Mark your calendars: Bastrop is inviting you to come spend a few days with us on May 17-20 for the first-ever Bastrop Music Festival, presenting over 30 bands and 40 performances featuring a wide variety of Texas music!
Downshift those gears and pull off Highway 71 to explore the true Bastrop that can’t be seen or experienced from the highway. Located about 25 miles southeast of Austin and an easy drive from Houston and San Antonio, Bastrop is a thriving community that offers the culture of a larger city with the ease and charm of a small town.
This event is the perfect way to kick off summer and get away for a few days. Stick around for the festival and enjoy authentic hospitality with a variety of lodging options to round out the four-day event. From cabins and resorts to bed & breakfasts or conventional hotels, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for to rest and unwind during your stay in Bastrop.
With our historic Main Street—filled with boutique shops, local cuisine, and art—being the setting for the music festival, we’re confident you’ll have an experience you won’t soon forget. Situated on the banks of the lower Colorado River, the music festival will use historic venues to provide intimate experiences, as well as settings for the large crowd-pleasers in the lineup. And Historic Downtown is stocked with thoughtfully curated and beautifully handcrafted goods—perfect for souvenirs to remember the occasion!
Evening performances start at 6pm and end at closing time at each of the venues. All venues are within a short walking distance from each other, making it easy to experience the variety of settings and performers. There will also be free concerts during the day, as well as performances geared specifically towards children.
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An Invitation to Celebrate Bastrop’s “It Just Feels like Home” Ambiance!
With music rocking the Colorado River in the evenings, there are many reasons to take time from your schedule and spend time in the Lost Pines. Just a stone’s throw away from one of the festival’s main stages is the launch point for kayaking, standup paddle boarding, and canoeing. Nearby, Coppershot Distillery features flavor-infused moonshine in flavors such as honey, peach, and pecan, along with their high demand whiskey and vodka. Lounge on the patio overlooking the Colorado as you taste the quality of flavors in each delicious batch of liquor. Next door is Larryland Music, a must see and do for any serious or aspiring musician or music fan—get Larry to tell you one of his stories, he’s the real deal!
Go to visitbastrop.com to learn more about why
Bastrop should be on your summer 2018 to-do list!
An Invitation to Celebrate Bastrop’s Unique History!
Just as Texas was becoming Texas, Bastrop was playing a major role in that story. Visit the Bastrop County Museum and Visitor Center to discover a unique side of our state’s history and how much of that history has been preserved to this day. Bastrop’s Main Street is filled with historic structures: all throughout our downtown corridor there are historic homes to be discovered, so many that Bastrop has been dubbed the “Most Historic Small Town in Texas.”
An Invitation to Celebrate the Outdoors!
Hiking, biking, zip lining, kayaking, fishing, state-of-the-art knee boarding, great golf, horseback riding, air boating, water parks, skeet and trap shooting and surfing—yes, surfing—are all available in and around Bastrop. Bastrop is also home to many other festivals and events year-round, making us much more than a “visit once” destination.
An Invitation to Find Your Moment and Get Lost in It!
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa is a luxury resort destination, sought after by both leisure and group guests, located right down the road. The property is situated along the banks of the Lower Colorado River and sits next to McKinney Roughs Nature Park, a 1,100-acre wilderness area, and offers a variety of outdoor experiences from kayaking and horseback riding to fishing, hiking and even a mascot program, “Hooves and Horns,” featuring Texas longhorns, an American mustang, alpacas and more. The 491-room hotel also features the Crooked River Water Park, the full-service Spa Django, 6 on-site dining options, and the 18-hole championship Wolfdancer Golf Club among other exciting experiences.