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Fans at Larry Joe Taylor's Music FestivalIf you have a passion for Texas outdoor music festivals and events near you, then you should enjoy these Texas music festival and event reviews. On this page you'll find outdoor music festivals and events in Texas, one of which should be near you, 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. See near the bottom of this page for a link to several other fun festival reviews that were done over the last few years. If you know of some fun outdoor music festivals please let us know. Thanks.

2019 Featured Texas Music Festival Reviews

Thomas Michael RileyThomas Michael Riley's 12th Annual Texas Music Festival - Luckenbach - another great TMR music festival was a good mix of regulars (like Max Stalling, Davin James, Tommy Alverson, blacktopGYPSY) plus some first timers like 1100 Springs, Nate Kipp, Saints Eleven, and Americas Got Talent's Coby Smith. Plus new this year was a fantastic outdoor stage, which meant we didn't have to move into the dance hall for the evening performances. The fans were great, the weather was perfect, the beer was cold, the food was pretty good, the dance floor was alwaysBrandi packed, the camping was close buy, and it was in Luckenbach!


Old Settlers Music Festival - Dale - read the ten reasons why we consider Old Settler's Music Festival to be one of the best in Texas! I'll give you some clues - a grammy award winning lineup that includes music genres ranging from blues to cajun to folk and fun; 4 stages (two of which run simultaneously during the day) and over 40 artists; camping across the street from the music venue; lots of food vendors; and a fantastic vibe! Hard to beat all of that!


Singer at Cherokee Creek Music FestivalCherokee Creek Music Festival - Cherokee - some of what makes this festival very special include: a lineup that typically includes several grammy award winners, a beautiful setting along a creek, free lunch and dinner, close by camping, fans who are here for the music, a stunning music pavilion, and camping close to the music.

Kevin FowlerLarry Joe Taylor's Texas Music Festival - Stephenville - as usual, six days of music with over 55 popular Texas singer songwriters (Pat Green, Kevin Fowler, Wade Bowen, Mike McClure, William Clark Green, Roger Creager, Randy Rogers Band, Koe Wetzel, and lots more), 4 music stages, over 60,000 lively music fans, close by camping, lots of food vendors, BYOB and lawn chairs, and Bloody Mary Morning with live music - how can you beat all of that?

2018 Featured Texas Music Festival Reviews

Glenn Sanders' Texas Music Reunion - Nemo - after 20 years, when Tommy Alverson said he wasn't going to have any more Tommy Alverson Family Gathering Music Festivals, Glenn Sanders said "I'll continue the tradition!" And what great job he did of keep the spirit, vibe, camping, fun, and excellent music going. Two days with Texas county singer songwriters like Davin James, Max Stalling, 1100 Springs, Deryl Dodd, Jamie Richards, Max Stalling, Walt Wilkins, and more - check out our review to learn more.

ShinyribsLarry Joe Taylor's 13th Annual Fall Fest Rhymes & Vines Music Festival - Stephenville - this may have been the best of the 11 Rhymes and Vines that we have attended. The line-up was a great mix of the regular guys who play Rhymes & Vines (Deryl Dodd, Tejas Brothers, Mike McClure, Max Stalling, Davin James, and more) plus several refreshing new singer songwriters playing the festival for the first time - for example, Cody Wier, Shinyribs, Shea Abshier & the Nighthowlers, Giovannie & the Hired Guns. In addition to great music what makes the festival fun is camping, BYOB, and some fun, friendly, and lively fans.

Waterloo Music FestWaterloo Fest - Austin - this was the first year for what will most likely be an new annual event! If you like jam bands this is the festival for you with 30 bands playing on two stage over 3 days. Part of what makes this festival fun is the variety of genres ranging from punk to rock to funk plus blues, soul, R&B, bluegrass and lots more from national and local Austin bands. The event was held on Carson Creek Ranch's 60 acres of country side along the banks of the Colorado River. Plus there is tent and RV camping, some good food vendors, and very fun, lively, and friendly fans.

Thomas Michael Riley's 11th Annual Texas Music Festival - JuDavin Jamesne in Luckenbach - we've been to eight of the last eleven of Thomas Michael Riley's festivals and we've looked them all. What makes this festival fun and enjoyable is a good country music lineup, an older mature and fun loving fan base, camping within 500 yards of the stage, and the festival setting is held in the quaint and unique town of Luckenbach.

Nobody's Girl at Kerrville Folk Festival

Kerrville Folk Festival - May in Kerrville - in it's 47th year is the longest running music festival in North America - 18 days and nights and considered a Mecca in the singer-songwriter landscape where over 100 national and international performers not only mingle together on stage but also  with locals under the stars during legendary camp side jam session. Kerrville Folk Festival is simply a grand, magical experience with camping, bike rides, canoe trips, river swims, art and music workshops, nature walks, yoga, beer and wine seminars, and gospel Sundays.

Fans of Larry Joe TaylorLarry Joe Taylor's Texas Music Festival - April in Stephenville - 2018 was the 30th anniversary of Larry Joe Taylor's Texas Music Festival and it was a great one. Over 45 excellent Texas singer songwriters and bands playing on two different stages plus lots of great music around the campfires in the campground. With over 3000 campsites, both primitive and some with water and electricity, the campground is always alive with music, laughter, games, and the smell of everything from bacon to BBQ. Over 45,000 fans, most of which seem to be from nearby Tarelton State plus UT in Dallas and Austin, and Texas A&M, this festival is lively, friendly, and excellent for people watching! This festival is also BYOB, has a stage with music and Bloody Mary's, lots of vendors selling everything from fried alligator to BBQ, pizza, Gyros, burgers, dogs, and lots more.

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