Outlaws & Legends Music Festival coming to Avon in late July
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What: Outlaws & Legends Music Festival.
When: Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30.
Where: Harry A. Nottingham Park, 1 W. Benchmark Road, Avon.
Cost: Advanced single-day passes are $72.80; advanced weekend passes are $88.40; VIP all-access weekend passes are $364; and tailgate party passes, which include tickets for up to 15 people and a 20-foot-by-20-foot tent space, are $858. Advance ticket sales end July 28, and additional ticket fees apply.
More information: Visit http://www.outlawsandlegends.com to learn more and purchase tickets.
AVON — The Outlaws & Legends Music Festival, which has garnered awards and national popularity in Texas for the past six years, comes to Harry A. Nottingham Park in Avon on Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30.
Country music songwriters and entertainers Mark Powell and Dean Dillon will perform and host 12 other artists throughout two days, with several ticketing and event packages for patrons (see fact box). Additionally, Outlaws & Legends will air live on AXS TV, a partnership among Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Arts Agency and CBS that reaches 27 million households daily.
• In his career, Robert Earl Keen has released 18 albums, with seven of those ranking in the U.S. top country charts. His song “Road Goes on Forever,” from the 2015 album “Happy Prisoner: Bluegrass Sessions,” reached No. 1 on the Top Bluegrass Albums Chart; other hits include “Corpus Christi Bay” and “Feelin’ Good Again.”
Keen was recipient of the 2015 BMI Troubadour Award, dubbed the “songwriters’ songwriter award,” which celebrates the artists who craft for the sake of the song, as well as 2013 Best Live Act of the Year from Lone Star Music Awards, and was named the 2013 Lone Star Music Hall of Fame’s first inductee and a 2012 Texas Heritage Songwriter Association Hall of Fame inductee.
• Ryan Bingham has released five albums that ranked in the U.S. country top 20, with hit singles including “The Weary Kind,” “Depression” and “The Wandering.” He won the 2010 Academy Award for Best Original Song, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and Critics Choice Movie Award for Best Song, as well as the 2011 Grammy award for Best Song Written for Visual Media for “The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart).”
• Deana Carter is the voice behind the five-time multi-platinum album “Did I Shave My Legs For This?” In 2008, Country Universe named her one of the “100 Greatest Women of Country Music.” She’s had 14 hit singles, three of which went U.S. Billboard No. 1: “Strawberry Wine,” “We Danced Anyways” and “How Do I Get There?”
• Members of George Strait’s Ace in the Hold Band form the three-time Grammy nominated Dean Dillon & Texas Jamm Band. The band has performed 55 of Strait’s hits, including “The Chair” and “Tennessee Whiskey,” and his won BMI Icon and Billboard Music awards.
• Mark Powell’s song “Dublin Dr. Pepper” won the 2013 Academy of Western Artist Pure Country Song of the Year award, as well as being named the 2008 International Dance Association’s Top Texas Swing Band. Other hits include “What I Do,” “Neon Lights” and “Homegrown.”
Other musicians performing at Outlaws & Legends include Cooder Graw, Trent Willmon, Corb Lund, Ned Ledoux, Sonia Leigh and Jessie Raub Jr. For more information about the artists and the festival, visit http://www.outlawsandlegends.com.
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