Reckless Kelly, Canada, Carll and more headed to Terlingua for new festival

By Richard Skanse

(LSM May/June 2011/vol. 4 – Issue 3)

Dickson Productions, the folks who stage the immensely popular MusicFest in Steamboat Springs, Colo., each winter, will be launching a brand new Texas/Red Dirt music event this summer in a decidedly warmer climate: the Fest Out West at the Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa in Terlingua, Texas. Performers will include Reckless Kelly (the Fest’s official hosts), Cody Canada and the Departed, Hayes Carll, Butch Hancock, Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen (performing together), Micky and the Motorcars, John Evans, and the Trishas (plus solo sets by Trisha members Liz Foster and Jamie Wilson.) Like MusicFest, Fest Out West is a vacation-kinda event rather than a buy-a-day-pass festival, with lodging and various activities (horseback riding, Rio Grande canoe trips, golfing, poker tournament) included with the different ticket packages along with the music. For more information, visit