What does a finalist from NBC’s “The Voice,” a Texas radio star, and group of acoustic troubadours all have in common? They’re all playing at one of the newer — but certainly more exciting — music festivals this coming weekend.
The Bonfire Texas Music Festival is now in its third year. It takes place from 1-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Stevens and Pruett Ranch, 1210 County Road 59, in Rosharon. For $25 (kids under 10 are only $15), you get access to not only some of the best barbecue Texas has to offer, along with games and activities for your kids, but also a chance to take in some incredible music.
This year’s headliners include Jesse Raub Jr., who has struck four No. 1 hits on Texas radio, and Holly Tucker —a finalist from “The Voice,” where she worked with country superstar Blake Shelton.
Tucker, a Waco native, comes to the festival fresh off her win at the Texas Association of Country Music, where she was crowned Female Artist of the Year, marking her third straight year to take home that award. In August, Tucker announced a new album, “You’re Gonna Know My Name.” She told the Waco Tribune-Herald that the album is “much more me, more my age.”
Her latest singles, “The Finer things,” and “Country Music Won’t Let Me,” both eclipsed the top 15 on Texas country charts.
Raub, who is originally from Houston, has been strumming the guitar since he was a teenager. Since 2010, he has released three albums, including his latest, “Sittin’ Here,” in 2016. In 2014, he snagged his first No. 1 hit on Texas radio — a song called “Dance Her Home.” His next came three years later when “She’ll Put The Hurt On You,” went No. 1, and then two more top hits in 2018, “Mistakes,” and “Sittin’ Here.”
Other performers at this year’s Bonfire music fest include Ken Gaines & Wayne Wikerson, along with a host of acoustic stage performers hosted by Ed Amash. For those who want to take in music all day, the acoustic acts begin at 1:15 p.m. and go through 6:15 p.m., less than hour before the bonfire is lit and the headliners take the stage.
Now, this festival is more than just music. As mentioned, expect some great barbecue and brews! Houston’s Karbach Brewing Co. will be on hand with its wares.
This family-friendly music festival is all about music and giving back to animal rescue organizations, so rest assured that the cost of your ticket is going toward helping a furry friend find its forever home.
And don’t forget to tag those bonfire photos on Instagram with #TheBonireTexas!
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