Tall City Blues Fest Starts Today
July 25, 2014
Award-winning Blues musicians will descend upon Midland today through Sunday for the Tall City Blues Fest at Centennial Plaza. You can catch headliners Ghost Town Blues Band and Memphis Jam on Friday, followed by Ruben V, John Carl Escue and Jeska Bailey & the Platform Souls all day Saturday, and Ana Popovic and Too Slim & the Taildraggers on Sunday. There will also be a silent art auction, educational workshops, a midnight spectator jam, a Gospel Brunch and an autographed memorabilia raffle—last year it was a guitar autographed by Buddy Guy! Check out the full musical lineup here, and order single day or weekend passes online in advance here.
First Friday Art Walk
June 4, 2014
Don’t miss the First Friday Art Walk of the summer this Friday in Fredericksburg. Fifteen different art galleries will be displaying and selling works by regional, national and international artists from 10am – 8pm. Even better, each gallery will be serving local wine from the area’s award-winning wineries Becker Vineyards, Grape Creek Vineyards and Torre De Pietra. You can read about all of Fredericksburg’s top-notch wineries in our Texas Weekend Wine Tours here, and view this month’s First Friday Art Walk gallery events here.
GypsyTramps’ Junk Revival in Granbury this Weekend
May 29, 2014
GypsyTramps…but not thieves—unless you count scoring “junk” at great prices thieving. It may feel that way as you browse vintage and antique finds plus handmade wares from a variety of vendors at the Granbury Conference Center & Resort this Friday and Saturday as part of GypsyTramps’ Junk Revival. There will be a DJ at the early bird sale tomorrow from noon – 9pm, and a cash bar on both show dates. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the goods you might see at the show this weekend:
Twisted Copper Forrest
Pocket Full of Heirlooms
Free Press Summer Fest this Weekend
May 28, 2014
Is Texas the best place on earth for music festivals? Possibly. Not only do we have SXSW, Austin City Limits and numerous other music festivals popping up in El Paso, Plano and Midland, but the lineup for Houston’s Free Press Summer Festival at Eleanor Tinsley Park this weekend is seriously impressive. Huge acts like Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Zeed, Lauryn Hill, Deftones and Wu-Tang Clan are scheduled to perform this Saturday and Sunday, alongside some of the best Houston rappers like Bun B, Z-Ro, Devin the Due, Slim Thug, Paul Wall and Mike Jones. Check out the complete schedule here, get your passes online in advance here and be sure to check out our Houston Hit List stores while you’re in town!
Texas Hill Country Wine & Brew Fest Tomorrow
May 23, 2014
Sip on Hill Country wine and craft brews lakeside at the Texas Hill Country Wine and Brew Fest at Lake Comanche in Kerrville this Saturday. Tickets to this family-friendly event are a very affordable $10 each—kids 12 & under receive free admission—where you can enjoy wine and beer tastings, food and retail vendors, a floating golf green on the lake and bounce houses, slides and other activities for the kids.
Neon Desert Music Festival Starts Saturday
May 21, 2014
El Paso’s annual Neon Desert Music Festival keeps getting better every year, and this weekend’s lineup is no different! Wiz Khalifa, MGMT, ZEDD and Calle 13 are among the headliners this weekend—and you can still purchase single or 2-day passes online in advance here, or purchase them locally at Western Beverages Liquors, All That Music, The Headstand, The Pizza Joint and Happy House. Before you head out for a full weekend of music, shop these festival picks from some of our El Paso Hit List stores and check out the complete music schedule below!
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How to Do Kerrville Folk Festival
May 19, 2014
Held over 18 straight days in May and June, the annual—and historic—Kerrville Folk Festival is meant to be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Unlike most music festivals where 50 artists are jam packed into 2 full days of non-stop music—which are awesome in their own right—the Kerrville Folk Festival is all about sitting back, relaxing and taking in the sounds of folk, bluegrass, acoustic rock, blues, country, jazz and Americana. This year’s festival starts this Thursday, and you can purchase tickets online in advance here. Willie Nelson, Robert Earl Keen, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Lucinda Williams all played the Kerrville Folk Festival in their early days, so expect up-and-comers playing alongside seasoned vets at this year’s festival. Scope out the schedule online in advance here, throw on some comfy festi-wear—see our picks below—and bring the whole family for live music, children’s activities, songwriting schools, canoe trips on the Guadalupe River and so much more.
1. JM Drygoods Embroidered San Vicente Blouse from Madewell: Keep the attire light and breezy—Kerrville Folk Festival is an outdoor event, and this top will protect you from the sun while keeping you nice and cool.
2. Gap 1969 Destructed High-Rise Skinny Skimmer Jeans: We’re partial to the high-rise denim here—it makes for easy sitting/standing without having to worry about undergarments showing (it happens to the best of us!).
3. Vans Authentic Lo Pro in Melon: Any comfy shoe will do, but a closed-toe shoe will keep your piggies dust free. Pro: no manicure required.
5. Island Girl Straw Panama Hat: Another must to battle the Texas heat. Use this adorable panama hat to keep the sun out of your eyes so you can actually see what’s going on up on that stage.
6. Sunrise Blanket: Any blanket will do, but the convenience of this Sunrise Blanket is hard to beat—when you’re done for the day, just roll it up and go! No extra strings or straps required.
7. Kijaro Sling Chair: Collapsible chairs are encouraged at the Kerrville Folk Festival—remember, it’s all about sitting back, relaxing and enjoy some great tunes!
Junkin’ on the Brazos
May 15, 2014
Shop all things shabby chic, vintage and antique this weekend and go “Junkin’ on the Brazos” at the Reunion Grounds in Granbury. Vendors will be set up this Friday through Sunday in the first inaugural Spring Market Show, which will also feature plenty of tasty bites, entertainment, the Sherriffs Posse Horse Show and local wineries, which you can read all about in our Texas Weekend Wine Tours!
20% off Spring Event at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Now through Sunday, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams locations in Plano, Dallas, Houston—and retailer LOFT in Austin—are offering an extra 20% off special order upholstery, accessories, rugs, wall art, bed linens, storage and lighting during the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Spring Event. If you’re not familiar with the furniture maker, expect high-quality and eco-friendly products. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams not only uses seat cushions wrapped in 80% regenerated fibers, but wood that is sourced only from domestic suppliers committed to forest management and sustainability. Shop the Spring Event sale at these four Texas locations:
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
4519 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX 75205
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
The Shops at Willow Bend
6121 West Park Boulevard
Plano, Texas 75093
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
4091 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, Texas 77027
3306 Esperanza Crossing
Austin, Texas 78758
Wisteria Warehouse Sale
May 12, 2014
Just like any store, the warehouse that supplies Wisteria—the Dallas-based catalog home décor company—goes through spring cleaning. Note: this isn’t the physical store location on Cedar Springs we’re talking about; it’s the actual warehouse in Farmers Branch, and it’s hosting Wisteria’s annual Warehouse Sale this Thursday through Saturday. Our editors have been to this blowout event multiple times, and suggest shopping first thing Thursday for the best items and returning first thing on Saturday for the best prices on what’s left. But really, with savings up to 90% off on hundreds of items, you’re bound to find a deal no matter what time you stop by!
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