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7th Annual Real Texas Music Festival – April 26-27

24 Apr

RTF 2013

Everything’s bigger in Texas…even the festivals. Every year around this time, the Real Texas Festival comes to town. The city of Mesquite knows how to throw a party-the festival is entering its seventh season and is getting bigger each year! This Friday and Saturday (April 26 & 27) in Mesquite this one a kind festival is in town and will be the perfect end to this week! Face it, you and your family deserve is so come on out and have the time of your life!

This year, the festival is headlined by Texas country legend Pat Green. That’s huge, and so is the entertainment that follows. The name Kevin Fowler ring a bell? Green, Fowler and many others will be rocking the Real Texas Festival on one of three stages: the Main Stage, the Mesquite Arena stage or the Celebration Station Community Stage.

The festival is real family fun and appropriate for all ages! Come out for family fun and a real Texas treat! That’s right, you can bring the whole family out to this one of a kind festival. There’s a performances at the world famous Mesquite Championship Rodeo (Resistol Arena), a Battle of the Bands, A BBQ Contest, a basketball tournament (rescheduled for a future date) and even charity work.

Don’t forget to bring a non-perishable food item for $5 off admission. All food items collected in the Mayor’s Food Drive will go to the Mesquite Social Services and the Sharing Life Community Outreach. Over a span of four years, the food drive has collected more than 10,000 pounds of food in addition to the thousands of dollars also collected in the Mayor’s Food Drive. Don’t forget to make your contribution to this life changing effort!
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Still not convinced? Follow this link for a complete list of festival attractions. This weekend, Mesquite is the only place to get your entertainment! There’s even a ticket discount at Luby’s this week. Click here for ticket information. The festivities kick off this Friday and Saturday at 5 pm and end at 11 pm each night, we’ll see you there!

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Gospel Music writer for the Examiner, Win Willis, is a musician and sound engineer from Fort Worth, Texas. Win Willis is a lover of all styles of music and loves to share and discuss music with other avid music lovers.

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2013 North Texas Taco Festival

15 Apr

north-texas-taco-festivalEntrée Dallas and the Taco Trail present Dallas’ very own North Texas Taco Festival in conjunction with the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market on Saturday, April 20th! Some of the Taco restaurants/vendors you can expect include: Revolver Taco, Rusty Taco, Urban Taco, Cafeteria y Loncheria El Padrino, Chile Pepper Grill, Zen Bistro & Dessert Bar, Taco Party, Lazaranda, El Tizoncito, La Nueva Fresh & Hot, Velvet Taco (Voted Big D Readers’ Choice Finalist for Best Place to Eat After Midnight) and more!

Dress Appropriately

Dress Appropriately


This celebration of Tacos will take place at the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market which is right on Main Street in Dallas between Crowdus Street and Malcolm X Blvd. Come out for the North TX Taco Festival Saturday any time between 11am and 5pm. The Outdoor Market will be going on at the same time so you can munch on delicious tacos AND browse the market!

A Chef Cookoff will also be taking place at this year’s North Texas Taco Festival. This is where chefs are removed from their own kitchens and placed out in the open against each other to create the bestest taco in the land. Yes, we’re taking the taco-making back into the streets! If you’d like to be one of the taste-testers of these creations, there will be a raffle held to sample tacos from each of the five chefs. Then qualified judges will determine the final winner. Whether classic, urban, unique or chic, enjoy taco eating and taco feeding at this salsafied taco meeting Sunday, 4/20 at the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market!

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9th Annual Dallas Blues Festival – March 30

29 Mar

This Saturday, all the best blues comes to Dallas. Dallas is no stranger to the blues so this festival will be home for the artists and fans alike. This dynamic lineup includes Bobby Womack, Bobby Rush, Mel Waiters, Floyd Taylor, Shirley Brown and Theodis Ealy. The blues is alright and so is this festival! Floyd Taylor’s review of his late father’s music (Johnnie Taylor) is the best on the market. Johnnie’s tunes span decades of music that put listeners in a ‘soul heaven’. The Dallas singer marked the industry with hit after hit, his son does a phenomenal job covering his music and others! Bobby Womack is a legend among legends! His name is synonymous with blues and soul music. The ‘Bravest Man in the World’ is still going strong after intimating his recent, surprising health struggles but is still going strong and promises to deliver the award winning shows he’s known for!

Shirley Brown

Shirley Brown


The “Woman to Woman” legend Shirley Brown is bringing her soulful style to the Dallas Blues Festival.

Her legendary style and still smooth voice make her the perfect addition as the sole female headliner for the festival. Malaco Blues/R&B legend Mel Waiters is sure to have his whiskey, don’t forget to have yours! Don’t worry, Bobby Rush won’t be ‘studdin’ ya but is sure to have a song for all the “Hen Pecked” fellas, ‘Chicken Heads’ and “Young Tenderoni” in the house Saturday night! Of all the acts, Theodis Ealy is sure to get you on your feet…well, at least ‘stand up’ when he breaks out in his hit! Blues lovers and music lovers alike are sure to enjoy this festival. These artists bring amazing energy and years and years of road experience to this show as it convenes on the Dallas Convention Center this week.

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The festival will be in Arena, A 200S at the Dallas Convention Center. The festival begins at 7 pm. The address for the Dallas Convention Center is 650 S. Griffin St, Dallas, TX, 75202.

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Gospel Music writer for the Examiner, Win Willis, is a musician and sound engineer from Fort Worth, Texas. Win Willis is a lover of all styles of music and loves to share and discuss music with other avid music lovers.

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