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Music Line Up Announced For Austin’s Only Armadillo Christmas Bazaar


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December 14 – 24 • 11am – 10pm daily • Palmer Events Center

 An authentically Austin music lineup is set for the 42nd Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, an 11-day fine art shopping destination and annual tradition, running December 14-24 from 11am – 10pm at the Palmer Events Center, located at 900 Barton Springs Road, 78704. Featured musicians range from emerging stars to local legends, as well as Grammy winners. Armadillo’s intimate stage allows guests to experience Texas music all-stars in a cozy holiday setting surrounded by friends and family. You’ll find shoppers dancing merrily in the aisles with gifts in one hand and a cold beer in the other.

At least three bands per day will perform on the Armadillo stage. The combination of listening to your favorite band perform live while shopping for fine art is the ultimate Austin experience not found anywhere else. Armadillo is known for special performances, and this year we have two planned. In celebration of longtime Armadillo musician Jimmy LaFave, Eliza Gilkyson will host a tribute to his life featuring several of Jimmy’s acclaimed musician friends. Later in the week, notable masters of the keyboard hit the stage when Marcia Ball hosts her rarely seen and famous Pianorama. Everyday is special, but you’ll never know when a surprise guest will show up on the Armadillo stage.

The 2017 lineup includes 34 acts with five musicians new to the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. The Music Lineup for the 2017 Armadillo Christmas Bazaar: Albert and Gage, Asleep at the Wheel, Marcia Ball (and Pianorama), Lou Ann Barton, Beat Root Revival, Beto and the Fairlanes, Gina Chavez, Suzanna Choffel, Wendy Colonna, Charley Crockett, DURAWA, The Eggmen, Ruthie Foster, John Fullbright, Eliza Gilkyson (Jimmy LaFave Tribute Night), Emily Gimble, Mary Hattersley’s Blazing Bows, Warren Hood, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Los Coast, Shelley King, Bill Kirchen, Mayeux & Broussard, Milkdrive, Nakia, Peterson Brothers Band, The Rocketboys, Shinyribs, Uncle Lucius, Jackie Venson, Redd Volkaert, Dale Watson, The Watters and Carolyn Wonderland.

Tickets are $8 for a single-day pass; available at the door, or in advance beginning September 26. For best value, purchase a season pass, which allows for entry throughout the duration of the show. Advance single-day and season passes online at . Season passes are available online only through opening day, December 14. Single passes are available through Christmas Eve online or at the door. Free admission for children 12 and under. A full list of artists and a photo gallery of their work is available at


Thursday 12/14/17

12pm – The Watters*

3pm – Wendy Colonna**

7pm – Dale Watson

Wednesday 12/20/17

12pm – Suzanna Choffel

3pm – Emily Gimble

7pm – Marcia Ball (and Pianorama)

Friday 12/15/17

12pm – Gina Chavez

3pm – The Rocketboys

7pm – Uncle Lucius

Thursday 12/21/17

12pm – Beat Root Revival*

3pm – Los Coast

7pm – Ruthie Foster

Saturday 12/16/17

12pm – Lou Ann Barton*

3pm – John Fullbright

7pm – Shinyribs

Friday 12/22/17

12pm – Charley Crockett*

3pm – Shelley King

Sunday 12/17/17

12pm – Jackie Venson

7pm – The Eggmen

Saturday 12/23/17

12pm – Nakia*

Monday 12/18/17

12pm – Warren Hood

3pm – Milkdrive**

7pm –  Eliza Gilkyson (Jimmy LaFave Tribute Night)

Tuesday 12/19/17

12pm – Mayeux & Broussard**

3pm – Redd Volkaert**

Sunday 12/24/17

12pm – Albert and Gage

3pm – Durawa

7pm – Bill Kirchen

*Notes new musician to the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

**Notes returning musician who did not play last year at the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar