Legends of Texas Music Festival boasts music greats
The Lone Star State has plenty to brag about when it comes to music, and the annual Legends of Texas Music Festival features some of the best.
Held in May to benefit the civil war era “Dr. Pound Pioneer Farmstead” historical museum in Dripping Springs, the event has featured such greats as Johnny Gimble, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel and Mel Tillis.
The 2006 festival is scheduled for May 6 at the Nutty Brown Cafe Amphitheater on Highway 290 between Dripping Springs and Austin.
Texas music superstar, Kevin Fowler, a true professional entertainer whose popular with all age groups, will headline the show. Also featured are Texas music greats Billy Joe Shaver, Bobby Flores, Doug Moreland and Allie Danielle. A young Dripping Springs group, Moonshine, will open the festival at noon and music will continue until 10:30 p.m.
A special tribute each year celebrates a home-grown phenomenon – a unique blend of country and jazz known as “Texas Swing.”
Bobby Flores will present the “Texas Swing” portion of the program this year, and the festival annual recognizes a Texas music artist for his or her special contributions to Texas music. Past recipients are Johnny Gimble and Ray Benson – the festival will honor Billy Joe Shaver.
In addition to star-studded music, the Legends of Texas Music Festival features a Marketplace, a huge silent auction, great food and drink and more.
For more information, visit the web site at www.legendsoftexasmusic. com or call (512) 694-0874.