The Bastrop Homecoming and Rodeo originated in in 1947 as a way of welcoming back 90,000 soldiers who had been based at Camp Swift during WWII. Today we welcome locals and visitors alike to this unique, hometown event where you'll find live music, a rodeo, carnival rides, tournaments, food vendors, dances, class reunions, and a Grand Parade. This three night celebration is full of "feel good vibes" and memories for the making.

Event Deets

Bastrop Music Friendly
Community Designation

On August 13, 2020, Bastrop was certified by the Texas Music Office as a Music Friendly Community.  Bastrop is the fifteenth Music Friendly Community in the state of Texas.  In Texas, the music industry is responsible for 97,000 permanent jobs and 9.6 billion dollars of economic activity annually.  Our Music Friendly Community designation will help us promote our diverse music industry and help it grow by fostering economic development in Bastrop.

Music Friendly News & Events 

Governor Abbott Announces Bastrop Designated As Music Friendly Community - Press Release
Be Like Bastrop: Tour Music Capital Satellite in New Jonas Wilson Long-Form Video
Live in Bastrop: City Makes Push to Welcome Music Industry to Town

Music Friendly Advisory Committee

Gary Blake, Owner - Blake's Music Store
Kathy Danielson, Executive Director - Bastrop Convention Center
Alex Henley, Musician
Lisa Holcomb, Executive Director - Bastrop Opera House
Phil Hurley, Committee Chair - Singer, Songwriter, Touring Musician
Dock Jackson, Council Member - City of Bastrop
Adena Lewis, Director - Tourism & Economic Development, Bastrop County
Lippy Mawby, Owner- Astro Record Store
Jonas Wilson, Musician, Composer, Producer, & Owner - Mr. Pink Records
Larry Wilson, Musician 


Adventure Awaits You