Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Josh Abbott and Randy Rogers to headline Western Days festival in Lewisville
The festival is September 28-29.
Josh Abbott Band will be the featured act on Saturday night to close the festival, taking the Bud Light Main Stage at 10 p.m. He headlined on Friday night at the 2011 festival and drew a record crowd for an opening-night performance.
Abbott's playing career developed during his college days at Texas Tech when he and three other members of Phi Delta Theta fraternity began performing at the famed Blue Light Live in Lubbock. The group's most recent album, Small Town Family Dream, was released in April of this year and reached number 15 on the Billboard top 200.
Randy Rogers Band will be the headlining act on Friday night, the opening night of the two-day event, starting at 10 p.m. on the Bud Light Main Stage. He last appeared in Lewisville as part of the 2007 Western Days festival.
Rogers was born in Cleburne and started playing guitar when he was 6 years old. Since his debut album in 2000 - a live recording made in San Marcos - Rogers has released five more albums and had six singles make the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The band's most recent album, Burning the Day, was released in 2010 and reached eighth on the Billboard top 200.
In addition to the best of Texas country music and local performers on three live stages, Lewisville's Western Days festival offers two days of great family fun including arts and crafts vendors, gunfight re-enactments, trick ropers, cooking demonstrations, car show, the eighth annual World Tamale Eating Championship, children's fishing area, Tailwaggers Ranch pet zone, First Choice Power Food Court, a Stickhorse Rodeo for kids, and a special exhibit of Western art and sculpture at the MCL Grand.
The festival is free, but a ticket is required. Free tickets will be available starting Wednesday, September 5, at the festival website, LewisvilleWesternDays.com, and through entertainment sponsor 99.5 The Wolf. Festival schedule is 7-11:30 p.m. Friday, September 28, and 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday, September 29.
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