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Texas Independence Music Festival 2024

March 1

March 1 - March 3

12:00am - 11:59pm

The annual Texas Independence Music Festival is back at Rising Sun Vineyard in McDade, Texas. You won’t want to miss this jam-packed weekend filled with live music and incredible food in an incredible family- and pet-friendly outdoor venue.

Bands performing throughout the weekend include South Austin Jug Band, Tony Kamel & Kym Warner, Jack Barksdale, Marshall Hood Band, Ben Zuniga Band, Jeff Robertson and Friends, Dave Becker, Jeremy McCarroll Band, Girl Haggard, Big Eyes Parker, Charlie and Anji Day, Elle Townley, Parker Jensen, and Thursday Night Jeffersons.

Enjoy great food:

  • Friday Night – New Mexican style red chili asado dinner
  • Saturday Night – Pig Roast BBQ
  • Sunday Morning – Bloody Mary Gospel Brunch

Rising Sun also has a kitchen at that brewery that will be open during regular business hours and we will be serving our full food menu.

Bring your tents or campers and stay the whole weekend. No hookups available, but generators are welcome.

Cost of entry is free, but donations for music and food are encouraged.


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Rising Sun Vineyard
233 Edmonson Ranch Rd
McDade, TX 78650 United States
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(512) 844-3699
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