Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love 2021

Most Septembers, we come together under the big skies of far west Texas. El Cosmico is our home for four days of live music, sandlot baseball, workshops, vendors and very very good times in the majesty of Marfa.

Wednesday, September 22 – Sunday 26, 2021

Four Day Music Only Tickets: $500

Four Day Music + Camping Tickets: $500

Self-camping is included in this years festival ticket. If you plan on staying elsewhere in Marfa or in an on-site accommodation you will need to purchase a music only ticket. An extra day has been added and capacity has been drastically reduced for Covid-19 safety this year. We are monitoring the Covid-19 situation as it continues to evolve, and are following all state and city guidelines. The line up will be announced later this summer. All questions welcome, reach out to events@elcosmico.com to inquire.



Wednesday, September 22
Rickie Lee Jones
Meshell Ndegeocello
+ more to come soon


Thursday, September 23
Paul Cauthen
Jade Bird
Ambar Lucid
Ross Cashiola
+ more to come soon


Friday, September 24
Parquet Courts
Caroline Rose
Cate Le Bon
Alex Maas
The Tender Things


Saturday, September 25
Ben Kweller
Courtney Barnett (Solo)
El Cosmico Family Band
+ more to come soon


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On-Site Accommodations


A variety of on-site accommodations are available this year for your time under the big sky.

Shelter Co. Tents (One Bed): $1,200 ($300 per night | 4 night minimum)
Safari Tents: Sold Out
Tepees: Sold Out
Trailers: Sold Out

All guests booking on-site accommodations must also purchase Music-Only tickets for the festival.

Limited quantity available.

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2021 Trans-Pecos Festival Poster 

The 2021 flying saucer art for El Cosmico’s Trans-Pecos Festival was inspired by the recent archive of UFO sightings declassified by the U.S. government. If we were invaded by aliens tomorrow, we’re not sure we’d be surprised after the year and a half we’ve had. Onwards, upwards, and into the cosmos.

Pre-order your 2021 Trans-Pecos Festival poster before heading to Marfa. All online poster orders will be shipped out in October, 2021. Line-up will be included on each 19 x 25”, 5 color silkscreen poster.

$50 poster | $125 special edition poster



Get busy.

Activities will abound at this year’s party. Make something, try something or create something for a friend.

Learn a new talent at one of the many workshops available during the festival.

Workshops bookings available soon.


Shop our vendor area, hang out and listen to an afternoon DJ, or just spend some time in our hammock grove. We’ve got a solid mix of activities and opportunities to do absolutely nothing.

Breakfast for a Great Cause

Sunday, September 26, 2021, from 9 AM – Noon

Feed your hangover, enjoy live music and hang out one last time with your festival family before heading home. Support a great cause at our Breakfast Revival.

All proceeds benefit KRTS Marfa Public radio.


El Cosmetico

Back by popular demand. Just because you’re camping doesn’t mean you don’t need a massage.

Book your appointment with El Cosmetico this summer.


The forever souvenir – get a tattoo under the big sky.

Appointments made on-site the day of the festival at the El Cosmetico reception.

Must be 18 years or older with a valid ID. Space is limited. Artwork will be suggested based on length of appointment.

Food Trucks + Camp Counselors Wanted

If you’re interested in volunteering or bringing your food truck out, then we’re interested in hearing from you. Email events@elcosmico.com for more information.

El Beisbol Sandlot

Austin’s Texas Playboys vs. Marfa’s Los Yonke Gallos. An epic sandlot rivalry continues. Saturday, September 25 at Noon. Hot dogs. Beer. Squirrel friends. Can only be experienced – definitely a party highlight regardless of your stance on sports.


What are the dates of the festival?

Wednesday, September 22 – Sunday, September 26, 2021

An extra day has been added this year. Gates open at Noon on Wednesday, September 22, no one is allowed on-site prior to that time.


What kind of tickets should I buy?

All four day tickets include self-camping this year. If you purchase a four day ticket and want to camp on site make sure to bring your own tent, bedding and any other necessities. Every person in the tent needs a ticket to the festival. Bathrooms and showers are communal.

Single day tickets are music only and do not include camping. Only four day festival tickets include camping this year. Single day camping tickets will not be sold this year.

If you are staying elsewhere in Marfa, you still need a Music Only ticket.

If I decided to buy a Shelter Co. Tent, Trailer, tepee or Safari Tent do I need to buy tickets to the festival?

Yes, you will need to purchase Music Only tickets for everyone sleeping in the accommodation.


Where are my tickets?

No tickets will be mailed. You will receive the tickets in an email confirmation from Event Brite. Tickets are attached as a PDF you can print or we can scan them from the Event Brite app. Please print your confirmation email for your records and bring with you to the festival.


What can I get on site day of?

Day of tickets are not guaranteed and dependent on capacity.


How do I change the name on my tickets?

Tickets are non-refundable, but we are happy to transfer your tickets to someone else’s name if you cannot attend. Login to your account, select “Tickets” and then select “Transfer.” Read this article for formal instructions.


My band wants to play at Trans-Pecos, can we?

For consideration to play at this years festival email events@elcosmico.com.


I want to be a vendor, bring my food truck, host a workshop or volunteer. Who do I contact?

Reach out to events@elcosmico.com for more information.

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