The 2015 Texas Blueberry Festival gets an early start with a FREE Friday night concert, the Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park from 5 to 10 p.m. June 12 at Banita Creek Park North.
Rex Perry Autoplex is sponsoring the family-friendly event that will feature five musical acts: The Steve Hartz Family Band, The Coursey Family Band, The Blake Brothers Bluegrass Band, Bottom Dollar String Band and Catahoula Drive.
The concert starts at 5 p.m. with local act, the Steve Hartz Family Band, with Old Time String Shop proprietor Steve Hartz, his wife Sheryl and their daughter Sidney Rose. The Coursey Family Band, a three-generation band from North Texas that features a 13-year old Blake Brother Bluegrass Band, a high-energy bluegrass group from Shreveport, Louisiana, performs at 7 p.m., and The Bottom Dollar String Band, a contemporary bluegrass band from Austin, performs at 8 p.m. The headliner, Cataholoua Drive, takes the stage at 9 p.m. This Pineville, La. four-piece is looking to the future of Bluegrass music while keeping true to tradition and was a finalist in the 2014 Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of American Band Contest.
First Baptist Nacogdoches, Texas is partnering with the concert organizers to provide convenient and accessible parking for the event.
The concert will also feature food vendors and lots of water and organizers encourage music fans to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the wide-open spaces in the park. The event is family-friendly so no coolers or alcohol will be allowed in the park.
Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce organizers are excited about growing the Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park into an annual event and are grateful for the enthusiastic partners that make the concert possible, especially the City of Nacogdoches- City Government, First Baptist Church and of course our generous sponsor, Rex Perry Autoplex.
The Texas Blueberry Festival presented by Brookshire Brothers continues Saturday with a full day of activities in downtown Nacogdoches, including a blueberry pancake breakfast, competitions and more live entertainment. For more information, visit tbf.nacogdoches.org or call 936-560-5533.