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Marfa Myths is an annual music festival and multidisciplinary cultural program founded in 2014 by nonprofit contemporary arts foundation Ballroom Marfa and Brooklyn-based music label Mexican Summer. With Marfa Myths, our organizations bring together a diversity of emerging and established artists and musicians to work creatively and collaboratively across music, film, and visual arts contexts. The festival is inherently embedded in the landscape of Far West Texas, and deeply engaged with Marfa’s cultural history and present-day community.

Schedule

  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
11am
12pm
1pm
2pm
3pm
4pm
5pm
6pm
7pm
8pm
9pm
10pm
11pm

4 – 6pm: Official Marfa Myths zine launch – Free

6 – 8pm: Anthology Editions presents Imaginary Concerts with Peter Coffin at Marfa Studio of Arts – Free

7:30pm: Terry Allen and The Weather Station at Marfa Visitor Center – $10

10:30pm: Hello I’m Dolly: Best Little Drag Show in Texas at Marfa Visitor Center Free

11am
12pm
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5pm
6pm
7pm
8pm
9pm
10pm
11pm

11am – 1pm: Judd Foundation will host Open Hours at La Mansana de Chinati / The Block, visits are self-guided – Free
 

11am – 1pm: Chinati Foundation hosts open hours of Donald Judd’s Untitled (U Channel and V Channel) works at the Ice Plant – Free
 

12 – 1pm: Open Studio w/ Chinati Foundation artist in residence Magalie Guerin at the Locker Plant – Free

1:30pm: Jessica Pratt and Ryley Walker at The Capri – $25

4:00pm: Kelsey Lu at Marfa Visitor CenterAll Access holders guaranteed entry, limited walkups may be available

6pm: Hyperobjects opening reception with Laraaji with Arji Oceananda and Visible Cloaks at Ballroom Marfa Free

9pm: Afterparty with Innov Gnawa and Omar-S at El Cosmico – $15

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11am: Walkthrough of Hyperobjects with Timothy Morton, Laura Copelin, and select artists at Ballroom Marfa – Free

12pm: Suzanne Ciani performing in the Arena, presented in partnership with The Chinati Foundation – Free

3pm: Tom Zé and Helado Negro with Ensemble at Saint George Hall – $35

4 – 6pm: Jesse Moretti opening reception at Ashley Rowe – Free

5pm: Drugdealer at Lost Horse – Free

6pm: Reverberation Radio DJ Set at Bar Nadar Pool + Grill – Free

6:30pm Wire, Amen Dunes, and Circuit Des Yeux (with surprise performances) at The Capri  – $50

11pm: Afterparty with Equiknoxx – All Access holders guaranteed entry. Entry also included with admission to 6:30pm Capri show or $15 after 11

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12pm: Thor & Friends at Building 98 – Free

3pm: Gravity Hill Sound + Image and the Allah-Las performing live score to Self Discovery for Social Survival at the Crowley
 

The Adventures of NASASA (2015), New Moon Night (2016) Short films by Ian Lewis
 

Marfa Mystery Channel shorts
 

All Access holders guaranteed entry, limited walkups may be available

ALL WEEKEND

 
Jesse Moretti exhibition at Ashley Rowe
 
Anthology Editions presents Imaginary Concerts with Peter Coffin at Marfa Studio of Arts
 
Happy hours and special guests with GEM&BOLT Mezcal at Wrong Marfa
Friday – Sunday 12-6pm
 
Extended selection of Yoga offerings at The Well
 
Alpha Flight IV featuring works by Sam Anderson, Jeronimo Elspe, and Tamar Halpern at Pure Joy

For all of your Marfa Myths needs (maps, swag, a cold beer or Topo Chico), visit Happy Headquarters at 10am – 5pm, Friday – Sunday

Tickets

Option 1

ALL ACCESS
bundle passes

Early Bird Access

All Access

Option 2

Individual ticket
selections

THURSDAY

• THE WEATHER STATION / TERRY ALLEN – $10

FRIDAY

• JESSICA PRATT / RYLEY WALKER – $25

• INNOV GNAWA / OMAR-S – $15

SATURDAY

• HELADO NEGRO WITH ENSEMBLE / TOM Zé – $35

• CIRCUIT DES YEUX, WIRE, AMEN DUNES PLUS SURPRISE PERFORMANCES – $50

SUNDAY

• GRAVITY HILL SOUND + IMAGE / ALLAH-LAS – SOLD OUT (LIMITED WALKUPS MAY BE AVAILABLE)

Artist In Residence

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Information

The closest airports are El Paso and Midland, both about three hours away (directions from each here). If you are traveling to Marfa from El Paso, please be aware that the time zone changes from Mountain Time Zone to Central Standard Time, and you lose one hour.

There is a municipal airport in Marfa (three miles from Marfa) and one in Alpine (26 miles from Marfa), which can service most private jets. The Marfa Visitor Center offers free pickups to anyone staying in a Marfa hotel or a city-taxed VRBO; and apparently there’s a rental car service at both the Marfa and Alpine municipal airports.

Looking for adventure? Bring your RVS and campers and hunker down in some of our local RV parks.

Apache Pines RV Park
El Cosmico
Tumble In RV Park

Marfa has five hotels (and one B&B):

El Cosmico
Hotel Paisano
Hotel Saint George
Riata Inn
Thunderbird Hotel
Arcon Inn

 

 

 

If you can’t find anything in Marfa, never fear! Fort Davis and Alpine are close at hand, 21 and 26 miles away respectively (basically the length of your average commute). Our recommendations below.

Alpine

Alpine is a university town, so there are lots of budget lodging options. Some options include:

Antelope Lodge
Hampton Inn
Holiday Inn Express
The Holland Hotel
The Maverick Inn

Fort Davis

A mere 20 minutes from Marfa, Fort Davis is one of our favorite getaways. For all lodging options, visit the Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce.

Butterfield Inn Cottages
Harvard Hotel
Hotel Limpia
Indian Lodge in Davis Mountains State Park
Stone Village Tourist Camp

There are many great houses and rooms available for rent in the area — check out all the options on VRBO and airbnb.

Where is Marfa?

Marfa is a small town of 2000 in Far West Texas, about three hours southeast of El Paso. For general info about Marfa, download our visitor guide — which has more details about eating, tours, and shopping — or visit visitmarfa.com and Marfalist, where you can find event postings, ride shares, and more.

How do I get to Marfa?

You can get to Marfa via car; plane; and train. If flying, fly into the Midland or El Paso airport, then rent a car to drive the remaining distance. Check out our Getting Here page for more info.

Where should I stay?

Marfa has five hotels — El CosmicoHotel PaisanoHotel Saint GeorgeThunderbird Hotel, and Riata Inn — as well as many airbnb and VRBOs. There are also good options in both Fort Davis and Alpine. See our lodging recommendations for suggestions.

Can I get a refund?

Tickets are non-refundable, but we are happy to transfer your ticket to someone else’s name if you can no longer attend. Please email info@marfamyths.com to transfer a ticket.

Is it all ages?

Yes, Marfa Myths is an all-ages festival (and children under 13 get in free). Remember to bring your ID to all venues should you want to drink alcohol.

What is your photo policy?

You are welcome to take photos and video for personal use – just be sure to tag us with #marfamyths. For press, please email Stephanie Weiss stephanie@sweisspr.com for more info. (Note: absolutely no drones allowed.)

Are you looking for volunteers?

Not at this time, but feel free to email us at info@marfamyths.com

What should I bring?

We recommend bringing sunglasses, sunscreen, snacks, water bottle, layers (weather in April can fluctuate), maybe a hat, and a great attitude.

Can I camp?

Yes, El Cosmico offers camping. Just be aware that the temperatures in April can be chilly, so come prepared. Don’t have gear? El Cosmico has huckleberry tents for sale and sleeping bags to rent, or you can rent one of their safari tents (which have beds with heated mattress pads, in case the temperatures drop).

Can I bring my RV?

Please do! There are three RV camping locations in the area — Apache Pines RV Park, Tumble In RV Park, and El Cosmico. See our lodging section for more details.

What if I have more questions?

Email us at info@marfamyths.com — we’re happy to help. And during the fest, stop by Marfa Myths headquarters at Ballroom Marfa to get info, pick up maps, buy merch, and more.

Things to remember

·Marfa is a small town of 2000 people, and doesn’t have the conveniences of a large city. Adjust your expectations and see these quirks as part of the adventure.

·If you are flying into El Paso, or driving from the West, be aware that you will pass through a Border Patrol Checkpoint on your way to Marfa.

·Looking to carpool or need a pickup at the El Paso or Midland airport? Try posting on Marfalist.

·We’re in the high desert, about a mile above sea level, and the altitude and dryness can be hard on newcomers. Stay hydrated!

·Be aware of law enforcement and obey all laws. Don’t speed, and wear your seatbelt.

·West Texas often has a burn ban in place. Please exercise caution with anything that produces a spark, including ashes or cigarettes.

·If you have any questions, email us at info@marfamyths.com

For more information about Marfa Myths, please email us at info@marfamyths.com

 

 

Getting Here

Plane

The closest airports are El Paso and Midland, both about three hours away (directions from each here). If you are traveling to Marfa from El Paso, please be aware that the time zone changes from Mountain Time Zone to Central Standard Time, and you lose one hour.

Car

There is a municipal airport in Marfa (three miles from Marfa) and one in Alpine (26 miles from Marfa), which can service most private jets. The Marfa Visitor Center offers free pickups to anyone staying in a Marfa hotel or a city-taxed VRBO; and apparently there’s a rental car service at both the Marfa and Alpine municipal airports.

Lodging

Camping

Looking for adventure? Bring your RVS and campers and hunker down in some of our local RV parks.

Apache Pines RV Park
El Cosmico
Tumble In RV Park

Hotels

Marfa has five hotels (and one B&B):

El Cosmico
Hotel Paisano
Hotel Saint George
Riata Inn
Thunderbird Hotel
Arcon Inn

 

 

 

Alpine & Fort Davis

If you can’t find anything in Marfa, never fear! Fort Davis and Alpine are close at hand, 21 and 26 miles away respectively (basically the length of your average commute). Our recommendations below.

Alpine

Alpine is a university town, so there are lots of budget lodging options. Some options include:

Antelope Lodge
Hampton Inn
Holiday Inn Express
The Holland Hotel
The Maverick Inn

Fort Davis

A mere 20 minutes from Marfa, Fort Davis is one of our favorite getaways. For all lodging options, visit the Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce.

Butterfield Inn Cottages
Harvard Hotel
Hotel Limpia
Indian Lodge in Davis Mountains State Park
Stone Village Tourist Camp

Marfa VRBO and airbnb

There are many great houses and rooms available for rent in the area — check out all the options on VRBO and airbnb.

FAQ

FAQ

Where is Marfa?

Marfa is a small town of 2000 in Far West Texas, about three hours southeast of El Paso. For general info about Marfa, download our visitor guide — which has more details about eating, tours, and shopping — or visit visitmarfa.com and Marfalist, where you can find event postings, ride shares, and more.

How do I get to Marfa?

You can get to Marfa via car; plane; and train. If flying, fly into the Midland or El Paso airport, then rent a car to drive the remaining distance. Check out our Getting Here page for more info.

Where should I stay?

Marfa has five hotels — El CosmicoHotel PaisanoHotel Saint GeorgeThunderbird Hotel, and Riata Inn — as well as many airbnb and VRBOs. There are also good options in both Fort Davis and Alpine. See our lodging recommendations for suggestions.

Can I get a refund?

Tickets are non-refundable, but we are happy to transfer your ticket to someone else’s name if you can no longer attend. Please email info@marfamyths.com to transfer a ticket.

Is it all ages?

Yes, Marfa Myths is an all-ages festival (and children under 13 get in free). Remember to bring your ID to all venues should you want to drink alcohol.

What is your photo policy?

You are welcome to take photos and video for personal use – just be sure to tag us with #marfamyths. For press, please email Stephanie Weiss stephanie@sweisspr.com for more info. (Note: absolutely no drones allowed.)

Are you looking for volunteers?

Not at this time, but feel free to email us at info@marfamyths.com

What should I bring?

We recommend bringing sunglasses, sunscreen, snacks, water bottle, layers (weather in April can fluctuate), maybe a hat, and a great attitude.

Can I camp?

Yes, El Cosmico offers camping. Just be aware that the temperatures in April can be chilly, so come prepared. Don’t have gear? El Cosmico has huckleberry tents for sale and sleeping bags to rent, or you can rent one of their safari tents (which have beds with heated mattress pads, in case the temperatures drop).

Can I bring my RV?

Please do! There are three RV camping locations in the area — Apache Pines RV Park, Tumble In RV Park, and El Cosmico. See our lodging section for more details.

What if I have more questions?

Email us at info@marfamyths.com — we’re happy to help. And during the fest, stop by Marfa Myths headquarters at Ballroom Marfa to get info, pick up maps, buy merch, and more.

Things to remember

·Marfa is a small town of 2000 people, and doesn’t have the conveniences of a large city. Adjust your expectations and see these quirks as part of the adventure.

·If you are flying into El Paso, or driving from the West, be aware that you will pass through a Border Patrol Checkpoint on your way to Marfa.

·Looking to carpool or need a pickup at the El Paso or Midland airport? Try posting on Marfalist.

·We’re in the high desert, about a mile above sea level, and the altitude and dryness can be hard on newcomers. Stay hydrated!

·Be aware of law enforcement and obey all laws. Don’t speed, and wear your seatbelt.

·West Texas often has a burn ban in place. Please exercise caution with anything that produces a spark, including ashes or cigarettes.

·If you have any questions, email us at info@marfamyths.com

Contact

Contact

For more information about Marfa Myths, please email us at info@marfamyths.com