May 11

Category: Arts & Culture

Haggard Boxcar Music Festival

Date: Saturday, May 11 2019

The history of the boxcar starts in 1935 when the Haggard’s move to Bakersfield from Oklahoma.  They purchased the boxcar as temporary living, until they built a permanent structure on their land. In 1937, Merle Haggard was born and brought home to this now famous boxcar. It was relocated to the Kern County Museum in July of 2015. We continue to honor him, along with his son’s Ben, and Noel Haggard, by showcasing talented country singers from across the country.

The festival features Noel and Ben Haggard with a special line-up to include, up-and-coming country music star, Mo Pitney along, special guest Susan Raye and local favorites Truxtun Mile and The Nightlife Band.

Saturday, May 11th, 2019. Gates open at 3pm.  Tickets are $25 online or $30 at the door.

For more information about the event or to purchase tickets visit or call 661-437-3330.

For vendor information or to be a VIP/sponsor email

Location: Kern County Museum
Time: 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
3801 Chester Ave.
Bakersfield, California

Visit event website Add To Itinerary
Haggard Boxcar Music Festival