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Port A's exclusive source for travel tips and local perspectives from people who live, work, and play in Port Aransas!

Port A Live Music Fest 2021 Lineup

Boogie with the Bands Whether you've already booked a trip for Port A Live Music Fest or are still in the planning stage, this band lineup and schedule will get you excited for the weekend! From Americana to jazz, country to the blues, this is a fest you won't want to miss. Curious what else is…

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Swing Your Way to Port A

Get into the "swing" of island living. “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing” -Duke Ellington By Duke Ellington’s standards, Port Aransas definitely means something, because it’s got that swing! The island is dotted with those playground fixtures of childlike wonder where maturity is…

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Port A Live Artist Features

What are your names? "Rich Edwards and Maranda Mae." What genre of music do you play? "Roots Americana. We call it blue folk country grass." Where are you from? "Born and raised in the Catskill Mountains in Western New York State. We've been floating around Texas since 2005. Currently staying out in…

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Texas Legends in Port Aransas

The Tournament, the Tradition, and The Triple Crown. Nothing speaks to tradition like fishing tournaments in Port Aransas. From May to November, nearly every weekend in Port A is stacked with a fishing tournament, sometimes two. Fishing, and the evolution to big game fishing, are so deeply woven…

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