Bastrop prides itself on its deep connection to Hispanic culture and heritage, which is why, if you’re in town this April, a stop by this festival is an absolute must. Join us at the very first Festival De La Cultura, a two-day celebration of Hispanic heritage. This family-friendly, authentic fiesta will feature a wide array of talented artists, authentic cuisine, and much more.

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Americana at Music in the Museum


The Jesse Stratton Band

Get ready to immerse yourself in the musical dynamism of the Jesse Stratton Band, as the acclaimed musician takes center stage at Music in the Museum on Saturday, April 20, from noon until 2pm. Hosted at the Bastrop Museum & Visitor Center, this event promises a heartfelt performance of original Alternative Country and Americana songs.

Hailing from the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Jesse Stratton brings his newly-released 2024 album 'The Sounds & The Colors' to life, embodying the essence of Alternative Country and Americana. With Jesse as the lead vocalist, songwriter, and a multi-instrumentalist for his band, audiences can expect a musical experience steeped in authenticity and raw emotion. Adding to the magic are Central Texas' finest talents, who enrich Jesse's performances with their musical prowess.

A special highlight of Jesse Stratton's Music in the Museum performance is the appearance of his impressive 14-year-old son, Joshua, who showcases his skills on percussion, saxophone, and backing vocals. This father-son duo adds an extra layer of charm and dynamism to the stage, creating an atmosphere that is both intimate and electrifying.

Drawing inspiration from iconic bands like Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Turnpike Troubadours, Jesse crafts meaningful songs that resonate deeply with audiences, especially those familiar with the rolling landscapes of the Texas Hill Country. His music effortlessly blends storytelling with melodies, creating a tapestry of emotions that captivate listeners.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience Jesse Stratton's genuine and captivating performances as he continues to tour across Texas, Wisconsin, and the Midwest each summer. Whether you're a longtime fan or discovering his music for the first time, Music in the Museum promises an afternoon of musical brilliance that will leave you wanting more.

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, April 20
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Location: Bastrop Museum & Visitor Center
  • Admission: Free for all ages

Join us for an enchanting musical journey with Jesse Stratton at Music in the Museum. For more information, visit or call 512-303-0904