Aaron Watson closes out the 2024 Marble Falls Summer Concert Series. Photo by Zack Massey

Summer Soundtrack: Live music in Burnet County

Summer is sounding off in the Highland Lakes of Burnet County. Chirping cicadas echo across warm Texas Hill Country nights along with live music during three concert series.

Well known for its lakes and hills, Burnet County is also making a mark on the live music scene. Marble Falls, which was officially recognized as a music-friendly city by the state of Texas in January 2024, and Burnet are both brimming with year-round live performances at many eateries and watering holes. The two communities each host their own free summer concert series featuring a variety of genres. 

Check out the 2024 summer lineups.


Jackson Street Jams performances are at 7 p.m. on Burnet’s downtown square at the corner of Jackson and Main streets. Concert-goers are welcome to bring chairs and blankets. Coolers are allowed, but local businesses offer food, drinks, and merchandise during the shows. All concerts in this series are free to attend.

  • May 18—Rick Trevino (country)
  • June 15—Departure ATX (Journey tribute band)
  • July 6—Bellamy Brothers (country)
  • Sept. 7—Selena Forever (Selena/Tejano tribute band)


Performances in this free concert series at Old Oak Square in downtown Marble Falls are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 5-8 p.m. with another Saturday show from noon to 3 p.m. 

Limited patio seating is available; chairs and blankets are encouraged. Main Street businesses serve food and drinks during the performances. The series runs through June 15, takes a break during the hotter months, and picks back up in September. Check the Music on Main Facebook page for a full schedule.


Most of the Marble Falls Summer Concert Series performances are at 7 p.m. in Johnson Park, 230 Avenue J South. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and coolers. Food trucks are on site. All but the last show with Aaron Watson are free to attend.

  • Friday, June 7—LC Rocks (hair metal tribute band)
  • Friday, June 14—Cody Canada & The Departed (Americana/rock)
  • Friday, June 21—Gary Hobbs (Tejano)
  • Friday, June 28—Cash & King (Johnny Cash/Elvis Presley tribute band)
  • Thursday, July 4—Dysfunkshun Junkshun (party band) at Lakeside Park, 305 Buena Vista Drive
  • Friday, July 5—Peterson Brothers (soul, funk, jazz, blues)
  • Friday, July 12—Diamond Days (Van Halen tribute band)
  • Friday, July 19—John Arthur Martinez & Friends (Americana/country)
  • Friday, July 26—Nightbird (Fleetwood Mac tribute band)
  • Friday, August 2—Gary P. Nunn (country)
  • Saturday, Aug. 10—Aaron Watson (country); tickets online

Larger indoor venues offering ticketed live music performances in Burnet County include The Globe Theatre at 132 W. Vaughan St. in Bertram and Putters & Gutters at 4100 U.S. 281 North in Marble Falls.

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