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A BBQ MUSIC TEXAS EXPERIENCE

We call Troubadour Festival a Texas BBQ & Music Experience for good reason: Troubadour Festival is the largest barbecue and country music festival in Texas. Between its two locations in Celina and Texas A&M University, Troubadour Festival brings in more than 75 combined barbecue joints from across the Lone Star State as well as premier names in Texas Country, Red Dirt, and Southern Rock music.

Each festival location is unique in its own right: Celina boasts a wide-open space at Old Celina Park where we bring in more than 40 restaurants and an impressive stage setup. At Texas A&M, we feature 35 of the state’s best joints at the beautiful Aggie Park with lots of trees, the impressive Wood Stage, all in the hallowed shadows of Kyle Field.

Barbecue sampling lasts for four hours with live country music happening on two stages for nearly 12 hours, making for a true Texas BBQ & Music Experience all in one day. We hope to see you at a show soon! 

GETTING HERE

AGGIE PARK
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE STATION, TX 77840
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PARKING

There are several locations on campus for parking (see the map below for reference). You can park in the University Center Garage, Stallings Boulevard Garage, West Campus Garage, or in Lots 61 or 62 on the West side of Kyle Field. Parking will be $10. You can also prepay for event parking in either of the three garages in advance with ParkMobile. Click the button below for more info.

Please note: While you are able to come and go from the festival as long as you leave your wristband on, you will have to pay to park again if you leave and return.
PARKMOBILE INFO

RIDE SHARE

If you utilize ride share services such as Uber or Lyft, there will be a designated pickup and drop-off location at Lot 60 at 303 George Bush Drive (the corner of George Bush Drive and Wellborn Road, see map). This is strictly for ride share pickup and drop-off, so if you have a friend or family bringing you, this is where they’ll drop you off and pick you up.

RV PARKING

Texas A&M has nightly and special event RV parking on campus!

Call 979-862-7943 for more information and to reserve a spot.

General Information & Policies

  • No refunds or exchanges will be offered under any circumstances.

  • Troubadour Festival is an outdoor, rain or shine event. No refunds will be provided for any temporary evacuation due to weather. Note: In the instance of severe weather, the festival will be temporarily evacuated until it is safe to return. Festival organizers will be working closely with local authorities and artist management to determine the safest course of action. We will take every course of action to limit delays and/or cancellations. Texas weather is unpredictable, so please come prepared for any weather situation.

  • No weapons of any kind are allowed on-site, including pocket knives. These items will be confiscated and not returned.

  • All bags, purses, chairs, etc., will be searched upon entry by festival security. Please see below for size regulations on bags and purses.

  • No pets of any kind, except documented service animals. Emotional support animals are not recognized as service animals by the ADA and therefore not allowed.

  • No outside food or drinks of any kind. Special exceptions will be made for medical purposes. Please check in with front gate security with prescriptions and/or doctor’s orders.

  • The artist and barbecue restaurant lineups and set times are subject to change without notice. Tickets are for Troubadour Festival and not for a specific artist or barbecue restaurant. An artist and/or restaurant cancellation is not grounds for a refund.

  • Troubadour Festival is an all-ages show. Kids 10 and under will be admitted for free. All ages over 10 require a ticket. Be advised Troubadour Festival is an adult environment with alcohol being served and no designated areas or activities for children.

  • Wristbands must be worn and in sight at all times. Anyone without a wristband or found to have tampered with a festival wristband will be removed from the venue.

  • Event details are subject to change, so please check back with us prior to the event for all the latest information.

  • The festival promoters, artists, consultants, vendors, sponsors and any other party affiliated with Troubadour Festival are not responsible for lost or stolen personal items. It is the sole responsibility of the patron for any items that are brought on or around the concert and/or parking lots.

  • The festival is not responsible for damage or theft to vehicles or vehicle contents. If you choose to leave your valuables in your vehicle, please make sure they are out of sight and lock your vehicle when it is left unattended. Any vehicle parked overnight or illegally parked may be ticketed or towed at the owner’s expense.

  • Festival attendees who engage in any sort of behavior deemed unlawful, distasteful, or disruptive to the event or against any other attendee may be removed from the event by festival security, Texas A&M police, or College Station police. Attempting to access restricted areas without proper credentials or engaging in any form of fighting, taunting, sexual behavior, or use of illegal substances will result in removal from the event and possibly arrest. Underage drinking will not be tolerated. Anyone caught drinking without a 21 and over wristband or providing someone underage with alcohol will be removed from the festival and face possible arrest.

  • Your ticket is a revocable license for the date and time listed on the ticket.

  • By attending Troubadour Festival you are agreeing we may use any photos and/or videos taken of you by our photographers for promotional purposes, and those photos/videos may be used on our website, social media channels, or any other promotional means.

Allowed & Prohibited Items

Allowed Items

  • Blankets and basic camping chairs for seating. Chairs will not be allowed in the standing room-only areas in front of the stage (signs will be posted). Chairs with shade coverings, recliners, or those that take up more space than a normal chair will not be allowed.

  • Hats

  • Rain gear (no umbrellas)

  • Sunscreen

  • Basic camera (no professional cameras)

  • Bug spray

  • Small bags (see below for approved bags)

  • Ear plugs

  • Strollers for kids of appropriate age (no wagons or similar of any kind).

Prohibited Items

  • Umbrellas

  • Illegal substances

  • Texas A&M is a nicotine-free campus. No smoking.

  • Weapons of any kind, including pocket knives (they will be confiscated and not returned)

  • Pets of any kind. ADA-certified service animals are allowed. Emotional support animals are not.

  • Outside food or drinks of any kind

  • Glass of any kind

  • Hard-sided koozies or cups (Yeti-style)

  • Bicycles, scooters, ATVs, or any other wheeled vehicle not used for medical reasons

  • Fireworks

  • Coolers

  • Drones or any other remote flying device

  • Any and all professional video and/or audio recording equipment, as well as computers

  • Tents or any other shade structure

  • Lasers or laser pointers

  • Professional grade two-way radios or walkie talkies

  • Wagons

  • Selfie sticks
  • Chains/chain wallets

  • Flyers, promotional items, or giveaways of any kind unless previously authorized by the festival and the business is a paid sponsor of the festival

Festival Map

We have three ticket options ranging from $50 – $225 depending on what amenities and experience you are looking for at the festival. Read more about each option on our ticketing page to see what is included in each ticket. FYI: VIP tickets are sold out in Aggieland for 2024.

Tickets for Troubadour Festival Aggieland are on sale now! Click here to get yours. 

There are several locations on campus for parking. You can park in the Stallings Boulevard Garage, West Campus Garage, or in Lots 61 or 62 on the West side of Kyle Field. Parking will be $10. You can also prepay for event parking in either of the three garages in advance with ParkMobile. Scroll up to the top of this page to see more information on parking, ride share, etc. 

Absolutely. We will have some seating areas throughout the park, but if you want a guaranteed place to sit, we definitely recommend bringing a chair (only basic folding chairs, please). Please be mindful of signage showing where chairs are not allowed in various areas.

Yep! As long as you keep your festival wristband on, you can come and go from the festival. Be advised: If you are parked in one of the campus parking lots or garages, you will have to pay to park again if you leave and come back to the festival.

We’re glad you asked. Scroll up to see the Allowed and Prohibited items for the Texas A&M show. 

We’re bringing 35 of the best barbecue joints from all over Texas to Aggie Park on May 18. Click here to see all the restaurants coming and read more about each one. 

Anyone with a Troubadour VIP ticket or Troubadour BBQ & Music ticket will have access to unlimited samples from all the participating barbecue joints during the festival until 4:00 PM. It’s up to each restaurant to decide what they will sample at the event, but you can expect lots of the good stuff! VIP ticket-holders get an extra hour of BBQ sampling starting at 12:00 PM, while BBQ & Music ticket-holders will have access at 1:00 PM. Pro-tip: Come hungry. 

Troubadour Festival is not a competition or cook-off. This is an event that celebrates the best in Texas barbecue and our restaurants love to share that with our attendees without the pressure of a competition. 

VIP entry is at 12:00 PM, BBQ & Music entry is at 1:00 PM, and Music entry is at 4:00 PM. You can arrive any time before to wait in line before gate time. Pro-tip: Get there early, especially for BBQ!

If the festival does not sell out, there will be a limited number of tickets sold at the gate at a higher price than online. So, it’s definitely better to buy in advance.

Yes, there will be multiple bars in both the general admission and VIP areas of the festival. Anyone who drinks must have a 21 and up age-verified wristband on at all times. Anyone found drinking without a proper wristband or drinking underage will be removed from the event and possibly arrested.

Breastfeeding mothers can bring items necessary to pump into the venue (pump, small soft-sided cooler, ice packs, cover, etc.). Please check these items with security and note we are not responsible for loss or damage to any items brought inside. Once inside, you may visit the Medical tent where they can assist you if you need to pump. 

Cash and credit cards will be accepted at the front gate (if tickets are available), all bars, festival and band merchandise tents, and all vendors unless specified otherwise.

No. If you are looking to pay with cash, please bring enough with you.

If you are at the festival, please visit the front gate for any lost or found items. If you are seeking a lost item after the festival, send us an email at info@troubadourfestival.com and we’ll try to help.