By KAROLYN GEPHART
Photos by MEG CROWLEY
The Ron Carter Texas Music Fest held downtown Friendswood March 3 had music fans arrive at noon for the 9-hour concert featuring five bands and others came just before their favorite group was going on stage but all agreed that the festival was the best it has ever been.
The third annual event featured headliner Roger Creager along with Zane Williams, Bri Bagwell, Two Tons of Steel and Saints Eleven.
Food trucks, children’s games, bag toss for all ages, a biergarten setting and a VIP tent were all part of the event that celebrates Texas Independence each year.
This year the weather wasn’t too cold, wasn’t too hot, and had no rain drops failing; just some wind.
Hosted by Friends of Downtown Friendswood (FDFA) and sponsored by title sponsor Ron Carter and sponsor Karbach Craft Beer, the festival drew its largest crowd in its three year history.
FDFA is made up of volunteers who work to enhance the downtown area of Friendswood. Their events include the music festival, a Front Porch Series of music and fun in April at the Brown Museum, a Labor Day Ice Cream Social, and an upcoming Showcase of Non-profits at the Friendswood Library April 12.
The group has worked together to get a mural painted downtown and an October scarecrow contest for downtown businesses as well as planning and hosting three Texas Music Fest events.
To keep abreast of happenings downtown, go to the FDFA website for a downtown event calendar. Check www.fdfa.org. FDFA is a 501(c)(4).