1836 Fest

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In a Nutshell

Celebration of Texas independence features roots and rock music from eight bands, over 30 beers from craft breweries, and local food trucks

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Mar 8, 2014. Limit 8 per person. Redeem on day of event at venue entrance. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Cottonwood. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects 1836 Fest's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $15 for one ticket to the 1836 Fest (up to $27.37 value)
  • When: Saturday, March 8, at noon
  • Where: Cottonwood
  • General admission; guests can bring their own lawn chairs and blankets
  • Door time: noon; music begins at 12:45 p.m.
  • Ticket values include all fees.
  • Click to view the musical lineup

1836 Fest

  • 1836: the year that the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed and Texas became its own independent sovereign nation
  • 1836–1846: the decade that Texas was truly independent, before it became the 28th star on the U.S. flag
  • The 1836 Fest: a celebration of the Lone Star State, featuring the land’s best beers and eight of the biggest Texas musical acts playing on two stages
  • Austin group reminiscent of Robert Earl Keen and The Clash that eMusic hails as one of the “12 New Acts to Watch”: Sons of Fathers
  • Rustic rockers in the vein of Little Feat and The Band who’ve played Austin City Limits, won “Best New Band” at the Austin Music Awards, and are apparently very popular in Austin: The Band of Heathens
  • Dallas country-punkers that conjure images of Willie Nelson killing a six-pack with Tom Waits and Black Flag: J. Charles & the Trainrobbers
  • Hillbilly bluegrass outfit with an arsenal of banjos, washboards, rattles, boots, pots, pans, and kazoos: Shotgun Friday, dubbed “the official band of Texas craft beer”
  • Speaking of beer: indulge in an all-star cast of Texas breweries, accompanied by grub from local food trucks
  • What you should bring: an empty stomach, a heart full of Texas pride, and a wallet full of cash for beer and food
  • How to keep celebrating long past sundown: head to the 1836 Fest after party from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., featuring music from Houston’s DJ Sun

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