If you’re a music fan, then this year’s Bluebonnet Festival is just what you are looking for! A stellar line-up of local artists and performers coupled with a few well-known Texas performers will take the Main Stage on Washington Street, as well as the Jackson Street Stage.
The live music begins Friday evening and jams through Sunday afternoon. Concerts on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon are free. A $10 admission fee will be charged for Saturday night headliner band performances, which includes a street dance. $5 Cooler Charge can be purchased at the gate.
Friday, April 13th
Bobby Flores – 7:30pm (Main Stage)
A 2003 Grammy Award winner, Bobby Flores caries a six-piece band that features “Trio Fiddles” and professional studio musicians that are known as the best in their fields. He, along with the Yellow Rose Band, brings you the best of Traditional Country and Western Swing music.
Saturday, April 14th
Ben Watson & The Hired Guns – 12:30pm (Main Stage)
Come enjoy one of Burnet’s best local bands, Hired Guns. This band is a real crowd pleaser, voted several times as Burnet’s Favorite Local Band. The band has performed at the Bluebonnet Festival for the past 14 years. This band plays a variety of music sure to please everyone and has as much fun as the audience. Band members are Ben Watson, Bert Rivera, Lonnie Atkinson, Dodd Meredith and Ricky Turpin.
Brittany Nemec – 1:30pm (Jackson Street Stage)
Big Anton & The Alley Cats – 2:15pm (Main Stage)
Big Anton & The Alley Cats, a versatile band, showcasing early Rock-n-Roll of the 50’s & 60’s, as well as Rockabilly hits. They are one of the Top 50’s & 60’s Rock-N-Roll bands in Texas! The band is made up of Steven Raby (Big Anton) on lead vocals, piano and rhythm guitar; Lead Guitarist Mike Far, Peter Crowley on Stand-up Bass and Hoyt Stacy on Drums. All four are accomplished musicians and together they appeal to fans of all ages.
Shane Schilling – 3:00pm (Jackson Street Stage)
Born and raised in Burnet, Shane Shillings cut his teeth working the oil rigs in West Texas. While there, he formed a band and toured West Texas for several years. Later, he moved back to Burnet and now plays solo shows at local venues and events. His shows include his own originals along with Texas and classic country covers.
Andrew Ham – 4:00pm (Main Stage)
The festival is featuring homegrown talent in Andrew Ham. He is a talented songwriter who will be sharing some of his original music before the release of his debut album, as well as performing a mix of folk, country and crossover. You can hear more of Andrews music at www.facebook.com/andrewhamband
Allen Ray – 4:30pm (Jackson Street Stage) Also playing Sunday, April 15th at 12pm
Saturday Night Concert
Texas Crossing – 7:45pm (Main Stage)
Texas Crossing brings the heart of country back to the forefront. With an honest, believable sound, this award winning husband and wife capture the soul of music and deliver audiences a memory of past and present. Rarely do we see the purity and originality that side steps the mainstream and takes us back to our roots!
Kody West – 8:30pm (Main Stage)
Kody started playing music in the beginning of 2014 doing acoustic gigs and songwriter competitions all over the Dallas/Ft. Worth area opening for bands, and gaining a following each show for the remainder of the year. One of those bands being the Texas Country/Red Dirt band Dalton Domino and the Front Porch Family band. He became their Tour Manager at the beginning of 2015 and began touring, working and playing music across the state of Texas alongside them. Kody recorded his first full production EP later that year in Stephenville, Texas with producers Ben Hussey and Josh Serrato. The EP titled Higher Ground released January of 2016 with “Playing Cards” as a single. Shortly after the release he had formed a band and they continue to travel around Texas together to play his tunes. Kody’s music is a mix of Texas Country and Bluegrass with some good for the soul grooves.
HEADLINER: Radney Foster – 10:15pm (Main Stage)
As a young musician straight out of Texas, Radney Foster spent the lengthy drives in between tour stops reading the likes of John Steinbeck, Larry McMurtry, and Harper Lee. Over 30 years of artist cuts later, there is no question that he himself is an established storyteller. Whether it’s navigating the ever-changing music industry or battling a sudden, terrifying illness – Foster definitely has a story to tell.Tickets Available at the Gate