Outrigger Event Center


About Us


The Outrigger building spent an early life as a lumberyard, a plumbing supply house and a bar and grill.  The building glows with its history and experience.  As a music venue, The Outrigger is known for its intimacy, its welcoming audiences and its sonic warmth. Summers allow us to expand into an outdoor setting and The Outrigger has hosted concerts, parties and fundraisers both inside and out.  Wine and beer are always available at our well stocked bar. 

Our Mission

Our Corporate mission and purpose is to encourage, elevate and sustain original live music by maintaining a unique music venue (The Outrigger Event Center) in Palacios, Texas. 

Additionally, the Corporation will work to promote and encourage musicians performing live original music in the Matagorda area and beyond. 

The Outrigger Event Center is made Possible by:

  • Our FANtastic Fans
  • Incredible Musicians
  • Our Corporate Sponsors
  • Friends of the Outrigger
  • Our Volunteers

Booking Recommendations

 Acts already booked for this month and the coming year include Grammy award winner and ACL star Lloyd Maines with Terri Hendrix, Texas’ own Gabe Wootton, country music star Nick Gaitan with his band, Linda Gil Lewis, and Hamp and Janet with many, many more to come! Call Wayne Dodd if you have more ideas or acts to recommend! The Outrigger is also very much open to new and local talent and will be booking those artists that standout on Open Mic nights.

Our 2019 Corporate Sponsors

Thank you for your sponsorship

  • Bay City Abstract & Title
  • First Financial Bank
  • Joe & Carolyn LeMaster
  • Lynn & Associates
  • Palacios Dental
  • Tenaris
  • The Trull Foundation


  • Dan Eldridge
  • Fred and Laurie Beck
  • David & Lori King
  • John and Lisa Harrison
  • Charlie & Darlene Tresselt
  • Phil Ripke
  • Mike & Janice Price
  • Doug & Glenda Parker
  • Mark & Cathy Merck
  • Elaine Meadows

Our Volunteers

  • Fred Beck
  • Bob & Mary Van Borssum
  • Marty Brewer
  • Wayne & Cheryl Dodd
  • Jeff Drawhorn
  • DC Dunham
  • Sara Hickman
  • Rick Jenkins
  • David King
  • Irene Mangum
  • Elaine Meadows
  • Bruce & Maria Ryder
  • Kaela Sanchez
  • Charlie & Darlene Tresselt

Founding Friends of the Outrigger

  • Wayne & Cheryl Dodd 
  • Bill Gay
  • Glen Smith 
  • David McMurray
  • Robert & Cynthia Garrett 
  • Dan Eldridge
  • Fred & Laurie Beck 
  • Mike & Janice Price
  • Doug & Glenda Parker 
  • John & Lisa Harrison
  • Rick & Beth Jenkins 
  • Charlie & Darlene Tresselt
  • Bruce & Maria Ryder 
  • Martin & Kathy Brewer
  • Lynda Bible 
  • The Peaceful Pelican
  • Transport Boats 
  • David & DC Dunham
  • Mark & Theresa Treadway 
  • Bob & Mary Van Borssum
  • Steve & Margie Weir 
  • Dan  & Ballan Keen
  • Jim & Allison Gardner 
  • Mark & Cathy Merck