10th annual Boomtown Film and Music Festival

10th annual Boomtown Film and Music Festival

The Boomtown Film and Music Festival is celebrating it’s 10th year in Beaumont. Feb. 23-26, 2017, experience a diverse lineup of independent films from local, national and international filmmakers, as well as independent musicians that cross all genres.

Here’s a quick overview of some of the talent and events #BoomFestX has to offer!

Thursday, Feb. 23

Music at The LogOn Cafe (3805 Calder Ave., Beaumont) from 8 to after 11 p.m. with have five acts, including local artist Rob Wellz and indie/folk rockers The Cover Letter from Austin.

A staged reading will be performed at the Dishman Art Museum (1030 E. Lavaca St, Beaumont) in collaboration with Beaumont Community Players and the Lamar University Department of Communication from 6 to after 8 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 24

Music and films at Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum (5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd., Beaumont). Music will include local artist Cody Schaeffer and Tele Novella from Austin. Films will include the Texas Filmmaker’s Showcase and “Dixie,” a documentary about the controversial 19th century tune.

Saturday, Feb. 25

Starting at 10 a.m., films will be screened in the Jefferson Theatre and the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, including “The Example’ by local filmmaker Gordon S. Williams at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in the Start a Movement block.

Music will be in the street in front of the Jefferson Theatre from 2-6 p.m., including the soulful Austin Texas band The Reputations. Music cranks back up at The Gig from 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Industry professionals will be coming to speak about topics like “Not How to Make Your Movie, But How to Get Your Movie Made” by Irving filmmaker Jim DeVault, a casting panel by Port Arthur’s own Whitney Valcin, and L.A. radio D.J./Producer Christian James Hand, will break down, track by track, two of your favorite hit songs.

At 6 p.m., attendees will pack the theatre for the awards ceremony where the Boomtown Film and Music Festival crowns its top films and announces the winners of the beloved 48 Hr. Film Race.

After the ceremony, “This is Spinal Tap!” will be shown at the Jefferson Theatre at 8 p.m..

Sunday, Feb. 26

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Come to Tradewinds at the MCM Eleganté Hotel for a short recap of winning films and an Oscar viewing party starting at 6 p.m.

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