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Houston Music Festival Guide 2024

This is the Music festival guide for Houston 2024 —the sprawling city where cowboy boots meet skyscrapers, where barbecue smoke mingles with the scent of magnolias, and where the rhythm of life is set to a diverse soundtrack.

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From indie rock anthems to soulful blues, Houston’s music festivals offer a kaleidoscope of experiences. Let’s dive into the harmonious world of five remarkable festivals that define the city’s musical heartbeat.

Houston Reggae Fest 2024

  • Date: August 12 & 13, 2024
  • Location: 900 Smith Street, Houston, TX 77002
  • Genres: Raggae

Get ready to sway, groove, and immerse yourself in the soulful rhythms of the Houston Reggae Fest 2024! This year’s lineup reads like a reggae dream, featuring a constellation of stars who will transport you to the sun-kissed shores of Jamaica.

Mykal Rose

The legendary Mykal Rose, former lead singer of the iconic reggae band Black Uhuru, needs no introduction. His velvety voice and socially conscious lyrics have left an indelible mark on reggae history. From “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” to “Shine Eye Gal,” Rose’s performance promises to be a spiritual journey.

Warrior King

Warrior King, the roots reggae sensation, brings his uplifting energy to the festival stage. Known for hits like “Virtuous Woman” and “Can’t Get Me Down,” he weaves messages of love, empowerment, and resilience into his music. Get ready to chant along with this modern-day griot.

Jemere Morgan

The legacy continues with Jemere Morgan, son of reggae legend Gramps Morgan. His smooth vocals and contemporary reggae sound resonate with both old-school aficionados and the new generation. Expect tracks like “International Love” and “Troddin.”

Yemi Alade

From Nigeria to Houston, the Afrobeat queen Yemi Alade graces the festival. Her fusion of reggae, dancehall, and African rhythms creates an electrifying experience. “Johnny,” “Tangerine,” and “Oh My Gosh” will have the crowd moving as one.


I-Octane, the dancehall maestro, brings fire to the stage. His energetic performances and charismatic presence ignite audiences worldwide. Brace yourself for hits like “Love Di Vibes” and “L.O.V.E. Y.O.U.”

Inna Vision

Hailing from Hawaii, Inna Vision infuses reggae with island vibes. Their conscious lyrics and infectious melodies resonate with the soul. Songs like “Highest Grade” and “O.G. IV” will transport you to a tropical paradise.

The Houston Reggae Fest isn’t just about the artists; it’s a cultural celebration. Explore the vibrant food stalls, sway to the rhythm of unity, and connect with fellow reggae enthusiasts. Buy your tickets here.

Big As Texas Festival 2024: Where Country Music Reigns Supreme

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  • Date: May10-12, 2024
  • Location: Conroe – Greater Houston Area
  • Genres: Country
  • Performers: Thomas Rhett, Dierks Benley, Billy Stings, Dwight Yoakam, Los Lobos and more

Get ready to don your cowboy boots and embrace the twang, because the inaugural Big As Texas Festival is about to hit the Lone Star State like a thunderstorm.

From May 10th to 12th, 2024, the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Conroe, Texas, will transform into a country music haven. The sprawling Montgomery County Fairgrounds, nestled near Houston, provides the perfect canvas for this three-day musical extravaganza. Picture vast green fields, sun-kissed stages, and a sense of camaraderie that only Texas can offer.

The organizers have curated a lineup that spans the spectrum of country music. Here’s a glimpse of the performers who will grace the Big As Texas stage:

Thomas Rhett

The chart-topping heartthrob known for hits like “Die a Happy Man” and “Life Changes.” His blend of modern country and heartfelt ballads will leave you singing along.

Dierks Bentley

A true country outlaw with a penchant for storytelling. Expect foot-stomping anthems like “Drunk on a Plane” and “Woman, Amen.”

Billy Strings

Blending bluegrass, folk, and country, Billy Strings is a guitar virtuoso. His live performances are electrifying, and his songwriting cuts straight to the soul.

Dwight Yoakam

A living legend, Dwight Yoakam’s honky-tonk sound has influenced generations. “Guitars, Cadillacs” and “Fast as You” will transport you to a smoky Texas dancehall.

Los Lobos

These East LA rockers infuse Tex-Mex flavors into their music. “La Bamba” and “Kiko and the Lavender Moon” will have you swaying.

Tracy Byrd

A Texas native, Tracy Byrd’s voice is as warm as a summer breeze. “Watermelon Crawl” and “Keeper of the Stars” evoke memories of simpler times.

Clay Walker

The smooth crooner behind “She Won’t Be Lonely Long” and “Rumor Has It.” His voice wraps around you like a worn-in cowboy hat.

Morgan Wade

A rising star with raw emotion and a rock edge. “Wilder Days” and “Don’t Cry” showcase her powerful vocals.

While the music takes center stage, the festival offers more than just tunes:

  • Open-Fire Grilling: Savor Texas barbecue, ribs, and brisket—the kind that melts in your mouth.
  • Custom Car Shows: Admire classic cars, revved up and gleaming under the Texan sun.
  • Equestrian Exhibitions: Witness the grace of horses as they trot and gallop.
  • Carnival Games: Test your aim at the shooting range or try your luck at ring toss.
  • Immersive Art Installations: Let creativity surround you as you explore larger-than-life sculptures and murals.
  • Silent Auctions: Bid on unique items, from signed guitars to rare vinyl records.
  • Chainsaw Carvings: Watch artists transform logs into intricate masterpieces.

The Big As Texas Festival isn’t just an event; it’s a celebration of all things Texan—music, food, and the indomitable spirit of the Lone Star State. So dust off your cowboy hat, grab a cold Lone Star beer, and let the music carry you away. Purchase your tickets here.


Thank you for reading! If you are looking for more festival guides check out one of our favorite cities for festivals: Chicago, New York or Los Angeles.

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