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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!
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!


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.

6th Annual Real Texas Festival – Mesquite

16 Apr

When I think of something or someone that’s REAL, this lady and her popular 1978 tune come to mind..

As you let that tune play in the background…
Think of some of things that make one a “REAL Texan”. Is it a Cowboy in a 10 gallon hat and boots? Not always. There are some, but that doesn’t necessarily qualify you as a “real” Texan. Someone who knows the Stockyards like the back of their hands? Eh, not even. I’m a born and proud Texan and I’ve never even been. Shame. How about someone with southern hospitality? Nowww we’re getting somewhere. Someone who naturally says “ya’ll” even if it’s four times a year without realizing it? A die-hard sports fan, whether it’s Mavs, Cowboys, Rangers, Longhorns, FC Dallas, Horned Frogs, Spurs (yuck) or Rockets – just a lover of sports? Someone who finds the tornado siren familiar even if it’s in the middle of the night? (not that it’s anything to brag about) Someone that can sing the full version of “Deep In the Heart of Texas”? If you love your state that’s all that matters, because Texas is compiled of a diverse mix of tried and true citizens.

Since we’re keepin it REAL, April 27th and 28th mark the dates of the 6th Annual Real Texas Festival. It is held at Rodeo Center in Mesquite.

Main Stage performers include: Chaz Marie Band, Josh Abbott Band, Pat Green, The Bird Dogs Band, Jolie Holliday, Maren Morris & Shutdowntown. There will be a few other groups performing from the Hooters Stage in addition to the Battle of the Bands competition. Meanwhile the Celebration Station Community Stage will feature local talent from dancers, musical acts to beard growing contest and a jalapeno eating contest. If you haven’t experienced Texas at some of it’s finest and wildest, you will at this year’s Real. Texas. Festival.

Now let’s get even more real. You can’t have a Real Texas Festival without a real rodeo – the Mesquite Pro Rodeo Series to be exact. This summer the rodeo will enter its 55th season, but lucky for you (or RTF attendees) your ticket includes admission into the rodeo on both Friday and Saturday.

To enter the Battle of the Bands, BBQ Cook-off, be a vendor or a volunteer click HERE for additional information. Information on tickets can also be found HERE, or stay tuned to 99.5 The Wolf.

*Tickets are only $10/day and can be purchased at one of the following outlets:

    Resource one Credit Union
    McAlister’s Deli
    The City Administration Offices
    Mesquite Arena box office

A Car Show, BBQ Cook-Off and Food Drive will all be part of the two-day festival, but Check out some of the NEW ATTRACTIONS to this year’s Real. Texas. Festival.

Friday, 4/27 – 5:00pm -11:00pm
Saturday, 4/28 – 10:00am – 11:00pm

Be a “real Texan” and saddle up for Mesquite’s upcoming 2012 Real Texas Festival! There’s so much excitement at this event and it’s only days away. You’ll have the ride of your life without even getting on one of the bulls.

“Got’s to be real…got’s to be REEEALL!”

Texas Real Festival Location
Rodeo Center
1818 Rodeo Drive
Mesquite, TX