All events take place at the historic Chautauqua Auditorium in Getzendaner Park (400 S. Grand) unless otherwise noted. Additional special guests will be announced as they are confirmed. Please check back often for updates, and visit the Tickets link to purchase passes.

Thursday, April 25


Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s groundbreaking coming-of-age film follows a boy named Mason as he literally grows up on screen before our eyes.

Q&A following with special guest Lorelei Linklater.


6pm: Opening Night Reception (VIP Pass Required)


8pm: Bobby Patterson Concert

Legendary Dallas Soul Performer and former KKDA Radio Personality BOBBY PATTERSON kicks off the festival with a night of music, energy and good-ole Texas soul!


Friday, April 26


Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.


2pm: Art of Storytelling Panel

We think some of the richest stories are about Texas and the like, and these three extremely talented writers join us to share their insight and experiences.

Panelists: Jo Harvey Allen, Robert Knott, Anne Rapp


4pm: BLAZE

A biographical drama about unsung legendary Austin songwriter Blaze Foley. Directed by Ethan Hawke and co-written by Hawke and Foley’s muse, Sybil Rosen.


6:30pm: Dinner in VIP Tent (VIP Passes Required)


8:30pm: Ray Wylie Hubbard Concert

Texas Legend and Dallas Native Ray Wylie Hubbard has been writing and performing classics like “Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother” for nearly 50 years.


Saturday, April 27

10am: Walk of Fame Dedications, Downtown, 100 block of S. College


11am: Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines, Getzendaner Park Pavilion, no ticket required

This amazing duo comes together to deliver some of the best music in Texas with an upbeat whimsy and fresh authenticity.


A small but growing Texas town, filled with strange and musical characters, celebrates its sesquicentennial with a local parade and talent show.

Q&A following with special guests Jo Harvey Allen and Joe Dishner.



A Texas widow fights for her land and her family alongside an unlikely mix of allies during the Depression. Written and directed by Waxahachie native Robert Benton, this Academy Award-winning film was inspired by stories of Benton’s own family.


6:30pm: Dinner in VIP Tent (VIP Pass Required)


8:30pm: Terry Allen with special guest Jamie Lin Wilson

Terry Allen is an iconic songwriter, artist, and visionary. Born out of that legendary Lubbock sound, he is a true Texas Treasure.


Sunday, April 28

10am-1pm: Sendoff Brunch at Webb Art Gallery, 208 W. Franklin


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