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Faith, Family, Freedom celebration is next Thursday

20180118 Faith family freedom linda creekThe eighth annual Faith, Family, Freedom celebration will be held Thursday, Jan. 25 at Winter Ranch Resort, located at 600 State Hwy. 495, in Alamo. The 2018 family band lineup includes some of the Valley’s top entertainers – Lindley Creek, The Punches Family, and Williamson Branch.

There will be two shows: 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Advanced tickets are available at the park for $15. Tickets at the door are $18.  

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Marty Haggard brings Merle Haggard tribute to RGV

20180118 Marty Haggard PhotoMarty Haggard's song Apple says “the apple never falls too far from its tree.” The phrase hits home for the legendary son of Merle Haggard.

It’s obvious that Marty Haggard was influenced by legendary artists. Of course, traveling with his dad, considered one of the best country singer/songwriters of all time, sure didn't hurt.

Now Marty is making sure that everyone knows the influence his dad has had on him over the years with “A Tribute to Merle Haggard – My Dad.”

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Bernie & Red farewell Texas tour

20180111 Bernie and Red pic 2Bill Clinton was president, the film of the year was “Titanic,” gasoline cost an average of $1.15 gallon and Bernie and Red made their first foray into the Rio Grande Valley.

The year was 1998 and they have performed here each year since, and will be back with their first show on Jan. 14, at Bentsen Grove in Mission.

However, this will be their farewell Texas tour.

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Williamson Branch on whirlwind RGV tour

20180111 Williamson Branch VerticalIt just takes a few seconds listening Kevin Williamson’s voicemail on his phone for callers and you already develop a photo in your head of what a Williamson Branch show is like – entertaining.

The five-member bluegrass, gospel, country music and Appalachian clog dancing family has returned to the Rio Grande Valley for its third full season and, if you miss them, it’s surely not because their performances are rare. It’s just the opposite, for the remainder of their time here – until Feb. 1 - the popular Williamson Branch has been booked for 16 performances scheduled in 21 days.

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RGV Concert Band celebrates 20 Years making music

20180111 RGV Concert Band Jack Cook 01The RGV Concert Band has announced its seven-show schedule for the 2018 season as the band celebrates its 20th year of making music.

This season’s repertoire of music includes “The Wizard of Oz,” “Sweet Caroline,” and a “Salute to Bob Hope,” plus marches and patriotic music.

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Freddie and Sheila Show's pickin', singing and clogging return

20180104 FRED AND SHEILA PHOTOTwo performers, two guitars, two voices. The Freddie and Sheila Show returns to the RGV Jan. 3-31 with singing, pickin' and a lot of laughing.

On lead acoustic and electric guitar and vocals, Freddie Pelletier demonstrates his French Canadian heritage by clogging while playing guitar. He emulates the work of Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed and others by playing classic country, bluegrass and 60s rock instrumentals. Freddie’s sense of humor brings a comedic element to his performance.

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Liverpool Legends to perform two shows in RGV

20180104 LiverpoolLegends carrylouiseMarty Scott wasn't sure what was happening. What he did know, however, is that he was sitting on a couch with Louise Harrison, sister of the Beatles' George Harrison. It was 2001 and the lead guitarist for the legendary band has just recently died.

Also sitting on the couch was the Beatles' Paul McCartney.

Marty, who plays the role of Harrison in the Beatles' tribute band the Liverpool Legends, was singing with his Chicago-area band at a Beatles convention where Louise was the guest of honor.

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