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Marfa Myths 2018

April 12-15, 2018


Ballroom Marfa & Mexican Summer Present Marfa Myths April 12-15, 2018 in Marfa, Texas Getting to Marfa | Lodging | Dining | Things to Do | Insider Tips


“the [Marfa Myths] festival is perhaps the most extreme example in a recent trend toward intimate, meticulously curated music events” – NY Times

“no VIPs, no velvet ropes, just long brambles called ocotillo, which look like the kind of menacing weeds you expect to find on your way into hell – which is to say, Marfa Myths is a music adventurer’s dream.” – Billboard

Mexican Summer and Ballroom Marfa are pleased to announce Marfa Myths 2018. Our fifth annual music, visual art, and film festival takes place April 12-15 in Marfa, TX.

The extraordinary 2018 lineup features legendary English post-punk band Wire; buzzy songstresses, Jessica Pratt; new age visionary Laraaji; Circuit Des Yeux and Weather Station; acclaimed outlaw country singer and visual artist Terry Allen; folk musician Ryley Walker; electronic producer Omar-S; Moroccan sextet Innov Gnawa; Austin alternative band Thor & Friends; pioneering Italian electronic/new age musician Suzanne Ciani; and many more. Find more information at marfamyths.org.

Click here for more information on Hyperobjects, Ballroom Marfa’s Spring 2018 group exhibition opening concurrently with the festival.

    Marfa Myths has been made possible by the generous support of The Brown Foundation, Inc. Houston; The City of Marfa; The Kirkpatrick Family Fund; National Endowment for the Arts; the Texas Commission on the Arts; the Ballroom Marfa Board of Trustees; and Ballroom Marfa members.

    Marfa Myths Funders

    Marfa Myths Funders

    Marfa Myths Funders

    In-kind support provided by Big Bend Brewing Company, GEM&BOLT Mezcal, KIND, SAVED Wines, Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea, Stumptown Printers, Tito’s Vodka, and Topo Chico.

    Big Bend Brewing Company, GEM & BOLT Mezcal, and SAVED

    Topo Chico and Tito's Vodka

    Special thanks to our partners The Capri, Crowley Theater, Do Your Thing, El Cosmico, Freda, Hotel Saint George, International Women’s Foundation, Judd Foundation, Lost Horse, Marfa Book Company, Marfa Recording Company, Marfa Studio of Arts, Pure Joy, Thunderbird Hotel, UNITED ARTISTS, Ltd., Visit Marfa, The Well, and Wrong Marfa.

    Our media partner is Marfa Public Radio.

    Marfa Public Radio

    Special thanks to Elizabeth Abrahamson; Keith Abrahamsson; API Austin; Lalo Baeza; Vicki Barge; Lori & Tito Beveridge; Daniel & Jessie Browning; Meg Burnie; Joe Cashiola; Ross Cashiola; Lissa Castro; Vicente Celis; Tom Clapp; Cochineal; Rob Crowley; Tim Crowley; Fairfax Dorn & Marc Glimcher; Bailey Elder; David Fenster; Cuca Flores; Mona Garcia; Alex Gates; Richard Griggs; Darby Hillman; Gil Israel; Tim Johnson; Buck Johnston; Flavin Judd; Rainer Judd; Saarin Keck; Vance Knowles; Warren Konigsmark; Katie Kopacz; Matt & Mikelle Kruger; Virginia Lebermann; Jennifer Lees; Susannah Lipsey; Minerva Lopez; Gil Lujan; Alex Marks; Jeff Matheis; Lauren Meader; Jenny Moore; Caitlin Murray; Ann Marie Nafziger; Jake Pepper; Elise Pepple; Pizza Foundation; Jesse Pollock; Emma Rogers; Gory Smelley; Starr Timmons; Nancy Tovar; Cory Van Dyke; John Vogler; Andrea Walsh; Molly Walker; Matt Werth; and Emily Williams. And also to our friends at The Big Bend Sentinel, The Chinati Foundation, Hotel Paisano, Riata Inn, and the Marfa community at large.

    Marfa Myths Partners

    Marfa Myths Partners

    Marfa Myths Partners

    Marfa Myths Partners

    Marfa Myths Partners