Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from outdoor movies in Houston and a chuckwagon cook’s challenge in Lampasas to concerts from Texas artists and a game of tug of war across a river. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
Unlike Father, Unlike Son
Let’s get this out of the way: Lukas Nelson, the frontman for Promise of the Real, is Willie Nelson’s son. Of course there are going to be similarities, like the voices—Lukas’s in a wail and Willie’s in a croon, have the same bite—but Lukas plays an electric guitar and favors the blues more than country. “Wasted,” the title track on Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real’s new album of the same name, is a down and dirty, Southern rock version of Willie’s Night Life. Buoyed by handclaps and hollers, Lukas, who has said he wrote the song right after