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Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park

THE PURPLE HULLS

HICKORY HILL

THE FARM HANDS


The Texas Blueberry Festival kicks off Friday night with the Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. June 12 at Festival Plaza in downtown Nacogdoches. Rex Perry Autoplex is sponsoring the family-friendly event that will feature three amazingly talented acts: The Purple Hulls, Hickory Hill and The Farm Hands.

THE ACTS

Purple HullsThe Purple Hulls are identical twins Katy Lou and Penny Lea Clark. The Clark sisters were raised on a working family farm in Kilgore and they paid for college with money from the family's purple hull harvest. After graduation, they moved to Nashville, where they began touring with various country artists and writing songs for Nashville’s largest publishing company, Sony Tree. The sisters returned home in 2012 to care for their terminally ill father and they stayed in East Texas after he passed away, helping their mother with the farm while continuing their music career. This will be the Purple Hulls’ fourth appearance at the Blueberry Bluegrass Concert.

Hickory HillCelebrating their 40th anniversary in September 2019, Hickory Hill has proven to be one of Texas' most popular and enduring acoustic groups. The band continues to emphasize original material, seldom heard "gems" and songs adapted from other styles of music. Original and classic gospel songs are some of the band's favorites. 

With over 80 national awards and nominations, The Farm Hands are one of the most exciting and in-demand bluegrass banThe Farm Handsds in America. Touring over 150 dates each year, this talented foursome features veterans of the world famous Grand Ole Opry, Grammy award winners, hit songwriters, and celebrated instrumentalists.

Organizers are grateful for the enthusiastic partners that make the concert possible, especially Rex Perry Autoplex, the City of Nacogdoches and the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau.  

FOOD, PARKING AND MORE
The concert will also feature food vendors, including some local farmer's market favorites selling homemade items, as well as barbecue, corn dogs, fried green tomato sandwiches, vegetarian options, soft drinks, 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. Pets on a leash are also welcome.

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 for parking updates. Parking with free shuttle service to the concert venue will be available at First Baptist Church, 411 North St. Parking at the venue will be at the Nacogdoches City Garage location at 114 W. Cox St.

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. Bluegrass musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments and jam with new friends in air-conditioned comfort.

For more information, call 936-560-5533.



Click here for photos from the 4th Annual Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park Presented by Rex Perry Autoplex.
 


Parking Map - click image to enlarge.

2019 Parking Map

Downtown streets will be barricaded.

Please park at the following locations:
Behind Regions Bank
Access from University Drive via E. Main. to S. Mound St. to E. Pilar St.
Handicapped parking with golf cart shuttle available. Limited number of
parking spaces.
 
Behind Commercial Bank of Texas (CBTx)
Access from North St. via E. Hospital St. to N. Pecan or N. Fredonia.
 
At City Garage (114 W. Cox St.)
Access via W. Main St. to Bremond St. (Across from Lone Star Farm &
Home) to W. Cox St.
 
First Baptist Church (411 North St.)
Parking with free shuttle service.