Ellis County Starving Artists Music Fest
50/50 Raffle (with chance to win random Festival swag), Food Sold Onsite NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS! Lineup (subject to change) Justin Hewitt, Song Swap with Richard Miles and Tyler Jordan, Calamity Janes, Song Swap with Wes Davis and Derek Jacobs, Trigger Jones Band, Song Swap with Tommy Alverson and Ed Burleson.
Texas Country Music is a big part of who we, as Texans, are. Trigger Jones, Derek Jacobs, and Eric Garrison are Texas Musicians seeking to broaden the reach and fan base of Red Dirt Music. They play their hearts out and were quick to want to get involved and help plan a festival. Jeremy Powell is an avid Texas Country listener with many friends in the industry. He has been lending his time and connection to pair artists with venues to spread the amazing local talent we have right here at home. Jeremy has also put to use his years of management skills to help plan this event. While dealing with medical setbacks and blows, Sabrina Garrison sought out ways to feel useful and helpful. Supporting her musician husband and other musicians she has lent her time and talents in event coordination and planning, graphic design, merch production, management, and social media/advertising.
The 5 of us got together and decided it would be wonderful to showcase local talent right here in our community. We also saw an opportunity, through Jeremy Powell ,to be able to bring Texas Music Legend Tommy Alverson in to our County. Tommy Alverson was very willing to come out and play and the Festival was born. Quickly Derek Jacobs, Trigger Jones, Justin Hewitt, Cameron Miles, Tyler Davis, and Jason Herrin jumped on board and we literally had to cut off our lineup. The pandemic has caused many setbacks and changes. While we were sad to lose Jason Herrin but are excited to be able to add Wes Davis, Calamity Janes, and Texas’ own Ed Burleson.
This event is a great opportunity to spread the love of Texas Country. It is a chance to get up close to the artists (while social distancing.) Some have released numerous albums, some have albums in the works right now. These artists encompass what Texas is about. Often times they can be found playing benefits, free of charge, to help someone they never met but were asked to. They do this without a moments hesitation. They write songs about their lives, hard work, love, loss, neighbors, and all things Texas. Lets show them some Ellis County Texas sized love and support.
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