Three More Local Fests Announce Their 2016 Lineups.

On the heels of this weekend’s spectacular Old 97’s County Fair at Main Street Garden Park, it struck us that this perfect little urban oasis will be hosting a couple more fests in the next few weeks. The second annual Taco Libre returns to the park on Saturday, April 30. And the seventh annual Homegrown Fest first follows suit on Saturday, May 14.

Didn’t know that? No sweat. There are so many fests these days, it’s getting harder and harder to keep track. To wit: In recent weeks, Third String Productions announced a fall edition of its long-running So What?! Music Fest that’ll take over several Deep Ellum venues this October, and the inaugural Bulladora Music Experience brought word that it’ll bring Yeasayer and Co. to Reverchon Park on June 6.

Before any of those, though, the two-day Off the Rails Country Music Festival will bring some of that genre’s biggest names to Toyota Stadium this coming weekend. At the same time, this Saturday will also see the gargantuan Something Wonderful that’ll fill the Texas Motor Speedway with EDM. And later this month, the Boom 94.5 Festival will bring the sounds of classic hip-hop to Fair Park and EdgeFest will bring the hottest current alt-rockers to Toyota Stadium.

To add to all of those, though, is a trio of brand new festival announcements.

First up, the Burning Bubba Festival will return to Billy Bob’s on Saturday, May 14, for the fourth straight year. Performing the fest’s two stages will be the likes of J. Roddy Walston & the Business, Quaker City Night Hawks, Drake White & the Big Fire, The Damn Quails and Tim Montana & the Shrednecks. Tickets, which range from $15-20 are on sale now.

Then, King Camel will celebrate all things local with its second annual Local Education Fest, which goes down Saturday, June 18, at Three Links. That event, of course, takes its name from the semi-regular all-local bookings the area promoter throws at this same venue. This year, Dark Rooms, Party Static, Akkolyte, Pearl Earl, Field Guide, VVOES, Honor System and R!U!O!K! will be performing on that fest’s — count ’em! — two stages.

Also announced earlier today was the fifth annual KXT Summer Cut, which, this year, will go down on Friday, June 3, at the South Side Ballroom. This year’s lineup, which consists of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Relatives, The Wild Feathers, San Fermin, Bibi Bourelly, Claire Morales, Ronnie Heart and Siamese is, perhaps, its most diverse to date.

And you thought we hit peak festival years ago. LOL.

Pearl Earl cover photo by Ashley Gongora.
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