Texas Pop Turns 50
Saturday, Aug. 31 & Sunday, Sept. 1
3-11:30 p.m. each day
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Total attendance to the 2019 50th Anniversary of the Texas International Pop Festival was 10,128.
Labor Day weekend 1969, just two weeks after Woodstock, Lewisville was the location of one of the largest music events Texas had ever seen. The event drew more than 100,000 music fans – including more than a fair share of colorfully dressed hippies that sparked a bit of controversy among the locals – for three days of live entertainment at the former Dallas International Motor Speedway and a smaller free stage on the shores of Lewisville Lake. The Texas International Pop Festival featured such performers as Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Santana, Sly & the Family Stone, Canned Heat, Chicago Transit Authority, and more.
Make plans to visit the Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles to view the "Texas International Pop Festival: 50 Years Later" exhibit. The exhibit will be on display in the Main Art Gallery from Saturday, Aug. 31 - Saturday, Oct. 19.
The exhibit will include rare photographs, archival video footage, oral histories, and artifacts that share a glimpse into that unforgettable weekend.
The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and during public events at the venue.
Located in the heart of historic downtown Lewisville, MCL Grand is the premier public arts facility in Southern Denton County. The 40,000-square-foot facility features a 296-seat proscenium theater, black box theater, dance recital hall, art gallery, five art classrooms and a large courtyard. Medical City Lewisville has a multi-year agreement with the city for naming rights at the center.
To reach MCL Grand from Interstate 35E, take exit 452 and proceed east on Main Street to Charles Street. MCL Grand will be on the left. Free public parking is available along Main and Church streets, or at Lewisville City Hall across Church Street from the center.
For details about upcoming events, or rental information for the facility, please visit MCLGrand.com or call 972.219.8446.
Lewisville Hosts 50th Anniversary Texas International Pop Festival, KRLD News Radio 1080, Aug. 30, 2019
Remembering The Texas International Pop Festival, The Lone Star State’s Answer to Woodstock, Texas Monthly, Aug. 30, 2019
WFAA Original: Trip down memory lane at Texas International Pop Festival, WFAA Original, Aug. 30, 2019
Daybreak Rewind: Texas International Pop Festival, WFAA, Channel 8, Aug. 29, 2019
Party like it's 1969: Lewisville celebrates 50th anniversary of Texas International Pop fest, Denton Record-Chronicle, Aug. 29, 2019
Texas International Pop Festival: 50 Yeas Later, Art & Seek, Aug. 28, 2019
50 Years After the Original, Texas International Pop Festival Returns to Lewisville this Labor Day Weekend, Texas Highways, Aug. 20, 2019
Jaffe joins lineup at anniversary of Texas International Pop Festival, Denton Record-Chronicle, Aug. 13, 2019
WFAA REWIND: 50th Anniversary of Pop Festival to revive hippie invasion in Lewisville, Aug. 9, 2019
Lewisville Celebrates 50th Anniversary of a Lesser Known Rock Festival During the Summer of ’69, Dallas Observer, July 9, 2019
ZZ Top and Chicago to headline Lewisville music festival, Cross Timbers Gazette, May 29, 2019
Labor Day weekend 1969, just two weeks after Woodstock, more than 100,000 music fans came to Lewisville for the Texas International Pop Festival, at the former Dallas International Motor Speedway and a smaller free stage on the shores of Lewisville Lake. Performers at that three-day music festival included Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Santana, Grand Funk Railroad, Chicago (then called Chicago Transit Authority), and more.
Check out the festival history page for more information on this historic event.
Check out two Lewisville Looks Back videos about the Texas International Pop Festival
|Interview with James Polser||Interview with Mayor Rudy Durham|
The Brothers Beckham
Glen Clark Band
Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights
The Box Tops