Open Road Series

Sep 3rd – Nov 19th The Grace - Abilene TX
Open Road Abilene logo

The Open Road concert series in Downtown Abilene offers music from some of the best in the Americana and roots rock music scenes.

You can look down south or you can turn back home, and there's a wide open road.

Johnny Cash

Proceeds from the concerts benefit the Community Foundation of Abilene — for the purpose of granting money to downtown initiatives — and Future Fund, an endowment fund of the Community Foundation which provides funding to local organizations serving children and youth.

  • Past Concerts

  • Nikki Lane
  • Charley Crockett Band
  • Tyler Childers
  • Cordovas
  • Jonathan Tyler
The Grace neon sign

Performances are on the rooftop of The Grace Museum, a historical cornerstone of Downtown Abilene. The final show will be in the courtyard.

Photo of The Grace

If weather hinders the rooftop performance, the concert will move inside to The Ballroom.

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Artist Lineup

  • Sep 3rd Bastards of Soul

    Dallas band Bastards of Soul are bringing raw soul power and vintage R&B back into the spotlight.

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  • Sep 26th The Texas Gentlemen

    The Texas Gentlemen music touches on blues, soul, folk, country, rock and gospel.

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  • Oct 22nd Jackie Venson

    Jackie is an Austin singer and guitarist. Her music is an amalgam of Blues, Rock, R&B and Soul.

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  • Nov 19th Eleven Hundred Springs

    Eleven Hundred Springs is a popular country music band from Dallas. Their music is described as the soul of country.

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Running Order

6:30pm - 8pm
Food truck with food for purchase outside The Grace
6:30pm - 10pm
Open beer and wine on rooftop
8pm - 9:30pm
The main event!
9:30pm - 10pm
Artist meet and greet

We’ve got merch

List of merch available

Thanks to our sponsors

  • Lone Star Dry Goods logo
  • JAR Land & Investments logo
  • Frontier Veterinary Clinic logo
  • Halbert Harmon Foundation
  • Dian Graves Owen Foundation
  • The Mill Winery logo
  • Good Work logo
  • Lisa Chavez, Wagstaff LLP logo
  • Elizabeth & Aaron Miller