Celebrate the Craft of Songwriting
Start your day paddling down the pristine waters of the Guadalupe. Then follow that up with an afternoon loaded with intimate concerts by some of the best songwriters around. This is all part of the fun at the Kerrville Folk Festival (May 23 – June 9), an 18-day music extravaganza that has been a cultural mainstay in Kerrville since 1972.
Such titanic names as Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson and Robert Earl Keen have performed here in the past, and each year brings more than 100 celebrated artists to town. This year’s addition includes the likes of Grammy Award winner Rodney Crowell and Verlon Thompson, whose compositions have been performed by Jimmy Buffett and Kenny Rogers.
Although listening to these shows is cool enough, take it a step further by attending one of the songwriting, guitar, and harmonica classes. For a taste of Texas, don’t miss the wine (May 25) and craft beer (June 1) seminars that offer the chance to sip, savor, and learn a thing or two about the Lone Star State’s best spirits. Along with the guided paddling trips, the festival also has 26-mile bike rides through the Hill Country’s spectacular scenery and yoga sessions every Saturday morning of the event.
Come for all the great music and enjoy a bit of everything that makes this part of Texas special at the Kerrville Folk Festival.