Marfa Dialogues

UJI – Live DJ set with Percussion

November 15

UJI – Live DJ set with Percussion Friday, November 15 from 9pm – 10:30pm At Lost Horse Saloon FREE Following the opening reception of Ballroom’s fall exhibition, Longilonge, with Solange Pessoa on November 15, UJI will be performing a DJ set with live percussion at Lost Horse Saloon. UJI (Luis Maurette) is an Argentinian DJ, […]

Violin Phase by Steve Reich

November 15

Violin Phase by Steve Reich Friday, November 15 at 7pm In the Ballroom Marfa gallery Ballroom is thrilled to present Steve Reich’s 1967 composition Violin Phase, to be performed throughout the gallery by Jeanann Dara and Ben Russell during the opening reception of Ballroom Marfa’s fall exhibition, Longilonge, with Solange Pessoa. Violin Phase is a […]

Mdou Moctar

September 18, 2019

Ballroom Marfa Presents Mdou Moctar Doors at 7:30 pm; show at 8pm | September, 18, 2019 Marfa Visitor Center at 302 S Highland Ave, Marfa, TX Free Please join us as we welcome Mdou Moctar to the Ballroom Marfa courtyard for a free performance on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 7:30pm, in support of his […]

Marfa Myths 2019

April 25 - 28, 2019

Ballroom Marfa & Mexican Summer Present Marfa Myths April 25-28, 2019 in Marfa, Texas For more information visit Residents of Presidio, Brewster and Jeff Davis counties may purchase Marfa Myths tickets at a 50% discount. Please see Marfa Group on Facebook for more details. Marfa Myths is an annual music festival and multidisciplinary cultural […]


November 16

def.sound The Way You Make Me Feel Opening Reception at Ballroom Marfa Friday, November 16 Performance at 8:00pm at Wrong Store 110 W. Dallas St. def.sound will perform at the opening reception for The Way You Make Me Feel. on November 16th in the Ballroom Marfa gallery. def.sound is an LA-based writer, producer, published poet, […]

Mary Lattimore & Julianna Barwick

July 17, 2018

Ballrooom Marfa Presents Mary Lattimore and Julianna Barwick Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Doors at 7:30pm; show at 8pm In the Ballroom Marfa Courtyard, Marfa, Texas $10 suggested donation – All proceeds go to Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center Mary Lattimore and Julianna Barwick return to Marfa to fill the Ballroom courtyard with their mysterious and […]

Marfa Myths 2018

April 12-15, 2018

Ballroom Marfa and Mexican Summer bring their annual music festival and multidisciplinary cultural program back to Marfa for 2018.

San Cha — Tragame Tierra

Feb 15, 2018

Ballroom Marfa is proud to present San Cha — Tragame Tierra Thursday, February 15. Join us for a evening of delicious and painful love songs from LA-based artist and musician.

JD Samson & MEN

August 25 2017

MEN is a Brooklyn-based band and art/performance collective led by Le Tigre’s JD Samson and Michael O’Neill. MEN focus on the energy of live performance and the radical potential of dance music. Their music speaks of issues such as wartime economies, sexual compromise, and the demand for liberties through lyrical content and an inventive, high-energy stage show.

Maria Minerva

July 6, 2017

Maria Minerva + “Sunset Tent” set by W. Creeves & Visuals by VJ Mellow Arms July 6, 2017 9-11pm Ballroom Marfa Courtyard Free Ballroom Marfa will host Maria Minerva in the courtyard on Thursday, July 6, 2017. Her performance will be preceded by a “sunset tent” set by W. Creeves, and the evening will feature […]

DJ Camp Finale, July 3, 2015. Photo by Alex Marks.

DJ Camp with DJ Bigface and The Chulita Vinyl Club

June 19-23 2017

Ballroom has once again joined forces with Summer Shake Up, offered by Marfa ISD in collaboration with other community partner organizations. The summer camp is free with breakfast, lunch, and transportation provided. Students grades five through eight are invited to participate.

Marfa Myths 2017

March 9-12, 2017

Marfa Myths is an annual music festival and multidisciplinary cultural program founded in 2014 by Brooklyn-based music label Mexican Summer and the nonprofit contemporary arts foundation Ballroom Marfa.

Graham Reynolds. Photo by Alex Marks.

The Marfa Triptych: Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance

November 11 & 12, 2016

In November 2016, Austin-based composer Graham Reynolds returns to Marfa for the final installment of The Marfa Triptych: the chamber opera Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance.

DJ Camp Finale, July 3, 2015. Photo by Alex Marks.

DJ Camp 2016

June 27-30, 2016

DJ Camp is back! As part of Camp Summer Shakeup, Ballroom Marfa presents its popular week-long DJ Camp from June 27 – 30 with instructor DJ Bigface.

Bitchin Bajas

April 15, 2016

Bitchin Bajas returns to Marfa for an evening of kaleidoscopic psychedelia and collective good vibes in the Ballroom courtyard. Bitchin Bajas is the project of Cooper Crain, Dan Quinlivan and Rob Frye. Using a combination of synthesizers, guitars, flutes and saxophones, the trio conjures an otherworldly sound informed by the hypnotic rhythms of Krautrock, the scintillating guitar work of Robert Fripp, and the longform mysticism of classic New Age cassette tapes.

Lucky Dragons at MD/HOU

March 24, 2016

As part of Marfa Dialogues/Houston, Lucky Dragons, an experimental music group from Los Angeles, will perform a site-specific work that features a collaboration with Houston-based vocalists, arranged alongside an array of environmental field recordings and live electronics; a composition that lyrically speaks to biodiversity, human ecological impact and climate change as a loss of complexity in a moment of transition.

Marfa Myths. Design by Hilary duPont and Rosa McElheny.

Marfa Myths

March 10-13, 2016

Marfa Myths is a four-day festival of music, cinema, and visual art in the high desert grasslands of Far West Texas. Presented by Ballroom Marfa and Mexican Summer, the festival enters its third year in 2016.

Mike Simonetti

September 25, 2015

Following the reception for Äppärät on Friday, September 25 we’ll be hosting a DJ set from Mike Simonetti in the Ballroom Marfa courtyard.

Steve Earle and The Dukes, June 14, 2015. Photo by Lesley Brown.

Steve Earle and the Dukes

The Mastersons

14 June 2015

Ballroom Marfa is proud to present legendary songwriter Steve Earle and his band the Dukes at the Crowley Theater on June 14. The Mastersons open.

Marfa Myths poster by Rob Carmichael

Marfa Myths Festival

March 13-15, 2015

Marfa Myths is a cultural program taking place March 13 – 15, 2015 in Marfa, Texas. Curated by New York based label Mexican Summer and co-presented with Ballroom Marfa, it features artists from within and outside of the Mexican Summer and Software Recording Co. rosters working creatively and collaboratively across music, cinema and visual arts contexts.

Graham Reynolds, October 4, 2014. Photo by Jennifer Boomer.

The Marfa Triptych: The Desert

Graham Reynolds

4 October 2014

The Marfa Triptych is three portraits of West Texas as envisioned by Austin-based composer Graham Reynolds. The second composition, The Desert, is for layered piano, a production that uses means both digital and site-specific to process the acoustic instrument’s sounds and will take place at the Overlook at Mimms Ranch, Marfa, Texas.

Vidas Perfectas

Vidas Perfectas

An opera for television by Robert Ashley (Perfect Lives, 1983) • Presented in Spanish for stage and television • Directed by Alex Waterman

12-19 July 2014

Ballroom Marfa is proud to present Vidas Perfectas, an all-new, Spanish language version of the classic avant-garde television opera from the 1980s: Robert Ashley’s Perfect Lives.

Bonnie "Prince" Billy, July 12, 2014. Photo by Alex Marks.

Bonnie “Prince” Billy

David Ferguson

12 July 2014

Bonnie “Prince” Billy brings his shambling, country-tinged indie rock to West Texas for an evening performance on July 12.

DJ Camp 2014. Photo by Alex Marks.

DJ Camp 2014

30 June - 5 July 2014

DJ Camp is back! Ballroom Marfa present its popular week-long DJ Camp from June 30 – July 5, 2014 with instructors Faith Gay and Javier Arredondo.

The ensemble, June 19, 2014. Photo by Lesley Brown.

Music Moves U Workshop

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

17-19 June 2014

As part of MISD‘s Summer Shakeup program, Ballroom Marfa is hosting Music Moves U, a workshop led by Dr. Kahil El’Zabar and his band, the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble. The class is free to attend and open to all students 10 years and older.

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, May 5, 2014. Photo by Alex Marks.

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks

Party With Death

5 May 2014

Ballroom Marfa presents a free concert by Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks on May 5, 2014, in Marfa, Texas. Party With Death opens.

Marisa Anderson, April 21, 2014. Photo by Alex Marks.

Marisa Anderson

21 April 2014

Ballroom Marfa is proud to present a free concert by guitarist Marisa Anderson at the Ballroom Marfa gallery on April 21, 2014 in Marfa, Texas.

The Doodlin' Hogwallops, April 21, 2014. Photo by Lesley Brown.

County Fair with The Doodlin’ Hogwallops

12 April 2014

As part of the Presidio County Fair, Ballroom Marfa is proud to present a free concert by The Doodlin’ Hogwallops on April 12, 2014 in Marfa, Texas.

New Bums

New Bums

11 March 2014

Marfa Book Company, Interdimensional Music and Ballroom Marfa present the excellent duo, NEW BUMS, consisting of cult-heroes Ben Chasny and Donovan Quinn, formerly of Six Organs of Admittance and Sky Green Leopards, respectively. Admission is $5.

Poster by Rob Carmichael/SEEN.

Mexican Summer Festival

8 March 2014

Mexican Summer and Ballroom Marfa are coming together for a day-long celebration full of music and good vibes at the El Cosmico campground in Marfa, Texas on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Free. Doors open at noon.

The Tish Hinojosa Band, March 1, 2014. Photo by Alex Marks.

The Tish Hinojosa Band

Grupo de la Paz

1 March 2014

Ballroom Marfa is proud to present a free concert by acclaimed singer-songwriter Tish Hinojosa and her band on March 1, 2014 in Marfa, Texas.

Mary Lattimore, December 30, 2013. Photo by Lesley Brown.

Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler

30 December 2013

For our fifth annual New Year’s film program, we present Philippe Garrel’s 1968 experimental film Le Révélateur, scored by harpist Mary Lattimore and synth player Jeff Zeigler. Doors at 7 pm; show at 7:30 pm.

Julianna Barwick, December 3, 2013. Photo by Lesley Brown.

Julianna Barwick

3 December 2013

Ballroom Marfa and Marfa Book Company are proud to present Julianna Barwick on December 3, 2013 in Marfa, Texas. Doors at 8pm at the Ballroom Marfa gallery.

C. Spencer Yeh performing at the closing of Quiet Earth, November 21, 2013. Photo by Elena Rott.

C. Spencer Yeh + Messages

21 November 2013

Ballroom Marfa is proud to present musician C. Spencer Yeh and Messages on November 21, 2013 at the Rauschenberg Project Space in New York, New York, as part of Marfa Dialogues/New York. Free.

Graham Reynolds, November 15, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks

The Marfa Triptych: The Country & Western Big Band Suite

Part One: The Country and Western Big Band Suite

16 November 2013

The Marfa Triptych is three portraits of West Texas as envisioned by Austin-based composer Graham Reynolds. The first installment, The Country and Western Big Band Suite, is an instrumental suite for 14 players.

Laura Marling, November 2, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.

Laura Marling

Willy Mason

2 November 2013

Ballroom Marfa is proud to present Laura Marling on November 2, 2013 at the Highland Annex in Marfa, Texas. Willy Mason opens.

Autre Ne Veut

9 October 2013

Ballroom Marfa is proud to present Autre Ne Veut in October 9, 2013 at the Highland Annex in Marfa, Texas. LRN GRN opens. $5 at the door.

Devin Gary & Ross, with special guest Kramer, September 27, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.

Devin Gary & Ross


27 September 2013

New York’s Devin Gary & Ross, the trio of animator Devin Flynn, photographer Ross Goldstein, and illustrator and designer Gary Panter, with special guest Kramer, will perform at the opening of Comic Future, September 27, 2013.

AJ Castillo, August 31, 2013. Photo by Lesley Brown.

AJ Castillo at Marfa Lights


31 August 2013

Ballroom Marfa and the Marfa Chamber of Commerce present Tejano accordionist AJ Castillo on Saturday, August 31, as part of the 27th annual Marfa Lights Festival. The Resonators open.

William Tyler, August 8, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.

William Tyler


6 August 2013

Ballroom Marfa is proud to present guitarist William Tyler on August 6, 2013 at the Highland Annex in Marfa, Texas. $3.33 opens.

DJ Camp 2013. Photo by Alberto Tomas Halpern.

DJ Camp 2013

Javi Arredondo, Faith Gay

24-28 June 2013

For the fourth year, Ballroom Marfa will present its popular week-long DJ Camp from June 24 – June 28, 2013 with instructors Faith Gay and Javier Arredondo.

Beach House at the Crowley Theater, April 21, 2013. Photo by Lesley Brown.

Beach House

Holy Shit

21 April 2013

Ballroom Marfa is proud to present Beach House on April 21, 2013 at the Crowley Theater in Marfa, Texas.

Jeff Mangum. Photo by Corey Greenwell.

Jeff Mangum

Tall Firs

31 March 2013

Ballroom Marfa and Tiger Mountain proudly present Jeff Mangum, the singer and principal songwriter of the legendary band Neutral Milk Hotel, at the Crowley Theater on March 31, 2013.

Kahil El'Zabar and Hamiet Bluiett poster by Brice Beasley

Kahil El’Zabar and Hamiet Bluiett

8 March 2013

Percussionist Kahil El’Zabar and baritone saxophonist Hamiet Bluiett will perform at the opening of New Growth, 8 March 2013, at Ballroom Marfa.

Eleanor Friedberger in Marfa, March 2012. Photo by Roger Kisby.

Eleanor Friedberger 7-Inch Release

Eleanor Friedberger

21 February 2013

Eleanor Friedberger’s new 7-inch, “I’ll Never Be Happy Again” b/w “Dallas,” is out now in a limited edition of 500 on Ballroom Marfa. The A-side is also available as a download on iTunes.

Gary P. Nunn poster designed by Dirk Fowler

Valentine’s Dance with Gary P. Nunn


15 February 2013

Gary P. Nunn’s repertoire is defined by songs inspired by his deep affection for the Lone Star State. Fitting then that the storied songwriter will soon serenade the residents of one of the Trans-Pecos’ most romantic towns, joining us here in Marfa for a Valentine’s Dance on Friday, February 15, 2013. Primo Carrasco & Friends open.

Sebastian Ensemble by Alex Marks

The Sebastian Ensemble

Stephen Redfield, Susan Patrick, Katie Rietman

5 January 2013

Ballroom Marfa is proud to present The Sebastian Ensemble, a baroque chamber music trio, playing an afternoon concert at Ballroom Marfa on January 5, 2013. Concert at 4 pm. Free and open to the public.

Noveller scoring The Phantom Carriage, 30 December 2012. Photo by Alberto Tomas Halpern.


30 December 2012

For our fourth annual New Year’s film program, we’ll host a screening of the Swedish silent film, The Phantom Carriage, with a live score by Brooklyn-based guitarist Noveller, on December 30 at the Crowley Theater. Doors at 7 pm; show begins at 7:30 pm.

Lee Fields and the Expressions, 12 October 2012. Photo by Robert Pecina, Jr.

Lee Fields & the Expressions


12 October 2012

Please join us on 12 October 2012 for a special performance by bona-fide, 100% unadulterated soul singer, Lee Fields & the Expressions. Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears open.

Peter Brötzmann & Jason Adasiewicz, 18 September 2012. Photo by Lesley Brown.

Peter Brötzmann & Jason Adasiewicz

18 September 2012

A not-to-be-missed concert by legendary German saxophonist Peter Brötzmann and vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz on 18 September 2012 at the Crowley Theater in Marfa, Texas.

Dirty Projectors, 31 July 2012. Photo by Alberto Tomas Halpern.

Dirty Projectors

Wye Oak

31 July 2012

Ballroom Marfa is proud to present Dirty Projectors on 31 July 2012 at the Crowley Theater in Marfa, Texas. Wye Oak opens.

Kimball Gallagher, 1 June 2012. Photo by Alex Marks.

Kimball Gallagher

1 June 2012

On June 1 pianist Kimball Gallagher will perform an intimate concert at the Crowley Theater in Marfa. Children’s concert at 2 pm; evening performance at 7 pm.

CSS. Photo by Alex Marks.


Foundation for Jammable Resources

27 May 2012

Ballroom Marfa welcomes Brazilian pop sensation CSS to the Capri on May 27 for a public concert and grand finale to their 2012 Benefit Weekend.

Feist, 25 April 2012. Photo by Lesley Brown.


25 April 2012

Ballroom Marfa, Marfa Public Radio, and the Marfa Book Company – with the Crowley Theater – combine to bring indie rock superstar Feist to Marfa, Texas, on Wednesday April 25.

At the Drive-In, the Capri, 12 April 2012. Photo by Lesley Brown.

At the Drive-In

Zechs Marquise

12 April 2012

Ballroom Marfa and Transmission Events are proud to present At the Drive-In on Thursday, 12 April 2012 at the Capri in Marfa, Texas. Doors at 7 pm. Show at 8 pm.

eleanor friedberger

Eleanor Friedberger

with Josh Wise

24 March 2012

Ballroom Marfa welcomes singer-songwriter Eleanor Friedberger for a weeklong residency and recording session, culminating in a special performance on March 24, 2012 at the Crowley Theater in Marfa, Texas. Josh Wise of the French Kicks opens.

Luke DuBois. Photo by Alex Marks.

R. Luke DuBois and Bora Yoon

02 March 2012

As part of the opening celebration for Data Deluge, the conceptual new media artist, programmer and performer R. Luke DuBois and multi-instrumentalist, composer and performer Bora Yoon, both based in New York, will perform an experimental work at the Capri on 2 March 2012.

Shahzad Ismaily scoring Meshes of the Afternoon on 30 December 2011. Photo by Alberto Tomas Halpern.

The Kid with Shahzad Ismaily

Shahzad Ismaily

30 December 2011

For our third annual New Year’s film program, we present Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid, followed by Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid’s short film, Meshes of the Afternoon, with live scores by multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily. Show at 7 pm, December 30, at the Crowley Theater in Marfa, Texas.

Tinariwen, 3 November 2011. Photo by Fred Covarrubias.


Sophie Hunger

3 November 2011

Ballroom Marfa is honored to present an evening with Tinariwen, renowned band of poet-guitarists, on Thursday, 3 November 2011, at the Capri in Marfa, Texas. Sophie Hunger opens the show. Doors at 7 pm.

Mariachi Las Alteñas at the opening of AutoBody. Photo by Alberto Tomas Halpern.

Mariachi Las Alteñas

30 September 2011

In celebration of the opening of our fall 2011 visual arts exhibition, AutoBody, Texas’ finest all-female mariachi, Mariachi Las Alteñas, will play at the Capri, 30 September, 9:30 pm.

Mick Barr. Photo by Alex Marks.

Mick Barr

30 September 2011

American avant-garde metal guitarist Mick Barr, notable for the speed and agility of his shredding, will perform at the opening of AutoBody, 30 September, 7 pm.

Explosions in the Sky, 15 September 2011. Photo by Alex Marks.

Explosions in the Sky

Explosions in the Sky, Twin Sister

15 September 2011

Explosions In the Sky play some of the most passionate, powerful instrumental music you will ever hear. Equal parts romance and tragedy, their beautiful melodies have the tendency to ignite into head-spinning walls of noise. Twin Sister opens. Doors at 7 pm.

Solid Waste, 8 August 2011, outside the Thunderbird Hotel lounge. Photo by Alex Marks.


Solid Waste

8 August 2011

On August 8, 2011, Austin three-piece eets Feats will be stopping through town for one night only and blessing us with their awesome rock sounds. Show at 8:30 pm outside the Thunderbird Lounge.

The cover of Grouper's 7-inch for Ballroom Marfa. Design by Liz Harris.

Grouper 7-Inch Release

11 July 2011

In the spring of 2010, we had the honor of hosting musician Grouper for a residency at Ballroom Marfa.

Cass McCombs at the Crowley Theater, 8 July 2011. Photo by Kathleen Shafer.

Cass McCombs Band

Cass McCombs, Pink Nasty, with lights by Jake & Mollie

8 July 2011

Ballroom Marfa and Marfa Book Company are proud to present an evening with the Cass McCombs Band on Friday, 8 July 2011, at the Crowley Theater in Marfa, Texas. Pink Nasty opens the show. Doors at 8:30 pm; tickets $10.

Little Freddie King. Photo by Alex Marks.

Little Freddie King

18 March 2011

Join us for a live music performance by Little Freddie King, on 18 March 2011, as part of our The World According to New Orleans opening weekend.

Sharon Isbin

Sharon Isbin

14 February 2011

Please join us for a special performance by three-time Grammy Award-winning solo guitarist, Sharon Isbin, on Monday, February 14, 2011 at the Crowley Theater. Doors open at 6 pm; show begins at 6:30 pm.

Eluvium scoring The Blood of a Poet. Photo by Alex Marks.

The Blood of a Poet with Eluvium

1 January 2011

For our second annual New Year’s film program, we’ll show Jean Cocteau’s avant-garde film The Blood of a Poet, accompanied by a live score by Eluvium, at the Masonic Lodge on January 1, 2011.

The Royal Butchers, November 20, 2010. Photo by Sarah McMenimen.

The Rat Trap Ball with the Royal Butchers

Royal Butchers

2010 November

On Saturday, November 20, 2011, Ballroom Marfa presents The Rat Trap Ball featuring Austin band, The Royal Butchers. It’s a dance party!

Ty Segall drummer

Ty Segall

Ty Segall, DJ Boom Bip

2 October 2010

Join us for a live music performance by Ty Segall, followed by a DJ set by Boom Bip, on October 2, 2010, in honor of our Immaterial opening.

La Santa Cecilia

18 September 2010

Join us September 18, 2010 at Padre’s Marfa for La Santa Cecilia, playing as part of our Marfa Dialogues conference. 9 pm. Free!



Grouper, Adam Bork

30 May 2010

Ballroom Marfa presents an evening under the stars with Grouper, the recording and performing project of Liz Harris, on May 30, 2010. Musician and artist Adam Bork opens the show.

Sarah Rothenberg

Sarah Rothenberg

17 April 2010

Jeff Fort & Marion Barthelme, in conjunction with Marfa Public Radio and Ballroom Marfa, warmly invite you to a very special evening with renowned classical pianist Sarah Rothenberg.



Yeasayer, Javelin

13 April 2010

Yeasayer, formed in 2006 by members Anand Wilder, Chris Keating, and Ira Wolf Tuton, came to national attention in early 2007 at the SXSW festival.

Mexican Institute of Sound

Mexican Institute of Sound

28 March 2010

Ballroom Marfa proudly presents a live music performance by the Mexican Institute of Sound on March 28, celebrating In Lieu of Unity‘s opening weekend.

Chicago Underground Duo

Chicago Underground Duo

9 February 2010

Chicago Underground Duo is a critically acclaimed avant-garde jazz duo consisting of cornetist Rob Mazurek and Chad Taylor, both stalwarts on the Chicago Jazz front.

White Denim

White Denim

White Denim, Brazos

15 January 2010

Ballroom Marfa presents Austin-based band White Denim on January 15, 2010 at Padre’s Marfa. Show at 9:30 pm.

"The Wind" scored by Brian LeBarton

THE WIND with Brian LeBarton

Brian LeBarton and Joel Nelson

2 January 2010

Brian LeBarton is a keyboardist, composer, and electronic musician, invited to Marfa to compose a live score to the 1928 silent film, The Wind.

Heloise and the Savoir Faire


Heloise & The Savoir Faire

31 October 2009

Join us for a FREE members-only night of music, dancing and masked mayhem with a special performance by Heloise & The Savoir Faire!

Bon Iver

Bon Iver

1 October 2009

We proudly present Bon Iver, indie folk singer-songwriter Justin Vernon’s current band and most notable music project to date. Join us on Thursday, October 1, for this amazing performance.

Quintron & Miss Pussycat

Quintron & Miss Pussycat

14 August 2009

Quintron and Miss Pussycat’s wildly distinctive performances combine rock concert, puppet pageantry, and dance party into a single exhilarating experience.

Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett

30 May 2009

Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group play the Crowley Theater as part of Ballroom Marfa’s 2009 benefit weekend.

Esteban Jordan

Esteban Jordan

29 May 2009

Esteban Jordan plays May 29, 2009 as part of Ballroom Marfa’s benefit weekend.

Billy Joe ShaverPhoto by Robert Armendariz.

Billy Joe Shaver

Billy Joe Shaver with Adam Carroll and Scrappy Jud Newcomb

15 February 2009

Ballroom Marfa warmly welcomes to town the original outlaw-country musician hailing from Waco, Texas — Billy Joe Shaver.

Limited Edition Yacht poster


Yacht, White Rainbow

31 January 2009

Yacht kicks off our 2009 music season on January 31, 2009. White Rainbow opens!

Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band

Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band with The Felice Brothers & RIG 1

23 November 2008

Ballroom Marfa wraps up our 2008 music season with a performance by Rolling Stone‘s 2008 songwriter of the year, Conor Oberst, performing with The Mystic Valley band. Opening set by the Felice Brothers and RIG 1.

Crowley Theater



31 October 2008

Ballroom Marfa is thrilled to bring Brooklyn based noise-rock pop-punk duo, Japanther, back to Marfa for a special Halloween show, “The Dancing Mummies Curse.”

Deborah Stratman and Steve Badgett, Caballos de Vigilancia, 2008

The Marfa Sessions

Emily Jacir, Nina Katchadourian, Christina Kubisch, Louise Lawler, Inigo-Manglano Ovalle, Kaffe Matthews, Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere, Dario Robleto, Steve Roden and Stephen Vitiello, Steve Rowell and Simparch, Deborah Stratman and Steven Badgett, Julianne Swartz

27 September 2008 - 28 February 2009

Independent curators Regine Basha, Rebecca Gates, and Lucy Raven will bring together fifteen artists with specific interests in sound work and its potential as a transgressive medium across place and geography.

Kurt Wagner, 27 September 2008.

Kurt Wagner of Lambchop


27 September 2008

To celebrate the opening of The Marfa Sessions, Kurt Wagner of Lambchop will perform on Saturday, 27 September 2008, at the Capri in Marfa, Texas. DJ Damon Locks follows.

Balmorhea poster

Balmorhea and Bexar Bexar

Balmorhea, Bexar Bexar

7 August 2008

BALLROOM MARFA is proud to bring Balmorhea and Bexar Bexar to the Goode Crowley Theater on August 7th for an evening of idyllic instrumentals.

The Havels poster


Irena Havlová and Vojtěch Havel

18 May 2008

Irena Havlová and Vojtěch Havel, the duo who are The Havels, have been collaborating for more than 15 years, making music that has been described as “a duet between violoncello and piano taking place in a cathedral of sound.”

Sarah Rothenberg



6 May 2008

Noted for her “power and introspection” (The New York Times) and “heart, intellect and fabulous technical resources” (Fanfare), pianist Sarah Rothenberg has one of the most distinguished and creative careers of her generation.

Sold-out Psychic Ills posters, designed by Jonathan Mergele.

Psychic Ills

5 April 2008

To inaugurate the opening of the visual arts exhibition Hello Meth Lab in the Sun, Brooklyn psychedelic/space-rock band, Psychic Ills, will perform at Ballroom’s Marfa’s Liberty Hall on Saturday 5th April, at 9pm.

The Dodos poster


The Dodos, Silje Nes

22 March 2008

Too raucous to be neatly included with the current psychedelic-folk scene—and too resolutely underground to be commercial—San Francisco’s the Dodos are anchored by furiously propulsive energy and indie-folk songwriting talent.

Keren Ann



22 February 2008

Ballroom Marfa welcomes worldly chanteuse Keren Ann and gauzy pop duo Dean & Britta (formerly of Luna) to the Goode Crowley theater on February 22 for the second installment of its 2008 music program.

Robert Earl Keen poster

Two Evenings with ROBERT EARL KEEN

19-20 January 2008

Ballroom Marfa kicks off the 2008 music season with a special solo acoustic concert by Texas singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen.

Boris poster, designed by The Decoder Ring.


Boris, Damon & Naomi, Michio Kurihara

18 October 2007

Ballroom Marfa is proud to present Boris with Damon and Naomi on October 18 at Liberty Hall.

Thurston Moore

Sonic Youth

6 October 2007

In collaboration with the Chinati Foundation, Judd Foundation, and board member Charles Attal, Ballroom Marfa proudly hosts Sonic Youth for the 2007 Open House weekend.

Bruce Levingston poster

Bruce Levingston

4 October 2007

The 2007 season continues with renowned classical pianist Bruce Levingston, who plays October 4, 2007.

Mika Tajima/New Humans


22 September 2007 - 3 February 2008

Mika Tajima and her band, New Humans, will perform in Ballroom Marfa’s outdoor courtyard on the opening night of Every Revolution Is a Roll of the Dice, playing with a band and instruments on a white sand stage.

Terry Allen poster by Jaime Cervantes

Terry Allen with the Panhandle Mystery Band

7 July 2007

In honor of the upcoming release of Allen’s Best of the Sugar Hill Years CD retrospective, he’ll be reuniting with the Panhandle Mystery Band at Ballroom Marfa’s Liberty Hall for a special, one-off appearance on Saturday, July 7th.

Animal Collective poster

Animal Collective

Animal Collective, Sir Richard Bishop

25 May 2007

The latest in our award-winning 2007 music series, BALLROOM MARFA welcomes Animal Collective and Sir Richard Bishop to Liberty Hall for an evening at the experimental bounds of pop music.

Angela McCluskey and Paul Cantelon

Angela McCluskey & Paul Cantelon

Angela McCluskey, Paul Cantelon

12 May 2007

On Saturday, May 12, Angela McCluskey and Paul Cantelon join forces for a rare and very special duo showcase at Ballroom’s Liberty Hall.

Mingo Saldivar

Mingo Saldivar

28 April 2007

Join us on April 28 for a performance by national treasure Mingo Saldivar, a master of the push-button accordion and one of norteno’s living legends.

Jose Gonzalez


26 April 2007

Indie wunderkind Jose Gonzalez was born to Argentinean parents and grew up in Gothenburg, Sweden with formal guitar studies and a family record collection that was equal parts bossa nova and Beatles.

Richard Buckner poster designed by Kathleen Judge

Richard Buckner

Six Parts Seven

1 April 2007

Noted American singer-songwriter and guitarist Richard Buckner will play Liberty Hall this Sunday evening as part of Ballroom Marfa’s 2007 music series.

Sam Prekop

Sam Prekop

Sam Prekop, Archer Prewitt

24 MARCH 2007

Opening weekend festivities for Deep Comedy culminate at Ballroom’s Liberty Hall on Saturday, March 24th, 2007 with a rare live appearance from the composer, musician, and artist Sam Prekop.


Watson Twins

CB Brand

14 March 2007

The Watson Twins electrified Marfa audiences during their appearance with Jenny Lewis last year, and it’s BALLROOM Marfa’s pleasure to welcome them back to West Texas for a March 14th spotlight engagement at Liberty Hall.

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear, the Papercuts

24 February 2007

As part of its genre-defying 2007 music season and an ongoing commitment to bringing art, culture, and independent music to West Texas, BALLROOM MARFA proudly welcomes Grizzly Bear and the Papercuts for their February 24th performances at Liberty Hall.

Jeff Tweedy

Jeff Tweedy

21 January 2007

Jeff Tweedy, indie-rock iconoclast and singer-songwriter of singular contemporary influence, brings his sprawling American vision to West Texas for an evening solo performance on January 21st.



Zykos, Ross Cashiola

20 January 2007

Zykos plays live at Liberty Hall, January 20, 2008. Ross Cashiola opens.

Joanna Newsom

Joanna Newsom

Joanna Newsom, Nikolai Haas

14 December 2006

Joanna Newsom is a harpist, pianist, and songwriter based in San Francisco.

Jenny Lewis billboard

Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis, The Watson Twins, Will Sheff, The Blow

26 October 2006

Ballroom Concerts is thrilled to host Jenny Lewis, front-woman of the band Rilo Kiley and all around indie-darling, performing material from her debut album, Rabbit Fur Coat, and backed by Louisville sirens The Watson Twins.

“Fire Into Music” LP release

Jemeel Moondoc (reeds), Steve Swell (trombone), William Parker (bass), Hamid Drake (percussion)

15 September 2006

Last fall, four of the world’s top jazz improvisers combined forces for a performance at the Ballroom. Join us for a listening party of the album recorded that night.

Schuyler Fisk

Schuyler Fisk

27 MAY 2006

Please join us for a special concert with Schuyler Fisk at the Crowley Theater on May 27, 2006. Doors at 8:30 pm.

Conrad Choucroun and Adam Bork

Adam Bork

Adam Bork, Conrad Choucroun

26 May 2006

Join us this Memorial Weekend for a concert with Adam Bork and Conrad Choucroun at Ray’s Bar. Doors at 8 pm.

Terry Allen, December 17, 2005. Photo by Alberto Tomas Halpern.

Terry Allen

Terry Allen

17 December 2005

Ballroom Marfa wraps up the 2005 music series with a performance by world renowned artist, legendary songwriter, and Texas visionary Terry Allen.

Limited-edition Patty Griffin poster

Patty Griffin

Patty Griffin, Michael Fracasso

9 December 2005

Patty Griffin is one of today’s most powerful singer/songwriters, touching on universal truth, beauty, and sadness in life.

Yo La Tengo poster

Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo

8 October 2005

For the past eighteen years, the members of Yo La Tengo (Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley, and James McNew) have been making eclectic, adventurous music that ranges freely between genres and styles.

Magnolia Electric Company poster, designed by Essen.

Magnolia Electric Company

20 September 2005

Please join us for a special show with Magnolia Electric Company, starring Jason Molina, as they pass through town on their fall tour. Ray’s Bar, $5 at the door.

Matt Haimovitz

Matt Haimovitz, DJ Olive

26 March 2005

From the folk-influenced compositions of Bela Bartok and Gyorgy Ligeti, cellist Matt Haimovitz and DJ Olive embark on a journey from Hungarian/Romanian folk roots to American pop culture, blurring the boundaries between concert music and dance party.

SOUNDteam poster


26 February 2005

In the spirit of the Music on Film series, recently signed Capitol Records-artists, SOUNDteam, bring their bullwhips and boas to Marfa for film screenings and a live show.

Knife in the Water poster

Knife in the Water and Friends

Knife in the Water, Viking Moses, Diamond Caverns

5 February 2005

On February 5, we welcome Knife in the Water and friends for a concert at Ballroom Marfa.

Jemeel Moondoc performing for Ballroom Marfa

Fire Into Music

Jemeel Moondoc, Steve Swell, William Parker, Hamid Drake

8 October 2004

Four of the world’s top jazz improvisers combine forces for a performance of high energy sounds at Ballroom Marfa.

Limited-edition Optimo & Stereo Total poster


23 April 2004

Stereo Total, a Berlin-based duo, will play the opening night of Optimo, followed by a DJ performance by the Virgin Tears, whose energetic opulent style will echo the essence of this exhibition.

Spoon poster


10 October 2003

Join us for our first musical concert, featuring Spoon, on October 10, 2003 at Ballroom Marfa. Doors at 10 PM.