The upcoming second annual Hans-stock Art and Music Experience in Webberville is set to offer outdoor fun for all ages. Located at Texas Music River Ranch along the Colorado River, the event will feature live music, local craftspeople, food and beverages.

What you need to know
  • Early Bird tickets are $20 and include entrance for all three days.
  • Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate.
  • Attendees are encouraged to camp on the premises.
  • Parking and camping fees are not included in the ticket price.
The backstory

The event is in honor of Smithville’s Hans Flentge, a well-known leathersmith in the community and a songwriter/performer for the band Morning Glory who died last year. Ky Hote is the host for the event’s songwriting camp.

“[Hans] was a very charismatic and unusual person. And besides making leatherworks, he also played music, and he sang songs that he wrote that were very unusual and very beautiful,” Hote said. “His effect on people is very great, so they felt they should do a festival to honor him.”

Tree Leom, who performed with Flentge for over 40 years, had the idea to start the event and celebrate artists like Flentge.

“I thought [about] what really would be the ideal festival for this sort of artist—a very talented artist, misfit troubadour like Hans,” Leom said. “And then I couldn't really get that idea out of my head.”

The band Shillelagh, an evolution of Flentge’s band Morning Glory, will headline the event Saturday, Sept. 16.

“I want people to understand that it's kind of not just another festival—it really is something special,” Leom said. “In this particular venue, we're putting a big emphasis on taking chances, improvising, collaborating.”

A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit Greenbriar Community School, an alternative homeschooling co-op.

Contact [email protected] for more information about the festival.