Brownwood-area fans of Mark Chesnutt and Stoney Larue have been waiting since May is finally arriving. Tickets for the Friday and Saturday night Main Celebration Stage concerts at this year’s Brownwood Reunion Celebration go on sale Monday.
One of Chesnutt’s signature songs - “Brother Jukebox” came on his second album, “Longnecks and Short Stories.” Several albums, and record companies later, Chesnutt has developed a devoted following during his career.
“Mark has been making hits for so long, that it’s a real treat to have been able to line him up for Saturday. Stoney is one of those artists that is on the way up, and it’s great that fans in Brownwood will have the chance to see him on that climb,” Randee Green, the Brownwood Reunion Celebration’s executive director, said earlier this year. This year’s concerts will take place on Friday, Sept. 19, and Saturday, Sept. 20.
Saturday’s events get under way with Kellye Holloway singing the National Anthem at 7:35. That will be followed by Exit 343, a classic rock band. At 9 p.m., the Alvarado Road Show takes the state, featuring upcoming Nashville stars. The traditional fireworks presentation takes to the skies at 10:15 and Chesnutt is scheduled to take the stage at 10:30 p.m.
Tickets for Saturday evening’s performance are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate.
Erin Anderson will open Friday night’s performance with the National Anthem at 7:25. She will be followed by classic rock band Silvertooth at 8 p.m. and Russell and Roadies at 9 p.m. Stoney Larue is scheduled to perform at 10:30 p.m.
Tickets for Friday’s concert are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate.
Advance tickets go on sale today and are available at Brownwood Music, 101.3 KOXE, the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce, Heartland Mall and online at www.brownwoodtx.com. Children 10 and under are free. Discounts are offered for groups of 20 or more by calling Green at 641-1182.
Gates will open both nights at 5 p.m.
Other featured attractions at this year’s event will include the Pride of Texas Midway, Royal White Tigers exhibit, Olympigs, Laser Ops, Ultimate Canine Show, Children’s World, Just for Fun Racing, Lehnis Train Museum Miniature Model Train Layouts, Air Evac LifeTeam Helicopter, Fire training trailer, arts and crafts vendors, boat show, mechanical bull, pony rides, free family Reunion photos and the virtual Reunion area.
The Brownwood Reunion Celebration covers a large part of the downtown Brownwood area with tents, booths, stages and 23 city blocks filled with continuous live music and performances as well as activities for children of all ages. More than 25,000 people attended last year’s event.
The Brownwood Reunion Celebration will be held Sept. 19, 20 and 21. For more information about the event online, visit www.Brown