Saturday, May 4, 2024 from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
507 S. Pecan St., Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Red Brick Bluegrass Festival?
It’s a 2-day free, family outdoor Bluegrass Music festival featuring Open Jamming on Friday evening and a concert Saturday afternoon and evening.

What happened to the Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park?
The Red Brick Bluegrass Festival is organized by the same people that brought you the Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park. Organizers moved the date of the event from the 2nd weekend in June (the evening prior to the Texas Blueberry Festival) to the 1st weekend in May seeking milder temperatures. The outdoor concert in June was simply too hot for many to attend. We’re hoping the cooler weather in early May will be more comfortable for everyone in attendance. We re-branded the event as the Red Brick Bluegrass Festival to avoid confusion with the Texas Blueberry Festival.

How much are the tickets, and where can I get them?
The event is free and open to the public. You don’t need any tickets.

Where and when is the festival?
Will there be jamming?

The event will be at Festival Park, 507 S Pecan Street, 1 block south of the downtown square in Nacogdoches, TX. Open Jamming will be Friday, May 3 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The Festival Concert is Saturday, May 4 from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Will I need to bring my own chairs and blankets?
Yes

Will there be chairs to rent on site?
A limited number of chairs will be available to rent.

Is there reserved seating?
No, the event is open seating.

Can we set up our chairs early?
Yes, any time after Friday, May 3 at 8:00 AM

Can I bring pets?
Well-behaved pets on leashes are welcome.

Will there be food trucks?
Yes, there will be food trucks on site Friday night and Saturday.

Where can we get festival T-shirts?
T-shirts may be purchased at the Visitor Center with cash or checks prior to the concert. T-shirts may be purchased at the venue Friday May 3 and Saturday May 4 with cash or credit cards.

Is there an ATM close by?
Commercial Bank of Texas will have a mobile ATM on site.

Will alcohol be sold? Can we bring coolers?
This is an alcohol-free, family-friendly event. Alcohol will not be allowed at the venue. Leave coolers at home. Bottled water will be available at no charge and vendors will have food and soft drinks for sale on site.

Are there restrooms on site?
A new restroom was constructed at Festival Park in 2023. There will also be a portable deluxe restroom on site.

Where can I get more information?
Go to the Facebook page @RedBrickBluegrass

Where can I park?
Parking is available near the City Garage at 114 W Cox Street, in the parking lot south of the former Regions Bank building downtown, as well as other downtown parking lots.

Will there be off-site parking with a shuttle service to the concert venue?
On Saturday, May 4, you can park at First Baptist Church (411 North St) and ride a free shuttle to the concert venue. The shuttle starts running at 12:15 PM and will run until 9:30 PM. There will be no shuttle service on Friday, May 3.

Will there be handicapped parking available?
In the city parking lot on South Fredonia Street, just north of the bridge over Banita Creek. See festival flyer for more information.

Will there be assistance for those with mobility issues getting to the seating area?
Golf carts will be available to assist those with mobility issues getting to the seating area.

Is there overnight RV parking near the concert venue?
There is no overnight RV parking near the concert venue. A list of RV parks can be found at www.visitnacogdoches.org/businesses/hotels/rv-parks--campgrounds

Where can I get information about hotels nearby?
Visit www.visitnacogdoches.org/businesses/hotels/hotelsmotels

Are there any bed and breakfast inns nearby?
Visit www.visitnacogdoches.org/businesses/hotels/bed--breakfastunique-lodging

Are there restaurants near the concert venue? www.visitnacogdoches.org/businesses/restaurants

What shopping is available nearby?
Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4, downtown merchants will be observing “Sale on the Trail”, a special shopping event in cities located on TX Highway 21 and LA Highway 6 between Nacogdoches, TX and Natchitoches, LA.

Will there be children’s activities?
There is very nice playground equipment at Festival Park. Additionally, Encore Music is sponsoring an Instrument Petting Zoo, where kids of all ages can touch, hold and see what it’s like to play musical instruments.

Is there anything else going on in town that weekend?
Yes! Here are just a few events:
• Red Dirt Mud Run sponsored by the Nacogdoches Jaycees www.reddirtmudrun.com
• Fredonia Rotary Ramble 5K & Kids K sponsored by Fredonia Rotary Club
• Sale on the Trail with participating downtown merchants
• For more information www.visitnacogdoches.org/events

Who can I contact about becoming a vendor?
Contact Scarlett Long: scarlett.long@raymondjames.com

Who can I contact about performing in next year’s concert?
Contact Scott Waller: scott@xetx.com

How can I become a sponsor for next year’s event?
Contact Scott Waller: scott@xetx.com or Angela Wiederhold: angela@pointamedia.com