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Turnpike Troubadours, Randy Rogers Band headline Lewisville Western Days

Post Date:July 11, 2017

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The City of Lewisville is proud to announce Turnpike Troubadours and Randy Rogers Band will headline the annual Western Days festival, September 29-30, in Old Town Lewisville.

Turnpike Troubadours (turnpiketroubadours.com) will be the featured act on Friday night, taking the Waste Management Main Stage at 10 p.m.

Turnpike Troubadours formed in 2005 in Oklahoma and quickly made a name for themselves in Texas and the southwest region. Their style is hardcore, lashed by burnin’ fiddle and guitar, and may be a little rough around the edges but with a deep-rooted soul that’s impossible to resist. Lead singer/guitarist Evan Felker says their songs are best described as real life applied to stories applied back to real life.

Through the years, the band has released four studio albums, with its self-titled album peaking at number 17 on the Billboard 200 in 2015. Bassist RC Edwards says the band’s sound comes from playing country music, punk rock, and anything else they liked in honky-tonks and beer joints.

Saturday’s headliner will be Randy Rogers Band (randyrogersband.com), closing out the weekend festival at 10 p.m. on the Waste Management Main Stage.

Randy Rogers Band formed in 2000 in San Marcos and burst onto the scene with its debut album, Live at Cheatham Street Warehouse. The same lineup has been performing together since 2002 and the music has evolved as they’ve soaked up the life experiences. Rogers says the band’s philosophy is simple – be true to yourself and you can’t fool anybody.

The band experienced nationwide success and recognition with the release of its Rollercoaster album in 2004. Two songs from that album made the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in early 2005.

The band has released seven albums, many receiving critical acclaim, spawning multiple Billboard hits. “One More Sad Song,” released in 2012, was the band’s first Top 40 hit. Three of their albums went to No. 1 on iTunes.

In addition to the headliners, several other well-known groups will be performing throughout the festival, providing a wide-ranging soundtrack for the day’s events. Those performers are:

Waste Management Main Stage
Friday, September 29

Cordovas
Dalton Domino

Waste Management Main Stage
Saturday, September 30
Kelly Willis
Tejas Brothers
Mark McKinney
Mike Ryan

Huffines Auto Dealership Lewisville Stage
Friday, September 29

Justin Mason
Bidi Bidi Banda
Roadside Libby

Huffines Auto Dealership Lewisville Stage
Saturday, September 30

Fiddle Rascals
Gibbonses
Texas Blues Crew
Milton Patton
Crystal Yates
Curtis Grimes
Havana NRG!

MCL Grand Performance Hall
Friday, September 29

Carolyn Wonderland

MCL Grand Performance Hall
Saturday, September 30
Carolyn Wonderland

This year’s Western Days event also will feature the 13th annual World Tamale Eating Championship presented by Market Street, an expanded Western Village featuring the Tribal Traditions Dance Troupe, the Kid Kountry Playground presented by Castle Hills, a mechanical bull, a working blacksmith, Huffines Auto Dealerships Lewisville Cattle Drive Parade, Castle Hills Culinary Corner, an art gallery exhibit at the Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater, and many more exciting, family-friendly activities.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday. Free tickets will be available for pick-up or download (LewisvilleWesternDays.com) at a future date. Download or print as many as needed and present them to the gate for free admission between the hours of 5-7 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. However, beginning at 7 p.m. both nights, free tickets will no longer be redeemable, and a $10 charge will be assessed for admission for everyone except children under 10.

Festival-goers are encouraged to use the free shuttle service to get in and out of the festival grounds. Shuttle hubs will be set up at DCTA Old Town Station, 617 E. Main Street; DCTA Hebron Station, 952 Lakeside Circle; and Vista Ridge Village Shopping Center, 2325 I-35E. Shuttle times are 4 p.m.-12:30 a.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturday. Shuttles will run every 10-15 minutes. While this is a pet-friendly event, pets and weapons will not be allowed on shuttle buses per bus company policy. Limited public parking will be available in various lots around Old Town.

Sponsors for Western Days 2017 include City of Lewisville, Lewisville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Waste Management, Republic Services, 99.5 The Wolf, Bud Light, Coca-Cola, Orthofix, Huffines Auto Dealerships Lewisville, Market Street, Prime Controls, Southern Comfort Mechanical A/C and Heating, The Apparel Group, Castle Hills, Frost Bank, Mellow Mushroom, Hampton Inn and Suites Lewisville, CoServ, Texas New Mexico Power, Gilley’s, Blackhall Photography, Denton County Transportation Authority, Vista Ridge Village, Johnson Feed Company, Cavalli’s Pizza, and Prohibition Chicken.

For the latest information on Western Days 2017 or to submit an entry for the parade, please visit LewisvilleWesternDays.com or call 972.219.3401.