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.
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
11am: NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
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
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.
12pm: TRUE STORIES
A small but growing Texas town, filled with strange and musical characters, celebrates its sesquicentennial with a local parade and talent show.
3pm: PLACES IN THE HEART
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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