How do I get to Third Coast Music Festival?

There are several travel options. Galveston is located 45 miles south of Houston on the Texas Gulf Coast. Houston Hobby and George Bush Intercontinental Airport are the two major airports in the area.

How can I learn more about the area? is the official website for the city and a great resource of upcoming events, information on the island and more.

Where can I stay?

Hotel Galvez & Spa is our partner hotel. Book now and learn more about the Queen of the Gulf here.

Additionally, Galveston Island offers plenty of lodging options. here for a in-depth listing.


How much does it cost to attend and how does ticketing work?

Advance tickets are $50 per person or VIP wristbands are available for $125 per person (plus transaction and handling fees). Please click here for ticketing options.

If capacity permits, there will be tickets sold at the door of each venue which is good for that one night at that venue only. An attendee wanting to go to another venue or on another night can pay at the door each time, but the far better value is the festival wristband. Shows run simultaneously at the various venues with nighttime shows starting at approximately 8 p.m. and ending before 2 a.m. There will be numerous daytime activities which are free and open to the public. This includes live music at the box office location and during the Beach Revue on Saturday. There will also be free shows specifically geared toward children. Festival VIP packages are also available.

Who will play at Third Coast Music Festival?

Bands will be listed here as they are confirmed. Bands are subject to change.

Will I receive tickets in the mail, or do I pick them up?

Tickets will not be mailed. Instead, each attendee will receive a wristband which can be picked up at one of the festival box offices. The person who paid for the passes will need to present a government-issued picture I.D. (driver’s license, passport). Your online receipt is helpful, but not required. If multiple passes were ordered at the same time, only the person who bought the tickets needs to be present to pick up the wristbands.

The Third Coast Music Festival box office is located within Hotel Galvez & Spa and is open on the following days / times.

  • Thursday, April 26 – 11am to 10:30pm
  • Friday, April 27 – 11am to 10:30pm
  • Saturday, April 28 – 1pm to 7pm

What is the policy with regards to minors/children?

Each person (regardless of age) needs a wristband for admittance to the venues. Since Third Coast Music Festival takes place in 10+ venues, each of those clubs, restaurants, and hotels has their own policies. Here are those policies, as we are informed:

  • The Grand 1894 Opera House – All Ages
  • The Hotel Galvez & Spa – All Ages
  • Galveston Children’s Museum – All Ages
  • Beach Central – All Ages
  • The 1859 St. Joseph’s Church – All Ages
  • Bubba’s on The Strand – 21+ Unless Accompanied by an Adult
  • Stuttgarden Tavern on The Strand – 21+ after 9 p.m.
  • Proletariat Gallery & Public House – All Ages
  • Yaga’s Cafe – 18+
  • Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe -21+ Unless Accompanied by an Adult
  • DTO Galveston – 21+

Numerous shows will be free and will be listed on the event schedule once confirmed. Also, there are a couple shows specifically geared toward children.

Does my ticket guarantee admission to all shows?

Venues have varying capacity restrictions. If the capacity limit is reached, it’ll be one-in, one-out.

How can I avoid getting a DUI?

Don’t drink and drive! A designated driver is highly recommended. Galveston has numerous Uber, Lyft, and private taxi companies as well as a trolly system that runs each day of the event.

Are there any activities geared toward children?

Absolutely! Galveston Island is a great place for a family vacation. We are planning events that will keep the youngsters entertained. This includes daytime activities in conjunction with the festival as well as many other activities on the island which families can enjoy together.