NACOGDOCHES, Texas — The Texas Blueberry Festival kicks off Friday night with the Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park, from 6 to 10 p.m. June 10 at Festival Plaza in downtown Nacogdoches. Rex Perry Autoplex is sponsoring the family-friendly event that will feature four musical acts: The Baker Family, The Coleman Brothers and the Lone Star Boys, The Bottom Dollar String Band and Catahoula Drive.
The concert starts at 6 p.m. with The Baker Family, an award-winning band from Birch Tree, Missouri. The Coleman Brothers and the Lone Star Boys, featuring brothers Craig and Corey Coleman from Troup, performs at 7 p.m., and The Bottom Dollar String Band, a contemporary bluegrass band from Austin, performs at 8 p.m. The headliner, Cataholoua Drive, takes the stage at 9 p.m. This Pineville, La. four-piece is looking to the future of bluegrass music while keeping true to tradition, and was a finalist in the 2014 Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of American Band Contest.
The concert will also feature food vendors, including some local farmer’s market favorites selling homemade items, as well as catfish, barbecue, snowcones, blueberry lemonade and lots of water. Organizers encourage attendees to bring blankets and lawn chairs. The event is family-friendly, so no coolers or alcohol will be allowed.
Parking will be available downtown. However, some downtown streets will be closed due to the Blueberry Festival, so concert-goers are urged to visit www.Facebook.com/bluegrassnac or www.tbf.nacogdoches.org/page.php id=60 for parking instructions. Parking with free shuttle service to the concert venue will be available at First Baptist Church, 411 North St. Handicapped parking will be available behind Regions Bank, accessed via S. Mound St. to E. Pilar St.Van and RV parking will be at the Nacogdoches City Garage location at 114 W. Cox St.
Organizers are grateful for the enthusiastic partners that make the concert possible, especially Rex Perry Autoplex and the City of Nacogdoches.
The Texas Blueberry Festival presented by Tipton Ford continues Saturday with a full day of activities in downtown Nacogdoches, including a Blueberry pancake breakfast, competitions and more live entertainment. For more information, visit tbf.nacogdoches.org/ or call 936-560-5533.