• Music Festival Calendar

Legend: Texas festivals shown in black; Oklahoma festivals shown in brown; Festivals in other states shown in green.

Now thru Sept. 23

Oklahoma State Fair — State Fair Park, Oklahoma City, Okla., 405-948-6700

Sept. 19-22

LJT’s Fall Fest, Rhymes & Vines — (Wednesday) Gary P. Nunn; (Thursday) Mike McClure, Shinyribs, Coalition, Cooder Graw, Buck Fuffalo; (Friday) Cameran Nelson, Eleven Hundred Springs, Zane Williams , Deryl Dodd, Bart Crow, The Powell Brothers, Walt Wilkins, Bri Bagwell, Kody West; (Saturday) Adam Carroll, Mike Graham, Read southall Band, Sunny Sweeney, Tommy Alverson. Larry Joe Taylor, Tejas Brothers, Devin James. Melody Mountain Ranch, Stephenville, Texas. Link to Website: LJT

Sept. 20-22

Medicine Stone — Created by Jason Boland and Turnpike Troubadours, who will be playing alongside Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers Band, Dirty River Boys, Micky & the Motorcars, Red Dirt Rangers, and many others. Diamondhead Resort, Tahlequah, Okla. Link to Website:

Sept. 27-29

Oktoberfest — Walburg Boys, Alpine Village, DasIst Lustig, Alpenmusikaten, Auf Gehts. The Shack, Panther Island Pavilion, Fort Worth

Sept. 27-30

Splice Records River Revival Music Festival — Rosie Ledet & The Zydeco Playboys, Tomar & The FCs, John Evans, Folk Family Revival, And others. KL Ranch Camp, New Braunfels

Sept. 28-Oct. 21

State Fair of Texas Chevrolet Main Stage: Sept. 28, Kraig Parker as Elvis; Sept. 29, Morris Day & The Time, Seven Streeter; Sept. 30, Michael Salgado; Oct 5, Resurrection; Oct 6, Aaron Watson, Powell Brothers; Oct 7, Austin Mahone; Oct 12, The Molly Ringwalds; Oct 13, Ludacris; Oct 14, Hunter Hayes; Oct 19, Bidi Bidi Banda; Oct 21, Casing Crowns, Banda Varnaval. Others TBA, State Fair of Texas, Fair Park, 3921 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dallas, www.BigTex.com

October 5-6

Texas Music ReunionFriday: Jamie Richards, Eleven Hundred Springs, Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros, Thomas Michael Riley and others. Saturday: Kevin Deal, Max Stalling, Deryl Dodd, Tommy Alverson and others.  Sandlin’s Camp, Nemo, Texas, 18 Miles west of Cleburne, Texas

Bootfest — Line-up includes Back in Black, Reckless Kelly, William Clark Green, Mason Lively, and others. DeLeon Plaza, downtown Victoria, Texas, Link to Website: BootFest.org

Oct. 5-7

Oktoberfest — Czech & Then Some, Chris Rybak, Seven Dutchmen, The Oompahs, and many others — downtown Fredericksburg, Texas.

October 5-7, and 12-14

Austin City Limits Festival — Lineuup includes: Asleep at the Wheel, Arctic Monkeys, Metallica, Hozier, The Texas Gentlemen, The National, Paul McCartney, Deftones and others. Zilker Park, Austin. Link to Website: ACLFestival.com

Saturday, Sunday, Oct. 13-14

Edom Art Festival — Line-up TBA, Various locations in Edom, Texas

Oct. 19-20

 Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival — Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Del McCoury Band, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Seldom Scene, Texas & Tennessee, and many others. Farmers Branch Historical Park, Farmers Branch, Texas

Oct. 19-21

Las Cruces Country Music Festival — Randy Houser, Dwight Yoakam, Frankie Ballard, Sawyer Brown, Rick Trevino, Brennin, King Leg. Hadley Sports Complex, 1800 E. Hadley Ave., Las Cruces, N.M.

Saturday, Oct. 13

Fall der All — downtown Van Alstyne, Texas

Friday-Sunday, Oct. 19-21

Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival — Dripping Springs, Texas, Link to website: DrippingSpringsSongwritersFestival.com

Oct. 26-28

Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering — Mikki Daniels, others TBA. Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, Texas

Nov 1-3

Bob Wills Fiddle Fest — Details TBA, Greenville, Texas

Forever Bluegrass Festival — Edgar Loudermilk Band, The Crowe Brothers, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Bobby Osborn & The Rocky Top X-press, and many others. Mountain Cove Farms, Walker County, Georgia. (or 944 Dougherty Gap Road, Chickamauga, Georgia) 423-605-7975. Link to Website: ForeverBluegrass.com

Nov. 2-4

Utopia Fest — The Brother Brothers,Patty Griffin, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Hillbenders, The Deer, Many others, near Burnet, Texas, 512-400-4160

Nov. 9-11

Fischer Fest — Kerrville New Folk winners, Red River songwriters, Terry Allen, Bill Kirchen, Doug Moreland band, and many others. Fischer Hall, Fischer, Texas


January 5-10

The Music Fest — 11 venues, details forthcoming, Steamboat Springs, Colo.

Jan. 24-26

Red River Songwriters Festival — Jack Ingram, Jon Randall, Walt Wilkins, susan Gibson, and others. The Motherload Saloon and other venues, Red River, N.M. Link to Website: RedRiverSongs.com

January 29-February 2

Mile 0 Fest — Turnpike Troubadours, Randy Rogers Band, Wade Bowen, The Mavericks, Jack Ingram, Ray Wylie Hubbard, American Aquarium, Flatland Calvary, Kylie Rae Harris, Zane Williams, Stoney LaRue, Mike & The Moonpies, Red Dirt Rangers, many others. Key West, Florida

March 12-18

SxSW Music — Austin, Texas

April 11-14

Country Thunder — Details To Be Announced. Florence, Arizona. Link To Website: www.CountryThunder.com

April 12-14

Tortuga Festival — Jason Aldean, others TBA, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Link to Website: TortugaMusicFestival.com

May 23-June 9

Kerrville Folk Festival — Line-up TBA, Quiet Valley Ranch, Kerrville, Texas, Link to Website: KerrvilleFolkFestival.org

June 7-8

Thomas Michael Riley Music Festival — Luckenbach Texas, Luckenbach/Fredericksburg

June 27-29

Lakes Jam — Thursday: TBA ; Friday: TBA; Saturday: TBA. Brainerd, Minn. Link to Website: LakesJam.com

Wednesday-Sunday, July 10-14

Woody Guthrie Festival, aka WoodyFest —  Line-up TBA. Daytime venues in downtown, night time stage (Pastures of Plenty) farther out.  Okemah, Okla., Link to Website: www.WoodyFest.com

Friday-Saturday, Sept. 13-14

Wounded Heroes Benefit Concert VIII — Line-up TBA, Clancy’s Saloon & Stage, 4984 CR 4112, Campbell, Texas

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