Downtown Brenham is a busy place today (Saturday) as the 2nd Annual Texas Arts and Music Festival brings a variety of events downtown.

Artist Jeff Soto works on his mural Saturday Morning.

World-renowned artist Jeff Soto will continue painting a giant mural on the back side of the three-story Faske building at 114 East Alamo.  Two other artists will also be painting buildings in the Commerce Street area.

The art village and food truck alley open at 11 o’clock this (Saturday) morning, and a full day and night of music kicks off at 12 noon with Shane Cooley and the Midnight Girls on the Home Sweet Farm stage.  Manda Salas and the Damn Band will be on the Roux Street stage at 1:00.  The Might Ork plays at 2:00 on the Brazos Valley Brewing stage.  At 3:00  Moving Panoramas plays the Home Sweet Farm Stage.  The Briannas Salad Dressing Main Stage comes to life at 4:00 with Beau Hinze and the Backporch Shufflers, followed by The O’s at 6:00 and Folk Family Revival at 8:30 tonight (Saturday).

Jomo and the Possum Posse perform Friday night at the Texas Arts and Music Festival.

Over 15 breweries will have their craft beer available for sampling under one tent on Commerce Street for the Brew-Step from 2:00 ‘til 5:00.  Tickets for Brew-Step, hosted by the Zythological Society of North America, are $25 in advance online and $35 at the door, and include a souvenir glass.

The Texas Arts and Music Festival is free, but you can buy VIP tickets to gain access to the VIP tent and special tastings from area chefs.  For more information and a complete schedule of events, visits www.texasartsandmusicfestival.com.

Artist Michael Rodriguez works on his mural at the corner of Park and Commerce Streets.

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