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

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Allen-Fowler House

  • 1404 Wilson St
  • Bastrop, TX 78602
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Professor William J. Hancock, headmaster of the new Bastrop Academy, which opened in 1851, built the home to serve as a residence and a boarding house. In 1857, the Academy was converted into the Bastrop Military Institute (BMI) under a new headmaster, Col. Robert TP Allen, a West Point graduate. Col. Allen purchased the house for $5,000 and continued to board students there. A frequent visitor was Governor Sam Houston, whose sons were BMI cadets. In 1876, John Preston Fowler and his wife, Maud, purchased the home. Fowler was mayor of Bastrop in 1874, a county attorney and a State Senator.
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