2023 Texas Crab Festival Presents

The Texas Crab Fest brings together a variety of artists for a Mother’s Day weekend of gulf coast style Music, Art and Crabs on May 12-14, 2023 in Crystal Beach, Texas.

Taking the stage at 7:15 is the Big Jordan Band. Whether you’re looking for a unique original red dirt band or a high-energy party band, “It’s always a party with Big Jordan,” playing Country, Blues, and Classic Rock, and they can mix it up a bit! With an extensive catalog of songs, you are sure to be entertained.

Wayne Toups at the 2022 Texas Crab Festival

The evening is headlined by Louisiana and Gulf Coast Museum’s Hall of Fame member Wayne Toups who takes the stage at 9:45 pm. Toups is one of most commercially successful American Cajun Singers of all time with a career highlighted at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards in 2013. He returns with his unique brand of Cajun, Zydeco, R&B, and Rock music. Wayne, the Cajun Springsteen, has toured the world to include 26 countries. He has played the New Orleans Jazz Festival for 27 consecutive years. He performed at the 1990 Super Bowl. He always has a home here at Crystal Beach.

Galveston Ukulele Society at the 2023 Texas Crab Festival

Galveston Ukulele Society (1:00 pm) is a social group based on the common love of the ukulele. They love sharing aloha through song and welcome all visitors to sing along. GUS-togethers focus on sharing songs. Come enjoy the magical sound of the ukulele, perfect for visitors of all ages.


Little Comic at the 2023 Texas Crab Festival

Little Comic (2:00 pm), is an aspiring hip hop/pop artist. He is incredibly talented, at 9 years old he already has a growing fan base on social media, has released original music on all DSP, can play drums, bass, piano and guitar and has opened up for Texas rap legends ZRO and Lil Keke.


Salty Sounds Band from Galveston Island takes the stage at 3:15. Enjoy a performance of mixed music genres, skilled musicians and solid vocals. 100% live music show. Come out and hear some of your favorite songs off their 300 song playlist. Dancing is encouraged. Facebook: Jim Salty Sounds Kachelmeyer

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Pop Gun Band at the 2023 Texas Crab Festival

Hailing from the Golden Triangle region of Texas, power pop cover group PopGun! comes on at 5:30 pm. They hit the ground running in 2017 and have grown into one of the most prominent and in demand bands on the southeast Texas music scene, delivering a versatile, energetic take on pop and dance hits of 80s, 90s and the new millennium.


Texas Flood Band at the 2023 Texas Crab Festival

At 7:45 pm, Tommy Katona and Texas Flood have become one of the premier blues bands in all of North Texas. Evolving from the original tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Texas Flood pays tribute to the legends as well as the future of the blues through their own music and style. With an in-your-face show and raw high energy playing Tommy Katona takes the listener on a journey through the blues.


Roger Creager at the 2023 Texas Crab Festival

And headlining the 2023 Texas Crab Festival is none other than the award winning Roger Creager at 10:00 pm. Creager is an adventurist; he does not like to sit still while the world passes by. Whether it’s climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, jumping off his boat to snorkel with wild dolphins, snow skiing in the Rockies, catching tuna 100 miles from shore, piloting his airplane to far-off concerts, spear-fishing around oil rigs, scuba diving coral reefs, surfing in Costa Rica, or playing music through the Italian countryside, he tries to get the most out of what the world has to offer. All of this finds its way into Roger’s music and live shows. His passion for life invigorates everyone around him including his fan base. Those who get hooked on his charisma and high energy come back show after show, year after year, and record after record.


Kicking off Sunday entertainment at 12:30, ‘Coastline at LSCPA’ is the most visible performing ensemble within the Lamar State College Port Arthur Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts Department. The group has regular bookings on campus and throughout the Golden Triangle. Past performances include The South Texas State Fair, Logon Café, Madison’s, Dylan’s, The Nederland Heritage Festival, Riverfest, and the Groves Pecan Festival. Directed by Commercial Music Instructor Carl Richardson, they perform a variety of genres ranging from country, rock and roll, blues, pop, and jazz . For more information, contact The Commercial Music Dept. at 409-984-6520.

La Mentira Nortena at the 2023 Texas Crab Festival

At 2:00 we welcome La Mentira Norteña, a Norteño Band Founded in 2016. Based In Houston Texas, they have traveled all over the US to provide Clients with their great Music. 6 Artists Including Martin as the singer, Daniel as the Sound Engineer, Noel as Accordeonist, Juan as Bajosextero, Antonio as Drummer, and Enrique as Bass Player.
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Bayou Sounds at the 2023 Texas Crab Festival

We are thrilled to conclude with local favorite Bayou Sounds at 4:15 pm. Authentic Cajun Music – back porch style with a party in mind. Bayou Sounds is a familiar group on the Bolivar music scene, and will bring the 2023 Texas Crab Festival to a fitting close.

The Texas Crab Festival is May 12-14, 2023 at Festival Park, located at 1605 Highway 87, Crystal Beach, Texas. All-day admission is $10 Friday, $15 Saturday and FREE on Sunday. Kids 15 and under are always FREE. Parking is also FREE.

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