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TOP 25 Texas Music Festivals in 2023 [UPDATED]

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Looking for the best music festivals in Texas in 2023?  Well, you’re in luck, because I’ve put together the ultimate guide to upcoming Texas Music Festivals that’ll keep you busy all year long!  

Because it’s true what they say. Everything is bigger in Texas. And that doesn’t just go for the food, personalities and the literal size of the state. It also sums up Texas festivals.  A state this big needs a festival scene to end all festival scenes. And that it certainly does. Spanning the length and breadth of this great southern state, music festivals in Texas are as epic as they are aplenty.

Top 25 Texas Music Festival Adventures

From Austin to Dallas, Fort Worth to Houston (and everywhere in between), my breakdown of the best 25 music festivals in Texas 2023 are sure to provide a rip roarin’ Texan time.

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1) Austin City Limits Music Festival 2023

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ACL is easily the most iconic Texas Music Festival | Credit: Sydney Gawlik

When: October 6-8 & 13-15, 2023 (Two Weekends)

Where: Austin, Texas

2 Weekends, 8 Stages, and Over 130 bands

Since its first edition in 2002, Austin City Limits has grown to become one of the largest and most well-known festivals in the USA! With its growth in popularity, it’s expanded to a two-weekend event that offers its attendees some of the best international artists spanning all genres, fine arts exhibits by local artists, and incredible Texas BBQ, as well dozens of other delicious food & drink vendors.

If you can only attend one Texas Music Festival each year, then it’s simply a no brainer – it’s got to be Austin City Limits (or ACL for short)!

2) South by Southwest

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Atmosphere – Outdoor Stage – Photo by David Brendan Hall

When: March 10-19, 2023

Where: Austin

“It’s not that South by Southwest takes over Austin — downtown Austin becomes SXSW for nine days in March. Music, art, interactive, panels, comedy, and movies all vie for your attention span. Let’s put it this way. You could skip media for a year, come to Austin for the week, and still come out ahead on pop culture.

Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the…

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