Two music festivals with very different styles of music are taking place in the Brazos Valley of Texas this weekend. Harestock Music Festival features styles from folk to country to acoustic original. Navasota Blues Fest features bands playing traditional blues to contemporary blues-rock. This weekend you can also catch community theater productions and small-venue live music. The descriptions below give you a few options for when and where to catch entertainment this weekend in the Brazos Valley (August 14-16, 2015). This time of year, it’s always a good idea to confirm the event to see if weather or scheduling has changed the details.
August 14-16: Harestock Music Festival. Harestock has been held in the Bryan-College Station area every year since 2008. This weekend, multiple bands take to three stages at The Beer Joint in College Station, Texas. Bands include Parker Heights and The Docs, Push Water Band, Gabe Wootton, Magic Girl, Jamie Wilson, Emily Herring, K Phillips and the Concho Pearls, the legendary Shake Russell, and more. All proceeds will benefit designated charities. Ticket prices range from $10 to $50.
August 14-15: Dirty Work at the Crossroads. Almost every year, community theater group StageCenter in Bryan, Texas, offers up a summer melodrama production. This weekend closes out the production of Dirty Work at the Crossroads, so you still have a chance to cheer and boo and throw popcorn! Ticket cost ranges from $10 to $12.
August 14-15: Navasota Blues Fest. Held at the Grimes County Expo Center in Navasota, Texas, this blues festival has become one of the premier gatherings for blues performers. The Navasota Blues Fest began in 1996 and honors blues great Mance Lipscomb. From workshops to scholarships to lots of music, activities begin Friday at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Ticket prices are based on when you attend.
August 14-16: Live music venues. The number of live music venues around the Brazos Valley area is growing, as well as the variety of music they offer. On Friday, you can find Nick Verzosa at Smitty K’s Sports Bar in College Station, Texas, and the Jonathan Fox Band at Lakeside Icehouse in Bryan, Texas. On Saturday, you can find Joe Teichman at Smitty K’s; and Austin English at Lakeside. Saturday evening, other venues in the Brazos Valley will feature The Westernaires at White Eagle Music Hall in Bremond, Texas; Bart Woytek at The Old Post Office in Caldwell, Texas; and Jeff Woolsey & the Dancehall Kings at The Western Bar & Grill in Navasota, Texas. On Sunday, the Odd Folks Tour (yes, that’s “Odd Folks” not “Old Folks”) will visit Grand Stafford Theater in Downtown Bryan, Texas.
August 15: Horseman’s Market Day. This is an equine flea market, so to speak. No horses will be sold, only horse-related tack and other goods. The market will take place at Brazos County Expo in Bryan, Texas. Sponsored by the Brazos Valley Driving and Riding Club, the sale will run from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
August 16: The Theatre Company of Bryan-College Station Preview Party. Get a sneak preview of coming attractions at the annual Preview Party of TTC on Sunday. The party starts at 6:30 p.m. at TTC’s theater location in Bryan, Texas.