Come visit us for Bastrop's Juneteenth Celebration. Activities include a BBQ cook-off, parade, street dance and a car, truck and motorcycle show. From a 5-star resort and luxury yurts to cozy cabins and a Victorian B&B, there are a lot places to rest and recharge in-between event. Read on for details surrounding one of the best Juneteenth celebrations in Texas:


Bastrop is Music Friendly

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

At a Courthouse gazebo jam session in May, Visit Bastrop crossed paths with an interesting backpack-clad character named Jordan Hanssen. He said he was traveling through to Austin and was pulled in by the sound of music. Jordan is a writer and a waterman, having rowed across the ocean more than once, he & his boatmates earned a Guinness World Record for rowing from New York to England. He is also the author of "Rowing Into the Son: Four Young Men Crossing the North Atlantic."

Jordan is the creator of an online music series called Tiny Boat Sessions and currently spends much of his time on tiny boats, jamming with local musicians as he travels across the United States. Jordan was inspired to create Tiny Boat Sessions when he discovered a man playing the sax in a tiny boat in Seattle during the pandemic. After hearing Jordan’s story, we knew we had to link him up with local Bastrop musicians, Hailey Tuck and Colin Guerra. The rest is history. We hope you enjoy these Tiny Boat Sessions. To view more sessions, check us out on YouTube!

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 Community Advisory Committee

Gary Blake, Owner - Blake's Music Store

Kathy Danielson, Executive Director - Bastrop Convention Center

Harvey Giblin, Musician, President - Art Institute of Austin

Colin Guerra, Musician, Public Information Manager - City of Bastrop

Lisa Holcomb, Executive Director - Bastrop Opera House

Dock Jackson, Director - Kerr Community Center

Adena Lewis, Director - Tourism & Economic Development, Bastrop County

Lippy Mawby, Owner- Astro Record Store

Mariano Mendez, Musician - DJ LA.D.D.DA

Hailey Tuck, Musician

Jonas Wilson, Musician, Composer, Producer, & Owner - Mr. Pink Records