Red, White & Bayou Texas Music Festival Returns to Dickinson Labor Day Weekend After Five-Year Hiatus 

Red, White & Bayou Texas Music Festival & Tailgate returns to Dickinson, Texas, on Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 3 and 4, after a five-year break following Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Festival highlights include live concerts by Jake Worthington and Muscadine Bloodline and a new cookoff and tailgate. Advance tickets are on sale now on the festival website

Dickinson started hosting the Red, White, and Bayou Festival in May 2009. The city opened a new town hall and library shortly after its inaugural festival. When Hurricane Harvey devastated Dickinson on August 27, 2017, the festival was put on hold. This year’s event is the first festival since Harvey flooded eighty percent of the city. 

La Porte native Jake Worthington, star of the sixth season of The Voice, is headlining Saturday’s country music lineup at 7:30 p.m. with opener bull-rider/musician Colten Jesse at 6 p.m. Saturday’s performances begin at noon with Funksion and continue with Chris Castenada at 1:30 p.m., Paul Ramirez at 3 p.m., Mark May at 4:30 pm, and end with Colten Jesse and Jake Worthington.

Live music continues on Sunday with local favorite Pee Wee Bowman at 2 p.m. and continues with Mighty Org at 3:30 p.m., Logan Jahnke at 5 p.m., Dylan Wheeler at 6:30 p.m., and ends with southern country duo Muscadine Bloodline. These Mobile, Al natives have had two Billboard-charting critically-acclaimed EPs and are selling out shows across the country. 

The festival’s Kids Zone is open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 10 p.m. Sunday. The Kids Zone offers free tie-dye t-shirts to the first 500 children, plus inflatables, an obstacle course, crafts, and games. The Vendor Market, spearheaded by Market 535, does not require a ticket, and is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. The business expo is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. 

2022 is the first year for the Cookoff and Tailgate scheduled for Saturday. Amateur cook-off teams can sign up on the festival website.

“The City of Dickinson is elated to bring back this time-honored tradition in the City,” said Sean Skipworth, Mayor of Dickinson. “We have spent the last five years since Harvey rebuilding and growing into the community we are today. We hope the entire region will celebrate Labor Day weekend with us in Dickinson with live country music, food, and family.”

Festival tickets are $10 for Saturday, $15 for Sunday, and $21 for both days. Gates open at 11 a.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. VIP Passes are available for $120/day. For more information, call 281.337.2489 and visit