When it comes to live music in Texas, you’re in for way more than steel guitars and country stars.
Austin City Limits
Head over to Zilker Park for a crash course in Austin culture at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Each October, this jam-packed, two-weekend festival showcases hundreds of must-see bands, Instagram-worthy backdrops and a sampling of all the best local establishments (in other words, there will be tacos).
Victoria Bach Festival
Expand your musical horizons at the Victoria Bach Festival in Victoria with a week of classical concerts ranging from intimate chamber concerts to outdoor symphonies – all featuring music composed and influenced by Bach, Mozart and Beethoven.
Kerrville Folk Festival
Grab a ukulele and head to Quiet Valley Ranch during May and June, where the Kerrville Folk Festival offers 18 days and nights of musical workshops, canoe trips, family camping and, of course, plenty of folk music in the heart of the Hill Country.
Luckenbach Blues Festival
Toast to our state’s musical past with an ice-cold longneck at the Luckenbach Blues Festival at Luckenbach Dance Hall. Each January, an intimate gathering of 400 or so blues-lovers gather for an all-day celebration of local, regional and national blues artists.
Be inspired at this seven-day celebration of Hispanic music, culture and heritage set to the sounds of mariachi music. Each December, world-renowned mariachi artists head to San Antonio to perform, compete and conduct vocal and instrumental workshops at the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza.
National Polka Festival
Chicken dance over to Ennis for a Memorial Day weekend of family fun at the National Polka Festival. Between the kolache eating contest, a magnificent parade through historic downtown and an abundance of live music for Polka dancing, you’ll be feeling like part of Texas’ Czech community in no time.