News from the Kerrville Folk Festival & Fall Music Festival and FUNdraiser

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Ruthie Foster will be among the many songwriters featured at this Labor Day event in Kerrville Texas. The Festival & FUNdraiser schedule can be found at .

experience the music. the family. the legacy.

Also a part of the festivities, a BrewFest presenting Texas Microbrews in addition to the wonderful Texas wines that have been featured during this Labor Day event for over 20 years.

She will have her CD ‘Let It Burn’, which was nominated for a Grammy for ‘Best Blues Album’ in 2013, on premises.

She won the 2013 Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female) and scored the award for Best Female Vocalist at the 2013 Austin Music Awards. Ruthie is a favorite at the Kerrville Festivals and at this point in her career just about all over the world.

The full evening schedule for the KERRVILLE FALL MUSIC FESTIVAL AND FUNDRAISER is now posted on the website at It’s happening Labor Day Weekend, that’s August 30 - September 1. This celebration of songwriters and Texas wines and microbrews will be held at the Quiet Valley Ranch, 9 miles south of the Texas Hill Country resort community of Kerrville on TX Hwy 16.
The music is featured in three 5-hour concerts starting each evening at 7 PM. The outdoor theater gates open at 6 PM. Come early and get your favorite spot reserved with a blanket or a pillow on the wooden benches or bring your own chair and sit on the hill. Also plan to come out for the 2-hour afternoon concerts from 1 – 3PM on Saturday and Sunday at the Threadgill Theater, under totally covered seating.

The performers for the Friday August 31st evening concert includes Gordy Quist & Ed Jurdi of the Band of Heathens (Austin TX), Jon Vezner (Nashville TN), The Farewell Drifters (Nashville TN) and MilkDrive (Austin TX).

Saturday’s evening concert line-up consists of Ellis Paul (Charlottesville VA), Terri Hendrix (San Marcos TX), Ruthie Foster (Austin TX), Hal Ketchum (Wimberley TX).

Sunday night will feature Parker Millsap (Purcell OK), AJ Croce (Nashville TN), Steve Poltz (San Diego CA), BettySoo (Austin TX).

Also a part of the festivities, a BrewFest presenting Texas Microbrews in addition to the wonderful Texas wines that have been featured during this Labor Day event for over 20 years. The seminar for Texas wines and food pairings will be on Saturday from 3:30 - 5:30PM and the seminars for Microbrews on Sunday. The goal for the wine and beer tasting portion of the program is to send guests home with a greater understanding and appreciation for the ‘spirits’ of Texas. In recent years wines from Texas have compared favorably to those from France, California and the rest of the world. After 6 p.m. each evening, the Texas wineries and microbreweries will have booths in the main stage theater where they will have tastes, glasses, and bottles of their current wines and brews available for sale.

A booth featuring Home Brewers will be doing some informational seminars and we will have the home brewing equipment available too.

Be a VIP at the Kerrville Fall Music Fundraiser! New this year, evening soirees for those that would like to visit with friends and partake of catered food, wine and beer. These events in the Kennedy Theater Mainstage will be from 7 – 10PM all three nights. Included with your package are three night Event Tickets, which include parking and camping, the catered food and drink and a Kerrville Memorabilia Gift Bag. Some surprises for those still to be determined. (A teaser: 50 hardback copies of Rod Kennedy’s book ‘Music from the Heart’ for the first to arrive.) These packages are limited to first 100 folks to sign up on the ticket page .

A wide range of food and beverages are available in the theater and the campgrounds. There are Arts & Crafts booths in the Kennedy Mainstage Theater area, escorted hill country bike rides, yoga, and like the Kerrville Folk Festival in the spring, the spectacular after-hours song circles and jam sessions in the campgrounds.

The three-day, Labor Day weekend advance discount adult ticket price is $100 and includes campground access and lot parking. Single-day, advance discounted tickets are currently available for $5 saving each night. Advance prices will expire midnight, August 27th.

A schedule of events, performer line-up and tickets for the festival as well as information on seminars, VIP events, performers, camping, arts & crafts vending, RV sites and local accommodations can be found by visiting the website or by calling the festival office at (830) 257-3600. You can also e-mail the festival office at info(at)kerrville-music(dot)com.

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