News: Texas Thunder Music Festival

Photo by Charlie Stout

Josh Abbot Band-Photo by Charlie Stout

by: Thomas D. Mooney

Great music festivals are just sprouting up all over Texas (and the nation really) these days. This year’s promising debut music festival is another West Texas attraction (just like El Paso’s Neon Desert Music Festival and Alpine and Marfa’s Viva Big Bend for instance). The Texas Thunder Music Festival will be coming to Gardendale, Texas–roughly 15-20 miles north of Midland-Odessa.

In addition to being the festival’s debut, 100% of the proceeds will be going to help the West, Texas community for their schools and first-responders.  

 We just issued a press release about the debut of the The Texas Thunder music festival in Gardendale, Texas from May 17th-19th.  This is much in the same vein as the well-known Country Thunder festivals that go in Wisconsin and Arizona every year…now Texas joins that elite group.  In addition to it being the 2013 debut, 100% of the proceeds are going to help the West, Texas community for their schools and first-responders.

The three-day music festival will be headlined by the likes of Josh Abbott Band (Friday), Randy Rogers Band (Saturday), and Casey Donahew Band (Sunday). Overall, the festival has a stacked lineup including: Bri Bagwell, Curtis Grimes, Micky & The Motorcars, Charlie Robison, Aaron Watson, Kimberly Dunn, Johnny Cooper, Brandon Rhyder, Whiskey Myers, Turnpike Troubadours, Wade Bowen, Jake Kellen, Kyle Bennett, William Clark Green, Brian Milson, and Stoney LaRue (Whew!). 

Currently, weekend passes are available for $65 with camping starting at $110 as well as a limited number of single-day tickets are available for $35. For more information, check out the Texas Thunder official site here.

Check out the official lineup times below:

3:00-4:00pm Bri Bagwell
4:30-5:30pm Curtis Grimes
6:00-7:00pm Micky and the Motorcars
7:30-8:30pm Charlie Robison
9:00-10:00pm Aaron Watson
10:30-12:00am Josh Abbott Band 
1:30-2:30pm Kimberly Dunn
3:00-4:00pm Johnny Cooper
4:30-5:30pm Brandon Rhyder
6:00-7:00pm Whiskey Myers
7:30-8:30pm Turnpike Troubadours
9:00-10:00pm Wade Bowen
10:30-12:00am Randy Rogers Band 
1:00-2:00pm Jake Kellen
2:30-3:30pm Kyle Bennett
4:00-5:00pm William Clark Green
5:30-6:30pm Brian Milson
7:00-8:00pm Stoney LaRue
8:30-10:00pm Casey Donahew Band
Check out Josh Abbott’s “I’ll Sing About Mine” below.

UPDATE: Listen to our Texas Thunder Spotify playlist below.


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