The Lockhart Western Swing & BBQ Festival will be held on September 27 th, 28th and 29th.
Friday, September 27th
The Festival begins 7:00 pm on Friday evening at the Two Wishes Ranch, located about 8 miles outside of Lockhart. The address there is 454 Hobby Horse Road, Lockhart, Texas, 78644. The Friday event is known as "The Gathering", and includes the 32nd Annual Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame Show, featuring Al Dressen’s Super Swing Revue, a ten piece Western Swing ensemble. The Show features special guests including Tony Harrison, Joe Settlemires, Louise Rowe, Georgia Parker, Sophia Johnson, Hillary Klug, Jerry Case, and more. This show includes a fajita dinner with sides and drinks, dancing, and a Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and runs from 7 pm til 10 pm. Our Hall of Fame Inductees this year include Junior Knight, Jimmy Burson, Al Mouledous, Bobby Wynne, Benny Lueders, Mike Christian, and Tommy Hancock.
This event requires a ticket purchased in advance, $30 per person. Go to the last page on this site titled More. Scroll down to Ticket Purchase.
Saturday, September 28th:
Saturday the Festival moves into downtown Lockhart with nine stages in action including the Courthouse Stage, Kreuz Market Stage, Black’s BBQ Stage, Smitty’s Market Stage, the Gaslight Baker Theater, the Connection Center, the Cara Cara Brewery stage, the Family Stage, and the PEARL stage. Music starts at 9:30 am Saturday morning and ends at 10:30 pm Saturday evening.
Saturday's Western Swing acts include, Bob Wills Texas Playboys Under the Musical Direction of Jason Roberts, Al Dressen’s Super Swing Revue, Billy Mata and the Texas Tradition, Hillary Klug, the Lake Travis Fiddlers, the Tony Harrison Band, the Sophia Johnson Band, Erik Hokkanen, the Rollfast Ramblers, Big Cedar Fever, the Hot Texas Swing Band, Roy West and the Western Swing Gospel Band, and the Hall of Fame Band with many former Hall of Fame Inductees and some of this years inductees coming to join in.
Go to the schedule page for the complete schedule.
Saturday evening ends with the Official Festival Dance held at the Courthouse Stage with a wooden dance floor. Music is by Bob Wills Texas Playboys under the Musical Direction of Jason Roberts. All of the Saturday performances are free to the public including Saturday nights Festival Dance. At the dance there will be some tables reserved for festival sponsors, and anyone can reserve a seat at a table for $15 per seat. If you would like a seat closer to the band or the dancefloor, this is for you! If you want a whole table, the tables have 8 seats, so a table would be $120. All other seats are free to the general public on a first come first serve basis. Some tables will be located under the stars, and others will be under tents. All seats will include a good view of the stage. If you are interested in reserved seats, see the website section called More and scroll down to Ticket Purchase to order your reserved seat.
Saturday's activities are located fairly close together, walking distance for many, or you can move your car to another location where there is generally plenty of parking. For those who would like to be transported, we'll have two four passenger golf carts running between venues from 10 am til 6 pm to give a lift in the Courthouse area. We will also have an eight passenger van taking folks to Kreuz and picking them up from Kreuz if needed.
Sunday, September 29th:
Sunday’s activities start at 11 am and end at 3:30 pm at stages located at Smitty’s Market, Blacks BBQ, the PEARL, and Kreuz Market. All of Sunday's events are free to the public. Be sure to check out the schedule.
To purchase tickets:
1. Go to the last page on this website called More. Scroll down to Ticket Purchase and order tickets thru PayPal.
2. On that same site you may choose to use our old procedure of supporting the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame for ordering tickets. To do so just download that application and ticket order form, fill it out and mail it in to receive your reserved tickets.
3. If you live or work in Lockhart and would like to get your tickets directly, call Sandy Kosarek at 512 227-2177 thru Wednesday, September25th. She works at Countywide Realty on South Commerce and she has tickets to sell directly. Please call her before you drop by.
5. Remember, only the Friday Night Gathering and Hall of Fame Show requires tickets. The Saturday night Festival Dance is free to the public, but you can puchase reserved seat tickets for $15 each. All other events are free to the public for the entire weekend.
On your Friday Night ticket purchases or Saturday Night Dance Reserved Seat purchases, we can either mail them to you or we can hold them at WillCall at the event for you.
Visit our new website at lockhartfest.com for more information, or go to The Lockhart Western Swing & BBQ Festival 2019 on Facebook for more info. We are also on Instagram at : www.instagram.com/lockhartwesternswingbbqfest.