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Top Music Festivals In Texas

Top Music Festivals In Texas

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.

Stars Over Texas Music Festival

• 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

Kountz, Texas

• Texas Arts & Music Festival – Brenham, TX

October 21 & 22, 2023

In downtown Brenham. Texas Arts & Music Festival

• Eclipse Utopia

October 14th

See Eclipse Utopia

Burnet, TX

• 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.


January 2024

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.

Tickets: $30.

• 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

Tickets: $79

• 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!)

Tickets: $225-$418

• 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

Whitewater Amphitheater

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.

Tickets: $50-$250



• 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

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX

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


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