Get ready to rumble, stumble and rock this weekend. The annual Chilifest is back and better than ever, with great new performers and artists ready to rage the socks off of Snook, Texas once again.
Chilifest is a widely known music festival here in College Station because our beloved college students always whoop, holler and rave about it.
This year’s line-up is one of the best yet. The festival is bringing the Turnpike Troubadours to town on Friday and Chris Young on Saturday. Attendees will also be able to see Koe Wetzel, Shotgun Rider, Bri Bagwell and Mason Kleman on Friday and Ryan Bingham, Josh Abbott Band, Casey Donahew and Parker McCollum on Saturday.
Chilifest draws in around over 35,000 people over the two fun-filled days each year. Although it might seem like the main purpose of Chilifest might is to have fun and jam out to country and rock bands, the real purpose is a lot more fulfilling.
As stated on the Chilifest Official Website, the event’s “main purpose is to give back to local charities throughout the Brazos Valley and its surroundings areas while providing a unique festival experience to attendees.” The festival formed Chilifest Incorporated, a registered nonprofit, in 1999, and the charity grew from there.
In the last 18 years, Chilifest Inc. has raised over $3,000,000 for charities across the Brazos Valley. Recipients of this support include Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Brazos Valley Children’s Museum, Down Syndrome Association of Brazos Valley, Voices For Children, Kiwanis Club of College Station, Bryan Protection Firemen and many others. 2016 was a landmark year for Chilifest Inc., as they raised over $225,000.
That’s some fun you can feel good about.
Chilifest is open to all ages, but families and the younger crowd should be aware that Chilifest is an excuse to get rowdy for many attendees.
For more information about the festival, camping guidelines and ticket prices, visit http://www.chilifest.org/