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Troubadour Festival Announces 2024 Lineup

The barbecue and music festival will return to Texas A&M’s Aggie Park this May, featuring headliner Travis Tritt and pitmasters from across the state.
By Texas A&M University Division of Marketing and Communications January 30, 2024

a photo of festivalgoers gathered around the main stage at Aggie Park
The Troubadour Festival, an outdoor event combining Texas BBQ and music into one experience, will be held at Aggie Park for the second time on May 18, 2024.

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Grammy-winning country singer Travis Tritt will take the stage in Aggie Park this spring as Troubadour Festival returns to Texas A&M University on May 18.

Billed as a “Texas BBQ & Music Experience,” Troubadour Festival held its first event at A&M in 2023, bringing together top country music acts and some of the state’s best barbecue restaurants for a full day of food and fun in the heart of campus. For its second outing at Aggie Park, the festival is bringing an all-new lineup of artists including Pat Green, William Clark Green, The Red Clay Strays and Cameron Sacky Band. The multi-platinum selling Tritt will headline the festival, with additional performances by The Lowdown Drifters, Joe Stamm Band and Mikayla Lane.

“Last year’s Troubadour Festival at Aggie Park frankly blew us away. We couldn’t have asked for a better day,” said Chase Colston, the festival’s promoter and co-owner of Double Tap Entertainment, LLC, which produces Troubadour Festival. “We are blessed and excited to have the opportunity to bring the festival back to Aggieland in 2024. We’re hoping to improve upon last year in multiple areas so that we can make it an even better experience for our guests. And we are incredibly grateful to Destination Bryan, Texas A&M University, and so many other partners who have a hand in this event’s return to Aggieland.”

a photo of Travis Tritt smiling and strumming a guitar
Two-time Grammy Award winner Travis Tritt will headline the 2024 Troubadour Festival in Aggie Park.



Festivalgoers will have a chance to sample Texas barbecue from restaurants like Snow’s BBQ, Black’s Barbecue, and College Station’s 1775 Texas Pit BBQ. Of the 35 restaurants set to participate in the event, 20 are listed in the most recent edition of Texas Monthly’s Top 50 Barbecue Joints in Texas, with five more making the honorable mention category.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ nationally-recognized meat science program will make a return appearance at this year’s festival, led by A&M’s Three Brisketeers — meat science professor Dr. Davey Griffin, Rosenthal Meat Center manager Ray Riley, and Dr. Jeffrey Savell, vice chancellor and dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Visitors can stop by the Brisketeers’ tent to learn more about the science behind Texas barbecue, from information about different cuts of meat to tips for making great barbecue at home.

a photo of Jeff Savell in a Texas A&M baseball cap talking and laughing with students as they stand around a display of various packaged meats on ice
Vice Chancellor and Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dr. Jeffrey Savell speaks with students at the meat science program’s tent during the 2023 Troubadour Festival in Aggie Park.

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“The Troubadour Festival was a huge hit last year for our students and the entire community,” said Fred McClure, chief community engagement officer at Texas A&M University. “With this year’s lineup of legendary musicians and some of the state’s best BBQ, including our own Brisketeers, we look forward to filling Aggie Park with students and community members for a truly great day.”

Tickets to the May 18 event — including a limited number of discounted tickets for Texas A&M students — will go on sale Friday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit

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