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Everything You Need to Know: Thursday 2/25

Let’s face it: there’s a lot happening at #BoomFest16, so we’ll wrap up everything you need to know about each day of the festival. Let’s start with Thursday, February 25th:

McFaddin-Ward House & Visitor Center

Where: 1906 Calder Ave., Beaumont, Texas
Time: Films start @ 6 PM, Bands start @ 8 PM
Brief Overview: Downhome bands and folksy films pair beautifully with the historic McFaddin-Ward House.
Food & Drink: Concessions for sale, alcohol will be served, & food truck Team Gilliam Snack and Food Shack will be serving Southern fried goodness.
All Ages Welcome!


What to Bring:

  • Cash for snacks & drinks
  • Blankets & bug spray for optimal music enjoyment
  • Your smart phone to snap pics & share with the #BoomFest16 hashtag
  • Download the Uber app & leave the driving to someone else

Films @ The Visitor Center Viewing Room:

Cowboy Christmas

  • Documentary Shorts @ 6 PM
    • The Up Stairs Lounge Fire: The worst mass murder of gays in U.S. history occurred in the French Quarter, New Orleans, on June 24, 1973. Time: 27 min
    • Not Lost: Story follows Mexican print artist Artemio Rodriguez on a visit to Houston. Time: 14 min
    • Musical Artefacts: The current state of music consumption and appreciation. Time: 17 min
  • County Fair, Texas @ 7 PM
    • A year in the lives of four kids from rural Texas as they raise animals to show at a local county fair.
    • Documentary, 1hr, 23 min
  • Cowboy Christmas @ 9:45 PM
    • In the two weeks before Independence Day, there are over 30 rodeos across 19 states, all awarding big cash prizes. This fascinating character study follows four cowboys as they travel this circuit, hoping to grab their share of rodeo fame and fortune.
    • Documentary, 1hr, 14 min

Bands on The McFaddin-Ward Porch:


  • 8 PM: Half-Man: folk, Austin
  • 9 PM: Sluetown Strutters: blues, New Orleans
  • 10 PM: The Matchsellers: bluegrass, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 11 PM.: Hestina: folk, New Orleans

View band descriptions & more


Everything You Need to Know About Friday, February 26th >>