Grab the gang, and find the top music festivals in Texas for 2023 here!
Live music is rockin’ in Texas, and the music festival scene is growing more popular every year. Thanks to Austin, Texas, being the “Live Music Capital of the World,” it has plenty to show off in 2023. Dive into these top music festivals in Texas, including Blues Festivals and more.
Top Music Festivals In Texas 2023
From country music festivals to good ole rock and roll, the Texas music festival lineup for 2023 is spectacular! Hopefully, your favorite musicians are playing somewhere in the Lone Star State this year. The best music festivals are covered here, but more will soon pop up, and when it does, they will be added to this article.
2023 October Music Festivals In Texas
• Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 6-8 & October 13-15, 2023
The ACL Fest at Zilker Park is a two-weekend event.
It’s that time of year again! Back for its 22nd year, Austin City Limits Music Festival brings the magic of the famed public TV series Austin City Limits outside the studio and into Austin’s most beloved park.
• The Stars Over Texas Music Festival – Ennis, TX
October 7-8, 2023
Just a short drive east of Dallas in Ennis, the Texas Motorplex, where they have auto races, will be turned into a musical festival. Big names will be there!
On October 7th – Clay Walker, Sawyer Brown, Diamond Rio, and more.
On October 8th – Midland, Ian Munsick, Wade Bowen, and more.
• Houston Country, Folk & Blues Festival
October 14, 2023, at Nasa-Clear Lake
Free admission and parking
• Gordy’s Hwy Music Fest
October 19-22, 2023
Fort Worth’s Texas Motor Speedway will host this music festival for the first time. The official lineup will be these country music superstars – Dierks Bentley, Zach Bryan, Cody Jinks, and Koe Wetzel.
• Big Thicket Hogs and Strings Cook-off and Music Fest
Oct. 21, 2023
• Texas Arts & Music Festival – Brenham, TX
October 21 & 22, 2023
In downtown Brenham. Texas Arts & Music Festival
• Eclipse Utopia
See Eclipse Utopia
• Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival
Oct 20 – Oct 22, 2023
9th Annual Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival downtown on Historic Mercer Street and Historic Old Fitzhugh Road.
2023 November Music Festivals In Texas
Music Festivals in Houston 2023
• Honeyland Festival Food, Music & Black Inspiration. – Sugar Land, TX
November 11-12, 2023
Honeyland celebrates the best of Black expression. Top restaurateurs, beverage makers, and artists get together to remix, refresh, and create more of what ﬂavors the world.
Tickets: $95-$175. Parking or Shuttle $29. Add-on experiences are available.
updates coming soon
• Gospel Music Festival – Rockport
January 6 & 7,
Rockport’s Gospel Force: First Baptist Church, 1515 N. Live Oak St.
• The Grand 1894 Opera House – Galveston
Whitney Houston Tribute – January 13th
Oak Ridge Boys in Concert January 14 & 15
Check out the full lineup at The Grand1894 Opera House
• 16th Annual Blues Festival – Luckenbach
January 14th, 12-7 pm
Luckenbach Dancehall in Luckenbach, Texas, will hold the 16th Annual Blues Festival. Six of some of the hottest artists will perform all through the day.
• Music That Grows On You – Irving
January 21, 2023,
The Las Colinas Symphony at the Irving Arts Center
• LeAnn Rimes – Gruene Hall, New Braunfels
February 17-18, 2023
Some of the biggest names in showbiz have played here. LeAnn Rimes at Gruene Hall
• White Oak Music Hall – Houston
Riley Green – February 9th
Pony Bradshaw – February 15th
A live concert venue with four different venues in one featuring dozens of performers in every genre. Some tickets are on sale now, and a few are already sold out. See the lineup for all the independent artists at WOMH.
• Bruce Springsteen 2023 Tour – Austin
Thursday, February 16, 2023
He will perform at the Moody Center in Austin. This should be an excellent show! (And Adam Sandler will be there two days before!)
• Journey Freedom Tour 2023 – Austin
February 22, 2023
at Moody Center Austin.
• 18th Dallas Blues Festival – Grand Prairie
March 4, 2023
Seven blues bands will perform at this indoor venue – Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie. Read all the rules and regulations, especially notice that no bags are allowed.
Tickets: $59 to $125
• North Texas Irish Festival – Dallas
March 3-5, 2023
Returning to Dallas Fair Park, the indoor/outdoor family-friendly North Texas Irish Festival will again dazzle us with music and dance in the rich Irish and Celtic cultural traditions. Attendees can enjoy horse shows, sheepherding demonstrations, beer and whiskey tastings, genealogy research opportunities, animal rescue groups, shopping, child-friendly entertainment, and free arts and crafts for the kids.
• Music Festival And Cookoff – Alvin
March 24-25, 2023
Alvin, Texas, will hold a barbeque cookoff with country stars and Siggno at Bob Brisco Park.
April must be music festival month, packed with performing arts and local talent.
• Outlaws And Legends Music Fest – Abilene
April 1, 2023
Willie Nelson performs at The Back Porch of Texas in Abilene, Texas.
• White Oak Music Hall – Houston
April 14, 2023
Charles Wesley Godwin performs.
• Country Music Television Awards – Austin
April 2, 2023
You’ll want to sign up to get notified – more info here – Moody Center Austin. I read somewhere that Carrie Underwood will be the MC.
• Willie Nelson & Family And ZZ Top – New Braunfels
April 14-15, 2023
Tickets are on sale now at Willie Nelson & Family
• Fiesta Noche – Addison After Dark
April 15, 2023
Grab your friends for a night of music, dancing, and fun at the new, expanded Addison After Dark Fiesta with a musical tribute and look-a-like contest of Selena and other live Latin music.
• Old Settler’s Music Festival – Dale
April 20-23, 2023
The Old Settler’s Music Festival is four full days of music, camping, jamming, and family fun in Dale, TX (near Austin)
The festival began in 1987, featuring world-renowned legends and up-and-coming artists from Texas and beyond.
• Ubbi Dubbi Festival – Fort Worth
April 22 & 23, 2023
Panther Island Fort Worth – an 18 and above crowd live show – it’s a Freaky Deaky deal.
• Austin Blues Festival
April 29, 2023
A great lineup with Los Lobos and more at Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park! Check it out. All ages are welcome.
• The Academy of Country Music Awards – Frisco
May 11, 2023
Get ready, North Texas – The Ford Center Star in Frisco will host the ACM Country Music Awards.
• Tacos & Tequila Music Festival – Fort Worth
May 20, 2023
Panther Island, Fort Worth. Doors open at 2 pm. Check it out at Tacos & Tequila Music Festival DFW
• Utopiafest – Burnet
May 5-6, 2023
The Utopiafest Finale will be at the Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet, TX
Tickets: See the website
• Kerrville Folk Festival
May 25 – June 11, 2023
The 51st Annual Kerrville Folk Festival will be held on Quiet Valley Ranch for 18 days!
June Music Festivals
Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival – Houston
The Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival is pleased to announce its Summer 2023 institutes:
TMF Orchestral Institute June 3-24, 2023
Keyboard Academy June 10-24, 2023
Jazz Institute June 18-23, 2023
July Music Festivals
• Outlaw Music Festival with Willie Nelson and Friends
July 2, 2023, 4:30 pm
August Music Festivals In Texas
• Good Ole Boys Festival (New Name: Good Ole Days Festival) – Glen Rose
August 25-27, 2023
Centennial Anniversary Celebration of the Glen Rose Moonshine Raid at Heritage & Hooch in historic Glen Rose.
September Music Festivals In Texas
• Texas Gospel Music Festival
September 1-3, 2023
Texas Gospel Music Festival is a recurring music festival held at Hill Performance Hall at Eisemann Center in Richardson, Texas.
• Wortham Blues Festival
September 9, 2023
• Tall City Blues Fest 2023
September 23, 2023