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Viva Big Bend Starts This Weekend


The Viva Big Bend music festival will bring a diverse set of musicians from Texas and the US to Alpine, Marathon, Marfa and Fort Davis this weekend.

The festival runs from July 25 to 28. In addition to the 70 music performances, there will be art events, free day shows, a shuttle service and activities for children.

The acts include Texas Tornados, Dallas' Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights, Randy Rogers Band, The O's, Colin Gilmore, Tessy Lou and the Shotgun Stars, Mike & the Moonpies and Soul Track Mind. Terri Hendrix and renowned producer Lloyd Maines will host a songwriting workshop Saturday afternoon.

Go online for the show schedule, event information, shuttle times and tickets. Four day passes are on sale at until July 23 or pick one up at the box office during the festival.