Welcome to The MusicFest

A special message from John Dickson

It’s an honor to welcome you to The 38th Annual MusicFest at Steamboat—an event that stands as one of the longest continuously running festivals and the largest group ski trips in the USA. Its longstanding tradition brings together Good People, Great Music, and creates memories and friendships that last a lifetime.

The MusicFest 2024 sold out in a flash, marking an incredible 22nd consecutive year of doing so. We don’t take this milestone for granted, and we’re overflowing with gratitude for the amazing support from all of you who champion genuine music, and this dedicated community that embraces it. A big shout-out to the attendees that take advantage of the exclusive Pre-reservation opportunity —a special thanks for our returning guests and your enduring involvement.

Hold on to your hats because the MusicFest stage is set for an array of specialty shows—some meticulously planned, others wonderfully impromptu. These performances are unique, the kind that can only happen at The MusicFest. And let’s not forget “The MusicFest fun day shows” where we enjoy tunes dedicated to artists of the past and throw in some good old party vibes all in the name of “good times”.

The MusicFest is renowned for presenting a lineup that’s nothing short of stunning, featuring both legends and rising stars. We’re proud and grateful for the incredible veteran artists who have been the heartbeat of the fest, opening doors and guiding others to follow in their footsteps on the road to touring and album success.

This year’s MusicFest lineup is nothing short of spectacular! Get ready for performances that will be the highlight of your year, shining a spotlight on emerging talents that you’ll proudly boast about seeing first in our unique variety of the many MusicFest venues. It’s the perfect way to kick off the new year, enjoying the best of the best that you’ll carry home to share with those who couldn’t join us on the slopes.

The 2024 tribute to a legend is very special—it’s not just a live recording set to be released in ’24, but it’s dedicated to the powerhouse that is Reckless Kelly. These guys have been a force in our music scene and beyond for over two decades, and I vividly remember their arrival in Austin in 1996 and witnessing the storm around them.  They’ve been a constant on Musicfest stages since 2003, when the tribute honoree was Guy Clark. This tribute is a well-deserved honor for the impact Reckless Kelly has had and continues to have on both music and our festival.

Prepare to conquer the world-class and expanding slopes of Steamboat and soak in the highest caliber of Texas/Red Dirt and Americana music amidst the majestic Rocky Mountains.

Wishing you the absolute best times, filled with incredible sounds and the camaraderie of friends and family, at The MusicFest 2024.

Happy MusicFest!

John and Robin Dickson

Willy Braun (second from left) and Cody Braun (far right) of Reckless Kelly with John & Robin Dickson circa 2000