Thursday, September 28 – Sunday, October 1, 2023

The seventeenth Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love, El Cosmico’s authentic music experience held in Marfa, Texas, will take place September 28 – October 1 with headliners Spoon, Neal Francis, and The Heavy Heavy. Meshell NdegeocelloBen Kweller, The Suffers, Mexican Institute of Sound, Jess Williamson, Kara Jackson, Heartless Bastards, Robert Ellis, Ross Cashiola, Hella Aqui and the El Cosmico Family Band round out the lineup.

This year’s festival will be the last at the original El Cosmico location. The next Trans-Pecos Festival will take place at the reimagined and expanded El Cosmico, featuring 3D printed structures developed in collaboration with ICON, the leader of advanced construction technologies pioneering large-scale 3D printing and BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, world renowned architecture firm. The community will also include a collection of BIG designed and 3D printed residences called Sunday Homes. Learn more about Sunday Homes at El Cosmico here.

The festival goes beyond music, offering festival-goers the chance to camp in one of the most magical venues in the West Texas desert, while cultivating artistic engagement with a variety of unique activities, day parties, workshops, a vendor marketplace, pop-up desert spa (El Cosmetico) and barber shop (El Cosmicuts), food trucks, tattoos, and more.

Weekend Festival passes and on-site accommodation packages are available now – click below to purchase.



Mexican Institute of Sound DJ Set


Meshell Ndegeocello

Ben Kweller

Tift Merritt

Hella Aqui



El Cosmico Family Band featuring Tina Schlieske

The Heavy Heavy

Heartless Bastards

Kara Jackson

Tender Things


The Suffers

Neal Francis

Jess Williamson

Robert Ellis

Ross Cashiola


Convene at El Cosmico for a weekend of live music, sandlot baseball, workshops, vendors and more in the majesty of Marfa, Texas. Our current list of confirmed workshops are available to book below – to stay abreast of new additions, check back or follow us on Instagram.



Caddis – Workwear Vintage – West Perro – GLOR – El Cosmico Provision Co. – Pioneertown General Store – Forrest and Groves – Urban Renewal – From The Grey Fortress – La Ropa Vintage – Lunchroom Anxiety – Richter Goods – Muchacho Vintage – Far Out Silver

El Cosmetico

A little slice of heaven in the high desert. Book your spa treatments, haircuts and styling, and massage via the link below. Select the service you’re seeking and book now to stay ahead of the pack.

Seeking ink? Appointments with our tattoo artist fill up fast – check out the flash from the artists joining us this year below via Instagram so you can be ready to book when the festival begins.

Jeremy Cook | @jeremycarlcook

Anna Wexler | @moonstonetombstone

Analuz Carbajal | @guerrera.tatuz


El Béisbol Sandlot

Our annual sandlot baseball game, remix edition, kicked up all the west Texas dirt with pop flies, halftime dance breaks and big high fives.

Meals on Wheels

We’re preparing our most mouth-watering list of food and drink vendors for this year’s festival. Stay tuned for updates on your favorite West Texas delicacies – plus more offerings from all over.

Barbacoa Cosmicoa

A festival favorite returns this Trans-Pecos – a feast from the fire with Chef Dylan McShan of Easy Wind, plus a ranchwater bar by our friends at Herradura.

Tickets need to be purchased in addition to Trans-Pecos Festival tickets for Saturday night. Advanced purchase is strongly encouraged. More dinner details available below.



Breakfast Revival

Our annual benefit for Marfa Public Radio is back, too. Join us on Sunday, October 1, 2023 for early morning dishes from local restaurants including Margaret’s, Bordo, Easy Wind, Alta Marfa, and Hot Beef, with sweet tunes by Marfa Public Radio and spicy bloody’s by Tito’s Vodka – free for all festival ticket holders.


A special thank you to our party partners:

HerraduraSlane Irish WhiskeyCaddisUrban RenewalMadre MezcalRichard’s RainwaterFord’s GinMarfa Spirit Co.Earlybird CBDMill Scale Metal WorksHestiaLa Colombe Coffee RoastersBAWI Agua Fresca


Tickets are non-refundable, but you are able to transfer your tickets to someone else’s name by logging in to your Event Brite account, and selecting “Tickets” and then select edit. After September 10, tickets and tents cannot be transferred.