The stage has been set (literally) and tickets to Larry Joe Taylor’s 12th annual Rhymes and Vines at Melody Mountain Ranch are still available. 

The four-night event will feature great music, cooking demonstrations and a jalapeño “pop-off.”

The music will get started at 7 p.m. tonight 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.

A cooking demonstration by Nick Pugh will take place at 1 p.m. Friday and the jalapeño “pop-off” will happen from noon-2 p.m. Saturday on the main stage.

“We had over 30 entries and we’ll have celebrity judges deciding the jalapeño ‘pop-off’ contest,” said Martha Taylor. “We had a very good response to this addition and look forward to the turnout on 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.

T-shirt sales and a guitar that will be auctioned off will benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate or at

Four-day tickets are $75; three-day are $59; two-day are $42 and one-day are $23.

Campsites are also available.