Lone Star Festival
The Event for Texas Creatives

Lone Star Festival is considering adding a music competition for Texas musicians. Below is the concept we have come up with and we look forward to hearing from you about the concept, along with additional suggestions that would make this a great competition. If you would like to be a judge, a contestant, or have any other thoughts, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Lone Star Melodies is a prestigious music competition celebrating the rich musical heritage of Texas. From country to blues, Tejano to hip-hop, this competition welcomes musicians of all genres and backgrounds to showcase their talent and passion for music. Held annually, Lone Star Melodies aims to highlight the diversity and creativity of Texas musicians while providing a platform for emerging artists to shine.


  • Country & Western
  • Blues & Jazz
  • Tejano & Conjunto
  • Hip-Hop & Rap
  • Rock & Alternative
  • Folk & Americana
  • Electronic & Experimental


Competition Structure:

Regional Auditions: Musicians from all corners of Texas can submit their entries online or participate in regional auditions held in major cities like Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and El Paso. A panel of judges, comprised of industry professionals and music experts, will select the top entries to proceed to the next round.

Semifinals: Selected contestants will compete in live semifinal rounds, where they will perform in front of a live audience and a panel of judges. Semifinal events will be held in iconic music venues across Texas, adding to the cultural significance of the competition. Each category will have its own semifinal event.

Grand Finale: The finalists from each category will advance to the grand finale, a spectacular event held in a prestigious venue in Texas. This gala event will feature live performances from the finalists, celebrity guest appearances, and special tributes to Texas music legends. Winners will be selected in each category based on a combination of judges' scores and audience votes.



Cash Prizes: Generous cash prizes will be awarded to winners and runners-up in each category.

Recording Opportunities: Winners will have the opportunity to record their music in top-notch recording studios, with support from experienced producers and engineers.

Performance Opportunities: Winners will be offered performance opportunities at major music festivals and events across Texas, providing them with valuable exposure and recognition.

Mentorship: Winners will receive mentorship and guidance from established musicians and industry professionals to help further their careers in the music industry.



Celebration of Texas Music: Lone Star Melodies celebrates the diverse musical heritage of Texas and showcases the talent and creativity of its musicians.

Platform for Emerging Artists: The competition provides a platform for emerging artists to gain exposure, build their fan base, and take their music careers to the next level.

Networking Opportunities: Participants will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals, fellow musicians, and music enthusiasts, opening doors to potential collaborations and partnerships.

Cultural Exchange: Lone Star Melodies fosters cultural exchange and appreciation by bringing together musicians and music lovers from diverse backgrounds to celebrate the universal language of music.

Lone Star Melodies invites all Texas musicians to join in this celebration of music, creativity, and community. Whether you're a seasoned performer or a rising star, this competition offers a platform to showcase your talent and share your passion for music with the world.