Live Music

Sounds around the grounds.

No matter what kind of music you like, the State Fair of Texas has something for you. There are four stages around the grounds filled with live music every day.

Chevrolet Main Stage

16_music_mainstageThe State Fair of Texas presents 24 days of concerts on the Chevrolet Main Stage, featuring a variety of musical acts across all genres. The stage showcases national and regional talent of all types and has featured acts like The Beach Boys, MercyMe, Kelsea Ballerini and Cam.

Cotton Bowl Plaza Stage

Centrally located in Cotton Bowl Plaza, the Cotton Bowl Plaza Stage is convenient to all your fair food favorites and features a wide variety of local and regional acts.

Cotton Bowl Plaza Stage Lineup

9.30-10.6 – Coffey Anderson
10.7-10.15 – Tejas Brothers
10.16-10.23 – Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band

Coca-Cola Stage

Nestled in the heart of the Midway, the Coca-Cola Stage is perfect for staking out a spot at the picnic benches and relaxing in the shade while you enjoy a family-friendly musical performance.

Stage feature: The Honey Bears

Dr Pepper Stage

On Nimitz Circle beside the Creative Arts building you will find the Dr Pepper Stage, offering an eclectic mix of musical talent and a quaint grassy area to relax with your friends and family.

2016 Dr Pepper Stage Lineup

9.30-10.7 – The Killdares
10.8-10.15 – Six Appeal
10.16-10.23 – Light Crust Doughboys


U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps

Straight from Washington, D.C., the famed U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps thrills the crowds with daily concerts in Marine Corps Square, as well as a performance in the nightly Starlight Parade. The Marines will begin their Fair performances on September 30 including a special appearance in the Opening Day Ceremony.

State Fair Wine Garden Sound Stage


In addition to its expansive wine selection, the State Fair Wine is also a great place to sit, relax and listen to the cool sounds of great Texas artists.

2016 State Fair Wine Garden Sound Stage Schedule

Coming soon!