Austin String Band Festival

It’s one of the best-kept secrets in the Austin area, a music festival with small crowds, a lovely natural setting and close-in parking.

Come discover the Austin String Band Festival out at Camp Ben McCulloch (right by the Salt Lick) in Driftwood, TX. Dance all night on Friday, then attend hands-on music and dance workshops under the trees early on Saturday, then kick back for a day and night of nonstop fiddles, banjos and guitars as more than two dozen bands take the stage. Sunday wraps it up with a gospel jam. Camping at its finest along Onion Creek.

Go here for the history of the Stringband Festival 

Midwinter Festival

The AFTM Midwinter Festival is the event that started it all!  It celebrates all kinds of Austin-area traditional music and dance and features performances, jams and workshops with a diverse selection of wonderful local performers. 

Held in late January, this festival usually features 12 local traditional bands in 12 hours, along with workshops, jam sessions, and a silet auction. The festival also promotes designating the month of January in Austin as Folk Music and Dance Month in conjunction with the national and international observance.

Midwinter Festival 2018 

Saturday, February 10th, 2018  
Life in the City UMC
205 E Monroe St, Austin TX  78704

Go here for 2018 festival details 

Go here for the history of the Midwinter Festival