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Lone Star launches free festival celebrating Texas music, food and — of course — beer

Lone Star launches festival celebrating Texas music, food and beer

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Crack open a tall boy at the first-ever Lone Star Beer Texas Heritage Festival. Lone Star Beer/Facebook
Dale Watson musician Ameripolitan Revue
Austin honky-tonk hero Dale Watson is a natural fit for the fest.  Photo courtesy of The Long Center
Old 97's
Dallas' Old 97's headline the event. Photo courtesy of Old 97's
Latasha Lee & the Black Ties
Corpus Christi native LaTasha Lee & The BlackTies are set to perform.  Latasha Lee/Facebook
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Dale Watson musician Ameripolitan Revue
Old 97's
Latasha Lee & the Black Ties

Can we get a yee-haw? Lone Star Beer is launching pretty much the most Texan event ever: A free festival celebrating Texas music, Texas food and (you guessed it) Texas beer. 

On Thursday, the National Beer of Texas announced the first-ever Lone Star Beer Texas Heritage Festival, coming to four cities this summer.

The celebration will visit San Antonio, Houston, Dallas and Austin in August. The music lineup includes Old 97's, The Black Angels, Grupo Fantasma, Dale Watson and LaTasha Lee & The BlackTies. Additional local acts will be announced for each city's lineup.

The Houston stop is August 15 at Silver Street Studios. A "Texas-sized assortment" of food, drinks and activities (live mural painting, a photo booth and carnival games) will round out the Lone Star experience.

Admission is free and open to those 21 and up; attendance is first-come, first-served and limited to capacity. The festival will also release a limited number of $25 tickets for guaranteed entry to the event and all of those proceeds in Houston will be donated to the Houston Food Bank.