What's going on in East Texas this weekend? June 6-9 | Arts & Culture
East Texas has no shortage of fun, entertaining, and even educational things to do. When you have your weekend days off, you can find something great to do locally to save your gas money and support local business!
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at Liberty Theater, Saturday, June 08, 2013 6:00 PM.
Art event at Caffe Tazza - Every Thursday from 5-9pm. Wine and cheese available, plus full menu. This week's featured artist is Lisa Horlander.
Darren Cable w/the Upscale Band at Lago del Pino - Friday night at 8pm - smooth jazz and vocals -
Baby Atlas, a roots influenced power trio based in Austin will play at Lago del Pino Saturday night at 9pm.26th Annual Tyler Cattle Barons' Gala on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Rio Neches Ranch. 7:00 PM - silent auction, gaming tent, live music, and much more. Details here on the website, including ticket info.
The 76th annual Gladewater Round-up Rodeo is in full swing through Saturday. See full details on the rodeo website.
Overton Bluegrass Festival - held in a beautiful outdoor setting at the Overton City Park. This is a place where you can bring your blankets or lawn chairs for seating, and join us for a wholesome family event. Good food and drink concessions are provided by community organizations, such as the Boy Scouts, the Masonic Lodge, the Chamber of Commerce and the Management Training Corporation. We hope to see you at the 25th Annual Festival June 7th and 8th 2013. See Overtonbluegrass.com for more details. (See Hickory Hill video, above; they'll be playing!)
Friday: Ben Lowery & Texas Express (Country Dance) $7 at the door at Moore's Store. (903)833-5100 Saturday
Wesley Pruitt Band (Blues/Americana/Soul) $10 at the door at Moore's Store
June 7 - Heather Little & Matt Bradshaw at Forge Bistro
June 8 - Chip Murrey At Forge Bistro
Every Saturday from 3-6pm - Bluesman Craig Wallace at The Forge.
Pegasus Project open house (Murchison) - Pegasus Rescue Center. 7111 FM 2339 - This year's event will feature Country Music Great Skip Ewing, in addition to returning local favorites, Heather Little and Matt Bradshaw. Come see rehabilitated rescued horses available for adoption, plus a great silent auction and a raffle. Amazing prizes! Catered diinner and libations. Gates open on Saturday, June 8 at 2:00p..m. Please visit the website for full details by clicking here.
ArtsView Children's Theater: ‘American Idle: Murdering The Music,’ the show where the singer who blows the most gets decimated by industry professionals!” shouts co-host Ryan Seasunk, emcee of the most popular talent show in America. As viewers tune in, finalists perform live for a lively studio audience and three immature judges: Simon Callous, Paula Abominable, and Randy Jackalacka. Victory, however, takes a backseat to survival as death threats are soon realized and the game is afoot to find out who is doing more than just murdering music! Performances: June 7th at 7:00pm, June 8th at 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Tickets $8 online
$10 in the office, by phone, or at the door
Music on the Street: Pickers wanted! Fiddles, guitars, dobros, banjos, stand up bass, dulcimers, autoharps, mandolins, harmonicas welcome.No amps permitted. Bring a group. Bring instruments, chairs, and start pickin'. Indoor facility available during bad weather. Free. 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Downtown Mineola. South Johnson Street at the Gazebo. www.mineola.com.
Grand Saline Salt Fest in Downtown Grand Saline:
SATURDAY MORNING 10AM
KIDDIE KAPERS RIBBON EVENTS:
Stick Horse Races
35 Meter Race
Water Balloon Toss
There will be other games for the children to play where prizes can be won. See full details at the GS Salt Fest website.
It's TomatoFest time! Live entertainment, arts & crafts, children's activities, street dancing, talent contest, motorcycle show, gospel concert, salsa contest, tomato-eating contest, tomato-peeling contest, plus much more. Click here for more details.
“Thursday Nights at Caffè Tazza”
An Art Event
Every Thursday from 5pm-9p
Texas Blueberry Festival in Downtown Nacogdoches. Click here for Festival website, listing events, locations and times.
Hopkins County Dairy Festival: Lots of events for the whole family. Make plans to attend the Hot Air Balloon Rally this weekend. Park at Shannon Oaks Church. Starts at 6:00 pm each night. Live music! Friday night's band: Shawn Micheals and the Hair Billy Band! Saturday night: Good Time Rounders! Parade, Ice cream freeze-off and more! See full details here!