The weatherman has not been kind to the Texas Bluegrass Celebration in its five-year history. The initial few years of scheduled outdoor programs were forced inside because of rain.
The weather was favorable this year, even though the primary performances were scheduled for inside the Brownwood Coliseum Friday night and throughout the day Saturday. Sunny — almost hot — conditions prevailed Sunday morning for the final musical offerings provided by Digger Davis & Tombstone and the Mears Family. Both were among the five groups that played multiple sets over the weekend.
Members of the audience moved their lawn chairs into the shade to help block the warm sunshine.
“We received so much favorable comment,” Early Chamber of Commerce volunteer Charlotte Parrack said in a message to partners including the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce. “The weather was great for Sunday morning, and we had a lot of fun. This is not only a great benefit to the bluegrass industry but also to the community, downtown Brownwood, the state park and many other businesses.”
A portion of the proceeds go to the Friends of the Lake Brownwood State Park.
Parrack said plans for the 2008 celebration are already being made, and it will again be scheduled for the first weekend in June.
Other groups performing over the weekend were the Batten Family, Bluegrass Solution and Joe Bass and the Double Mountain Boys.