Founded in 2018, Bastrop Music Festival is a four-day live music festival that includes around 40 shows at venues throughout Bastrop. Shows run simultaneously at the various venues with nighttime shows starting at approximately 6 p.m. and ending at closing time. Daytime activities are free and open to the public and include live music at the box office location and free shows specifically geared toward children. A variety of musical genres are represented in the lineup, offering something for nearly every musical taste. This year, the festival takes over Bastrop Sept. 22-25.
Most venues are in downtown Bastrop within walking distance, making it easy to enjoy multiple shows per night.
602 Brewing Company
This downtown brewpub, restaurant and beer garden has a great outdoor patio with stage. Catch shows here Friday and Saturday nights.
Astro Record Store
Bastrop’s emporium of unusual, rare and vintage vinyl, CDs and music memorabilia will host free shows by Madam Radar (Friday) and Sour Bridges (Saturday).
Bastrop 1832 Farmers Market
Peruse a variety of fresh produce and locally made goods at the farmers market, open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and enjoy a morning performance of Texas Swing music by artists Paul Schlesinger and Tim Hill.
Bastrop Beer Company
Stop by the Main Street craft beer bar and bottle shop for happy hour before Friday and Saturday night’s shows, plus take in the tunes of George Calderon Friday.
Copper Shot Distillery
The Bastrop Music Festival Box Office is the place to go for your wristband pick up, official festival merch, and free live music. Sip a locally distilled spirit while listening to live music Friday and Saturday.
The Grace Miller (Gracie’s)
Bastrop Music Festival artists will fill the outdoor stage at this downtown restaurant Friday and Saturday nights.
Kerr Community Center
This hall with a rich history as a gathering spot for the Black community hosts the Soulful Sunday Brunch with food by Deek’s Kitchen of Cedar Creek and soulful sounds of local artist Linda Greene and the Soultines.
Neighbor’s Kitchen and Yard
One of Bastrop’s premiere live music venues, located on the banks of the Colorado River, boasts two Bastrop Music Festival stages—the yard and the deck—with performers Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Old Town Restaurant and Bar
This relaxed and friendly Bastrop favorite will have Bastrop Music Festival concerts each night. Make plans to visit for food and a show.
Families can enjoy a special show for the kids Saturday morning at this Bastrop institution filled with sweet treats.
Thirty artists from a diverse array of genres, including Americana, soul, hip hop, funk, folk, country, rock and more will perform throughout the festival. Highlights include Mike & the Moonpies, Micky & the Motorcars, The Peterson Brothers, Kalu & the Electric Joint, Deezie Brown, Zac Wilkerson, Jomo & the Possum Posse, Madam Radar, Summer Dean, and Shelley King. See the full lineup at bastropmusicfestival.com/lineups.
Bastrop Music Festival is proud to present a cadre of artists with ties to the Bastrop area, including: Chubby Knuckle Choir, Deezie Brown, Hailey Tuck, Jonas Wilson, LarryLand Blues Band, Linda Greene & the Soultines, The Peterson Brothers, and Phil Hurley.
Wristbands include access to all Bastrop Music Festival shows (permitting venue capacity). They can be purchased here in advance or during the festival at the Box Office (located at Copper Shot Distillery, 809 Main St.). VIP tickets include commemorative poster and festival T-shirt, plus an exclusive VIP event featuring wine, beer and appetizers at CC Wine & Co., along with a performance by Jomo & the Possum Posse’s Jomo Edwards.
Single-night tickets can also be purchased at the door of each venue and are good for only that venue on that night. Daytime shows do not require tickets and are free and open to the public.
In between sets, explore the community of Bastrop. From its charming downtown packed with restaurants, shops and bars (including many Bastrop Music Festival venues) to outdoor activities, like Bastrop State Park, Zip Lost Pines, and Fisherman’s Park, there’s tons to do in Bastrop. Learn more at visitbastrop.com.