Weekend Events


The shuttle runs from 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday, April 6th and Sunday, April 7th.

Please visit here for information about the free weekend shuttle to Waco attractions!

Free “Music Over Waco” concert at Indian Spring Park, next to the historic Waco Suspension Bridge in downtown Waco. 

Friday, April 5 Concert Schedule:
•  6PM: Gates open
•  7:30PM: Band of Horses
•  9PM: Lukas Nelson
•  11PM: Event ends

BAND OF HORSES and LUKAS NELSON are the performers! Join us along the downtown riverfront as we kick off the Live from Waco eclipse festival with a dose of good times and great music.

Location: Indian Spring Park, Waco TX
Info: brazosnightswaco.com
Admission: Free
Time: Gates open at 6 p.m., with music starting at 7:30 p.m.

With a potent blend of country, rock, folk and blues — both bands define Americana music and are known for dynamic live performances, as they have toured internationally and headlined countless festivals.

Band of Horses
For more than 20 years, the GRAMMY-nominated collective has captivated audiences worldwide, specializing in folk and indie rock anthems. With soaring vocals and sing-along choruses, Band of Horses create soul-stirring melodies while playing to sold-out crowds at iconic venues, such as the Ryman Theater and Red Rocks. The year 2022 saw a return to the band’s roots with the release of their sixth studio album, Things Are Great, featuring powerful melodies such as “Crutch” and “Warning Signs.”

Since he made his touring debut 15 years ago with BB King, Texas native and Hawaii-based Lukas has played countless sold-out shows and festivals and released eight studio albums to date. Son of the legendary Willie Nelson, Lukas has forged his own path with his dynamic stage presence and undeniable talent, bringing an electrifying mix of Americana, rock and blues to the stage. A GRAMMY Award-winning artist who has played and toured alongside Neil Young, he has had hit songs with the likes of Lady Gaga and Lainey Wilson. Lukas’ latest album, Sticks and Stones, is a collection of twang-filled boot-stompers and top-notch storytelling.

STEAMClipse – A family-friendly celebration of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. 11am to 4pm Saturday only, at the Waco Convention Center. Brought to you by ESC Region 12 and the City of Waco.  Questions, please contact Andi Parr

Free “Glow Over Waco” concert at Indian Spring Park, next to the historic Waco Suspension Bridge in downtown Waco.

Saturday, April 6 Concert Schedule:
•  6PM: Gates open
•  7PM: Arrested Development
•  8:15PM: DJ Z-Trip
•  9:30PM: Big Boi
•  11PM: Event ends

SATURDAY, APRIL 6: A Journey through Hip-Hop with BIG BOI of OutKast, DJ Z-TRIP and ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT!

Location: Indian Spring Park, Waco TX
Info: brazosnightswaco.com
Admission: Free
Time: Gates open at 6 p.m., with music starting at 7 p.m.

Big Boi
Recognized as one of the greatest MCs and lyricist of all time, BIG BOI has been at the top of the hip-hop game for more than 30 years. As one-half of OutKast, Big Boi was a part of the legendary duo who sold 25 million albums and garnered seven GRAMMY Awards, becoming the first and only hip-hop artist in history to win the GRAMMY for “Album of the Year” . Big Boi is known for creating classic southern hip-hop anthems and songs such as Rosa Parks, Ms. Jackson, I Like the Way You Move and So Fresh, So Clean. He has also established himself as a top-tier solo artist, performing at the 2019 Super Bowl and collaborating with the likes of Beyonce, Adam Levine, Jay-Z and more.

DJ Z-Trip
With roots based in hip-hop, DJ Z-Trip is considered the godfather of mash-ups . . . as he mixes genres and beats to create mind-boggling live performances. He has been recognized as one of America’s Best DJs throughout the past 20 years. Most recently, ZTRIP has supported LL Cool J, The Roots and more on the FORCE Tour and also performed with LL Cool J at the 2024 New Year’s Eve Ball Drop at Times Square.

Arrested Development
Hip-hop trailblazers since 1991, Arrested Development has been cultural champions of consciousness and empowerment across the planet. With numerous album releases, and world tours, Arrested Development has been ground-breaking in hip-hop culture and has been awarded two Grammys and multiple awards for hits like Tennessee, Mr. Wendal and People Everyday.

Glow Over Waco 5K and Fun Run, brought to you by the Greater Waco Sports Commission and City of Waco. Questions, please contact Rachel Sarmiento at: rachel@wacosports.org

Family Day at the Art Center Waco
This Family day will focus on our new open call exhibit called “Eclipse: Shining Shadows”. Family Day is Art Center Waco’s invitation to YOU to come and learn more about art, get involved in making some creations, and have a lot of fun while doing so. Times are 10am to 2pm. All-age tours, art activities, face painting, food trucks! This event is FREE but spaces are limited so please register in advance.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to Anna Lauren at annalauren@artcenterwaco.org

Concert/Festival Schedule for Sunday, April 7
•  4PM: Gates open
•  5PM: Ty Myers
•  6PM: Kaitlin Butts
•  7:30PM: Dwight Yoakam
•  9PM: Lantern Parade
•  9:30PM: Drone Show
•  10PM: Event ends

We’re thrilled to welcome country music legend DWIGHT YOAKAM as the headliner for the Lights Over Waco festival, which wraps up the downtown Live from Waco weekend festivities on April 5-7.

Opening for Dwight is up-and-coming country music artist Kaitlin Butts. 

Time: Gates open at 4 p.m. Music schedule coming soon. The lantern parade will begin at 9 p.m., followed immediately by the drone show.

Get ready to kick up your boots, friends! From sold-out arenas to intimate venues, Dwight Yoakam has been electrifying audiences for decades with his signature sound, profound songwriting skills and undeniable talent.

Known for hits like “Guitars, Cadillacs” and “Streets of Bakersfield,” the multiple GRAMMY award winner has sold millions of albums worldwide. From honky-tonk melodi

es and twangy guitar riffs to heartfelt ballads and bluegrass beats, his music speaks to the soul of America.

Yoakam’s career extends even beyond singing and songwriting, to include acting and film directing. He has appeared in numerous feature films, including “Sling Blade” and “Panic Room” and also earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

It’s a concert you won’t want to miss, but be sure to stick around after for the Lights Over Waco drone show and lantern parade across the Waco Suspension Bridge. And join us again Monday for the Eclipse Over Texas 2024: Live from Waco celebration at McLane Stadium’s Touchdown Alley.

“Lights Over Waco Festival” at Indian Spring Park in downtown Waco.

Sunday’s “Lights Over Waco” festival will bring a great lineup of music, food, a walking lantern parade across the Waco Suspension Bridge, and a drone show featuring 300 choreographed drones in cosmic-themed formations. Make your own lantern by attending one of several DIY workshops offered by the Waco-McLennan County Library.
To view a list of DIY Lantern Making Opportunities, please click here.

“American Eclipse,”

A concert and conversation about the creation of a new musical with award-winning artists David Baron (author), Michael John LaChiusa (composer/lyricist/librettist) and Bill Rauch (director). Set in 1878, American Eclipse, a new musical, is a story about three American pioneers of science and their ambitions, failures, and resilience that laid the foundation for America’s rise to scientific greatness.

The VIP Patron experience includes:

  • Your choice of preferred premium seating in rows A through F
  • Your very own author signed copy of American Eclipse newly released edition by David Baron
  • And an exclusive invitation to join the Creative Team and Cast members for a VIP Patron

Reception to be held between 3pm and 5pm on the day of the concert. Location will be announced closer to the event!

Click here for tickets.

Waco Symphony Orchestra Concert

3:00 p.m., Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave, Waco, TX 76706

Sci-Fi Spectacular: Sun, Moon, and Superstars

Music selections range from Star Wars to Interstellar, Holst’s The Planets, and much more. Come dressed as your favorite sci-fi character! Hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist and film critic Gary Cogill; Guest conducted by Alex Amsel. Click for Tickets


In Pursuit of Light: Women in Photography from the Permanent Collection, January 9 – April 8, 2024, Martin Museum of Art, Baylor University Campus

The camera has played a significant and sometimes controversial role in the advent of image-making. The photographic print is a step between seeing and publication, a democratization of art and image. Women photographers who respond to feminist movements use the lens to mobilize a call for a unifying salvation; and to consider illusion and subjective faith in something greater, to collectively persuade everyone to act for the sake of self-preservation, deliverance from ignorance, harm, loss, or ruin.

Join us at the Martin Museum of Art as we proudly present a thought-provoking exhibition that celebrates the strength, resilience, and creativity of women through the art of photography.

For more info, click here.


Eclipse: Shining Shadows – juried art exhibit at the Waco Art Center, March 28 – May 4, 2024.

The alignment and shadowing of celestial bodies has long been a source of wonder and disruption to our natural order. The eclipse has been both feared and celebrated for centuries. The phenomena have inspired folklore and mythology in many cultures. It has symbolized omens of both misfortune and blessings throughout human history.

The oldest recorded eclipse possibly dates back to 3340 B.C.E. exemplified with the discovery of a series of spiral-shaped and circular petroglyphs found in Ireland. For as long as humans have looked to the heavens in awe the eclipse has been a part of our stories, traditions and sacraments.

This art exhibit will creatively explore the juxtaposition of exquisiteness and disorder that the eclipse ensues through visual art.  For more info, click here.




Color the Dark: Peter Keil – Solar Eclipse Art Exhibition at Falcon and Owl, 210 South 5th Street Waco, TX 76701

Opening April 4 and running through April 30, Color the Dark Solar Eclipse Art Exhibition will feature the last living BIG artist of our time, Peter Robert Keil.   During his vast artistic career, Keil has worked alongside Legends such as Joan Miro, Picasso, Andy Warhol, Basquiat, & even David Bowie. Keil’s work adorns Galleries and Exhibitions worldwide, and is kept at the forefront of the Art Scene by his son Benjamin Keil, CEO of the Keil International Collection. Both Benjamin & Peter will be in attendance at our VIP Opening Party on April 4. And, the Exhibition will run through April.

More info: https://lastlivingbigartist.com/