Almost anything can be improved with music, as evidenced by tuba-accompanied balcony serenades, operatic State of the Union addresses, and yodeled bank statements. Tune your ears to the sweet sounds on stage with today’s Groupon: for $17, you get a one-day general-admission ticket to the Kerrville Folk Festival, which will take place on the Quiet Valley Ranch on Highway 16 between Kerrville and Medina (up to a $35 value). Gates open at 9 a.m. Choose from the following Fridays:
- May 27
- June 3
- June 10
Tucked within 50 unblemished acres in the peaceful hill-country valley, the Kerrville Folk Festival has spent nearly 40 years enchanting ears with an eclectic mix of folk, blues, country and Americana performances spread out across 18 melodious days. Music-lovers on May 27 can spend the evening air-tromboning along with Austin Klezmorim, known as one of the Southwest's oldest klezmer bands, or crooning along with Seth Glier, a gifted young piano plinker from western Massachusetts. Legendary member of Peter, Paul and Mary, Peter Yarrow, headlines the festivities on June 3 and Atlanta's Girlyman subvert its namesake on June 10 with muscular three-part harmonies and competitive bass-drum bench presses.
With a festival ticket, visitors can set up camp along Quiet Valley's lush 20-acre campground, drifting off to the distant tunes under starry skies before penning their own pastoral odes to gorgeous sun-soaked mornings. Although not included with this Groupon, weekly canoe trips ($20/adult) spurn aqueous sing-alongs down the Guadalupe River and offers rowers picturesque morning vistas. Sustenance and libations are available at the campground's Kerr-try Store and Kerr-Café, while showers and portable toilets ensure a roving band of musical mayflies don't set up a studio in one’s head-hide.
3876 Medina Hwy.
Kerrville, Texas 78028