Bastrop Live Music
The musical history of Texas is as wide and deep as the majestic Colorado River itself. And just like the town of Bastrop, the banjo-pickin’ bluegrass, and heart-wrenching country and folk will leave you feeling restored and transported. No matter what time of year you visit you will easily find live music in Bastrop. Songwriters serenade by firelight at cozy restaurants and bars along the Colorado and big bands and country singers make for festive foot-stomping events around town.
Even in a quaint Texas town you can find inspiring live music and theater performances. By staging musicals and plays featuring talented singers and actors from the community, the renowned (and restored!) Bastrop Opera House offers family entertainment at modest prices. Built in 1889, this theater, now on the National Register of Historic Places, is a mainstay of art and culture in Bastrop. Performances take place year-round, so no matter when you visit, taking in a show at the Bastrop Opera House is a wonderful way to meet the artists that make Bastrop a creative community. Tuck into a delicious dinner at Maxine’s or Paw Paw’s before walking over in time for the opening act.
For those seeking to listen while they enjoy great food, Bastrop has several restaurants and bars that boast live music several nights a week.
Attending an event or staying at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa? Get a table at Shellers Barrelhouse Bar, with it’s elevated take on pub food. Sip on moonshine margaritas made with locally distilled Fitch’s Goat Moonshine. For beer lovers, choose a pint or two of the many Austin craft beers to pair with your meal, appetizers, or fun with friends. Live music is the featured entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights, so you can stay right in the resort for a great night in.
Want the best margaritas in Bastrop plus great blues, rock, or country acts at the same time? Tuck in at Viejo’s Tacos and Tequila for a sampling of great agave-based cocktails and the many live music events at the adjoining Kleinert Building venue, right on Main Street.
Another great venue is Gracie’s, with “casual family dining” and an expansive porch for completely unpretentious al fresco dining. Enjoy the cozy atmosphere of this down home restaurant with country fare and downtown Bastrop flair. Fill your senses with great music every Friday and Saturday night and lunchtime performances on the weekends.
Want live music within earshot of the rushing waters of the Colorado? Find a spot on the riverfront deck at Neighbor’s Kitchen & Yard. There you can take in some live music while feasting on quality, scratch-made food and craft cocktails. The historic building and the eclectic style make you feel right at home. Live music on the patio makes this a fun and festive place to spend an evening under the Texas stars. Plus, Larry Wilson, a professional guitarist and Bastrop music fixture, hosts Pickin’ on the Porch at Neighbor’s Kitchen & Yard on the first Friday of every month. Stay as a pure spectator or bring an instrument and join in this interactive music event.
Like what you hear from Larry Wilson? Carve out some time to visit LarryLand Music, Larry Wilson’s store. Known for his years playing with folks like Jimmy LaFave and Lavelle White, you can find him strumming on the porch or jamming with his friends.
For avid golfers and music lovers, you can work on your golf swing and listen to great music with a special stop at Back 9 Bar, Bastrop’s lively driving range meets venue. Food trucks and drink specials keep the atmosphere light and fun where you can catch great local acts playing a variety of music styles.
And no matter when you find yourself in town, something’s always cooking at the monthly music series at The Farm Street Opry. Get ready for some real Texas barbeque, great Texas music, and all the dancing you can handle at this monthly music series.