The lineup is set and tickets to the area's biggest end-of-summer bash are on sale now.
Larry Joe Taylor’s 12th annual Rhymes and Vines will take place Sept. 20-23 at Melody Mountain Ranch, and will feature three nights of great music and cooking demonstrations.
The event will get started at 7 p.m. Wednesday with a “welcome” performance by Gary P. Nunn at T-Birds Garage Pub.
Davin James, Coalition and Cooder Graw will perform Thursday.
Friday’s lineup includes Eleven Hundred Springs, Zane Williams, Max Stalling, Tejas Brothers, Deryl Dodd and Bart Crow.
Read Southall Band, Sunny Sweeney, Walk Wilkins, Larry Joe Taylor, Parker McCollum and an “after party” show with Tommy Alverson will take place Saturday.
Rhymes and Vines is a favorite for music lovers who enjoy a smaller, more intimate setting than the Texas Music Festival in April, which draws in more than 50,000 fans from across the Lone Star State.
New to Rhymes and Vines this year is a “jalapeño pop-off” on Saturday.
“We wanted to add something new to the festival and stick with our cooking theme,” said Martha Taylor. “In the past we have had wine tastings and brewing demonstrations and we wanted to involve the fans. So we thought a jalapeño pop-off contest would be fun. It’s a popular food for the fall and everyone loves them.”
The “pop-off” will be held from noon - 2 p.m. Saturday at the main stage. Cooks can enter by filling out a form on the website where the rules and regulations are also posted.
Tickets can also be purchased on the website at larryjoetaylor.com.
Four-day advance tickets are $68 or $75 at the gate; three-day advance are $52 or $59 at the gate; two-day advance are $37 or $42 at the gate; and one-day tickets are $19 or $23 at the gate.
VIP stage seating is available for $250.
Campsites are also available.