By KAROLYN GEPHART
The 7th annual Alvin Music Festival and Cook Off will be March 23-24 at Briscoe Park in Alvin. The event is hosted by the Alvin Sunrise Rotary Foundation.
The 2018 entertainment lineup includes Friday performers Booth and Company, Kevin Fowler and the Drugstore Gypsies and Saturday performers Promising Lies, Junior Gordon, Kyle Park, the Spazmatics and RaeLynn.
Briscoe Park is located at 3201 S. Hwy 35 and 3265 Briscoe Drive in Alvin.
The annual festival promises great music, an IBCA sanctioned cook off, activities for kids, good food and beverages. Kids will have inflatables and miniature golf areas.
Tickets are $15 Friday and $20 Saturday for adults with $30 for a weekend pass. Military discount will be $5 off with valid ID. Children ages 0-5 are free and those 6-12 are $5 a day.
Gate hours are Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
The cook off will include a 150 cook team limit with top prizes for brisket, pork ribs, chicken, beans and feast. A fajita jackpot will also be offered. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion will earn trophies.
The Alvin Sunrise Rotary Foundaton Raffle for this year’s first prize is a 2018 Kawasaki Mule Pro FXT and Big Texas 50 LA 12 foot Trailer. The winner will be announced at the festival.
Sponsorships are available on various levels and all sponsors will be recognized in multiple ways prior to and throughout the festival. To sponsor, go to www.alvinmusicfestival.com.
Proceeds from the festival were used to support the following organizations: Alvin and Manvel High School Scholarships, Alvin Animal Shelter, Alvin Community College Foundation, Alvin Family Community Center, Alvin ISD FFA, Alvin Food Pantry, Alvin Interact Par for Polio Golf Tournament, Alvin ISD Education Foundation, Alvin Junior High Seaperch Program, Alvin Library League, Alvin Meals on Wheels, Alvin Parks and Recreation equipment and picnic tables, Alvin Youth Sports Program, Brazoria County Fair Livestock auction, and Thelma Ley Anderson Family YMCA.
In 2017 over 8,000 people attended the music festival.