FiestaJAM on Lake Marble Falls
A music and wine festival
Friday-Sunday, Oct. 20-22, 2017
Marble Falls, Texas
Ticket prices: Three-day festival pass including tastings: $65; single-event pass: $25; kick off/late-night shows at Brass Hall and Uptown Sound: $10 with three-day pass, or $25; VIP package for two, including admission to sponsors’ reception and all events: $250; children 12 and under admitted free with ticketed adult. (Must be 21 for alcohol tastings.)
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MARBLE FALLS, Texas — Great sounds, sips and autumn in Texas’ hill country once again provide the ingredients for a perfect weekend — the weekend of Oct. 20-22, that is, when the fourth annual FiestaJAM on Lake Marble Falls takes place.
Tickets and VIP packages are now on sale for the event, featuring FiestaJAM Marquee Concert headliner Jimmie Vaughan performing at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Lakeside Park/Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista Drive, Marble Falls.
His appearance will highlight three days of live music on scenic Lake Marble Falls, paired with wines from award-winning local vintners, craft beers from regional brewmasters and samples from area chocolatiers, plus wine seminars and regional foods.
Three-day passes are $65; single-event passes are $25. VIP packages, which include admission for two to the Patron of the Arts sponsor reception/social and songwriters-in-the-round concert under the stars on Friday, Oct. 20, at Escondido Golf & Lake Club, plus Saturday, Oct. 21, and Sunday, Oct. 22, performances and tastings at Lakeside Park/Pavilion, are $250. (Children 12 and under will be admitted free with a ticketed adult; festivalgoers must be 21 for alcohol tastings.)
Renowned conductor/producer and FiestaJAM co-founder Robert Linder will host Friday’s 6 p.m. reception, featuring wine tastings and cocktails, on the club’s lower patio, followed by a buffet dinner at 7 p.m. featuring regional food and wine pairings. At 8 p.m., songwriters Drew Womack and Mike Blakely will join FiestaJAM co-founder john Arthur martinez for a song swap. Dessert, with special chocolate tastings, will be served at 8:50 p.m.; at 9:10 p.m., award-winning Texas songwriter Walt Wilkins will perform.
Friday at the Lakeside Park/Pavilion, Lubbock-born red-dirt singer-songwriter Red Shahan will headline an evening of music featuring Stephenville, Texas Americana artists Shea Abshier & the Nighthowlers, Lone Star/Red Dirt music pioneer Dub Miller, Austin guitarslinger Jeff Plankenhorn and “heavy leather” country rockers KATTL, winner of the 2016 FiestaJAM Battle of the Bands contest.
Saturday’s daytime lineup includes the Reno Perez Band (mariachi mambo blues), award-winning Tex-Americana band john Arthur martinez & Tejas; the Brass-A-Holics (D.C. go-go and New Orleans funk); Austin singer-songwriter Julian Acosta; and Rex Schnelle with Next Exit & Sacred Space (pop/prog rock). Gates open at noon; music begins at 1 p.m.
Sunday’s Concert of Faith, sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Lake Marble Falls, includes Sacred Space featuring Rex Schnelle with Next Exit; Branded; George Gurganus; and performances by a community group featuring members of area churches including First United Methodist Marble Falls, Elevate Family and Lake Shores. Gates open at 1 p.m.; music begins at 2 p.m.
The celebration kicks off with a Thursday-night party featuring country fave Randy Rogers performing a 9 p.m. show at Brass Hall, 909 Third St., Marble Falls. Tickets are $25, or $10 with a three-day FiestaJAM pass.
About FiestaJAM: FiestaJAM on Lake Marble Falls, which bears the Texas Department of Agriculture’s official Go Texan mark, is a nonprofit event that raises funds for music education programs at the Marble Falls Independent School District and Harmony School of Creative Arts while showcasing the blossoming music, wine and craft beverage scenes and art exhibits in the Texas hill country’s Marble Falls/Burnet County area.
More info: fiestajam.org
Media contact: Jill McGuckin, 512.217.9404, firstname.lastname@example.org
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FiestaJAM co-founders Robert Linder and john Arthur martinez (standing, from left) and board member Jeanne Emerson of Burnet County Tourism celebrate sealing their new production agreement with Elevated Minds, an entertainment event and multi-media production, recording and distribution company represented by Norman Lucas (seated). Elevated Minds, based in Austin and New Orleans, will produce the fourth annual FiestaJAM on Lake Marble Falls, set for Oct. 20-22, 2017. The company also owns and operates Brass Hall and books performers at Uptown Sound Studio, both in Marble Falls.
CREDIT: Photo by Jared Fields, 101highlandlakes.com