has a fun line-up, camping is within a two minute walk, the fans are friendly, fun, and outgoing just like Thomas Michael Riley. This year the line-up included Davin James, Cooder Graw, Jason Allen, Tommy Alverson, Buddy Jewel Trio, and more.
Cherokee Creek Music Festival - wow, what a fantastic festival with an unbelievable line-up of everything from Americana to country to blues and rock & roll; free very tasty food on Friday night and all day Saturday - burgers to BBQ to Gumbo or salads and cheesecake; free close by camping; a beautiful setting; and BYOB. Some of the line-up included Bob Schneider, Jimmy LaFave, Dwight Yoakum, John Fogerty, Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, Bruce Hornsby and lots more!
How can you beat 6 days of music with over 50 talented Texas country artists, close by camping, Bloody Mary Mornings with music and Zing Zang Bloody Marys, BYOB and lawn chairs, 3 stages, over 60,000 fun loving party and music fans, and more. Just a few of the artists in the line-up included: Gary P Nunn, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Richard Clark Green, The Tejas Brothers, Roger Creager, Reckless Kelly, Kevin Fowler, Max Stalling, Stoney LaRue, Randy Rogers Band, Walt Wilkins, Davin James, and lots more.
Some of the reasons we keep coming back to Old Settler's Music Festival, this is our 10th or 11th Old Settler's, in Driftwood is because: the camping is a blast and the campground is always alive with music, food, laughter, and good times; the music is outstanding and includes everything from country to reggae to folk to bluegrass; the setting is beautiful; and the fans are great - friendly, outgoing, and true music lovers!
This was our first time to attend the two day Outlaws & Legends Music Festival just north of downtown Abilene and we loved it. A great line-up of music legends outlaws like Dean Dillon, Jerry Jeff Walker, Gary P Nunn, Pat Green, Cory Morrow, Mark Powell, Deana Carter, and lots more. Plus very close to the stage camping under the trees, BYOB, and a fun crowd of music lovers.
If you're into interesting and unique documentary films, a variety of different music, and some beautiful photography then Thin Line Festival is a perfect fit. It's held in Denton and this year it featured 17 feature films ranging from a monkeys struggle to survive to investigating climate change from an Oscar nominated director, 25 short films ranging from 5 to 20 minutes, and hundreds of photos from different photographers, plus music at 4 different venues.
2015 Featured Texas Music Festival Reviews
Fischer Fest is a small festival held in Fischer Hall (a very unique turn of the century dance hall just outside of Wimberley) and for days you can listen to some excellent music from singer songwriters around the United States. Free dry camping is across the street from the Hall and the campground is always alive with excellent pickin' and singin'. The festival is small with ticket sales limited to around 350 or so, the fans are fun, and beer is only $2.
Hog Mountain Retreat in Mineral Wells was host to Tommy Alverson's 19th Annual Family Gathering and it was a blast. Four days of country music (ok, a little bit of rock 'n' roll, jazz, and more) with an excellent lineup of Texas singer songwriters; camping that's close to the music; food vendors; and a fun loving crowd that makes the festival seem like a true family gathering or reunion! And perfect weather!!!
A four day music festival with over 90 musicians from around the United States playing a variety of genres from bluegrass to rock to funk to hip hop to gritty funk to fusion; artists showcasing their paintings as well as creating them during the festival; creative sculptures; a wide variety of food vendors; workshops and performers (flame throwers to belly dancers); and camping.