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Look what’s coming to Miranda Lambert’s hometown; Aaron Watson to headline; Robert Earl Keen to receive award

Look what’s coming to Miranda Lambert’s hometown; Aaron Watson to headline; Robert Earl Keen to receive award



Miranda Lambert’s hometown of Lindale, Texas, is the site of Texas’ newest celebration of music, culture and art.

The Cannery Lindale, The City of Lindale, Love & War in Texas, and Pink Pistol will present the First Big Texas Fest, featuring diverse Texas music, arts, food, and spirits Friday, Sept. 8 to Sunday, Sept. 10

Performers scheduled include:

  • Robert Earl Keen
  • Monte Montgomery
  • Roxy Roca
  • Uncle Lucius
  • Charlie Robison
  • Tejas Brothers
  • Aaron Watson

Tye Phelps, owner of Love & War in Texas stated, “I am proud to announce that Love & War in Texas will Award Robert Earl Keen the first Texas Legacy Award for his contribution to Texas Culture.”

According to Chad Franke, one of three developers of The Cannery Lindale, “This end-of- the-summer event is bringing something for everyone.”

The five-stage event will include the Pink Pistol stage and the Picker’s Pavilion stage. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to 21 Texas music artists;
experience beautiful Texas art showcased in Artist Alley; and taste the Tour of Texas, featuring food and spirits from all five regions of the Lone Star State, he said.

“Lindale is boasting the largest Live Artist Alley in East Texas. We will have wire sculptors, clay throwing demonstrations on a pottery wheel, live painters, 3D chalk artists, glass art demonstrations and coppersmiths along with many more live art demos both days. The art will culminate Saturday night with a live art auction to benefit the artist and the event,” said Kerian Massey, art coordinator of Big Texas Fest.

“Surrounding Picker’s Pavilion will be a plethora of fine artists and craftsmen. The art vendors will be handpicked Texans who represent the best in their skills and styles, like original paintings, found object sculptures, pottery, woodworking, hand forged metal jewelry, the list goes on.”

Seong MacLaren, Lindale tourism director, stated, “We are proud that Lindale has become a destination city for events. What better place to have a music and arts festival than the hometown of Miranda Lambert?

“The Big Texas Fest will draw from all regions of Texas and we anticipate large-scale economic impact in our city. Why come to Lindale … because we know how to do music right!”

The festival will take place at the New Cannery Development.

  • 8: 4 p.m. to midnight
  • 9: 11 a.m. to midnight
  • 10: noon to 7 p m.

“This all genre music, art and spirits festival is a dream come true for the Lambert family,” said Bev Lambert, owner of The Pink Pistol and Red 55 Winery. “Music of all kinds has always played a major role in our family traditions. To be at the center of the current swell of entertainment is most exciting for us. We send big congrats to Tye, the City of Lindale and the partners in the Cannery Lindale for making this
grand idea into the reality of an entertainment complex!”

For information on sponsorship packages contact Zairah@thecannerylindale.com, and for questions regarding live art and art sponsorship packages, contact bigtexasfestart@gmail.com.

Media partners include: KETK NBC, KFXK Fox 51 & KTPN The Z MyNetwork, 106.5 Jack FM, KYKX 105.7, 104.1 The Ranch, and La Invasora 96.7 / La # 1 en exitos.


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