By KAROLYN GEPHART
Tickets are going fast for the third annual Ron Carter Texas Music Fest in Friendswood this Saturday, March 3. The event celebrates Texas Independence Day with live music in an outdoor venue. This year the Music Fest will be held from noon to 9 p.m. at the corner of FM 518 and FM 2351 in Captain’s Corner Shopping Center.
Country artist Roger Creager will be the headliner along with country entertainers Zane Williams, Bri Bagwell, Two Tons of Steel and Saints Eleven.
The Music Fest celebrates Texas Independence Day and Creager is a great example of a proud Texan. He grew up near Corpus Christi, received a business degree from Sam Houston State University and an agriculture degree from Texas A&M. It was in College Station that he became part of the Texas music scene. His performances are known for his infectious high energy, zeal for life and love of country music.
Friendswood is one of many Texas towns where he is taking his band. Others include Fort Worth, Austin, Terell, Corpus Christi, Houston, Stephenville, Coupland, New Braunfels, Pilot Point, Goliad, and several places in Oklahoma as well as Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. That will take him through June. Creager is a busy and popular country artist.
Texan singer Williams brings honest, traditional country music and is offering his own take on stories to which people like himself can relate.
Bagwell is a four time Texas Vocalist of the Year. Her stage presence is described as embodying a kind of flirty yet tough magnetism that allows her to quickly connect with her audience.
Two Tons of Steel is a San Antonio based group with a signature sound of Country meets Punk. They are returning to the Music Fest by popular demand.
Saints Eleven will open the event. Saints Eleven is a Red Dirt Country Band from Dallas. The group is a mixture of Country, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass and Rock. The group sums up their style as Texas Country.
Tickets are $10 presale and $15 at the door.
To order online, go to www.fdfa.org.
A few VIP tickets remain for $125. With only 150 of these tickets being sold, the majority of them were purchased early online. The VIP Experience includes VIP seating in an elegant tent with prime location to the stage, passed appetizers, Texas Style dinner by Chef Jakob of Brasserie 1895, VIP parking, and four beverage tickets (for ages 21 and over only).
Sponsored by the Friends of Downtown Friendswood Association, the annual event offers music, food and fun to make it a memorable afternoon and night in Friendswood.
More information can be found at www.fdfa.org.