Texas Music Festivals

The Best North Texas Music Festivals
December 24, 2015 – 03:34 pm
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Oaktopia is one of several exciting festivals to happen in North Texas in recent months

Oaktopia is one of several exciting festivals to happen in North Texas in recent months

Ed Steele

Festival season has really gotten into full swing of late in Texas. Those peak summer months have finally given way to (slightly more) seasonable weather, and suddenly the big music events have been coming seemingly every weekend: Oaktopia was two weeks ago, then came Index, and now Austin City Limits will run for two weekends straight down in the capitol city. (And Fun Fun Fun Fest isn't too far off, either.)

So in honor of this glorious time of the year, we've pulled together a list of the best music festivals that North Texas has to offer. From big outdoor stages to overflowing clubs, these our favorites.

Homegrown Music and Arts Festival

Of the handful of Homegrown Fests that have taken place in downtown Dallas' picturesque Main Street Garden Park, none embodied its name better than one held last May. The Phuss and Baptist Generals played early in the day, a mix of power and promise followed by revered regional greatness. Sarah Jaffe simply beamed as she previewed new material months before her new album came out. And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead put on a killer rendition of Source Tags and Codes. Under a calm, temperate black sky, the Toadies closed the night it with one of their celebratory Rubberneck 20th anniversary sets. With the layout expanded this year to close off Main St. and pull in more vendors and food trucks, the festival vibe was stronger than ever.

Elm St. Music and Tattoo Fest

With apologies to other Deep Ellum festivals and showcases, no party in Deep Ellum quite touches the party that promoter Scott Beggs and world-renowned tattoo artist Oliver Peck throw every year when Friday the 13th rolls around. Certainly, none seem to tap into the gypsy mentality at the heart of the neighborhood quite like this one. This year's fest kicked off on a Wednesday in May, picked up steam and rolled all the way to a Sunday that saw hundreds of freshly tattooed festival goers taking in as much music as they could. and planning on what "13" they're going to get in 2015.

Fort Worth Music Fest

It feels liket year four of the Fort Worth Music Fest was the year that the festival really hit its stride. Sitting on the shores of the Trinity River, FWMF provided 20 bands over two days for a mere , and fans flocked in droves. A lot of this had to do with the Saturday night performance of Jimmy Eat World, which brought out every 30-something in the area who wanted to recapture that 2001 magic, even if just for one night. It'll be interesting to see what direction the fest goes in 2015, but wherever it goes it'll be a good time.

Spillover

Parade of Flesh's Spillover was the festival Dallas forgot. After, thankfully, changing the name from "Bro Fest" in 2012, Spillover excelled by utilizing the booking wizardry talents from Club Dada and Three Links. From its size, it may not have looked like a festival but it had a killer festival bill: Ty Segall, Deafheaven, Astronautilus, Dum Dum Girls, the Orwells. Even with just three stages between two venues, Spillover showed that if a festival can book the right bands, the people will follow through. The crowd braved rain and even sleet on a bizarrely cold day in March because of a strong bill at the exact right venues.

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Source: www.dallasobserver.com
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