Viva Big Bend

July 26–July 29, 2012 :: Alpine & Marfa, TX

2012 is the inaugural year for Viva Big Bend, a music festival and industry conference hosted in the friendly West Texas towns of Alpine and Marfa (with a couple satellite shows in Marathon)

Produced by Texas Music magazine, Viva Big Bend is part music festival and part music-industry conference, which will showcase the best of the state: extraordinary natural beauty, talented people and a diverse culture. Approximately 50 bands will be showcased in ten venues during the 2012 inaugural festival. In addition to the music, events are planned specifically for music-industry representatives.

"Live at KRTS"


"The Parish"


"The You That I Knew"




"Sloe Gin"


Name Contact Web
Gage Hotel 102 NW 1st St-Highway 90 West
Marathon, TX
Gage Hotel Home Page Gage Hotel on Facebook Gage Hotel on Foursquare Gage Hotel on Yelp
Galeria Sibley 103 W. Holland Ave.
Alpine, TX
Galeria Sibley on Facebook
Granada Theatre 207 E. Holland Ave.
Alpine, TX
Granada Theatre Home Page Granada Theatre on Facebook Granada Theatre on Reverbnation Granada Theatre on Yelp
Kokernot Field 500 E. Hendryx Dr.
Alpine, TX
Kokernot Field Home Page
Padre’s Marfa 209 W. El Paso
Marfa, TX
Padre’s Marfa Home Page Padre’s Marfa on Facebook Padre’s Marfa on Twitter Padre’s Marfa on Reverbnation Padre’s Marfa on Foursquare Padre’s Marfa on Yelp
Planet Marfa 200 S. Abbott St.
Marfa, TX
Planet Marfa on Facebook Planet Marfa on Foursquare Planet Marfa on Yelp
Railroad Blues 504 W. Holland Ave.
Alpine, TX
Railroad Blues Home Page Railroad Blues on Facebook Railroad Blues on MySpace Railroad Blues on Reverbnation Railroad Blues on Foursquare Railroad Blues on Yelp
Reata Restaurant 203 N. 5th St.
Alpine, TX
Reata Restaurant Home Page Reata Restaurant on Facebook Reata Restaurant on Twitter Reata Restaurant on YouTube Reata Restaurant on Foursquare
The Holland Hotel 209 W. Holland Ave.
Alpine, TX
The Holland Hotel Home Page The Holland Hotel on Facebook The Holland Hotel on Twitter The Holland Hotel on Foursquare The Holland Hotel on Yelp
USO Hall 302 S. Highland Ave.
Marfa, TX
USO Hall Home Page
Name Hometown Web Video
Amanda Shires Nashville, TN Amanda Shires Home Page Amanda Shires on Facebook Amanda Shires on Twitter Amanda Shires on Instagram Amanda Shires on YouTube Amanda Shires on MySpace Amanda Shires on Reverbnation Amanda Shires on Tumblr Amanda Shires Shines in Stark “Sloe Gin”
Ashley Monical San Marcos, TX Ashley Monical Home Page Ashley Monical on Facebook Ashley Monical on Twitter Ashley Monical on Reverbnation
Bob Schneider Austin, TX Bob Schneider Home Page Bob Schneider on Facebook Bob Schneider on Twitter Bob Schneider on YouTube Bob Schneider on MySpace Bob Schneider on Reverbnation Bob Schneider on LastFM Bob Schneider on CD Baby Bob Schneider on iTunes Bob Schneider on eMusic Bob Schneider on Amazon Bob Schneider Sings About “Lorena” on StageIt
Bonnie Bishop Houston, TX Bonnie Bishop Home Page Bonnie Bishop on Facebook Bonnie Bishop on Twitter Bonnie Bishop on YouTube Bonnie Bishop on MySpace Bonnie Bishop on LastFM Bonnie Bishop on iTunes Bonnie Bishop on eMusic Bonnie Bishop on Amazon
Brennen Leigh Austin, TX Brennen Leigh Home Page Brennen Leigh on Facebook Brennen Leigh on Twitter Brennen Leigh on Instagram Brennen Leigh on YouTube Brennen Leigh on MySpace Brennen Leigh on Reverbnation Brennen Leigh on Sonicbids Brennen Leigh on LastFM Brennen Leigh on iTunes Brennen Leigh on eMusic Brennen Leigh on Amazon Brennen Leigh’s “Distracted” in San Diego
Christa Russell Fort Worth, TX Christa Russell Home Page Christa Russell on Facebook Christa Russell on Twitter Christa Russell on MySpace Christa Russell on Reverbnation Christa Russell on iTunes
Colin Gilmore Austin, TX Colin Gilmore Home Page Colin Gilmore on Facebook Colin Gilmore on Twitter Colin Gilmore on MySpace Colin Gilmore on Reverbnation Colin Gilmore on Sonicbids Colin Gilmore on LastFM Colin Gilmore on CD Baby Colin Gilmore on iTunes Colin Gilmore on eMusic Colin Gilmore on Amazon Colin Gilmore Sings “The You That I Knew” on Music Fog’s Stage at Threadgills During SXSW 2011
Dale Watson Austin, TX Dale Watson Home Page Dale Watson on Facebook Dale Watson on Twitter Dale Watson on MySpace Dale Watson on Reverbnation Dale Watson on Sonicbids Dale Watson on LastFM Dale Watson on CD Baby Dale Watson on iTunes Dale Watson on eMusic Dale Watson on Amazon
Doodlin’ Hogwallops Alpine, TX Doodlin’ Hogwallops on Facebook Doodlin’ Hogwallops on Twitter Doodlin’ Hogwallops on MySpace Doodlin’ Hogwallops on Reverbnation
Doug Moreland Manchaca, TX Doug Moreland Home Page Doug Moreland on Facebook Doug Moreland on YouTube Doug Moreland on MySpace Doug Moreland on Reverbnation Doug Moreland on Sonicbids Doug Moreland on LastFM Doug Moreland on iTunes Doug Moreland on eMusic Doug Moreland on Amazon
Drew Kennedy New Braunfels, TX Drew Kennedy Home Page Drew Kennedy on Facebook Drew Kennedy on Twitter Drew Kennedy on CD Baby Drew Kennedy on iTunes Drew Kennedy Transports Us To “Venice Via Postcard”
El Tule Cedar Park, TX El Tule Home Page El Tule on Facebook El Tule on Twitter El Tule on YouTube El Tule on MySpace El Tule on Sonicbids
Folk Family Revival Magnolia, TX Folk Family Revival Home Page Folk Family Revival on Facebook Folk Family Revival on Twitter Folk Family Revival on YouTube Folk Family Revival on Reverbnation Folk Family Revival on Soundcloud Folk Family Revival on Sonicbids Folk Family Revival on LastFM Folk Family Revival on bandcamp Folk Family Revival on CD Baby Folk Family Revival on iTunes Folk Family Revival on eMusic Folk Family Revival on Amazon
Gary Newcomb Trio Austin, TX Gary Newcomb Trio Home Page Gary Newcomb Trio on Facebook Gary Newcomb Trio on MySpace Gary Newcomb Trio on Reverbnation
Ghosts Along The Brazos Austin, TX Ghosts Along The Brazos Home Page Ghosts Along The Brazos on Facebook Ghosts Along The Brazos on Twitter Ghosts Along The Brazos on MySpace Ghosts Along The Brazos on Reverbnation Ghosts Along The Brazos on Sonicbids
Graham Wilkinson Austin, TX Graham Wilkinson Home Page Graham Wilkinson on Facebook Graham Wilkinson on Twitter Graham Wilkinson on YouTube Graham Wilkinson on Vimeo Graham Wilkinson on MySpace Graham Wilkinson on Reverbnation Graham Wilkinson on Sonicbids Graham Wilkinson on LastFM Graham Wilkinson on CD Baby Graham Wilkinson on iTunes Graham Wilkinson on eMusic Graham Wilkinson on Amazon
Guy Forsyth Austin, TX Guy Forsyth Home Page Guy Forsyth on Facebook Guy Forsyth on Twitter Guy Forsyth on MySpace Guy Forsyth on LastFM Guy Forsyth on iTunes Guy Forsyth on Amazon
Hickoids San Antonio, TX Hickoids Home Page Hickoids on Facebook Hickoids on Twitter Hickoids on MySpace Hickoids on Reverbnation Hickoids on iTunes Hickoids on Amazon Hickoids Rock Their Fan-Fave Medley “Back In The Truck / Donkey Lady”
Jay Boy Adams & The Roadhouse Scholars Colorado City, TX Jay Boy Adams & The Roadhouse Scholars Home Page Jay Boy Adams & The Roadhouse Scholars on Facebook Jay Boy Adams & The Roadhouse Scholars on MySpace Jay Boy Adams & The Roadhouse Scholars on LastFM Jay Boy Adams & The Roadhouse Scholars on iTunes Jay Boy Adams & The Roadhouse Scholars on eMusic Jay Boy Adams & The Roadhouse Scholars on Amazon
Jon Hogan String Band Austin, TX Jon Hogan String Band Home Page Jon Hogan String Band on Facebook Jon Hogan String Band on YouTube Jon Hogan String Band on Reverbnation Jon Hogan String Band on CD Baby
Josh Abbott Band Lubbock, TX Josh Abbott Band Home Page Josh Abbott Band on Facebook Josh Abbott Band on Twitter Josh Abbott Band on Instagram Josh Abbott Band on YouTube Josh Abbott Band on MySpace Josh Abbott Band on Reverbnation Josh Abbott Band on LastFM Josh Abbott Band on CD Baby Josh Abbott Band on iTunes Josh Abbott Band on Amazon Josh Abbott Band’s “Touch” Video, a Tribute to the Military
Leo Rondeau Austin, TX Leo Rondeau Home Page Leo Rondeau on Facebook Leo Rondeau on Twitter Leo Rondeau on YouTube Leo Rondeau on LastFM Leo Rondeau on iTunes Leo Rondeau on eMusic
Luke Olson San Antonio, TX Luke Olson Home Page Luke Olson on Facebook Luke Olson on YouTube Luke Olson on MySpace Luke Olson on LastFM Luke Olson on iTunes Luke Olson on eMusic Luke Olson on Amazon
Matt Skinner Alpine, TX Matt Skinner Home Page Matt Skinner on Facebook Matt Skinner on Twitter Matt Skinner on MySpace
Matt the Electrician Austin, TX Matt the Electrician Home Page Matt the Electrician on Facebook Matt the Electrician on Twitter Matt the Electrician on Vimeo Matt the Electrician on MySpace Matt the Electrician on Sonicbids Matt the Electrician on LastFM Matt the Electrician on CD Baby Matt the Electrician on iTunes Matt the Electrician on eMusic Matt the Electrician on Amazon Matt the Electrician and Scrappy Jud Newcomb Present Journey’s “Faithfully”
Mike and the Moonpies Austin, TX Mike and the Moonpies Home Page Mike and the Moonpies on Facebook Mike and the Moonpies on Twitter Mike and the Moonpies on YouTube Mike and the Moonpies on MySpace Mike and the Moonpies on Reverbnation Mike and the Moonpies on LastFM Mike and the Moonpies on bandcamp Mike and the Moonpies on CD Baby Mike and the Moonpies on iTunes Mike and the Moonpies on eMusic Mike and the Moonpies on Amazon Mike and the Moonpies are Spreading their “Glory” All Over Central Texas
Mike Kelly Ruidoso, NM Mike Kelly Home Page Mike Kelly on Facebook Mike Kelly on Twitter Mike Kelly on MySpace Mike Kelly on Reverbnation Mike Kelly on LastFM Mike Kelly on iTunes
Mingo Fishtrap Austin, TX Mingo Fishtrap Home Page Mingo Fishtrap on Facebook Mingo Fishtrap on Twitter Mingo Fishtrap on YouTube Mingo Fishtrap on Vimeo Mingo Fishtrap on MySpace Mingo Fishtrap on Reverbnation Mingo Fishtrap on Sonicbids Mingo Fishtrap on LastFM Mingo Fishtrap on CD Baby Mingo Fishtrap on iTunes Mingo Fishtrap on eMusic Mingo Fishtrap on Amazon
Miss Julia & the Cruzers Austin, TX Miss Julia & the Cruzers on Facebook Miss Julia & the Cruzers on MySpace Miss Julia & the Cruzers on Sonicbids
Morry Sochat and the Special 20s Chicago, IL Morry Sochat and the Special 20s Home Page
Owen Temple Austin, TX Owen Temple Home Page Owen Temple on Facebook Owen Temple on Twitter Owen Temple on YouTube Owen Temple on MySpace Owen Temple on Reverbnation Owen Temple on LastFM Owen Temple on bandcamp Owen Temple on iTunes Owen Temple on eMusic Owen Temple on Amazon
Patrice Pike Austin, TX Patrice Pike Home Page Patrice Pike on Facebook Patrice Pike on Twitter Patrice Pike on YouTube Patrice Pike on MySpace Patrice Pike on LinkedIn Patrice Pike on LastFM Patrice Pike on CD Baby Patrice Pike on iTunes Patrice Pike on eMusic Patrice Pike on Amazon
Philip Q. Morrow Austin, TX Philip Q. Morrow on Facebook Philip Q. Morrow on Twitter Philip Q. Morrow on Instagram Philip Q. Morrow on YouTube Philip Q. Morrow on MySpace Philip Q. Morrow on Reverbnation Philip Q. Morrow on Sonicbids Philip Q. Morrow on CD Baby Philip Q. Morrow on iTunes Philip Q. Morrow on Amazon A Montage of Philip Q. Morrow at Southern Thread’s Artist Showcase at The Parish in June 2011
Sam Sliva and the Good Austin, TX Sam Sliva and the Good Home Page Sam Sliva and the Good on Facebook Sam Sliva and the Good on Twitter Sam Sliva and the Good on YouTube Sam Sliva and the Good on MySpace Sam Sliva and the Good on Soundcloud Sam Sliva and the Good on iTunes Sam Sliva and the Good on eMusic Sam Sliva and the Good on Amazon
Scrappy Jud Newcomb Austin, TX Scrappy Jud Newcomb on Facebook Scrappy Jud Newcomb on Twitter Scrappy Jud Newcomb on MySpace Scrappy Jud Newcomb on LastFM Scrappy Jud Newcomb on iTunes Scrappy Jud Newcomb on Amazon
Seryn Denton, TX Seryn on Facebook Seryn on Twitter Seryn on MySpace Seryn on bandcamp Seryn on iTunes Seryn Releases a Great Album at Good Records
Sideshow Tramps Montrose, TX Sideshow Tramps Home Page Sideshow Tramps on Facebook Sideshow Tramps on Twitter Sideshow Tramps on MySpace Sideshow Tramps on Reverbnation Sideshow Tramps on iTunes Sideshow Tramps on eMusic Sideshow Tramps on Amazon
Sons of Fathers Austin, TX Sons of Fathers Home Page Sons of Fathers on Facebook Sons of Fathers on Twitter Sons of Fathers on YouTube Sons of Fathers on Reverbnation Sons of Fathers on iTunes
Soul Track Mind Austin, TX Soul Track Mind Home Page Soul Track Mind on Facebook Soul Track Mind on Twitter Soul Track Mind on MySpace Soul Track Mind on Reverbnation Soul Track Mind on Tumblr
Terri Hendrix Austin, TX Terri Hendrix Home Page Terri Hendrix on Twitter Terri Hendrix on YouTube Terri Hendrix on MySpace Terri Hendrix on Reverbnation Terri Hendrix on LastFM Terri Hendrix on bandcamp Terri Hendrix on CD Baby Terri Hendrix on iTunes Terri Hendrix on eMusic Terri Hendrix on Amazon
Tessy Lou and the Shotgun Stars Pony, MT Tessy Lou and the Shotgun Stars Home Page Tessy Lou and the Shotgun Stars on Facebook Tessy Lou and the Shotgun Stars on Twitter Tessy Lou and the Shotgun Stars on MySpace Tessy Lou and the Shotgun Stars on Reverbnation Tessy Lou and the Shotgun Stars on iTunes Tessy Lou and the Shotgun Stars on Amazon
Texas Tornados San Antonio, TX Texas Tornados Home Page Texas Tornados on Facebook Texas Tornados on Twitter Texas Tornados on YouTube Texas Tornados on MySpace Texas Tornados on Reverbnation Texas Tornados on LastFM Texas Tornados on iTunes Texas Tornados on eMusic Texas Tornados on Amazon
Texas Tycoons Austin, TX Texas Tycoons on Facebook
The Border Blasters Fort Davis, TX The Border Blasters Home Page The Border Blasters on Facebook The Border Blasters on Twitter The Border Blasters on MySpace The Border Blasters Charm and Entertain with “Midnight in Ojinaga” and More at KRTS in Marfa
The Lonesome Heroes Austin, TX The Lonesome Heroes Home Page The Lonesome Heroes on Facebook The Lonesome Heroes on Twitter The Lonesome Heroes on YouTube The Lonesome Heroes on MySpace The Lonesome Heroes Sing “Steel” in an Undisclosed Location Off Highway 287
The O’s Dallas, TX The O’s Home Page The O’s on Facebook The O’s on Twitter The O’s on YouTube The O’s on MySpace The O’s on Reverbnation The O’s on Tumblr
Trevor Hickle Terlingua, TX Trevor Hickle Home Page Trevor Hickle on Facebook Trevor Hickle on MySpace
Uncle Lucius Austin, TX Uncle Lucius Home Page Uncle Lucius on Facebook Uncle Lucius on Twitter Uncle Lucius on MySpace Uncle Lucius on Reverbnation Uncle Lucius on Sonicbids Uncle Lucius on iTunes Uncle Lucius on Amazon Uncle Lucius Tells a Refinery Family’s Tough Story with “Keep The Wolves Away”
Walt Wilkins & the Mystiqueros Austin, TX Walt Wilkins & the Mystiqueros Home Page Walt Wilkins & the Mystiqueros on Facebook Walt Wilkins & the Mystiqueros on Twitter
Whiskey Shivers Austin, TX Whiskey Shivers Home Page
Wildflowers Austin, TX Wildflowers on Twitter Wildflowers on Reverbnation
Woodsboss Austin, TX Woodsboss on Facebook Woodsboss on MySpace
Date Venue Artists
Thu 7/26 Galeria Sibley (Alpine, TX) Doug Moreland
"Musicians and their Artwork" exhibit; Doug Moreland to perform at 8pm
Thu 7/26 The Holland Hotel (Alpine, TX) The Border Blasters
Jon Hogan String Band
Thu 7/26 Railroad Blues (Alpine, TX) Doug Moreland
Matt Skinner
Mingo Fishtrap
Morry Sochat and the Special 20s
Thu 7/26 Reata Restaurant (Alpine, TX) Bonnie Bishop
Owen Temple
Thu 7/26 Padre’s Marfa (Marfa, TX) Leo Rondeau
Sons of Fathers
Thu 7/26 USO Hall (Marfa, TX) Dale Watson
Thu 7/26 Granada Theatre (Alpine, TX) Josh Abbott Band
Fri 7/27 Galeria Sibley (Alpine, TX) Matt Skinner
Bob Schneider
"Musicians and their Artwork" exhibit; Performances by Matt Skinner (6pm) and Bob Schneider (7pm)
Fri 7/27 USO Hall (Marfa, TX) Viva Big Bend Industry Events: Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Radio Panel (1pm) and Titan Music Group / Semaphore Music Wine Tasting and Industry Mixer (4pm)
Fri 7/27 Gage Hotel (Marathon, TX) Tessy Lou and the Shotgun Stars
Fri 7/27 The Holland Hotel (Alpine, TX) Philip Q. Morrow
Ashley Monical
Christa Russell
Trevor Hickle
Fri 7/27 Reata Restaurant (Alpine, TX) Mike Kelly
Brennen Leigh
Fri 7/27 Planet Marfa (Marfa, TX) The Lonesome Heroes
Sam Sliva and the Good
Whiskey Shivers
Fri 7/27 Padre’s Marfa (Marfa, TX) Terri Hendrix
Amanda Shires
Folk Family Revival
Fri 7/27 Granada Theatre (Alpine, TX) Graham Wilkinson
Bob Schneider
Fri 7/27 Railroad Blues (Alpine, TX) Miss Julia & the Cruzers
Guy Forsyth
The O’s
Sat 7/28 Galeria Sibley (Alpine, TX) Woodsboss
The Lonesome Heroes
"Musicians and their Artwork" exhibit; Performances by Brian Salvi of Woodsboss (6pm) and Landry McMeans of The Lonesome Heroes (6:30pm)
Sat 7/28 The Holland Hotel (Alpine, TX) Philip Q. Morrow
Gary Newcomb Trio
Scrappy Jud Newcomb
Tessy Lou and the Shotgun Stars
Sat 7/28 USO Hall (Marfa, TX) Terri Hendrix
Viva Big Bend Industry Events: "Meet The Grammys" Luncheon (2pm) and Terry Hendrix Songwriting Workshop (4pm)
Sat 7/28 Kokernot Field (Alpine, TX) Mike and the Moonpies
Concert follows the Alpine Cowboys baseball game, free w/Viva Big Bend wristband!
Sat 7/28 Reata Restaurant (Alpine, TX) Luke Olson
Drew Kennedy
Sat 7/28 Planet Marfa (Marfa, TX) Patrice Pike
Colin Gilmore
Sat 7/28 Granada Theatre (Alpine, TX) El Tule
Texas Tornados
Sat 7/28 Padre’s Marfa (Marfa, TX) Ghosts Along The Brazos
Sideshow Tramps
Uncle Lucius
Sat 7/28 Railroad Blues (Alpine, TX) Jay Boy Adams & The Roadhouse Scholars
Soul Track Mind
Walt Wilkins & the Mystiqueros
Sun 7/29 Galeria Sibley (Alpine, TX) "Musicians and their Artwork" exhibit
Sun 7/29 Padre’s Marfa (Marfa, TX) Matt the Electrician
Scrappy Jud Newcomb
Texas Tycoons
Sun 7/29 Railroad Blues (Alpine, TX) Mike and the Moonpies
Doodlin’ Hogwallops