VIP (full access) passes are now on sale for the sixth annual Crossroads of Texas Film & Music Festival. Individual tickets also are available for the screenings and concerts.
The festival is slated for April 25-28 at the historic Chautauqua Auditorium in Getzendaner Park. A VIP festival pass is $125 and includes admission to all screenings, parties and events. Pass holders also have first choice of seating but must arrive early.
All events take place at the Chautauqua unless otherwise noted. The schedule is as follows, with additional details to be announced as plans progress.
Thursday, April 25
3 p.m.: “Boyhood” – $10 individual ticket
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s groundbreaking coming-of-age film follows a boy named Mason as he literally grows up on screen before our eyes.
6 p.m.: opening night reception – VIP pass required
8 p.m.: Bobby Patterson concert – $20 individual ticket
Legendary Dallas soul performer and former KKDA radio personality Bobby Patterson kicks off the festival with a night of music, energy and good-ol’ Texas soul.
Friday, April 26
11 a.m.: “No Country for Old Men” – $10 individual ticket
Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.
2 p.m.: “Art of Storytelling” panel
The festival recognizes that some of the richest stories are about Texas and the like and welcomes three talented writers – Jo Harvey Allen, Robert Knott and Anne Rapp – who will share their insight and experiences.
4 p.m.: “Blaze” – $10 individual ticket
A biographical drama about unsung legendary Austin songwriter Blaze Foley. Directed by Ethan Hawke and co-written by Hawke and Foley’s muse, Sybil Rosen.
6:30 p.m.: Dinner in VIP tent – VIP pass required
8:30 p.m.: Ray Wylie Hubbard concert – $20 individual ticket
Texas legend and Dallas native Ray Wylie Hubbard has been writing and performing classics like “Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother” for nearly 50 years.
Saturday, April 27
10 a.m.: Walk of Fame dedications, downtown, 100 block of S. College St.
11 a.m.: Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines, Getzendaner Park pavilion – no ticket required
This amazing duo comes together to deliver some of the best music in Texas with an upbeat whimsy and fresh authenticity.
12 p.m.: “True Stories” – $10 individual ticket
A small but growing Texas town, filled with strange and musical characters, celebrates its sesquicentennial with a local parade and talent show.
3 p.m.: “Places in the Heart” – $10 individual ticket
A Texas widow fights for her land and her family alongside an unlikely mix of allies during the Depression. Written and directed by Waxahachie native Robert Benton, this Academy Award-winning film was inspired by stories of Benton’s own family.
6:30 p.m.: dinner in VIP tent – VIP pass required
8:30 p.m.: Terry Allen with special guest Jamie Lin Wilson – $25 individual ticket
Terry Allen is an iconic songwriter, artist and visionary. Born out of that legendary Lubbock sound, he is a true Texas treasure.
Sunday, April 28
10 a.m.-1 p.m.: sendoff brunch at Webb Art Gallery, 208 W. Franklin St. – VIP pass required
Additional special guests will be announced as they are confirmed. Organizers urge people to check the website often for updates and to visit the “Tickets” link to purchase passes. The festival website is located online at https://www.crossroadsoftxff.com.