Live music, dancing, food and plenty of fun.
That’s what you can expect at the Spirit of Texas Music Festival Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Boondocks Event and Fun Center, located about 9 miles north of Brownwood on Highway 279.
The event features an 11-band lineup with music beginning at 1 p.m. and lasting until 10 p.m. Food — served by Chipster’s BBQ and B’s Tacos — will be sold beginning at noon. A concession stand will also be open.
Cost to enter is $5 at the door, and VIP roundtables for six can be reserved for $25.
“We’ve got quite the lineup. It’s all diverse,” said Oscar Taylor, owner of Spec Ops Computing. Taylor, speaking with Boondocks owner Ray Silva and B’s Taco owner Belinda Rodriguez inside Boondocks, said he has partnered with other businesses to put not the festival.
Musical acts will include Joe and C Entertainment, The Remedy, The Band Before Time, Coldtap, Jarrod and Blaik, Quade and Will and Terry Hancock.
“It’s going to be a great time,” Taylor said. “We’re going to rock out right here on their stage, on their dance floor. It’s going to be a fun time.”
“Food and fun,” Silva agreed. “We are going to be offering barbecue and street tacos that are going to be available before you come into the building itself. The building is 8,500 square feet of space, where we’ll have these bands set up.
“We’ll also have a concession stand open throughout the day with water, drinks, snacks of all sorts.”
Silva introduced Rodriguez, owner of B’s Tacos, who listed the foods including street tacos that will be available through her business at the event.
Chipster’s representatives were on vacation and unable to attend, Silva said.
Taylor said he hopes to get into promoting music and organizing events. “If you can put an event together and get some outside artists or talent to come around and bring the businesses together, it promotes community,” Taylor said.
“I grew up in this community and this community’s given me a lot. I went to church here and graduated from Howard Payne University. I want to give back, and so that’s why I started doing event organizing.”
Silva said the Boondocks Event and Fun Center is open for reunion and parties of all types.
“My daughter and son-in-law are involved. They have laser tag, archery tag, we have bounce houses and we have a variety of things we’re gong to be adding.
“Oscar is putting us to the test. This is going to be our first major event in this building.”