Wednesday, September 17, 2008

South Padre International Music Festival

For the second year the South Padre International Music Festival will be held on South Padre Island, Texas. South Padre Island is a resort community in Cameron County, Texas. The town is located on South Padre Island, a barrier island along the Texas Gulf coast assessible via a causeway from the town of Port Isabel.

South Padre International Music Festival is an annual 3-day music festival held on South Padre Island, TX. South Padre International Music Festival also known as SPI Music Fest was first held on 2007 and marked the inaugural year of SPI Music Fest with almost 10,000 visitors throughout the weekend.

Organizers call it the Valley's biggest annual event. "Last year we didn't know who would show up because nothing like this has ever happened in the Valley before," said Tim Hayden, one of the event's founders. The festival producer is GamePlan Marketing & Events, a strategic marketing and advertising agency located in Austin, Texas.

Sixty-four bands across fourteen venues filled the island and rocked to an array of both national and international acts, encompassing a wide range of musical genres including country, funk, reggae, rock, indie, Latin rock, ska and jazz.

They brought the Musical acts like Grupo Fantasma, Robert Earl Keen, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Los Amigos Invisibles, Jumbo, Reckless Kelly, Two Tons of Steel, Eric Hanke, Third Coast, Airline, Bongodogs, Hope for the Stars, Slim Richey, Stereo Kitsch and Espina.

The festival starts rocking on Friday, October 31, 2008 at 4PM and ends Sunday, November 2, 2008 around 4PM on the Island.

2008 Lineup
  1. Willie Nelson & Family
  2. Ghostland Observatory
  3. Foghat
  4. Los Lonely Boys
  5. Steel Pluse
  6. Blue Oyster Cult
  7. Alejandro Escovedo
  8. Los Amigos Invisibles
  9. Grupo Fantasma
  10. Fastball
  11. Guy Forsyth
  12. 60 Tigers
  13. Del Castillo
  14. Boombox
  15. Vallejo
  16. Nakia & His Southern Cousins
  17. Sara Hickman
  18. Brownout
  19. The Last Vegas
  20. Paula Nelson Band
  21. Ginger Leigh
  22. Twanguero
  23. Suzanna Choffel
  24. Big Burn
  25. Bongodogs
  26. Eric Hanke
  27. James Speer
  28. Meridianwest
  29. Stewart Mann & The Statesboro Revue
  30. Pelican West
  31. Airline
  32. Phillip Thomas Kellogg
  33. Bree Stevens
  34. Johnny Mac
  35. Lauren Ashley
  36. J.Micheal Lafferty
  37. Third Coast
  38. Rumtide
  39. Jake Cortez
  40. Danny Green
  41. Carrie Elkin
  42. Danny Schmidt
  43. Sarah Pierce
  44. Erin Ivey
  45. Miami Mami
  46. Liberal
  47. Dog Men Poets
  48. "On The Road Side" All-Stars
  49. Port - O - Call
Tickets can be purchased through The average temperature for South Padre Island during the last week of October and the first week of November is 80' (average high) and 66' (average low).

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