Texas/Red Dirt Spring Festival Guide

Here are 10 festival picks you have to check out!


Mardi Gras Texas Style

All of the food, fun, and flavor of the best Mardi Gras celebration combined with 20 of the hottest Texas Country music acts on 5 stages make this party the only place to be.

Date: February 23
Location: Historic State Fairgrounds in Dallas, TX
Lineup: Turnpike Troubadours, Koe Wetzel, Wade Bowen, Kevin Fowler, Shane Smith & the Saints, Josh Ward, Read Southall, Bri Bagwell, Shotgun Rider, Randall King, Dalton Domino, Vincent Neil Emerson, Michael Lee, Chris Colston, Aaron McDonnell, Kolby Cooper, Nick Hirsh, Tyler & the Tribe, Wynn Williams, Bradley Banning



Rio Frio Fest 2019

Throw in a “Texas Style” music festival with multiple stages, daily & nightly concerts, river-side lodging, a BIG crawfish boil, and classic Texas yard games plus community-wide FREE shuttles to and from concerts and activities and you’ve got yourself the perfect Spring Break getaway!

Dates: March 13 – 16
Location: Concan, TX
Lineup: Koe Wetzel, Roger Creager, Shane Smith & The Saints, Read Southall Band, Shea Abshier, Randall King, Chris Colston, Kevin Fowler, Jason Boland, Walt Wilkins, Dalton Domino, Kody West, Mario Flores, Clay Hollis, Gabe Garcia, Lucas Ebert and more to be announced!



Spring Break on the Coast with Cody Johnson and Friends

Cody Johnson takes on Corpus Christ’s Concrete Street Amphitheater this Spring Break and is bringing along Koe Wetzel, Kevin Fowler and Randall King to the party!
Date: March 16
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Lineup: Cody Johnson, Koe Wetzel, Kevin Fowler, Randall King

The 9th Annual Outlaws & Legends Music Festival

Different than many other festivals, Outlaws & Legends has several options to fit YOUR brand of experience. Whether it is: (1)General Admission in front of the stage, (2)at your own private Tailgate with 15-30 of your friends, (3)RVing in the park, or (4)at one of our high-class VIP options including: Skyboxes, Presidential Patio Suites, Lofts, or tables in the upper deck of the Event Center with artists…you can find it here!

Dates: March 22 & 23
Location: Abilene, TX
Lineup: Kris Kristofferson with the Strangers, Midland, Mark Powell, Kevin Fowler, Roger Creager, Shooter Jennings, Deryl Dodd, Mike Ryan, Zane Williams, Trent Willmon, Jamie Richards, The Hamilton’s, Jerrod Medulla, James Cook


Koe Wetzel’s Incredible Music Festival

In conjunction with Radio Texas, LIVE! with Buddy Logan, Koe Wetzel’s Incredible Music Festival promises to be everything Koe Wetzel fans would expect out of a Koe Wetzel event — full of loud, killer tunes, lots to eat, drink and do, and of course, a good ole East Texas time.

Date: March 23
Location: Lindale, TX
Lineup: Koe Wetzel, Parker McCollum, JB & the Moonshine Band, Chris Colston



Chilifest 2019

Chilifest is a two-day music festival in Snook, Texas that draws in over 35,000+ people each year and features performances from some of the biggest names in country music and rock.

Dates: April 4 & 5
Location: Snook, TX
Lineup: Randy Rogers Band, Cody Jinks, Koe Wetzel, Pat Green, Whiskey Myers, Flatland Cavalry, Kyle Park, Shane Smith & The Saints, Kody West, Kolby Kooper, John Hord Band




Old Settlers Music Festival

Central Texas’s only spring festival offering bluegrass, folk, and Americana performers on three stages over four days.
Dates: April 11 – 14
Location: Tilmon, TX
Lineup: Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Shinyribs, Galactic, Hayes Carll, Wild Child, Penny and Sparrow, Mandolin Orange, The Steeldrivers, the James Hunter Six, Robert Ellis, Paul Thorn, John Moreland, Paul Cauthen, The Last Bandoleros, Sarah Grace & The Soul, Wood & Wire, Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons, Jeff Plankenhorn, Feeding Leroy, McMercy Family Band, Batty Jr., Middlespoon




Larry Joe Taylor Fest 2019

LJT AKA “The Best Outdoor Music Event in TX” featuring a chili cook-off, camping, plus a whole lot of music.
Dates: April 22 – 27
Location: Stephenville, TX
Lineup: Wade Bowen, Pat Green, Casey Donahew Band, Turnpike Troubadours, William Clark Green, Randy Rogers Band, Mike Ryan, Koe Wetzel, Roger Creager, Josh Abbott Band

William Clark Green’s Cotton Fest 2019

William Clark Green returns with his second annual Cotton Fest in Lubbock, TX! The 2019 festival is bigger and better and will include a BBQ cookoff, washer tournament, camping, and a heck of a music lineup!
Dates: May 2 – 4
Location: Lubbock, TX
Lineup: William Clark Green, Whiskey Myers, Flatland Cavalry, Shane Smith & the Saints, Kody West, Read Southall Band, Grant Gilbert, Charlie Shafter

Calf Fry Festival

Calf Fry is a 3-day Red-dirt / Texas Country / Americana music festival held in Stillwater, Oklahoma at The Tumbleweed outdoor amphitheater that started in 1991. All ages welcome!
Dates: May 2 – 4
Location: Stillwater, OK
Lineup: Koe Wetzel, Read Southall Band, Randall King, Trett Charlie’s Band, Shotgun Rider, Eli Young Band, Parker McCollum, Jameson Rodgers, 51 Junction, Hunter Thomas, Turnpike Troubadours, Ned Ledoux, White Lighters, 80 Phillips

Author: Christina Ramirez

Editorial contributor for Texas Music Pickers and a whole-hearted collector of Texas/Red Dirt tunes and the stories behind them. You can also find me on the dance floor.

1 thought on “Texas/Red Dirt Spring Festival Guide

  1. Heading out to Mardi Gras Texas Style in a few weeks. Looking forward to that weekend. May have to look into some of these others.

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