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SAT Sept. 30th Free Festival! Downtown Martindale!

OYOU's Fall 2023 Fundraiser

Culminates Giving Tuesday 11/28/23 @ 10:00 p.m. CT

The OYOU is a 501 C3 nonprofit! Your donations are tax deductible. 

Thank you for your consideration and support! 


Welcome to Tammi Fest 2023

Thank You Sponsors

City of Martindale

Friday Sept. 29th OYOU's Annual Fall Fundraiser

OYOU's Tammi Fest Concert Sept. 29th

Adam Carroll

Want to hear a good story? Listen to any Adam Carroll song. His Texas peers sure have, over and over again, and are quick to heap superlatives on a stoic artist whose compositions provide a solitary glimpse into a verdant imagination. Jon Dee Graham says Carroll "may be the best songwriter that Texas ever produced," while Robert Earl Keen proclaims, "If all were right with the world, Adam Carroll would be the Townes Van Zandt of our age."


Chris Carroll 

Canadian-turned-Texan, Chris Carroll, weaves life's complexities with melodic sensabilities that capture the ear of the listener by way of simple appealing melodies, a vocal delivery to match, and an obvious knack for phrase turning. Couple all that talent with a sincere and engaging stage presence, and it's no wonder she enraptures audiences from coast to coast. 


Terri Hendrix

Terri Hendrix has garnered a global fanbase for her unique blend of folk, pop, country, blues, and jazz. Notably, she co-wrote the Grammy-winning instrumental "Lil' Jack Slade" for the Chicks and has received numerous awards and accolades. Her master recordings and archives are housed at the prestigious Wittliff Collections at Texas State University.


Lloyd Maines

Few people are as important to the development of Texas music over the last 40 years as Lloyd Maines. As a Grammy award-winning producer and musician, the Lubbock-born Maines has played a vital role in the creation of some of the Lone Star State's most famous and beloved albums.

OYOU's Tammi Fest Free Music Festival Sept. 30th

Saturday, September 30th Tammi Fest Free Music Festival 

Family-Friendly Music Festival & Downtown Market

Bring a lawn chair to enjoy the music!


3:30 – 4:00 Elijah Stone 

Elijah Stone is a multi-instrumentalist originally from Kerrville, Texas.  His main instruments are fiddle and mandolin, in which he plays a variety of styles ranging from Western Swing to blues to Texas Contest Fiddling.  His newest solo project uses a looper to create atmospheric soundscape country music.  Elijah, his wife Maddy, and their son River call Martindale their home. 


4:00 – 4:30 HalleyAnna Finlay 

HalleyAnna has a degree in creative writing from Texas State University. She was named the Texas State Collegiate Songwriter at the Kerrville Folk Festival in 2009, and she has been selected to perform official showcases at The Folk Alliance International Conference in Memphis and Kansas City; the South By Southwest Music Conference in Austin, The Old Settlers Festival in Dripping Springs,  the Kerrville Folk Festival, and countless other major music events.  She has played and had residencies from  Luckenbach, Texas to New York City, and from Santa Fe to Charlotte.


4:45 – 5:45 The Ditch Crickets 

They're a Louisiana inspired band that is high energy, sometimes wears shoes, and can make a mean gumbo! Come prepared to dance! 


6:00 – 7:00 Possessed by Paul James 

Konrad Wert, known as "Possessed by Paul James," is an American folk singer, songwriter and musician from Lee County, Florida. His music is composed of string instruments including banjo, guitarand fiddle with roots within folk, blues and punk. Raised within a small Mennonite Community among pacifists, service workers and transplants. He is also a special education teacher in Kerrville, Texas. Possessed by Paul James has starred in The Folk Singer, a film by Slowboat Films in 2008 while in circulation internationally. In 2015 Wert along with Milk Products Media, embarked on a year documentary spreading the conversation and advocacy of Special Education awareness and the need for state and federal reform. 


7:15 - 8:15 Rochelle & The Sidewinders 

Rochelle & The Sidewinders are an award winning, high-energy blues rock band based out of Austin Texas. The Sidewinders have performed as the headlining and support act at dozens of major music festivals throughout Texas, as well as many of the high profile music venues around the state. Rochelle, the "Texas Songbird" is a dynamic and striking presence with a voice that cuts right through to the bone. 


8:30 – 10:00 Henry Invisible 

Henry Invisible (Henry Roland) is an award winning multi-instrumentalist producer who live-loops and layers vocal harmonies, dynamic guitar riffs, bass grooves, soulful keyboards, drum machines and powerful percussion to create original, high-energy dance music that resembles a solid six-piece ensemble! Henry Invisible has played a solid role in the music scene both locally in his hometown Austin, TX and regionally.

About Tammi Fest

2023 Tammi Fest Press Release .docx
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Terri Hendrix and friends announce lineup, tickets for 4th annual Tammi Fest, an arts and music festival benefitting the non-profit organization OYOU (Own Your Own Universe)


September 29 & 30 fundraiser in Martindale, Texas, promises fun, music, and entertainment for the whole family — all for a good cause!


Martindale, TX — Texas singer-songwriter Terri Hendrix dedicated nearly a decade to turning her “OYOU” arts center dream into a reality. In 2012, the OYOU officially became a non-profit organization, and last year, it celebrated its 10th anniversary of serving the central Texas area. Despite being an acronym for “Own Your Own Universe,” which reflects Hendrix's independent career as a recording artist, the OYOU has always been focused on bringing joy to the communities it serves and changing lives through the creative arts.


On September 29 and 30, Hendrix and Team OYOU invite YOU (and the whole family!) to share in that fun — and experience firsthand the joy of helping to make a positive difference in the world — at the OYOU’s 4th annual Tammi Fest, a community-wide two-day music festival in historic downtown Martindale, Texas. Originally known as “Playing for Good,” the OYOU’s annual fundraiser was renamed Tammi Fest five yeas ago to honor Terri's sister, Tammi Hendrix, who passed away in 2018. Tammi was a passionate music fan, artist, and advocate for civil rights and events that propagated inclusivity. Like all OYOU events, Tammi Fest will be fully accessible for individuals with disabilities.


Tammi Fest 2023 kicks off Friday evening with a ticketed in-door concert at 413 Main Street, and continues Saturday afternoon and evening with a FREE music festival on the grassy area right across the street. Although the OYOU was founded in nearby San Marcos and hosts events and workshops across Texas, Martindale became the non-profit’s official home in 2017 when Hendrix purchased her Wilory Farm spread just up the road, with the sole purpose of renovating the 12-acre property into an arts center, nature space, and rent-free base of operations for the OYOU. 


Tammi Fest’s opening festivities, the Friday, Sept. 29 ticketed indoor gala, will feature an “in-the-round” acoustic concert by longtime friends, colleagues, and award-winning musicians Terri Hendrix, renowned guitarist (and Austin City Limits Hall of Fame inductee!) Lloyd Maines, and stellar songsmiths Adam Carroll and Chris Carroll. The event will include a cash bar, snacks, a silent auction, and a raffle. Tickets are just $25, with free admission for children under 12. Additionally, three VIP Sponsor Tables, each seating six to eight people, and offering special gift baskets, are also available. Doors open at 6:30 with the music running from 7 to 8:30 p.m.


After Friday night’s opening, Tammi Fest heads outdoors on Saturday, Sept. 30 for the FREE outdoor, family-friendly and community-wide music festival, arts market and street dance, with the fun starting at 3:30 p.m. and going till 10 p.m. Local vendors will sell arts and crafts, and adults can purchase wine, beer, and delicious food at the Martindale River Cafe, all while enjoying hours of top-notch, genre-diverse live music performances by artists Elijah Stone, HalleyAnna Finlay, The Ditch Crickets, Possessed by Paul James, Rochelle and The Sidewinders, and Henry Invisible. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own folding chairs for a comfortable seat to enjoy every minute of the impressive lineup — that is, when they’re not dancing!


Renowned musician and longtime OYOU fan and volunteer Lloyd Maines will emcee both days of the festival.


Every dollar raised at Tammi Fest — via tickets for Friday night’s concert and from voluntary donations collected Saturday or online —  directly funds the OYOU's mission of making the arts accessible to everyone and empowering and transforming lives by connecting the mind, body, and spirit through music and the creative arts. While it is a labor of love, it requires significant hard work, time, and funds to make it all possible.


Since obtaining its non-profit status, the OYOU has hosted numerous programs and special events online and in person at Wilory Farm and throughout the greater Central Texas area. The OYOU’s calendar is chock-full of programs that include arts and crafts, festivals, music and writing instruction, free community concerts, the OYOUth Club (a music and song camp for children), song circles, picking circles, women’s retreats, programs for schools, and specialized workshops for individuals with disabilities. 


All OYOU events and workshops provide a welcoming, non-judgmental environment that celebrates diversity and inclusivity. The OYOUth programs fill a void in arts-based education, which is increasingly absent in underfunded public schools, while other programs provide lifelong learning opportunities for adults and senior citizens. The high demand for the OYOU’s workshops and classes has led to consistent full capacity. While most programs require tickets, the OYOU offers scholarships to ensure that individuals who cannot afford tuition can still attend and learn. Scholarships are available based on financial need and for teachers, veterans, special-needs students, and for those living with chronic medical conditions. 


The OYOU’s mission not only benefits its participants but also supports local artists and professional musicians. These individuals are hired to lead workshops and are paid for their work or performances — even those that are free to the public. In an era where technology and changing consumer habits have disrupted the performing and visual arts industry, this provides artists with additional income and a meaningful way to inspire and teach through sharing their talents and experiences with appreciative audiences. Several of the OYOU’s teachers have faced personal challenges, such as strokes, cancer, depression, or other life-altering conditions. Through mentoring students with similar conditions, they also find a renewed sense of purpose.


Hendrix herself understands these challenges — and rewards. While she continues to write, record, and perform, she has spent most of her adult life managing her music career while living with epilepsy, and most recently, spasmodic dysphonia and essential vocal tremor. But it’s her belief, grounded in the fact that she’s still here today, not just writing and singing but thriving, that music and art have been as vital to her mind, body, and spirit’s resilience as any medication she’s ever been prescribed. Which, of course, is how she first came up with the whole idea for the OYOU in the first place. 


“What ‘Own Your Own Universe’ means to me,” she says, “is that I have the power within me to live the best life I can, regardless of my circumstances — and in doing so, inspire others to do the same. The beauty of the OYOU is that anyone can take the tools we provide by way of our events and programs and apply them to their own lives. This reaffirms the power of the creative arts to impact the human condition and soul. Our programs are accessible to everyone. Because everyone should be able to embrace and enjoy the arts!” 


For Hendrix, the OYOU is more than just a dream come true: It is a mission that continues to grow and inspire. And it’s her hope that it will have a lasting impact long after her time on earth is done.


Tammi Fest Weekend 2023

Location: 413 Main Street, Martindale, Texas 78655

Info & Tickets: OwnYourOwnUniverse.org


Friday, September 29: Tammi Fest “Playing for Good” Concert

The OYOU's Annual Fall Fundraiser!

Ticketed indoor concert and kickoff 

Doors @ 6:30 

Show @ 7:00 – 8:30

Tickets: $25 (children under 12 admitted free with accompanying adult) 

In-the-round performances by: 

Terri Hendrix w/Lloyd Maines

Adam Carrol and Chris Carroll


Saturday, September 30: Tammi Fest Music Festival 

Family-friendly Music Festival, Street Dance & Downtown Market 

Admission: Free!

3:30 – 4:00 Elijah Stone 

4:00 – 4:30 HalleyAnna Finlay 

4:45 – 5:45 The Ditch Crickets 

6:00 – 7:00 Possessed by Paul James 

7:15 – 8:15 Rochelle and The Sidewinders 

8:30 – 10:00 Henry Invisible 


2023 Tammi Fest Sponsors

City of Martindale

Play & Stay

We encourage all you folks coming in from out of town, to take a vacation and stay the weekend. Here's a link of places to play & stay!

Tammi Fest Street Team

The OYOU relies on fans and friends of our endeavors to help us get the word out on our events. If you'd like to join our 2023 Tammi Fest Street Team, we would greatly appreciate it. We have included download links to share our flyer on social media, a link to our Tammi Fest 2023 promotional video, and our press release. As always, thanks for your support. You matter, and we appreciate and helkp you can provide us to ensure Tammi Fest weekend is a success. 

Tammi Fest Social Media Graphic
Downloadable Tammi Fest Weekend flyer to share on your social media channels.
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Tammi Fest 2023 Press Release
Downloadable, sharable press release for all media, fans, and friends of the OYOU.
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Tammi Fest Flyer
Printable and sharable 8X10 flyer.
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