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Viva Big Bend Starts Tomorrow

24 Jul 2013

Viva Big Bend 2013 wristband

Our friends over at Viva Big Bend — the annual music festival that spans Alpine, Marfa, Fort Davis and Marathon — kicks off tomorrow, July 25. From their website:

Viva Big Bend (July 25-28, 2013) is a celebration of Texas. Part music festival and part music-industry conference, Viva Big Bend showcases the best of the state: extraordinary natural beauty, remarkable and talented people, an independent spirit and an amazing culture. Approximately 55 bands/musicians (with a wide variety of styles represented) are expected to be showcased in at least eight venues this year.

Tons of great bands are playing, including Ballroom alums Primo Carrasco & David Beebe, the Doodlin’ Hogwallops, Cracker (!), the Joe Ely Band, Butch Hancock and many more. Check out the full lineup here, and keep up with all the happenings on their Facebook and Twitter.

And don’t miss their special kids events — schedule listed after the jump.

Scenes from Ballroom Marfa’s Valentine’s Dance featuring Gary P. Nunn + Primo Carrasco & Friends

19 Feb 2013

Valentine's Dance with Gary P. Nunn, 15 February 2013. Photo by Lesley Brown. Gary P. Nunn show, 15 February 2013. Photo by Lesley Brown.

Scenes from Ballroom Marfa’s Valentine’s Dance with Gary P. Nunn, 15 February 2013. All photos by Lesley Brown.

The Gary P. Nunn performance was made possible by the generous support provided by Janie and Dick DeGuerin.

Special thanks to David Beebe, The Big Bend Sentinel, Biff Bolen, Primo Carrasco, Ross Cashiola, Daniel Chamberlin, Rob Crowley, Dirk Fowler, Cristina Garces, Marfa Public Radio, Marfa Recording Company, Tom Michael and Gary Oliver.

Beer generously donated by Big Bend Brewing Company.

Primo Carrasco & Friends, 15 February 2013. Photo by Lesley Brown.

Primo Carrasco & Friends, 15 February 2013. Photo by Lesley Brown.

Lots more photos after the jump!