The Big Barn Dance Comes to Bryan!

by High Desert Entertainment on March 25, 2024 in sponsored,

Prepare for a one-of-a-kind festival experience that’s far from the usual hustle and bustle. Leave behind the noisy crowds, lively chatter, and sun-kissed festival-goers in their ponchos. The Big Barn Dance began over 20 years ago in the unpredictable climate of the southern Rocky Mountains, so this event knows how to keep fans comfortable. Renowned for its unique concert hall-style seating nestled beneath a sprawling tent, enthusiasts of all genres can enjoy the performances of their favorite artists, sheltered from the elements. Honored as the “Best Festival” by the esteemed Ameripolitan Music Awards for its original event in Taos, NM, High Desert Entertainment proudly introduces this celebration to Texas for the very first time.

Photo by Dave Hensley

Featuring country music legends, phenomenal songwriters, and some of the best pickers around, the Big Barn Dance lineup doesn’t disappoint. Asleep at the Wheel, Hayes Carll, Shinyribs, Gary P. Nunn, Rick Trevino, and Radney Foster are just a few of the artists to grace the stage at the Big Barn Dance at Bryan. This festival promises an eclectic blend of musical talents that will delight and captivate audiences of all ages.

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If you’re a fan of reveling in every note, this is the festival for you. The intimacy of the tent creates a space where a song can reverberate throughout the “room”, enrapturing the audience. There’s no other festival around that brings the atmosphere of a theater to an outdoor festival.

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Can’t keep your dancin’ feet from moving during a good two-step tune? Not to worry! There’s also a covered, auxiliary dance floor open the entire weekend. But if you love to dance, just wait. Come Saturday, anticipation peaks as the festival crescendos into the legendary Big Barn Dance. With chairs removed, attendees unite upon a grand dance floor, twirling and two-stepping into the night’s embrace.

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Taking place May 3 & 4, the Big Barn Dance at Bryan will be held at beautiful Travis Midtown Park. This festival offers ample lawn space for relaxation, browsing through artisanal wares, and savoring the diverse culinary delights served up by our array of vendors. Wrap up your weekend with a special Songwriter Series on Sunday, May 5 featuring Larry Joe Taylor, Kyle Hutton, Tish Hinojosa, Susan Gibson, Lisa Morales, and the Topo Chico Cowboys at the Grand Stafford Theater and Place Theater in downtown Bryan.

In a world where festivals often blur into a sea of loud crowds and flashing lights, the Big Barn Dance stands out as a beacon of authenticity. It’s a festival where the music takes center stage, where artists and audiences connect on a profound level, and where memories are made under the vast Texas sky. So, pack your dancing boots, and get ready for a musical journey like no other at the Big Barn Dance in Bryan, Texas.


Cover Photo by Dave Hensley.

Find tickets, schedule, lodging discounts, and more info at Big Barn Dance event page. Don’t miss this inaugural event and join us for a memorable weekend of music under blue Texas skies and a Texas-size tent.

This article is a sponsored collaboration with High Desert Entertainment.