Music is in the air bringing renewed life to the streets of Conroe, Texas. It is a movement that started over 25 years ago with a group of passionate volunteers and music enthusiasts who worked to bring vibrance back to a sleepy town, one performance at a time. Festivals, concerts, and live music venues were born into what would become a distinct music destination with an undeniable sound. In December 2018, the City of Conroe received the official designation as a “Texas Music Friendly City” by Governor Abbott and the State of Texas, confirming the obvious to music lovers, songwriters, and musicians.
In 2021, Texas Music Magazine and the City of Conroe partnered to sponsor The Conroe Crossroads Festival, a four-day festival offering a variety of musical genres, including Country, Blues, Southern Rock, Americana, and Jazz, at several music venues in Historic Downtown Conroe and the Lake Conroe area.
With something for nearly every musical pallet, this year’s lineup of 40 live performances at 11 public and private venues ranging from parks and theaters to restaurants and lakefront locations is just around the corner. Performances will run from April 13-16, 2023.
James McMurtry is an award-winning and critically acclaimed songwriter’s songwriter. He is celebrated and respected by some of the most extraordinary talents of all time.
“James writes like he’s lived a lifetime” ~ John Melloncamp
Django Walker grew up in and around the Texas Music Scene. He is the son of Jerry Jeff Walker with a writing skill that has a southern rock/country writing style and a talent for storytelling.
Legendary Harp man and Blues award-winning songwriter Steve Krase has been nominated for Best Blues Band five times, including Best Instrumentalist twice and Best Blues Player. This musical genius has also represented Houston at the International Blues Conference in Memphis, finishing in the semi-finals.
FOLK FAMILY REVIVAL / UNCLE MASON’S FAMILY JAM
Hometown celebrated songwriters and musicians, Folk Family Revival cannot be categorized in any one genre of music unless “Pure Fun” could be a category. They are a bit of funk, southern rock, and boogie tied up in a cool, messy bow. Lead singer Mason Lankford also hosts Uncle Mason’s Family Jam to close out the festival, a crowd favorite!
TimLightyear is an accomplished singer, songwriter, musician, producer, and all-around musical genius. A song he co-wrote while a part of the hit group Shane Smith and the Saints, “All I See Is You,” aired on the hit TV Series Yellowstone Fall of 2021. His guitar chops will have you sitting on the edge of your seat for every riff!
DUSTIN WELCH & HALLEYANNA
Dustin Welch and HalleyAnna were born into Music Royalty but earned their stripes with every chord and lyric written between these two musical dynamos. With a passion for telling a story and holding an audience with every melodic note, this powerhouse duo will have you begging for one more song.
LOCATIONS IN DOWNTOWN CONROE AND THE LAKE CONROE AREA
The Owen Theater, Conroe Founder’s Plaza, 202 Main, Heritage Place, The Corner Pub, Pacific Yard House, 219 Social House, The Ferm Meadery, The Table at Madeley, Margaritaville Lake Resort, and The Red Brick Tavern.
LIVE MUSIC LINEUP
Aaron Copeland, Adam Hood, Armadillo Road, Beat Root Revival, Bonner Thae, Cannon Brand, Cari Hutson, Cedryl Ballou & the Zydeco Trendsetters, Chad Cooke Band, Chubby Knuckle Choir, Curtis Grimes, Dirty River Boys, Django Walker, Double Vision, Drew Walker, Dustin Welch, Folk Family Revival, HalleyAnna, James McMurtry, Jazz Connection, Jordan Matthew Young, Keyun & the Zydeco Masters, Madam Radar, Marcus Eldridge, Mike Stanley, PAACK, Payton Riley, Possessed by Paul James, The Reverent Few, Rio Tripiano, Rochelle & the Sidewinders, Sheila Marshall, South Austin Moonlighters, Southern Disposition Band, Steve Krase, Supper Party, Timlightyear, Tiona Campbell, Tom’s Fun Band, Uncle Mason’s Family Jam, Winston Cook, and Zack Walther
GET YOUR TICKETS!
On sale now at ConroeCrossroads.com