Specialty Shows & Events

The MusicFest at Steamboat 2024 Specialty Shows & Events

Specialty Shows and Events: Down Home, Up High — ONLY at The MusicFest

Get ready for an unforgettable experience at the MusicFest 2024 specialty shows! We have curated exclusive performances that you won’t want to miss. Here’s a glimpse of what’s in store for you:

Daily Specialty Shows:

  • The MusicFest Open Mic hosted by Matt Skinner – Witness future Texas legends and beyond at The Dung Beetle Saloon, where talented musicians bare their souls.

KOKE-FM Interview and Songs with Eric Raines – Featuring Hayes Carll, Wayne Toups, Jon Wolfe, and Love and Chaos at The MusicFest Fish Camp.

Real Life, Real Music Presentations – Join Kyle Hutton as he hosts discussions and performances by Thom and Coley (including their Lonestar Luau show), Clayton Mullins, Band of Heathens and Adam Hood. The MusicFest Fish Camp

The Ranch Radio Interviews with Heather Anderson – Engage in Q&A sessions with various artists and industry experts, delving into current releases and industry happenings. The Grand Hotel. 

Red Dirt Rebel Live Broadcast – Hosted by JR and Roberta, featuring special MusicFest artists and Deep Eddy bloody mary’s with Braun’s Fat Alley hot sauce, at The MusicFest Fish Camp.

Jan. 6:

  • New and Improved Annual MusicFest Poker Tournament and Silent Auction: Join us for a charitable evening at The Grand Hotel Ballroom, featuring silent auction items including a luxury Cabo sports fishing charter for up to eight, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo rodeo/concert suite package, Doubleday handmade guitar, Big Cabo Fest vacation concert package for two, guitars autographed by George Strait and MusicFest artists, and more. Brought to you by MusicFest first responders/front-line attendees. All proceeds go to charities associated with The MusicFest and HUCK 501(C)(3) Foundation.

Jan. 7: 

Presentation of the Colors, 21-gun salute and the National Anthem by Kylie FreyThe MusicFest Outdoor Stage 

Presentation of the Colors and the National Anthem by Jade Marie PatekThe MusicFest Big Tent

The Grassmen featuring Kym Warner, Tony Kamel and more – Step on in for the highest level of great grass music and beyond. The MusicFest Fish Camp

“Time to Saddle up” Matinee – With Kat Hasty, Dalton Domino, Danno Simpson, Carson Jeffery, plus Ned LeDoux, Jon Wolfe, Kyle Park and Andy Hedges. The Grand Hotel Ballroom

REAL Country Music is on Top – Josh Ward, Randall King and Easton Corbin trade songs. The Thunderhead Stargazer Series

New Braunfels Nights Presented by Jade Marie Patek, Rio Tripiano and Eric Middleton. The Dung Beetle Saloon

The Joel Martin Project – Authentic Cajun music  at its best by Joel Martin, of the world-famous Martin Accordion Family, and his talented musicians from South Louisiana. The MusicFest Fish Camp

Hayes Carll – With Eric Raines, discussing and performing songs from his recent record, You Get it All. The MusicFest Fish Camp 

The Lonestar Luau with Thom Shepherd and Coley McCabe – With Kyle Hutton. The MusicFest Fish Camp 

Salute to a Son of a Son of a Sailor honoring Jimmy Buffett – Following their Lonestar Luau, Thom Shepherd, Coley McCabe and MusicFest artists honor the legend, complete with a MusicFest first: steel drum! The MusicFest Fish Camp

Jan. 8: 

Grammy Award–Winner and World-Renowned Cajun Music Legend Wayne ToupsThe MusicFest Outdoor Stage

Dos Borrachos – Kevin Fowler and Roger Creager combine their incredible songs and high-octane full band stage collaboration for a Texas singalong like no other. Start thinking beach, bars and Big Cabo Fest! The MusicFest Big Tent 

The Reckless Kelly and Friends Matinee – Including “Ladies First” with Courtney Patton, Jamie Lin Wilson, Kelley Mickwee and Liz Foster (WOW!) plus more music guests at this popular annual MusicFest iconic collection of talent. The Grand Hotel Ballroom

Matt Hillyer and Stoney LaRue – Songs and picking session. ’Nuff said. The Thunderhead Stargazer Series 

Muzzie Braun – The co-founder and talent behind the legendary Braun Brothers Music Festival and “co-producer” who brought us Reckless Kelly and Micky and The Motorcars. The Dung Beetle Saloon

Scattered and Shattered – The star-studded band including Kym Warner of The Greencards, Bill Whitbeck of the Robert Earl Keen band, Cody Braun of Reckless Kelly and Dees Stribling of Sons of Fathers and David Beck’s Tejano Weekend. The Dung Beetle Saloon 

Dale Brisby Autographs Meet the world class top-ranked rodeo legend (according to Dale himself!). 4 p.m. at The MusicFest General Store at the Grand Hotel

Corn Hole and Washer Tourney Sign-Up Fun play/practice day and tourney sign up at Slopeside’s outdoor beach. Tourneys will be held on following days; sign-ups may be open day of, based on availability.

Jan 9:

The MusicFest Artists’ Tribute to a Legend (and Live Recording) Honoring Reckless Kelly – Matinee with emcees Cody Canada and Wade Bowen; intro by Josh Crutchmer, journalist for The New York Times and Rolling Stone and author of The Motel Cowboy Show; and multiple MusicFest guest performances, plus video by Tony Gates. The Grand Hotel Ballroom 

Corn Hole Tournament Outdoor games is what we do! And the winners get great prizes!  Slopeside Outdoor Beach

Shane Smith, Corb Lund and Kevin Fowler – Trading songs in a never-before collaboration. Timber and Torch 

Randy Rogers Band – Kick-off celebration of the 20th anniversary of the exemplary album Rollercoaster, the iconic record that assisted in setting a new standard for Texas music and making Randy Rogers Band a Texas household name. The MusicFest Big Tent

Cleto Cordero of Flatland Cavalry, William Clark Green, Josh Abbott, and John Baumann  –Performing their iconic collection of Texas music that continues to influence this scene today and beyond. The Thunderhead Stargazer Series

Dale Brisby Autographs Meet the self-proclaimed World-Class Cowboy at 2 p.m. The MusicFest General Store at the Outdoor Stage

Matt Hillyer and special Guest Present Hank and LeftyThe Dung Beetle Saloon

Jackopierce and Jack Ingram – Epitomizing an independent era and culture that helped start it all, hear the amazing music and stories of how it came together in the ’90s and continues today. Truly a rare and unforgettable performance. Slopeside MusicFest Roadhouse

Josh Crutchmer and The Motel Cowboy Show – A signing with the New York Times and Rolling Stone journalist and author of the new book about independent country music. The General Store at the Grand Hotel

Jan. 10:

The MusicFest World Finals Washers Tourney – Because we enjoy outdoor games in the mountains (or anywhere), for bragging rights and great prizes, ya’ll. Slopeside Outdoor Beach 

Lone Star Skynyrd – The MusicFest’s annual “Fun Day” throwback featuring the Dallas, Texas, cooperative representing the best of Lynyrd Skynyrd. The MusicFest Outdoor Stage & MusicFest Slopeside Roadhouse 

Roger Creager’s “Piano Man Show” – A crowd favorite featuring Texas music, plus the best covers from the ’80s, ’90s and beyond. Throwback Fun Day continues! The MusicFest Outdoor Stage

The Panhandlers – Kicking off their American tour at The MusicFest, featuring close friends and collaborators William Clark Green, Cleto Cordero, Josh Abbott and John Baumann. Be the first to witness The Panhandlers’ initial tour show so you can tell your friends back home what’s coming their way. The MusicFest Big Tent

Corb Lund El Viejo Sneak Peek – Be among the first to hear songs from Corb Lund’s new album, El Viejo, which will be released Feb. 23. The Stoker Sunset Shows

Radney Foster, Randy Rogers and William Beckmann – Close friends, they collectively influenced each other music careers—see this very special and unique collaboration. The Thunderhead Stargazer Series 

Doug Moreland’s “And they said it couldn’t be done” Tribute to Jerry Reed – Load up an experience with the always fun and entertaining Moreland honoring one of his favorite influences. The Dung Beetle Saloon

Wade Bowen’s MusicFest Finale – The ultimate sing along and send off until next year. The Grand Hotel Ballroom 

See the MusicFest app for complete schedule plus additions and updates.