Latest City News

Print RSS
Living in the Metroplex makes it difficult to get hometown news on a daily basis, so the City of Lewisville is doing its best to keep you informed through several avenues.

This page will allow you to see what we send to the media, whether it makes it into print or not. The city publicizes projects, programs, achievements, safety tips, ordinances, Council actions, public notices, special events, and much, much more through News Releases.

The city also operates two Municipal Access cable channels, LVTV Prime and LVTV Leisure, available on the basic tier of the Spectrum and Frontier Communications cable systems. LVTV Prime (TW-16, VF-15) broadcasts programs and announcements with basic information about city events and operations, while LVTV Leisure (TW-96, VF-16) focuses on the parks and recreation field.

Come back often and find out what’s new in the City of Lewisville.

Brett Young, Josh Abbott Band headline Western Days

Festival dates: Friday, Sept. 27 & Saturday,. Sept. 28
Post Date:August 06, 2019 10:00 AM

2019 WD headliners_IGThe City of Lewisville is proud to announce Brett Young and Josh Abbott Band will headline the annual Western Days festival, September 27-28, in Old Town Lewisville.

Brett Young will be the featured act on Friday night, taking the Republic Services Main Stage at 10 p.m.

Brett Young has captured the hearts of fans everywhere through his honest lyrics and West Coast-meets-Southern sound, aptly dubbed “Caliville” style. The 2018 Academy of Country Music New Male Vocalist of the Year is touring in support of his second album, Ticket to L.A. The album spawned the Billboard Country Albums Chart topper “Here Tonight,” marking Young’s fifth consecutive No.1 single. (“Sleep Without You”; “Like I Loved You”; “Mercy”; and the 2018 BMI Country Awards’ Song of the Year “In Case You Don’t Know”).

Saturday’s headliner will be Josh Abbott Band closing out the weekend festival at 10 p.m. on the Republic Services Main Stage.

The Josh Abbott Band cut its teeth as a hard-touring act with hooky melodies that deliver real-world stories. JAB is touring in support of their latest four-track EP Catching Fire. It features songs of positivity, built on solid country textures and unified by Abbott’s congenial-but-experienced voice. Country fans have been singing JAB songs for more than a decade already. Its relentless on-stage attitude quickly made it a successful touring act, building out from a Texas band to a regional act to a national crew with a devoted following from coast to coast.

Catching Fire brings a sense of similarity back to JAB’s own foundation. It’s a return to the band’s sonic past, a revival of its bar-bred optimism and fiery individualism. And it’s a reflection of the group’s off-stage cycles as old chapters are closed and a renewed, upbeat storyline comes to life.

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:

Republic Services Main Stage
Friday, September 27
Tim Montana
American Aquarium
Kevin Fowler
Brett Young

Saturday, September 28
Austin Jenkins
Two Tons of Steel
Bri Bagwell
Tejas Brothers
Jason Boland and the Stragglers
Mike Ryan
Josh Abbott Band

Huffines Auto Dealerships Lewisville Stage
Friday, September 27
Big Little Town
Local Yoakam
Straight Tequila Night

Saturday, September 28
Fiddle Rascals
The Gibbonses
Kaitlyn Sparks
Roadside Libby
Hannah Kirby
Justin Mason
Havana NRG

Witherspoon Distillery Stage

Friday, September 27
Ashmore
Jackie Vinson
Texas Flood

Saturday, September 28
Ryan Glenn Band
Still the One – Shania Twain Tribute
Tyler McCollum
Burning Sky
Elaina Kay
Go Ask Alice

MCL Grand Performance Hall
Friday, September 27
Poor Yorick Productions Group A
Ballet Conservatory

Saturday, September 28
Poor Yorick Productions Group B
Alma y Corazon Ballet Folklorico
Solid Style Dance
OAKS Dance Company
Motion, The Studio

MCL Grand Black Box Theater
Saturday, September 28
Reba Tribute - presented by Biolife Plasma Center

Tickets for Western Days 2019 will be available for download on LewisvilleWesternDays.com on Monday, Aug. 26, starting at 10 a.m. Printed tickets can be picked up at city facilities and sponsor locations listed on the festival website.

Western Days 2019 will be held Friday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Sept. 28, in and around Wayne Ferguson Plaza in Old Town Lewisville. This family-friendly event will feature live entertainment on five stages, an expanded Western Village, 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, a history exhibit at Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater dedicated to the Texas International Pop Festival, and many more exciting activities.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday. Attendees will need to present their ticket at 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 (cash only) will be assessed for admission for everyone except children 12 and under.

Festival-goers are encouraged to use the free shuttle service to access 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 the parking lot at the Lowe’s/Kohl’s shopping center at 1001 Valley Ridge Boulevard. 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 2019 include City of Lewisville, Lewisville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Republic Services, 99.5 The Wolf, Bud Light, Coca-Cola, Orthofix, Huffines Auto Dealerships Lewisville, Market Street, BioLife Plasma Center, Care Now, Southern Comfort Mechanical A/C and Heating, The Apparel Group, Castle Hills, Frost Bank, Hampton Inn and Suites Lewisville, CoServ, Lorentz Automotive, Denton County Transportation Authority, Texas New Mexico Power, Larue Vineyards, Gilley’s, Johnson Feed Company, Kris T’s tees, and Star Local Media.

For the latest information on Western Days 2019, please visit LewisvilleWesternDays.com.