Best Texas Music Festivals and Events

Below is a list of what Texas Outside considers the best Texas music festivals and events. If we have recently attended one of these favorite Texas music concerts or festivals, you can click on the review link to learn more about the event's venue, music, camping, and more. Click on this link to find more reviews of Texas Music Festivals & Events.

Time of Year
  • March

Indoors, but they have a day full of a lot of very good country musicians from Texas.

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Type of Music
  • Country
  • Red Dirt

 

South By South West

Austin, Texas

Time of Year
  • March

Film, music, and interactive (digital). One of the largest musical festivals in the state of Texas.

Type of Music
  • Variety

 

Time of Year
  • Spring

Three day event, first annual in 2006, with a good line-up, small crowd, close by camping, plus beer and wine competition.

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Type of Music
  • Country

 

Thin Line

Denton, Texas

Time of Year
  • March

An interesting 5 days loaded with free films and live music.

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Type of Music
  • Variety
  • Mostly Local

 

Time of Year
  • April

Central Texas' signature music event with superb bands on 2 stages, arts and crafts, camping, food concessions and libations.

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Type of Music
  • Bluegrass
  • Rock

 

Time of Year
  • Spring

Country with some of the best country music legends and outlaws.

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Type of Music
  • Country

 

Time of Year
  • Spring

It's easy to fall in love with Walt and Tina and The Mystiqueros and their personality, outgoing attitude, and outstanding and entertaining music.

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Type of Music
  • Americana
  • Folk
  • Country

 

Time of Year
  • April

Some of the best music of any event but it tends to get a little crowded and has a party atmosphere with lots of A&M students.

Type of Music
  • Country

 

Cherokee Creek

Cherokee, Texas

Time of Year
  • May

A beautiful setting for an outstanding festival featuring artists from all over the country, camping, and free meals.

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Type of Music
  • Variety

 

Time of Year
  • May

Three stages of all kinds of very good music, arts and crafts, and food - good for kids.

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Type of Music
  • Variety

 

Time of Year
  • June

Can't get much better than 3 days of a great lineup in Luckenbach.

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Type of Music
  • Country

 

Woody Guthrie Festival

Okemah, Oklahoma

Time of Year
  • Summer

Sneak across the border to one of the best 4 day concerts with over 50 bands and 4 different venues -- well worth the trip.

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Type of Music
  • Folk
  • Americana

 

Time of Year
  • August

Great music (Willie Nelson & Pat Green at past events) but the location (a parking lot) is not the best.

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Type of Music
  • Country

 

Time of Year
  • August

A week-long festival with carnival midway, daily rodeo competitions and lots of live music.

Type of Music
  • Country
  • Americana

 

Kerrville Folk Festival

Kerrville, Texas

Time of Year
  • Fall

This is it for the best 18 days of folk music in the United States - it just doesn't get any better.

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Type of Music
  • Folk
  • Americana

 

Time of Year
  • Fall

One of the best music venues on 3 stages over 6 days, BYOB, onsite camping, and fun but rowdy crowds (50,000).

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Type of Music
  • Country

 

Arts & Jazz Fest

Denton, Texas

Time of Year
  • October

A long weekend of music and arts, featuring a wide variety of jazz and blues, and big headlining acts.

Type of Music
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Soul

 

Time of Year
  • October

Camping along the Brazos, 24 good artists, BYOB, and a fun loving crowd.

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Type of Music
  • Country

 

Countryfest

Grand Prairie, Texas

Time of Year
  • October

Another full day of excellent country music.

Type of Music
  • Country
  • Red Dirt

 

Austin City Limits

Austin, Texas

Time of Year
  • Fall

Very big crowds, multiple stages, and excellent music from a wide variety of musicians.

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Type of Music
  • Variety

 

UTOPiAfest

Burnet, Texas

Time of Year
  • October

Two stages with music over two days plus free, camping, BYOB, and good time.

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Type of Music
  • Alternative

 

Texas Renaissance Festival

Todd Mission, Texas

Time of Year
  • October / November

Festival in a 16th century village with thousands of costumed characters, 200 daily performances, food, drink, games, arts and crafts, and more.

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Type of Music
  • Variety

 

Fischer Fest

Fischer, Texas

Time of Year
  • November

Historic cozy venue, camping, and an excellent lineup.

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Type of Music
  • Americana

 

Wurstfest

New Braunfels, Texas

Time of Year
  • November

It's impossible not to have fun at Wurstfest - good music, beer, and fun people.

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Type of Music
  • German
  • Polka