Two Stepping in West Texas!

Our weekend at Viva Big Bend Music Festival was a huge success! The West Texas festival was held in Fort Davis, Alpine, Marfa, and Marathon and featured artists of all different sounds from throughout the state. 

The first stop was at Marfa’s Big Bend Coffee Roasters where we served up whiskies neat alongside Hi, How Are You? a Daniel Johnston exhibit and organization that strives to open up conversations about mental health.  We listened to Viva Big Bend artist Rainstorm Brother as we munched on home baked cookies and tacos. The local beer garden Planet Marfa was a blast we all two stepped to Texas music. After some traditional southern rock and roll we mosied over to Hotel Saint George’s pool to Erika Wennerstrom’s indie and psychedelic grooves to serenade us into the cool desert evening. 

Deep into the night we stopped at the Marfa Lights Observatory we witnessed the mystery lights dance and jitter across the horizon. There were no street lights to pollute the starry sky so we made wishes to the shooting stars as they streaked before our eyes. After our hour with the Marfa mystery lights we shot down the highway to Alpine where we continued to listen to good tunes of the festival. The night got very late so we spent the night at the famous Gage Hotel. 

On Saturday morning we drove back into Mafa and visited our friends at Cactus Liquors, the best liquor store in the town. After a friendly visit we hopped to Hotel Saint George and had a couple of drinks at the bar and at the pool. That night we had drinks with our friends at the Lost Horse and had the pleasure of two stepping to Doug Moreland’s cowboy blues. 

The Nine Banded Whiskey team had an absolutely grand ol’ time keeping it classically Texas with our friends in these towns. Without a doubt the team will be returning to this fine festival and bring the spirit of our whiskey alongside!

This upcoming month we’re going to have more fun all over Austin and elsewhere and we’d love for you to be a part of it. To keep up with where we are subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Instagram and Facebook! See you soon!


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