Live Entertainment at Texas Blueberry Festival - June 14 in downtown Nacogdoches
Posted 05 - 23 - 2008
The Buffalograss band members from left, Glenn Burt, John Boyd and Morgan Boyd, will entertain crowds from Festival Plaza Stage during the Texas Blueberry Festival on Saturday, June 14. Visit www.TexasBlueberryFestival.com for event information including stage schedules.

Photo by Bruce R. Partain.




Rockin at the Texas Blueberry Festival
By Narissa Harris, Chamber intern

The 19th annual Texas Blueberry Festival, presented by Brookshire Brothers, on Saturday, June 14, in downtown Nacogdoches will feature three separate stages showcasing more than 20 different acts of live entertainment. From 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. performers will provide a full day of noteworthy fun.

From the Plaza Principal Stage, located at Pilar and Pecan streets on the south end of the town square, expect to hear the sounds of folk, gospel, country, Americana and rock n' roll. There will be bands and entertainers with all kinds of talents and from different genres of music.

Jon Hall will kick off the morning at the Plaza Principal stage and will be followed by a variety of entertainers, which will include Justin Petree and the Lost Boys; The Evergreens; Sonic Shade; Brian Harkness; Cindy Grayson; and The Hipshakers.

James Hutchinson of the Hipshakers is excited about their return to the Texas Blueberry Festival. The Hipshakers are a blues/rock band whose sound can be compared to “Stevie Ray Vaughan and ZZ Top,” says Hutchinson .

Band members from The Hipshakers are from across the country, but Hutchinson, a Nacogdoches native, is looking forward to two of his favorite attractions at the festival, seeing old friends and the festival food.

“I always love the Bar-B-Que, and eating all the blueberries I can stand,” Hutchinson said.

An eclectic group of talent will perform on the Main Street Stage located at the corner of Mound and Main streets. Bands and entertainers performing on the Main Street Stage include Americana singer J.P. Calloway; Kyle Worsham; Ending Entropy; Blake Russell; Colt Pope; Anthony Riley and HillBilly Delux; J.R. Byrd Band; and Los Gallos.

After enjoying some of the festival’s famous blueberry pancakes, roll on down to Festival Park , just south of downtown, and enjoy music of James Kerss and later in the afternoon, Alyssa Fuller. Stop by to see the tumbling and gymnastics of the Boys and Girls Club. Members are a part of the East Texas Twisters Team and will be exhibiting their skills.

Last but certainly not least, don’t forget to check out the time favored, Blue Pies Smiling at Me Pie Eating Contest. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. pie eating contest will run on the hour and half hour in Festival Plaza.

“We’re happy about the new location for the pie eating contest,” said Debra Young, Food and Frolic festival organizer. “Registration will take place before each contest, and we’ll have separate contests for adults and twelve-years and under going on. Feel free to come down to the Festival Plaza Stage and show off your pie eating skills.”

Entertainment schedules are posted online. Please visit TexasBlueberryFestival.com for all three stage schedules and blueberry festival event information, or call the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce at 936-560-5533. Schedule and performers are subject to change.

The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, in coordination with numerous sponsors, produces the Texas Blueberry Festival. The 2008 Blue Sapphire sponsor is Brookshire Brothers.
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