The 2017 Texas Arts and Music Festival will offer everything from folk, southern rock, blues, and country music to live mural artists and an art village Friday through Sunday, October 20-22. With four stages and more than nine bands in historic downtown Brenham, the performances are sure to stir you, rock you, move you and, above all, entertain you.
The entertainment lineup showcases bands from across the state of Texas including Folk Family Revival, The O’s, Jomo and the Possum Posse, Moving Panoramas, The Mighty Orq, Beau Hinze and the Backporch Shufflers, and Shane Cooley and the Midnight Girls.
"We have an exciting lineup with something for everyone to enjoy while visiting downtown Brenham," said Brad Stufflebeam, chairman of the board and director of entertainment. "Last year our headliner, Shinyribs, broke out in a spontaneous conga line and the crowd joined in, bring your friends and family so you don’t miss out on the fun!"
Four stages will be set up throughout downtown including stages at Home Sweet Farm, Brazos Valley Brewery, Roux Street and the main stage will be in the parking lot at Commerce and Park Street, fittingly in front of the 2016 murals. Saturday night’s main stage performance at 8:30 p.m. will be Folk Family Revival, a Texas band whose sound can best be described as Americana, folk and country, but has influences spanning rock and bluegrass as well.
The festival and concerts are free and open to the public. A VIP tent is available and includes reserved seating, drinks, a tasting menu from local chefs, and mingling with the mural artists and bands. VIP tickets are available for $100 and sales will be limited to 200 people. Friends of the Festival packages will also be available for $50 and include t-shirt, koozie, festival poster, and four drink tickets. To purchase VIP tickets or a Friends of the Festival package, visit www.texasartsandmusicfestival.com
A full entertainment schedule can also be found on the festival website.
Generous sponsors for the 2017 Texas Arts and Music Festival include Barking Crows, Bell’s Brewery, Brazos Valley Brewery, BT Longhorn Saloon, Coldwell Banker, Home Sweet Farm, Ninety-Six West, ReMax, Rockin’ Star Ranch, Roux Street, and StanPac.
The Texas Arts and Music Festival is a non-profit organization focused on supporting art education, and bringing visual and performing arts to Brenham for the community and surrounding areas to enjoy. Profits from Texas Arts and Music Festival will be directed to educational resources that support arts and music in Washington County. Story and photos courtesy of Texas Arts and Music Festival.