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.

Texas Music Revolution

Plano, Texas

Time of Year: March
Type of Music: Country, Red Dirt

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


South By South West

Austin, Texas

Time of Year: March
Type of Music: Variety

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


Larry Joe Taylor’s Rhymes & Vines

Stephenville, Texas

Time of Year: Spring
Type of Music: Country

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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Thin Line

Denton, Texas

Time of Year: March
Type of Music: Variety

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

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Old Settler’s Music Festival

Driftwood, Texas

Time of Year: April
Type of Music: Bluegrass, Rock

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

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Outlaws & Legends Music Festival

Abilene, Texas

Time of Year: Spring
Type of Music: Country

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

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Waltstock & Barrrel Music Festival

Fredricksburg, Texas

Time of Year: Spring
Type of Music: Americana, Folk, Country

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


Texas A&M Chilifest

Snook, Texas

Time of Year: April
Type of Music: Country

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.


Cherokee Creek

Cherokee, Texas

Time of Year: May
Type of Music: Variety

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

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Wildflower Arts and Music Festival

Richardson, Texas

Time of Year: May
Type of Music: Variety

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


Thomas Michael Riley’s Festival

Luckenbach, Texas

Time of Year: June
Type of Music: Country

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

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Woody Guthrie Festival

Okemah, Oklahoma

Time of Year: Summer
Type of Music: Folk, Americana

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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Margarita & Salsa Festival

Waco, Texas

Time of Year: August
Type of Music: Country

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


North Texas Fair & Rodeo

Denton, Texas

Time of Year: August
Type of Music: Country, Americana

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


Kerrville Folk Festival

Kerrville, Texas

Time of Year: Fall
Type of Music: Folk, Americana

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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Larry Joe Taylor’s Texas Music Festival

Stephenville, Texas

Time of Year: Fall
Type of Music: Country

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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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

Texas Music Reunion

Nemo, Texas

Time of Year: October
Type of Music: Country

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

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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
Type of Music: Variety

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


UTOPiAfest

Burnet, Texas

Time of Year: October
Type of Music: Alternative

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


Texas Renaissance Festival

Todd Mission, Texas

Time of Year: October / November
Type of Music: Variety

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


Fischer Fest

Fischer, Texas

Time of Year: November
Type of Music: Americana

Historic cozy venue, camping, and an excellent lineup.


Wurstfest

New Braunfels, Texas

Time of Year: November
Type of Music: German, Polka

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

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Mike Sharp
Author: Mike Sharp

I have a passion for travel and outdoor activities, and now I'm enjoying retired life. I will continue my traveling, golfing, boating, and enjoying life all across the great state of Texas.

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