Texas Arts and Music Festival

The fifth annual Texas Arts & Music Festival in historic Downtown Brenham is just around the corner! Join us October 16-17, 2020 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. This year’s featured artists are Tara Johnston and Luis Angulo.

Due to COVID-related scheduling changes, this year the festival is teaming up with the City of Brenham’s popular concert series, Hot Nights, Cool Tunes. On Friday night, Texas Unlimited Band will take the stage, followed by Journey tribute band Escape on Saturday night. These concerts, 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.

Saturday’s schedule includes the Art Village. 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.

According to the Governor’s orders, masks are required when social distancing is not possible. Look for hand sanitizing stations set up throughout downtown public spaces. Retailers, restaurants, and lodging partners are taking additional measures to provide a safe and clean environment for all visitors. 

Photography by Natalie Lacy Lange

2 thoughts on “Texas Arts and Music Festival”

  1. I was just wondering why the mural of Sam Houston on the side of a building in Brenham had obviously been defaced.But someone chose to put it on here and in a brochure I saw.So what does the darkened eyes and blood streaming down mean anyway ??? I personally don’t think he shud be depicted in this way.Please tell me why !!!!

    1. Thanks for reaching out. Actually, the mural has not been defaced and the artist, Tra Slaughter, intended for it to look like that. You may not know, but Sam Houston, was baptized nearby in Independence, TX and his wife lived there until her death in Independence as well. Sam Houston lived with an Indian tribe for several years as a young boy. His Indian name was Black Raven, hence the large black Raven to the left of his head and the war paint on his face. The other bird is the Texas state bird, mockingbird.

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