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Day Trips & Beyond: May Events Roundup
Plus dispatches from SandFest, farewell to Gary Oliver, and more
"...two recently restored historic sites, plus lots of fun festivals around the state...."

May 3, 2024 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Old Settler’s Music Festival Announces Last-Minute 2024 Comeback
The Spring Pickin’ Party runs May 9-12, despite property sale plans
"...Old Settler’s Music Festival is back on. After canceling its 2024 edition late..."

April 4, 2024 Music Post by Carys Anderson

Madeleine Leigh, HONK TX, and Eclipse Mania Leads Our Crucial Concerts
Find some sounds to match the celestial sights this week
"...marching band summit crescendos the capital’s best free music festival, a four-day brass fantasy of honking, whistling, thumping mania...."

April 5, 2024 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

Ways to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse in Austin Based on Your Sun Sign
Beer, BBQ, raves, rooftop parties, and calming yoga, to name a few
"...style with a multi-day rave at the Texas Eclipse Festival at Reveille Peak Ranch. Almost too good to be..."

March 26, 2024 Events Post by Christina Garcia

Recommended Austin Events
Highlights for your week in music, arts, community, and more
"...the 20th anniversary of the Austin Asian American Film Festival with a showcase revealing how the small film fest..."

Jan. 26, 2024 Column

Day Trips & Beyond: January Events Roundup
New year, new adventures
"...Bryan version of his popular Big Barn Dance Music Festival held in Taos, N.M., for more than 20 years...."

Jan. 4, 2024 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: December Events Roundup
Nature news, scenic drive routes, and events all over Texas
"...Llano’s Dickens of a Christmas Festival Dec. 1-3, Llano, visitllanotexas.com/dickens..."

Dec. 1, 2023 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Old Settler’s Music Festival Postpones to 2025 in Move to Sell Property
“This festival isn’t going anywhere; it’s just going to take a new form”
"...Old Settler’s Music Festival has announced plans to sell its land in Dale,..."

Nov. 15, 2023 Music Post by Carys Anderson

Welcome Home Festival Brings New Blood to Kerrville
Adrianne Lenker, Daniel Fears revitalize at folk sibling fest
"...from Barton Springs Road, where tens of thousands of festivalgoers marched cheek by jowl towards ACL Fest’s second weekend,..."

Oct. 16, 2023 Music Post by Genevieve Wood

Quin NFN, corook, ​​and More Highlights From Sunday at ACL Fest
From viral “If I Were a Fish” to M83’s essential “Midnight City”
"...held for the final date of Austin City Limits Festival, where the Chronicle team caught another heavyweight run of..."

Oct. 16, 2023 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Meat Joy Reunion Shows and More Crucial Concerts This Week
Ways to celebrate the annular eclipse, fundraise for Sarah Brown, and avoid ACL
"...Floyd of the Dicks. Swirling between straightforward punk, artsy folk, and experimental noise, the ensemble dissected feminist issues throughout..."

Oct. 13, 2023 Music Column by Genevieve Wood

Day Trips & Beyond: October Events Roundup
Bid the sun farewell and enjoy a fall fair this October
"...Year (15,001-100,000 bbls) at the 2023 Great American Beer Festival held last month. Saint Arnold Brewing Company also won..."

Oct. 5, 2023 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Residential Address: Jenny Parrott's Cozy Nest of Songs and Stories at Hole in the Wall
The Austin folk experimentalist offers a free-entry Friday time portal
"...from 5:30 to 7:30pm stands Jenny Parrott. The Austin folk experimentalist's tasteful crooning about lonely late-night walks on "Stalkin'..."

Sept. 15, 2023 Music Column by Gary Lindsey

Kerrville Folk Festival Launches Hip Younger Sister Fest, Welcome Home
Broadening the scope of folk with Laraaji, Adrianne Lenker, and more
"...For a cool 51 years, Kerrville Folk Festival has brought world-class songwriters to small-town Texas..."

July 21, 2023 Music Feature by Genevieve Wood

We Have an Issue: All in the Family
Inside the House of Lepore
"...Chronicle this year. (Sometimes it really is that easy, folks.) Fast-forward to now, and James' profile of the family,..."

June 23, 2023 Column by Kimberley Jones

It Takes a Village: Memories of Kerrville Folk Festival 2023
Dispatches from the 51st campout, from Ray Prim to Flamy Grant
"...future musical legends. One could never sum up the festival in a single review, it can only be experienced..."

June 19, 2023 Music Post by Hank Erwin

Day Trips & Beyond: June Events Roundup
School’s out and June is the beginning of summer fun
"...Hill Country Film Festival June 1-4, Fredericksburg, www.hillcountryff.com..."

June 1, 2023 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

"Welcome Home" to the Kerrville Folk Festival
Five neighborly artists to see onstage at Quiet Valley Ranch
"...Going to the Kerrville Folk Festival is less like attending a concert and..."

May 26, 2023 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Day Trips & Beyond: May Events Roundup
News and events from Corpus Christi to Fort Davis
"...under the moon is about 16 miles west of Kerrville on TX39. Memorial Day-Labor Day, Crider’s Rodeo and Dancehall,..."

May 4, 2023 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: April Events Roundup
Catch up on Texas travel news and plan some spring sightseeing
"...It’s April and the start of a festival season celebrating music, food, history, sandcastles, and bluebonnets...."

April 2, 2023 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Unofficial Parties & Free Shows to See During South by Southwest
The Chronicle’s recommended concerts for the coming week
"...Glory Fires rev Southern rock from last year's Old-Time Folks and the Last Jimenez stomps South Texas soul, alongside..."

March 10, 2023 Music Feature by The Music Staff

Day Trips & Beyond: February Events Roundup
Lots to look forward to as winter eases into spring
"...Be a Kerrvivor. The good folks out at the Quiet Valley Ranch south of Kerrville..."

Feb. 2, 2023 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: November Events Roundup
Fall events and news from all over Texas
"...to the sporting-goods store family, worked to save the folk art monument. She and others created the Orange Show..."

Nov. 2, 2022 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: July Events Roundup
Shakespeare, sandcastles, and celebrations all over Texas
"...Art Festival July 2-3, Rockport, www.rockportartcenter.com/artfest..."

June 30, 2022 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips & Beyond: June Events Roundup
Summer travel opportunities and news from all over Texas
"...Art wing includes an astonishing collection of pre-Columbian and folk art. Timed tickets at $20 for adults are required...."

June 2, 2022 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

A Culture 50 Years in the Making: The Kerrville Folk Festival Experience
Life-altering and deep-listening scenes from the oldest music festival in Texas
"...If Texas is the state with the richest folk songwriting history, the Kerrville Folk Festival could be considered..."

May 20, 2022 Music Feature by Hank Erwin

Day Trips & Beyond: May Events Roundup
It's a great time to get out and explore
"...Scarborough Renaissance Festival May 1-30, Waxahachie, www.srfestival.com..."

May 5, 2022 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Highest Highs, Lowest Lows: Good Looks’ Jake Ames Discharged From Hospital After Being Hit by Car Following Triumphant Release Show
Beloved guitarist caps “miraculous” recovery by playing a song
"...of extra significance: a set at the 50th annual Kerrville Folk Festival. Ames, who grew up in Kerrville and..."

April 15, 2022 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Day Trips & Beyond: December Events Roundup
Saddle up your reindeer
"...Brighten up your holiday with Christmas lights, festivals, and parades around the state, plus more winter fun...."

Dec. 3, 2021 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

A New Favorite at Old Settler’s: Sierra Ferrell
Rising roots singer impresses at the Central Texas folk campout
"...My time at Old Settler’s Music Festival wasn’t long, a single Saturday — not even counting..."

Oct. 26, 2021 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

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