South Padre International Music Festival

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Have you made your plan for Halloween yet? I just found out that I’ll be hitting the Umphrey’s McGee two-night run here in San Francisco, which they’re dubbing a “Monster Mash-Up” kinda affair. I’ll be leaving my body and soul at the door and plan on dressing up as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, although I’m not sure which one yet. This will make sense when I’m obnoxiously shouting for the band to play “All Things Ninja.”

That same weekend, the South Padre International Music Festival is taking place and will feature Willie Nelson, Ghostland Observatory, Foghat, Blue Oyster Cult, and more. I’m not sure that’s the hottest lineup or anything that would make me miss the UM show, but if you’re in the area it’s bound to be a good time.

The festival will be spread out over more than 10 venues across the island, giving festival-goers a chance to spend their Halloween weekend on warm, white sand beaches filled with outstanding performances by top-notch artists. One thing that really makes South Padre International unique compared to other music festivals is that you can even find time to try out windsurfing, kiteboarding, scuba diving, sea kayaking, and deep-sea fishing in addition to the vibrant nightlife.

If that strikes your fancy this could be a fun thing to check out. Read on for the full lineup.


South Padre International Music Festival
http://www.spimusicfest.com/
10/31-11/2/08
South Padre Island, TX

Lineup:

Willie Nelson
Foghat
Los Lonely Boys
Blue Oyster Cult
Ghostland Observatory
Alejandro Escovedo
Del Castillo
Grupo Fantasma
Fastball
Sara Hickman
Vallejo
Airline
meridianwest
Nakia & His Southern Cousins
Pelican West
The Last Vegas
Ginger Leigh
Twanguero
Bongodogs
Stewart Mann & the Statesboro Review
James Speer
Big Burn
Brownout
Phillip Thomas Kellogg
Suzanna Choffel
Eric Hanke
Bree Stevens
More to come…

  • http://musicandartblog.com alexb

    blue oyster cult=different rhythm section, why do people always think only guitar and vocals matter for the sound? anyway Rafael all the way,

  • http://musicandartblog.com alexb

    blue oyster cult=different rhythm section, why do people always think only guitar and vocals matter for the sound? anyway Rafael all the way,

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  • http://www.south-padre-island.net South Padre Island

    More good news for South Padre.

    Hurricanes are never good, but the good news is many vacationers now have an excellent opportunity on their hands. By taking a trip to South Padre over the next few weeks, you can get great deals and save some of that hard earned cash. If you were looking for a way to go on an inexpensive vacation, this is your answer. All Texans know South Padre is great place to vacation so if you want to help the local economy: take a vacation here and enjoy good food, fishing and good friends.

    Best,
    Sam Malone
    http://www.south-padre-island.net

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  • Tessa Bright

    That sounds incredible. Can’t wait for the ghostland performance…heard they put on an incredible light show. Thanks for letting me know about it. Bringing the gang down!

  • Tessa Bright

    That sounds incredible. Can’t wait for the ghostland performance…heard they put on an incredible light show. Thanks for letting me know about it. Bringing the gang down!