Farmgrass Fest returns this weekend to raise money for local farmers

Some of Austin’s best Americana bands are headed to a farm near Austin this weekend to help raise money for the folks who grow our food.

That’s the idea behind Farmgrass, a local nonprofit that is now in its fourth year of hosting a camping and music festival at Simmons Family Farm between Kyle and Lockhart. The event raises money for an emergency medical fund for local farmers.

Simmons Family Farm is the location for Farmgrass, an annual music festival that raises money for local farmers. Contributed by Farmgrass.

This year’s family-friendly event takes place Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, and will feature Shinyribs, Whiskey Shivers, Hot Club of Cowtown, The Lost Pines, High Plains Jamboree and Lil Darlin.

Attendees can camp both Friday and Saturday nights, with additional music and an outdoor movie screening of “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” on Friday night. On Saturday, they are bringing in food vendors and guests can bring their own libations.

Tickets cost $55 for adults, and kids under 12 get in for free. You can find out more at

Author: Addie Broyles

Food writer for the Austin American-Statesman and

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