Texas Music Festivals


Texas is a big state and the music festivals are just as big. I spent last weekend at the Outlaws and Legends music festival set on the Back Porch of Texas ranch just north of Abilene, Texas. I love this festival, which is in its 7th year of existence.

I work as a volunteer here and I work hard the entire weekend. Why? Because I love music and I love Texas music with a passion. The gate I am in charge of is the VIP and Artist gate. So, my smiling face is who greets the artists when they arrive.

Here’s me and a very pregnant event coordinator greeting the great, Jamie Richards!

And then when the work is done, I get the best seat in the house to listen to the performers.

Jerrod Medulla always wears the ever classy pinstripe suite and his lead guitar player looks like a Wall Street business man.

And you are never too young to watch your daddy perform on stage. This is Jerrod’s wife and baby daughter.


You never know what you’ll see at a music festival.  Yep, those are masks and Jamie Richards being the professional he is, kept on singing. The girl with the phone made me think maybe she was from the Woodstock era.

This little boy got up on stage with his pint-sized guitar and, of course, the artists loved it and signed his guitar for him.

Mike Tuck plays lead guitar for the legendary songwriter, Zane Williams.

People come from all over and much of the acreage is covered with campers from the most elaborate and fancy to a simple tent.


And here is the man himself, Mr. Mark Powell, who owns the ranch and has built this event from the ground up.

A Drone flew over the festival site filming and there was a live video stream of each performance.

The last performer of the event was the awesome Lee Ann Womack and this was my view for her show.


Here is a shot of the crowd on the last night. You can tell by the jackets that it had turned chilly.


So, if you ever find yourself anywhere close to Abilene, Texas on the first weekend of April, mark your calendar to attend the best little festival in the Lone Star State, Outlaws and Legends! 

Just in case you wondered, here are the rules. 🙂 20170401_144936

14 thoughts on “Texas Music Festivals

  1. It’s been years since I’ve been to a music festival, Jan, but it sounds wonderful. Loved the photos and hearing about all the artists.I can see why you love to volunteer!


    1. Music is truly a passion and doing what I do at the music festivals keeps me in the circles of my music family that feeds my soul! Thank you for stopping by!


  2. Jan, love your pictures! You look like you had so much fun. I wish I could’ve gone. One day I’ll go another one. Maybe we’ll go back to Red River sometime for an event there. That was tons of fun when we went.

    Love you, sister. Keep on singing and writing!


  3. That is wonderful. You really do a fantastic job at supporting the music festivals. So glad for you and glad you made it back home safe and sound. We have some up coming events together and I’m looking forward to each and every one of them. LOL


  4. Looks like so much fun! No wonder there are so many Texans who visit Branson — the music must draw them! Thank you for sharing this with us.


    1. Most definitely, Gwen! I would LOVE to visit Branson, It was on our bucket list before Rick passed away and now it’s still on mine. 🙂 Thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment.


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