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 teh area.

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

Where can I stay?

Partner hotels will be listed soon.


How much does it cost to attend?

Please click here for ticketing options.

Who will play at Viva Big Bend?

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.

Box office times/locations to be announced soon

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. Policies will be listed below as venues are confirmed.

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 conjuction with the festival as well as many other activities on the island which families can enjoy together.