Lineup of live music performances released for this year’s Cottonwood Art Festival in Richardson


Each year the Cottonwood Art Festival brings the nation’s top visual artists to Cottonwood Park in Richardson to compete in 14 categories ranging from 3D mixed media and metalwork to ceramics and photography. Now in its 49th year the event is also known for its lineup of local musicians performing rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk.

This year’s festival will include two stages and a packed concert schedule. The event—happening Oct. 6-7—is free and open to the public.

Here is a list of performances for festival guests to enjoy. For more details, visit the festival’s website.

Saturday, Oct. 6  

Courtyard Main Stage

  • Zuriel Merek (10 a.m.): The composer and multi-instrumentalist plays electric-violin.
  • The Tu-Tones (11:45 a.m.): The Tu-Tones play rhythm and blues, rock ’n’ roll, rockabilly, swing, boogie-woogie and reckless surf.
  • TBA Band (1:30 p.m.): The Dallas-based folk, pop and soul duo perform a blend of classics, today’s favorite duets and original music.
  • Chris Watson Band (3:30 p.m.): The Chris Watson Band features a powerhouse horn section, organ tones and guitar playing.
  • Brad Thompson the Undulating Band (5:30 p.m.): This band is the winner of the 2018 Star-Telegram/Fort Worthy Readers’ Choice Award for Best Local Musician/Band.

Food Court Stage

  • Erik Carizalles (11 a.m.): A Dallas-Fort Worth-based singer and songwriter performs top favorites and original hits.
  • Janky (1 p.m.): A Richardson-based talent performs juke-joint blues.

Sunday, Oct. 7 

Courtyard Main Stage

  • Bob Culberson (10 a.m.): One of the original pioneers of the Chapman stick performs a combination of African and Western music.
  • The Pour Brothers (11:45 a.m.): Two friends perform a combination of roots-rock, soul, pop and Americana originals and covers.
  • EJ Matthews Band (1 p.m.): The EJ Matthews Band adds a twist to Texas blues with country music influence.
  • Justin Tipton (3:30 p.m.): Singer-songwriter Justin Tipton and his band perform rock and blues.

Food Court Stage

  • Morgan Alana Taylor (11 a.m.): This Dallas-based singer and songwriter plays soulful ballads on her guitar.
  • Steve Valenzuela (1 p.m.): Based in Coppell, this band performs a mix of alternative, country and Americana.

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Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.
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