Pueblos Blancos Music Festival
Pueblos Blancos Music Festival -
The sixth edition of the grass roots Pueblos Blancos Music Festival which held first edition in 2016, returned to the Serrania de Ronda on weekend Thursday 27th through Sunday 30th July 2023.
It was held over four days in four different Serrania de Ronda villages; Ronda, Montejaque, Grazalema, Villaluenga del Rosario and featured a mix of blues, country, rock, pop and jazz under the strapline 'From Austin to Andalucia'. About 20 bands mostly from Austin, Houston and Nashville share concerts and musical experiences with local groups. Rock, blues, country, Tex-Mex, jazz, funk and R&B are played in charming outdoor venues. FREE entrance.
From Austin and other towns in Texas artist include Donovan Keith (also played at Louie Louie in Estepona 20th and 21st July 2023), Kev Bev, Deanne René, Cowboy Diplomacy, Brock Bushong and the Still Shakes, Colin Clarke, Charlie Garcia, John Duer and the Blues Freaks, Nautical Nation.
From UK was Lu'Ami and Beth Morris and from Mozambique was Joao
Local band from Ronda were Prickly Pressure. From other parts of Spain were Los Widow Makers (Madrid), Blueroomess (Barcelona), Tangerine Flavour (Mardrid), Cuidano Fo (Malaga), Zarigüeyas (Segovia)
Joe King Carrasco (King of Tex-Mex having headlined in all previous editions) did not play in 2023.
More info at pueblosblancosmusicfestival.com
It is also traditional for artists such as Donovan Kieth to play a warm up gig at Louie Louie bar in Eptepona port the week before the Pueblo Blancos music festival.