Inaugural Big As Texas Festival To Feature Thomas Rhett, Dierks Bentley, Billy Strings May 10-12

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Big As Texas, a new independently organized music festival, is set to take place at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds near Houston, topped by Thomas Rhett, Dierks Bentley and Billy Strings May 10-12.

Three-day general admission passes are on sale now, with payment plans starting as low as $49.99, with prices set to rise as the event draws closer. VIP packages are also available.

Others on the lineup of more than 30 artists include Morgan Wade, Dwight Yoakam, Los Lobos, Tracy Byrd, Clay Walker, Warren Zeiders, Maddie & Tae, Breland, Midland, Amanda Shares, Anne Wilson, Drake Milligan and still more.

“We are stepping out in grand fashion for our inaugural year, and I couldn’t be more excited about the stellar music lineup we have curated for next May,” said Big As Texas co-executive producer and talent buyer Steve Said, best known for his work with popular Texas country music venue Dosey Doe. “It’s ultimately meant to be representative of the many facets of country and Americana music because we like to think there is something for everyone at Big As Texas Fest.”

The outdoor event is hoping for more than 50,000 attendees per day, spread across 75-plus acres of rolling Texas plains, as the Lone Star State is home to more than one-third of the artists on the Big As Texas lineup. The event promises local vendors and artisans to be announced, along with onsite attractions like carnival games, immersive art, silent auctions and chainsaw carvings.

Limited camping spaces will also be available, with details to follow. Exclusive late-night performances are promised. Organizers have pledged 10% of net ticket sales toward suicide prevention, which the announcement describes as a major problem in Montgomery County.

“With an incredible lineup secured for Year 1, my team and I now turn our attention to curating all of the major aspects of the festival-piong experience for fans – from the food and drink to the nonprofit partnerships to the immersive activations,” said Trey Diller, Big As Texas co-executive producer, a lifelong resident of the Conroe community and known as co-founder of local event producer Inspire Productions. “We already have a lot of amazing plans in store for our fans, and I’m hopeful Texans will show out in major form to support our independent locally-owned festival.” Also on the core executive team of Big As Texas is local resident, philanthropist and former CEO of Woodforest National Bank, Robert E. Marling Jr.

Leading up to the event, organizers are hosting a Big As Texas Throwdown competition in which more than a dozen local musicians will compete for two slots to perform on the festival’s main stage next. The competition takes place at Dosey Doe’s Big Barn in Sprig, Texas, Nov. 7-8, with tickets available for just $10.