jakub | October 26, 2023

Big As Texas Country! – The Festival Voice


Ready for something huge? The independent festival producers behind Big As Texas are excited to announce their inaugural music lineup! The lineup has some incredible names and features some of today’s biggest country and Americana music acts as the new outdoor festival is scheduled to kick off in the Lone State State beginning Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12, 2024 near Houston, Texas. If you’re a fan of country music, this is the festival for you!

Three-day GA passes are on sale now at BigAsTexasFest.com, with payment plans starting at low at $49.99. Save some of your hard earned cash by purchasing now as prices will go up!

And of course, you can always enhance your experience with VIP! There are several different packages labeled with Texan BBQ terminology such as SelectChoice, and Prime with perks ranging from private lounges with premium spirits to front-row main stage viewing to exclusive elevated food offerings, and so much more.

2024 MUSIC LINEUP

What’s any festival without an awesome lineup? Country music fans will rejoice, especially since Texans are big fans of the music. With country and Americana music having played such an instrumental role in both the longstanding history and modern-day cultural fabric of the Lone Star State, these two genres serve as the cornerstones of this new festival’s booking efforts with the team having curated a world-class music lineup featuring modern-day superstars, legends of the genre, accomplished Grammy Award-winners, and some of today’s most sought-after up-and-coming music acts.

We can expect over 50,000 attendees who will relish in 26 hours of live music from 35 different artists! These incredible artists have a total of just over 60 Grammy award nominations and wins, along with 70 million combined Spotify listeners. Most importantly, a third of the lineup hails from the Lone Star State. That’s neat!

This year’s festival will feature none other than country cornerstone Thomas Rhett, who just released his latest album “20 Number Ones” on September 29. Joining him is chart-topping music sensation Dierks Bentley, who boasts dozens of chart-topping singles over his two-decade career; Grammy winner Billy Strings, recognized as the 2022 Americana Music Awards Artist of the Year; and rising star Morgan Wade, whose debut work earned the top spot on Rolling Stone’s list of Country Albums of the Year.

Other major performers range from multi-Grammy Award-winners Dwight Yoakam and Los Lobos to Texas music legends Tracy Byrd and Clay Walker to new-age country acts like Warren ZeidersMaddie & TeaBrelandAnne Wilson, and Drake Milligan that dominate the radio airwaves and online streaming services. 

Texas will be well-represented with a number of acts including Midland, Jamestown Revival, Amanda Shires, Buffalo Nichols, Braxton Keith, and Montgomery County’s very own Kate Watson, among other home-state performers.

“We are stepping out in grand fashion for our inaugural year, and I couldn’t be more excited about the stellar music lineup we have curated for next May. It’s ultimately meant to be representative of the many facets of Country and Americana music because we like to think there is something for everyone at Big As Texas Fest,” said Big As Texas’s Co-Executive Producer and Talent Buyer Steve Said, best known for his work supporting the legendary Country music venue Dosey Doe.

“With an incredible lineup secured for Year 1, my team and I now turn our attention to curating all of the major aspects of the festival-piong experience for fans – from the food and drink to the nonprofit partnerships to the immersive activations. We already have a lot of amazing plans in store for our fans, and I’m hopeful Texans will show out in major form to support our independent locally-owned festival,” said Big As Texas’s co-Executive Producer Trey Diller, a lifelong resident and community advocate based in the Conroe community.

LOCAL MUSIC COMPETITION IN NOVEMBER

But that isn’t all because the organizers are hosting a Big as Texas Throwdown competition in which over a dozen local music acts will compete for two slots to perform on the festival’s main stage next May.

With tickets available now for just $10 at www.doseydoetickets.com, the two-night event takes place on November 7-8 at Dosey Doe’s Big Barn (25911 Interstate 45 N, Sprig, TX 77380) with winners ultimately selected based on crowd applause.

Tuesday’s competition will feature MARSHALLWilliam Ward & the Co-ConspiratorsAbigail TaylorBig Jordan Bandand Caleb Young, with night 2 on Wednesday will include 35 DriveSun Valley StationKyle Garrett BandGarrison Nunn, and Billie Jo Jones.

BEYOND THE MUSIC PERFORMANCES

We love when festivals pay attention to things besides the music. It just enhances the experience, you know? There will be so much in store for attendees to look forward to.

Held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds (9333 Airport Rd, Conroe, TX 77303) outside Houston, Big as Texas will make use of the fairgrounds’ sprawling 75+ acre campus with performances set against the background of sprawling Texas prairie land.

Make sure you stay tuned as more information will be revealed soon! We can expect to see dozens of Texas vendors and artisans revealed in the coming months, alongside a schedule chalked full of activities from open-fire grilling with local chefs to custom car shows to equestrian exhibitions to carnival games to immersive art installations, silent auctions, chainsaw carvings, and so much more.

Plus, a limited number of festival attendees will also have the opportunity to camp out under the stars with more details to follow. Camping is the best! Campers will be treated to a number of special amenities to create a safe and welcoming weekend adventure filled with exploration and human connection amongst fellow festival-goers, not to mention exclusive late-night performances just for overnight guests.

SUPPORTING SUICIDE PREVENTION

The three-day festival will be hosted outdoors in one of the fast-growing counties in the country – Montgomery County – which also happens to be facing an unprecedented epidemic with rapidly rising rates of suicide deaths. Due to these alarming statistics, suicide prevention will provide a constant rallying cry for festival organizers as each has been personally impacted by the issue.

Sadly, there are 100+ suicides per day in America alone, with one death occurring every 11 minutes. Per the CDC, suicide remains one of the leading causes of death in the United States impacting millions of American families each year. To combat this, festival organizers will be inviting local experts, doctors, therapists, and nonprofit organizations to join together onsite next May. We love giving back to a great cause!

As the issue of mental health and wellness as well as suicide prevention and awareness serves as a major focal point for festival organizers as they establish the core foundation of this new festival, Big As Texas will soon provide resources to address today’s mental health concerns, with the ultimate goal of making a major impact long after the festival wraps up on Sunday night. A limited number of onsite activation and educational opportunities are available for nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to suicide prevention, with more details available in the coming weeks.

Furthermore, organizers have decided to donate ten percent of net ticket proceeds from each individual ticket sold to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that promote suicide death prevention both in Montgomery County and across Texas. 



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