Bigfest 2017 - Friday One Day Pass

Cheatham Street Music Foundation Presents

Bigfest 2017 - Friday One Day Pass

Fri. June 23, 2017

6:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Bigfest One Day Pass
Bigfest One Day Pass
For years, Big John Mills has been using his birthday celebrations to host fundraising concerts for local charities. After moving to Central Texas, John teamed up with Kent Finlay to create BIGfest as a showcase of Texas music and a fundraiser for the Cheatham Street Music Foundation, who will be a sponsor of the event this year. This year, the recipient of the fundraising efforts will be the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.

The festival is a three-day event held in historic Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos, Texas. The venue is famed for launching the careers of musicians such as George Strait, Todd Snider, Randy Rogers and many more.

BIGfest began as a simple one-day showcase during the summer of 2006. The event was a huge success, with more than 40 artists performing throughout the day including the headliners Randy Rogers and Brady Black. The response from both artists and fans was so overwhelming that the festival schedule was broadened to a three-day event.

BIGfest 2007 hosted more than 130 artists over the three-day festival. 2007 also introduced the BIGfest silent auction. Since then, the silent auction has provided one of the biggest contributions to the fundraiser, accounting for 30 to 50% of BIGfest revenue.

Auction items often include autographed guitars, artwork, photos, posters, neon signs, artist gift packs, as well as a collection of CDs from all artists playing BIGfest.

Radio Free Texas began broadcasting the festival live in 2007. The Radio Free Texas broadcast has allowed tens of thousands of fans to listen to BIGfest live via the Internet, from all over the world. In 2007 approximately 2500 people tuned into BIGfest. Since 2011, 15,000 to 25,000 listeners tune in each day of the event. Radio Free Texas expects even more listeners this year.
Venue Information:
Cheatham Street Warehouse
119 Cheatham Street
San Marcos, TX, 78666