Music Festival Calendar

Friday-Sunday, July 28-30

Watershed Festival — Luke Bryan, lee Brice, Maddie & Tae, Michael Ray, Old Dominion, Randy Houser, Cadillac Three, William Michael Morgan, Josh Abbott Band, Laurin Alaina, High Valley, Eric Pasley, Darius Rucker, Chris Stapleton, Bailey Bryan, Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots, Chase Rice.   The Gorge Amphitheatre, 754 Silica Road, George, Washington. Link to Website:

9 days of Friday-Sunday, Aug. 18-26

North Texas State Fair — Budweiser Stage:  Friday, Aug. 18- Josh Abbott Band; Saturday, Aug 19- Travis Tritt; Sunday, Aug. 20 — La Energia Nortenia; Monday-Jake Hooker & The Outsiders; Tuesday-Austin Allsup; Wednesday-Sam Riggs, Thursday-Cody Johnson Band; Friday-Ryan Bingham; Saturday-Tracy Byrd. Bud Light Stage: Friday, Aug. 18-Kaydance & Cameraon Hobbs, Zane Williams; Saturday, Aug. 19-Genevieve Allen; Sunday, Aug. 20-La Fiera de Ojinaga; Monday-Sonny Burgess, Jolie Holliday, Brian (the Beerman) Houser; Tuesday-Bonnie Bishop, Randy Brown, Steve Helms;  Wednesday, Zach Coffey, Kensie Coppin, Livewater; Thursday– Red Shahan; Friday-Shane Smith & The Saints,Jared Thomas, Charlie Shafter; Saturday-Eaglemania. 3327 N. Carroll Blvd., Denton, Texas

Friday-Sunday, Sept. 1-3

Bedford Blues & BBQ — Marcia Ball, Buddy Guy, Delbert McClinton, Ronnie Earl and others. 1951 L. Dodson Drive, Bedford, Texas. Link to Website:

Kerrville Fall Fest — Line-up includes George -, Seth Glier, Walt Wilkins, Susab Gibson, Sam Baker, South Austin Moonlighters, Sonia, Drew Kennedy and many others. Plus Ballard tree songsharing daily, hosted Brian Kalinec, Bob Livingston, Michael O’Connor  Quiet Valley Ranch, Kerrville, Texas Link to Website:

Rhythm & Roots Festival — The Mavericks, Rosanne Cash, Marcia Ball, Shinyribs, Los Texmaniacs, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and many others. , Ninigret Park, Charleston, R.I. Link to Website

Friday-Saturday, Sept. 8-9

Wounded Heroes Benefit Concert — Line-up pending. Friday night dance 7-11; Saturday music and veterans flag ceremony, 2-11 p.m., Clancy’s Saloon & Stage, 4984 CR 4112, Campbell, Texas

Cool Water Music Fest — Two stages: Reckless Kelly, Chris Knight, JB & The Moonshine Band, Micky & the Motorcars, Zane Williams, Brandon Jenkins, Dirty River Boysk, Jericho Woods, Mountain Sprout, Southern Sirens, Wesley Michael Hayes, Johnny Dale Roberts, River’s Edge, Firisco Cemetary. 11,662 Ark Hwy 59, Gravette, Ark. Link to Website:

Tuesday-Sunday, Sept 12-17

AmericanaFest — Line-up and venue(s) forthcoming, Nashville, Teen.

Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 14-16

Dailey & Vincent LandFest in the Mountains — Jerry Douglas-Earls of Leicester, Del McCoury Band, Sierra Hull, Primitive Quartet, members of the former Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (with Dailey & Vincent), and others. Hiawassee, Georgia. Link to Website:

Wednesday-Saturday, Sept. 20-23

Deryl Dodd at LJT Festival

Rhymes & VinesWednesday: Gary P.Nunn and more; Thursday: TBA; Friday: Deryl Dodd and others; Saturday: Larry Joe Taylor, Parker McCollum and others.  Larry Joe Taylor’s Melody Mountain Ranch, Stephenville, Texas, 254-986-8505,

Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 21-23

Medicine Stone — Turnpike Troubadours, Randy Rogers Band, Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Mike McClure, Mike & The Moonpies, and many others. Diamondhead Resort,   12,081 Oklahoma 10Tahlequah, Okla. Link to Website:

Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 21-24

Red River Folk Festival — James McMurtry, Jim Lauderdale, Shawn Mullins, Max Gomez, Chuck Prophet, Dylan LeBlanc, Mike Addington, Colin Brooks, and others. Various locatins, Red River, N.M. Link to Website:

Sept. 29-Oct. 22

State Fair of Texas —More music TBA, plus 3 more stages.   Chevrolet Main Stage: Friday, 9/29-Maren Morris; Saturday, 9/30-Flo Ride, Macy Kate; Sunday, 10/1-LaMafia; Sat, 10/7,-Ro James; Sunday, 10.8-Wilson Phillips; Sunday, 10/15-Charlie Daniels Band; Saturday, 10/21-For King & Country; Sunday, 10/22-Los Traileros del Norte. Fair Park, Dallas, Link to Website:

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 6-7

Kid Rock’s yearly Fish Fry — Kid Rock, Gretchen Wilson, Wheeler Walker Jr. and others. Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater, Fontanel, Nashville, Tenn. 800-745-3000

 Oct. 6-8, Oct. 13-15

Austin City Limits Music Festival — Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance the Rapper, Asleep at the Wheel, Cody Jinks, Paul Cauthen, and many others. Zilker Park, Austin.

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 13-14

Electric Marshmellow Jam — Line-up forthcoming, West.More.Land, 6981 CR 3901, Eustace, Texas

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 20-21

Ricky Staggs & Kentucky Thunder, Del McCoury Band, Jerry Douglas & The Earls of Leicester, Balsam Range, Sister Sadie, Texas & Tennessee w/ John R. Bowman and Steve Huber, Molly Tuttle, the Purple Hulls and more. — Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival, Historical Park, Farmers Branch, Texas

Friday-Sunday, Nov. 10-12

Fischer Fest — Joe Ely, Bob Livingston Trio, Walt Wilkins & the Mystiqueros, Bill Hearne Trio, and others. Fischer Store, Fischer, Texas.  Link to Website


Thursday-Tuesday, Jan 4-9, 2018

The Music Fest — Steamboat, Colorado

Tuesday-Sunday, Feb. 6-11, 2018

Music Fest Key West — Red Dirt, Americana, Key West, Florida

June 8-10, 2018

Thomas Michael Riley Music Festival — Line-up and details forthcoming, Luckenbach, Texas

June dates 2018 TBA

Lakes Jam —

July 11-15, 2018

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

October date TBD

Fall der All, Van Alstyne, Texas

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