Western Days This Friday and Saturday! Join us!
Tickets are now available online for the 2012 Western Days festival in Old Town Lewisville, featuring headline performers Josh Abbott and Randy Rogers during the two-day event on Sept. 28-29.
The festival is free with a ticket. Visitors to the festival website, LewisvilleWesternDays.com, can print as many tickets as they need and present those tickets at the festival gates for free admission. Those entering the festival without a ticket (in paper form or presented on the screen of a phone or other electronic device) must pay $20 at the gate.
Free tickets also are available through entertainment sponsor 99.5 The Wolf. Festival schedule is 7-11:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, and 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 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.
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.
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, boat show, the eighth annual World Tamale Eating Championship, children’s fishing area, Tailwaggers Ranch pet zone, food vendors, a Stickhorse Rodeo for kids, and a special exhibit of Western art and sculpture at the MCL Grand.
Sponsors for Western Days 2012 include City of Lewisville, Lewisville Convention and Visitors Bureau, First Choice Power, Castle Hills, Denton County Transportation Authority, Southwest Displays & Events, Gilley’s Dallas, Dat’s Good BBQ, MedFusion, TIAA-CREF, The Apparel Group, Time Warner Cable, Chase, Orthofix, Vinson Process Controls, Ricos Products, Vista Ridge Village Shopping Center, Bud Light and 99.5 The Wolf. Community supporters include Old Town Business Association, Old Town Preservation Society, Lewisville Morning Rotary Club and Greater Lewisville Kiwanis Club.
For the latest information on Western Days 2012, visit LewisvilleWesternDays.com or call 972.219.3401.
2012 Lewisville Western Days – Entertainment Schedule
Friday, Sept. 28
|7pm||Concert: Railhead||Bud Light Main Stage|
|8:15pm|| Concert: Kyle Bennett||Bud Light Main Stage|
|10pm||Concert: Randy Rogers Band||Bud Light Main Stage|
Saturday, Sept. 29
|11am||OTPS Pie Baking Contest||City Hall Stage|
|Noon||Cooking Demonstration||Castle Hills Culinary Corner|
|1:15pm||World Tamale Eating Championship||City Hall Stage|
|2pm||Cooking Demonstration||Castle Hills Culinary Corner|
|2pm||Stick Horse Rodeo||Greater Lewisville Kiwanis Arena|
|2:45pm||Concert: Chaz Marie||Bud Light Main Stage|
|4pm ||Cooking Demonstration||Castle Hills Culinary Corner|
|4pm||Stick Horse Rodeo||Greater Lewisville Kiwanis Arena|
|4:45pm||Concert: Phil Pritchett||Bud Light Main Stage|
|6pm||Cooking Demonstration||Castle Hills Culinary Corner|
|6:30pm||Concert: Josh Weathers Band ||Bud Light Main Stage|
|8:15pm||Concert: Brian Keane||Bud Light Main Stage|
|10pm||Concert: Josh Abbott Band||Bud Light Main Stage|
Submitted report - Originally posted 9/8 - Retopped 9/28