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    Bastrop Music Festival


    Live Music Day and Night in Downtown Bastrop

    Featuring over 40 performances across four days, the Bastrop Music Festival is set to take center stage September 22 - 25, 2022 in the heart of Historic Downtown Bastrop. This music festival features performances by bands of numerous genres in venues along the lower Colorado River, with a mixture of wristband-only nighttime performance as well as free daytime events including shows for children.

    Here's all you need to know to get ready for the Bastrop Music Festival:

    How To Buy Tickets

    Regular and VIP tickets are on sale now, HERE! For more information about the Bastrop Music Festival, visit: 

    Getting Here

    Bastrop is the heart of the Lost Pines Region. Located about 30 miles southeast of Austin along Highway 71, Bastrop is an easy drive from  Houston, San Antonio & Dallas. See us on the map.

    Where to Sleep

    With shows running day and night, you'll need somewhere close by to hang your hat. So whether you long to sleep in a tent beneath the stars, or you just can't doze off without 300-count sheets, you're sure to find somewhere to sleep in our neck of the woods. 

    Pecan Street Inn

    Where to Eat

    Key to that world-famous Bastrop hospitality is honest-to-goodness, homemade comfort food. We're overflowin' with a sumptuous spread of Texas cookin’ and so much more: American, Barbeque, Mexican, Chinese, Greek, and Italian cuisine round out our food scene, all with that small-town warmth you’ve come to expect on a trip to Bastrop. Find places to eat including yummy breakfast spots.



    Start your round of refreshments with a simple stroll to Bastrop’s very first winery, the Colorado River Winery. Down the street is  Copper Shot Distillery, a small family-owned shop whipping up clever original liquors. Lounge on the patio overlooking the Colorado River as you taste the quality of flavors in each delicious batch of liquor. With a little warmth in your belly, head north to the Bastrop Beer Company for a 24 tap delight of craft beer including unique beer cocktails, yeah - beer cocktails - whatever you choose - this place does not disappoint. 

    Copper Shots


    Don't forget to grab some swag from historic Downtown Bastrop while you're in town. Our historic Downtown is stocked with thoughtfully curated and beautifully handcrafted goods - perfect for souvenirs to remember the occasion! 


    Photo by: Texas Boot Company


    There is plenty of parking around historic Downtown Bastrop, and even better - it's free! Please peruse the map below to plan your parking plan of attack.

    Downtown Parking Map

    Adventure Awaits You