As the leaves start to turn and the temperatures begin to dip, music enthusiasts in the Lone Star State know that October brings a special treat: a slew of fantastic music festivals across Texas. From the heart of Austin to charming small towns and even the racetrack, these festivals offer an eclectic mix of musical genres and unforgettable experiences. Let’s dive into the lineup for some of the most anticipated October music festivals in Texas for 2023.
**Austin City Limits Music Festival**
*October 6-8 & October 13-15, 2023*
The iconic Austin City Limits Music Festival, fondly known as ACL Fest, is back in full force for its 22nd year. Held over two weekends at Zilker Park, this festival transcends the confines of the famed Austin City Limits studio and takes the magic outdoors. With a diverse lineup spanning various genres, ACL Fest caters to music lovers of all tastes. Whether you’re a rock aficionado, a hip-hop head, or a folk fanatic, you’re sure to find your groove at ACL Fest.
**The Stars Over Texas Music Festival – Ennis, TX**
*October 7-8, 2023*
Head east of Dallas, and you’ll stumble upon the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, transformed into a musical haven for the Stars Over Texas Music Festival. This festival packs a punch with big-name artists taking the stage. On October 7th, get ready for performances by Clay Walker, Sawyer Brown, Diamond Rio, and more. The following day, October 8th, promises Midland, Ian Munsick, Wade Bowen, and additional music sensations. It’s a weekend of non-stop entertainment and fantastic tunes.
**Gordy’s Hwy Music Fest**
*October 19-22, 2023*
Fort Worth’s Texas Motor Speedway becomes the epicenter of country music during the Gordy’s Hwy Music Fest. This year, the festival is set to feature an all-star lineup, including Dierks Bentley, Zach Bryan, Cody Jinks, and Koe Wetzel. Country music aficionados, mark your calendars for this unforgettable experience where you can kick back, enjoy the tunes, and soak in the Texas spirit.
**Big Thicket Hogs and Strings Cook-off and Music Fest**
*Oct. 21, 2023*
This October, the Big Thicket Hogs and Strings Cook-off and Music Fest in Kountz, Texas, promises a unique blend of music and mouthwatering barbecue. It’s a celebration of the rich musical heritage and culinary delights that define Texas culture.
**Texas Arts & Music Festival – Brenham, TX**
*October 21 & 22, 2023*
Brenham, Texas, comes alive with the Texas Arts & Music Festival. This event brings together artists and musicians from across the state for a weekend of creativity and entertainment. Expect vibrant performances and an array of visual arts to indulge your senses.
*October (more to come)*
For those seeking a more mystical experience, Eclipse Utopia in Burnet, Texas, promises an otherworldly adventure. Details are still emerging, but expect an eclectic mix of music and a unique atmosphere that will transport you to another realm.
*October 26-29, 2023*
Levitation Festival, a psychedelic music extravaganza, returns for another mesmerizing edition. With a focus on mind-expanding sounds and visuals, this festival is a must-visit for music lovers looking to explore the outer limits of sound and consciousness.
**Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival**
*Oct 20 – Oct 22, 2023*
The 9th Annual Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival takes place in the picturesque downtown of Dripping Springs on Historic Mercer Street and Historic Old Fitzhugh Road. It’s a celebration of the art of songwriting, featuring talented songsmiths sharing their stories through music.
These October music festivals in Texas offer something for everyone, from country fans to indie enthusiasts, and promise to make your autumn unforgettable. Be sure to check the official festival websites and keep an eye out for updates as the dates approach, and get ready to groove to the sounds of Texas this October! 🎶🎸 #TexasMusicFestivals #LiveMusic #TexasSounds