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The rescheduled River Sounds concert featuring the Morticians will be held at 7 PM at the Bosque River Stage.
The Civic Music Association will host its patriotic variety show, “Red, White, and Proud IV” on Saturday, July 4, at 2 p.m. in the Bosque Arts Center Tin Building Theatre. The hour-long program will showcase local talents and conclude with a traditional sing-along.
Admission is free but a collection will be taken with proceeds going toward the third floor renovation. Concessions will be available. Y’all come!
Line-up at 5:30 at the north end of Avenue D.
The BAC proudly announces Suzy Bogguss in concert on Saturday, July 18, part of the new Troubadour Concert Series at the BAC.
BAC members may call the special ticket line 254.675.2278 to make reservations.
Bogguss initially made it onto the Billboard country music in charts in the late 80s, her first top 20 hit coming in 1989 with “Cross My Broken Heart” on her debut studio album for Capitol Records. She garnered the Academy of Country Music’s award for Top New Female Vocalist that year, and followed with the Horizon Award from the Country Music Association in 1992. Her 1991 platinum-selling album Aces yielded four hits for her, including “Someday Soon” and “Outbound Plane.” Bogguss earned a Grammy nomination for Best Vocal Collaboration with Lee Greenwood on “Hopelessly Yours” and later won a Grammy with her contribution to the album Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster.
Most recently, Bogguss has released a collection of Merle Haggard standards with her album Lucky. Bogguss is insistent that it is not a “tribute” album.
“I had been wanting to make a record based in country and blues and I just kept thinking of great Haggard songs,” Boggus says. “Finally it just made sense to quit denying that what I really wanted was to sing an entire album of Merle songs!”
The BAC feels lucky indeed to announce the upcoming concert of this extremely talented singer/songwriter.
Reserved Seats – $75
General Admission – $35
Concert – 7:30 pm
Doors Open – 6 pm
Food/Beer/Wine/Soft Drinks for Sale at Event
Entry deadline for the 3rd Annual Texas Troubadour Songwriter Classic is July 31, 2015. The judge for the 2015 Troubadour is Grand Ole Opry member Hal Ketchum. Known for such ’90s hits as “Small Town Saturday Night” and “Past the Point of Rescue,” Hal Ketchum returned to the country music scene in 2014 with a powerful offering, I’m the Troubadour. Ketchum truly lives up to the album’s title track by delivering an upbeat blend of gospel, rock, folk, and blues elements on his latest CD. The Bosque Arts Center is proud to welcome this esteemed member of the Grand Ole Opry to our own Troubadour stage.
Songwriters and singer/songwriters may enter simple recordings in mp3 format online through 11:59 (Central Daylight Time) of Friday, July 31. Entries on CD need to be postmarked by that date as well.
Prizes of $1,500 will be awarded to the Texas Troubadour winner. A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the songwriter winning Song of the Year. A $500 People’s Choice Award will also be voted on and given to the fan favorite after live performances on the night of October 24, 2015.
Entry fees are $15 per song submitted online; $20 per song for mailed CDs or alternative methods. There is an additional $15 fee for consideration for the Texas Troubadour live portion of the contest.
Entries will be judged on the lyrics and music alone; recording quality will not be a consideration, therefore studio recordings are not required. Contestants are encouraged to create mp3s or CDs of their original compositions using any available technology. All entries must consist of vocals accompanied by some sort of musical instrument. A cappella and instrumental entries will not be accepted.
For the Song of the Year category only, songwriters who do not feel comfortable singing the songs themselves are free to have someone else perform the songs for them on recordings.
Contestants interested in being considered for the Texas Troubadour Singer/Songwriter Award must submit 3 original songs which they perform, as well as a DVD or a link to a videotaped performance. The quality of the video is not a consideration; the video simply needs to display the personality and stage presence of the contestant. The panel and judge will use the video performances to choose finalists for the Texas Troubadour live performance event at the Bosque Arts Center on October 24. The Texas Troubadour and People’s Choice prizes will be awarded based on the live performances that evening.
Contestants for all categories are welcome to use smart phone mp3 or video recording apps, computer software programs, webcams, or other technology to create recordings for contest submissions.
For more information call 254-675-2278 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For technical assistance, contact email@example.com or call 254-675-3724.