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Information for Team Captains

There will be two important dates coming up; February 26th and March 1st. Attending one of these two dates is mandatory for all Team Captains. If you are a corporate team, which you will have been notified about, you will attend the March 1st meeting. All other Team Captains who have not been notified about being a corporate team will attend the meeting on February 26th. Both meeting dates take place at 5:30PM and will be held at The Tap (815 Harvey Rd, College Station). During the meeting we will be going over the rules and regulations for Chilifest 2019, along with the opportunity for Team Captains to purchase additional tickets with reduced ticket fees. Plan on having all of your money collected by this date. We will use the number of tickets that your team has purchased by this date to determine your teams spot size. Spot selection will be held on March 23rd. A Chilifest representative will reach out to each Team Captain with more information regarding their spot selection after March 1st. Each Team Captain should have received a password, which can be used online to add tickets to their team.


Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. We can’t wait to continue working with y’all, and hope to make this the best Chilifest yet.


-The Chilifest Chairmen

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Chilifest 2019 Lineup Press Release


Chilifest 2019 Celebrating 28 Years with an ELITE Lineup of Entertainers

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – January 18, 2019 – This spring, Chilifest will be celebrating 28 years of chili, music, and fun in Central Texas. Over the years, Chilifest Inc. has assembled an untarnished resume of success – having entertained thousands of patrons and attracted some of country music’s finest performers to our area. Undoubtedly, Chilifest remains in a class of its own: dedicated to providing a spectacular event, with all proceeds benefiting the community to aid in many worthy causes. As of today, Chilifest has contributed over THREE AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS to the Brazos Valley and surrounding areas.

Chilifest 2019 takes place Friday and Saturday, April 5th and 6th and this two-day music festival does not disappoint in PERFORMERS with headliner Cody Jinks taking the stage Saturday evening. Cody Jinks continues to pave his own roads and firmly do things his way, with over 260k albums sold and over 500 Million Streams of his incredible catalogue of music. Rolling Stone said it best about Cody Jinks. “Rule Changing Country Music”.

Joining Cody Jinks on Saturday is Randy Rogers Band, Whiskey Myers, Flatland Cavalry, and Kyle Park. Gracing the stage Friday night is the Battle of the Bands winner Joh Hord, Kolby Cooper, Kody West, Shane Smith & The Saints, and co-headliners Koe Wetzel and Pat Green! One of the most influential modern stars in Texas’ long country-music tradition, Pat Green has left a mark on the lives of countless fans and generations of artists, helping to solidify a cultural movement bringing artists from the Lone-star state to the national stage along the way. Ending the year on Pandora’s ‘Country Artists to Watch’ and Spotify’s ‘Most Streamed’ lists, Koe Wetzel brings his brand of East Texas rock ‘n’ roll to sold out crowds all across the country. Koe is in the studio now, working on his highly anticipated follow-up to 2016’s Noise Complaint.

This two-day music festival is open to the public and tickets are on sale now at Chilifest 2019 has many opportunities and all the details can be found at their website at With adding additional opportunities along with an extremely organized event that provides top of the line entertainment, it allows Chilifest to get bigger and better every year.

With 35,000 people attending in a two-day window, you do not want to miss the FUN and ENTERTAINMENT this event provides. All in all, when you are able to give back to the community as Chilifest Inc. has year after year, it is something to be PROUD of. Chilifest Inc. prides themselves on this tradition, a tradition that makes a POSITIVE impact in the Brazos Valley as well as providing their patrons a memorable experience.

The purpose of Chilifest Inc. is to offer assistance to thousands of ill, neglected, and less fortunate individuals; as well as provide funding for many organizations who put forth the effort to resolve the life-threatening problems that endanger the lives of so many.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]



[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Chilifest Chairmen, along with Miller Lite, 102.7 The Zone, Candy 95.1, Willy 97.7, and Maverick 100.9 want to invite you to Shiner Park on January 18th to see the Chilifest 2019 Lineup Unveil!

Doors will open at 8pm with live music from Battle of the Bands winner John Hord.
No cover to get into Shiner Park from 8pm-9pm.

This year’s entertainment contains some of our best artists to date, and we look forward to seeing everyone there!
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John Hord – Battle Of The Bands WINNER!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Introducing our Battle of the Bands winner:
After the end of another successful Chilifest Battle of the Bands competition, John Hord is the winner!

He will be opening up the day on Friday, April 5th.

John Hord Band


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Battle Of The Bands


Chilifest Battle of the Bands is a competition for the chance to play the opening spot on Friday of Chilifest.
We are partnering with the Tap (the location of the contest) and Texas Music Pickers to put on the event. There are 6 rounds that occur every other week, and the breakdown is as follows. The first 4 rounds are preliminary rounds of 6 artists performing an acoustic set. After the first four rounds, one winner from each round, plus one wildcard winner will advance to the semi-finals on the 5th contest night and perform another acoustic set. From the semis will advance the top two winners into the finals, where they will perform with a full band.
At the end of each contest, there will be a performance by bigger name artists. Here are the dates and names of contestants/headlining artists:

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PRELIMINARY: 9/11/2018

  • David Lewis Band
  • Morgan McKay
  • Dillan Poe
  • Brian Chance
  • Hannah Kay
  • Triston Coomes

Kody West (Headliner

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PRELIMINARY: 9/25/2018

  • Kenna Danielle
  • Mason Marek
  • Jordan Nix & the Day Drinkers
  • Vanessa Lynn Bird
  • Drew Moreland
  • Ryan Wilcox

Read Southall (Headliner

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PRELIMINARY: 10/9/2018

  • Damon Curtis
  • David Joel
  • Giovannie and The Hired Guns
  • Parker Twomey
  • Joey Greer

Mike Ryan (Headliner

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PRELIMINARY: 10/23/2018

  • The Barrens
  • Hill Country Revival
  • Hayden Baker
  • Canaan Bryce
  • Jon Young
  • John Hord Band

Randall King/Josh Ward (Headliner

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Semi-Final: 11/6 – Shane Smith (acoustic)

(The 4 preliminary winners + 1 wildcard)

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Final:  11/29 – Shotgun Rider

(The top 2 winners from the semifinal will perform full band.)


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Chilifest Donates Over $200,000


Chilifest, Inc. donates more than $200,000 to Brazos Valley nonprofits, establishes Texas A&M endowment

[/vc_column_text][vc_zigzag][vc_column_text]In its 27th year, Chilifest presented checks Friday totaling more than $200,000 to 41 local nonprofits following another successful music festival.

This year’s event featured both cold temperatures and hot performances from county musicians such as headliner Chris Young, Casey Donahew, Bri Bagwell and more.

“This is kind of one of the most important parts about Chilifest,” said Robert Cary, president of Chilifest. “In my mind, actually the most important. Chilifest is a lot of fun and we do a lot of different things throughout the year, but this is the one that gives the whole event a lot of meaning.”

One of the largest beneficiaries was the Texas A&M Foundation endowment for the creation of a scholarship in the name of the music festival.

“This is something that we’ve been working on for a couple of years now. We’re very excited for this year to be the year that we were able to get this done,” Cary said. “We hope that Chilifest continues for many many years, but this will go on forever. This is an endowment through the Texas A&M Foundation and this will provide a scholarship every single year to a handful of students, from now until forever.”

Burleson County Go Texan Association, which provides scholarships for students living in Burleson County, also received $25,000.

The Boys & Girls Club of the Brazos Valley received $15,000 and Coach Blair Charities received $10,000 in donations.

The recent event is officially the largest Chilifest on record with 37,000 people attending the two-day music festival, giving the organization the opportunity to provide donations no smaller than $1,000 to 41 local nonprofits.

Chilifest 2019 is scheduled for April 5-6.


Full list of Chilifest beneficiaries

Organization Donation
BCS Habitat for Humanity $1,000
Burleson County 4H Exchange $1,000
Burleson County Fair Association $1,000
Bubba Moore Memorial Group $1,000
Colorado County Area Go Texan $1,000
Leukemia Texas $1,000
Shattered Dreams $1,000
The Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley $1,000
BVCASA $1,500
Doo Gooders $1,500
Gonzales County Go Texan $1,500
Somerville United Methodist Men & Women $1,500
Brazos Valley C.A.R.E. $2,000
College Station Morning Lions Club $2,000
Folds of Honor $2,000
Helping Heroes Burn Foundation $2,000
National Alliance of Mental Illness of Brazos Valley $2,000
 SPJST Youth Group $2,000
T.R.O.Y. $2,000
Keep Burleson County Beautiful $2,500
Still Creek Ranch $2,500
Chris Young Foundation — Hurrican Harvey Relief $3,000
Newton County Go Texan $3,000
Snook 4H $3,000
Snook EEA $3,000
Snook Lions Club $3,000
Down Syndrome Association $3,500
Snook PTO $3,500
Texas Ramp Project $3,500
Voices for Children $3,500
Slaton Smith Charitable Foundation $4,000
Somerville Church of God $4,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters $6,000
Snook Ag Boosters $6,000
Burleson County First Responders $8,000
CHI St. Joseph EMS $8,000
Snook Volunteer Fire Department $8,000
Coach Blair Charities $10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Brazos Valley $15,000
Burleson County Go Texans $25,000
Texas A&M Foundation Endowment — Chilifest Scholarship $25,000

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Lost & Found – Chilifest 2018

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Park N’ Ride Bussing Friday Night (4/6/2018)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Park N’ Ride Busing Friday Night: In addition to the Park N’ Ride busing service Chilifest offers from 10:30 AM – Midnight on Saturday during the event, the Park N’ Ride service will now be extended to Friday evening from 9 PM – 1:30 AM. The pick-up and drop off locations will be at Post Oak Mall both days.

Chilifest provided busing will not commence until 9:00PM. Please schedule a safe ride to the event, and enjoy the complimentary ride home. Private buses will not be allowed to pick up event goers from the event after 9:00 PM unless explicitly registered with Chilifest Staff.

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RFID Wristbands


We are excited to announce the introduction of RFID wristbands to Chilifest!

Event-goers will be able to register their wristbands online, allowing them the simplicity of using their wristband to make purchases at the event as well as interact with sponsors. Registering the RFID wristband online will also allow users to receive a replacement wristband in the event the wristband is lost. Otherwise, if an unregistered wristband is lost, a replacement wristband will NOT be granted. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Mobile Charging Lockers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This year we are excited to announce the presence of Mobile Charging Lockers out at Chilifest. Each locker is internally equipped with a universal phone charger, so whether you’ve got an iPhone or an Android, you can charge up safely and come back for it without missing a beat. Each locker measures approximately 8 inches high, 12 inches wide, and 18 inches deep — plenty of space for backpacks or purses. Rentals are good for single-day or full weekend use.

Pro tip: Lockers make a great meeting point for you and your crew. Presale rates for 2-day rental is $35! One-day rental will be $20/day, and $40 for 2-day rental on site.
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