Texas Arts and Music Festival

The eighth annual Texas Arts & Music Festival in historic Downtown Brenham is just around the corner! Join us October 21-22, 2023, for a family-friendly weekend of art, music, street food, and activities in the streets of Downtown Brenham.

Each year the Texas Arts & Music Festival brings live music and world-renowned mural artists for live art installations for the public to enjoy.

Texas Arts and Music Festival will feature live music throughout the day on Saturday, October 21 with Nite Moves Band opening the main stage at 4:30pm. Headlining Saturday night at 7pm will be Reverend Horton Heat, the undisputed heavyweight champion and godfather of Psychobilly music. This band has reinterpreted the country-blues-rock roots of America to produce a toe-tapping, mind-blowing, psychobilly sound that is unforgettable to any and every one that has been fortunate enough to hear it.  The concert, along with the festival, are family-friendly and FREE to the public. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy live music and delicious food and refreshments from local restaurants and food trucks.

 

The Art Village will be open on Saturday, 10am-8pm and Sunday, 11am-2pm. Artists and Craftsmen from across Texas will be set up offering their unique handmade creations to the public.

Sam Houston Mural

The Texas Arts & Music Festival is the perfect weekend to enjoy all that historic Downtown Brenham has to offer! Check out our lodging partners, and plan your weekend now.

For more information, visit the TAMF website.

Photography by Natalie Lacy Lange

Hot Nights, Cool Tunes

Hot Nights, Cool Tunes is one of the highlights of the summer in Washington County! And lucky for us, it is not just a one-time event. Bring your lawn chair and your friends, and join us each Saturday evening in July for live music on our historic downtown square. Admission and parking are free. Food and drinks are available for purchase to support the community and help keep the concerts free. The west end of Alamo Street features a car show by Stray Katz Car Club, which is always a family favorite.

The music starts at 7:00 pm and ends around 9:00 pm. Come early for shopping, food and the car show!

July 8th, 2023 – Ashmore

The Dallas-based classic rock ‘n roll band, Ashmore, will rock downtown Brenham with guitar solos and 100% rock ‘n roll.

Sponsored by Citizens State BankBluebonnet Electric CooperativeWoodson Lumber, and Budweiser – Mike Hopkins Distributing.

July 15th, 2023 – Skyrocket

Skyrocket band members

Skyrocket has one of the largest repertoires of any cover band around, playing songs from the 70s and 80s along with more recent hits.

Sponsored by Brenham National BankSeidel SchroederDahmann and Associates, and Must Be Heaven.

July 22nd, 2023 – Shekere

Shekere band members

The Latin beat of Shekere (shay-keer-ae), a talented seven-piece band of musicians and singers from Houston, will have the crowd dancing the salsa. Shekere is bringing their horn section to really liven up their mix of English and Latin pop hits.

Sponsored by Briannas Fine Salad DressingsLas Americas Latin CuisineDeep in the Heart Farms, and RCR Rail.

July 29th, 2023 – The Spicolis

The classic MTV tribute band out of Houston, The Spicolis who feature hits from the 80s. This is the third year the Spicoli’s have performed in Brenham.

Sponsored by Brazos Valley Schools Credit UnionBrannon Industrial GroupStrand Associates, and Upchurch Yates Law Firm.

 

 

Hot Nights, Cool Tunes concert series is brought to you by

 The City of Brenham and KTEX 106.1

Make a weekend out of it, and stay in Brenham and Washington County! Click here for lodging.

Summer Fun

So, you want to run away from home?

THREE HUGE reasons why you should head to Brenham and Washington County this summer!

Reason #1  -  Amazing, Delicious, BBQ from Texas’ best Pit Masters featured on Brenham’s BBQ Trail

Reason #2 -Local Wineries & Breweries

Chapelton Vineyards - Beautiful winery and event space located in the historic town of Washington, TX.

Saddlehorn Winery - Escape to the picturesque countryside of Burton, TX to sip and savor award-winning wines.

Texas Star Winery - Nestled in beautiful Chappell Hill, enjoy award-winning wines in a charming tasting room or out under the trees.

Windy Winery - Small boutique winery located on a hill that provides breathtaking views of Washington County. "Texas Wines from Texas Grapes."

Brazos Valley Brewing Company - Located right outside of historic Downtown Brenham, this independent craft brewery is a ‘must do’ while here.

#3  Summer Events

Main Street Chappell Hill Artwalk - May 27th; Come to Chappell Hill to shop and meet the artists in the variety of stores while they create masterpieces throughout the day.

Summer Sip - June 10th; stroll through unique shops in historic Downtown Brenham while tasting signature drinks offered by local merchants.

Cotton Gin Classic Car & Truck Show - June 10th; Annual Car & Truck Show held in the shadow of the oldest operating cotton gin in America and located in Burton, TX. 

WCJA Juneteenth Ceremony & ParadeJune 17th; Annual Juneteenth Parade in Downtown Brenham held by Washington County Juneteenth Association.

Chappell Hill Father's Day Beer & Sausage Festival - June 17th; Bring your dad and come walk around charming Downtown Chappell Hill to try the beer and sausage samples that will be offered.

Annual Judge Eddie E. Harrison Juneteenth Heritage Celebration - Junes 24th; Washington on the Brazos is proud to celebrate Juneteenth as a part of Washington County’s long history of marking the end of slavery in Texas. This year the event will focus on the legacy of the Black Cowboy in Texas. We will have great presentations of cowboy artifacts and skills, bands, vendors, food, genealogy workshop and even a church baseball game!

Hot Nights, Cool Tunes  - Saturday evenings July 8, 15, 22, & 29; Bring your lawn chair and gather around the historic downtown square to listen to the sounds of live music and walk through the classic car show. Admission and parking is FREE!

Chappell Hill Independence Day Parade & Festivities - July 4th; Biggest small town parade! Come on out to celebrate 4th of July in Chappell Hill.

Annual Independence Celebration - July 4th; Fireworks will be visible for miles, so there's plenty of room for everyone to come out and celebrate our freedom and independence in Independence, TX.

Chappell Hill Wine & Cheese Swirl - August 12th; This will be a day filled with going to the different shops along Main Street and tasting different wines, sampling goodies that will blend with the wines and spending time with friends and family while you explore Chappell Hill.

When you’re ready to run, make Brenham your finish line!