Join The Texas Music Revolution At Southfork Ranch.
The biggest event in the area for the third day in a row remains the 35 Denton festival and the 100-plus bands who will be playing today and tomorrow. If, however, you've been frustrated about how little country music is on the 35D lineup this year, fret no more: KHYI and Shiner beer have teamed up to put on a giant Texas music showcase over at Southfork Ranch today. Plus, Wayne Hancock has show over at the Granada.
Meanwhile, for those who don't detest the color orange, a free trip to the zoo might be in the cards — or else just a trip to Frisco to catch Cirque du Soleil while they're still in town.
Here's hoping the weather starts to clear up so we can enjoy some of these activities. Anyone know any anti-rain dances?
The Texas Music Revolution at Southfork Ranch
What's more positively Texan than catching a heapin' helpin' of country bands on the lawn of J.R. Ewing's house? The lineup to Shiner & KHYI's Texas Music Revolution includes Hayes Carll, Charlie Robison, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Whiskey Myers, John David Kent, Folk Family Revival, The Trishas, Blackbird Sing, Sons of Fathers, Damn Quails, The O's, Blacktop Gypsy, The Bird Dogs, Somebody's Darling, Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward, The Dustin Perkins Band, Big Gus & Swampadelic and Kevin Deal. Why, that's more Texan than a mockingbird in a pecan tree!
Night 3 of the 35 Denton festival
There's still a good 50 percent of the festival to go, and plenty of great acts still yet to perform. Remember to check out our list of recommended acts before you head out to Denton.
Cirque du Soleil Quidam at Dr. Pepper Ballpark
Earlier this week, our own Dylan Hollingsworth was able to snap some shots of the production's final rehearsal. Even in a minor league baseball stadium, the crew's acrobatic feats and stunning visuals should more than impress.
Vanilla Ice at Zouk
The former R. L. Turner High School dropout is always good for a couple of local gigs per year, although typically they've been at Trees where his former touring drummer now handles a lot of the booking. He performs tonight as part of Zouk's '90s party. It may come as somewhat of a surprise to learn how many more albums he's sold than T.I., who will be at Zouk the following night. To the extreme!
Wayne “The Train” Hancock at Granada Theater
If Hank Williams lived in a time with higher quality recording equipment we reckon his albums would sound a lot like Wayne Hancock's. The retro-obsessed alt-country musician and his outlaw attitude come barreling into the Granada tonight. The King Bucks open.
Tillamook Loaf Love Tour at Dallas Zoo
The first 100 people to show up to the zoo sporting cheesy orange clothing will get free admission to the zoo and some Tillamook cheese.