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January 18, 2017 Don Walser's Pure Texas Band Reunion #7 at the Broken Spoke in Austin. Members of the Original Band: Jason Roberts, Howard Kalish, Skinny Don Keeling, Scott Walls, Phillip Fajardo, Floyd Domino, Rick McRae, John Chandler, Lynn Daniel, Paul Glasse, Gilbert DeloSantos. And Many, many Special guest artists: Bill Kirchen, Earl Poole Ball, Carl Hutchens, Glen Collins, Janet Lynn, Cornell Hurd, Jon Emery, Tony Harrison, Gurf Morlix, Alex Dormont, Billy Curtis, Rod Moag, Al Dressen, Jerry Webb, Ken Simpson, And more. 8:15pm. $10 cover.
January 21, 2017 Lake Country Five at the Main Room in Olney, TX. Doors 6pm/dance 7pm-11pm. $10. Info: gplthr@gmail.com. Band is the "Lake Country Five". Admission is $10.00.
January 22, 2017 Set sail with Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose Band from Galveston to Belize and more. Cabins start at $609. 7 day cruise. Call K.C.E.'s Holiday 432-689-3500.
February 16-18, 2017 Valentine Western Swing Dance Weekend at the Civic Center in Canton, TX. RV parking, hotels nearby. Bands include Bobby Flores, Jeff Woolsey, Jimmy Burson, Kelly Spinks, Monte Good, Brady Honeycutt. 903-567-0575
March 3 & 4, 2017 Texas Western Swing showcase at the Expo Center in Belton, TX. Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose Band featuring the Stars of tomorrow. Info and tickets: 254-592-3515.
March 9 - 12, 2017 Texas Steel Guitar Jamboree at the Sheraton North DFW. Special seminars, showcases of all the major steel legends on the circuit, Western Swing dance. 817-558-3481.
March 9 - 12, 2017 Best Little Cowboy Gathering in Texas at the Fayette Co. Fairgrounds, La Grange. Indoor and outdoor shows and dances all weekend, family entertainment. Shoot Low Sheriff, Jeff Woolsey, Jason Roberts, Billy Mata, Jody Nix and more. Tickets at Eventbrite or info 979-249-3033.
March 16, 2017 SAVE THE DATE! Academy of Western Artists presents the 21st Annual Will Rogers Awards Dinner and Show in the Brown Lupton Ballroom, third floor on the campus of Texas Christian University. 2901 Stadium Drive, Ft. Worth, TX. For sponsorship and program ads, contact working_cowboy@hotmail.com. If you are interested in performing please send email. Tickets must be purchased by March 9, 2017. * To purchase tickets through Pay Pal, go to the website AWAAwards.org 21st Annual Award Pay Pal Tickets on the left side of the screen. To purchase tickets by mail send check to AWA Tickets, P O Box 35, Gene Autry, OK 73436. $75 per person or $750 per table (seats 8 per table) Dinner: 6 PM Award Show: 7:30 PM. *All tickets will be held at the door. The Host Hotel is the Radisson Fort Worth North Fossil Creek Hotel, 2540 Meacham Boulevard, Ft. Worth, TX. 800-333-3333. Ask for $89 rate until February 13, 2017, mention the Academy of Western Artists.rate.
April 7 & 8, 2017 Swing on the Square and Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame Weekend at the Courthouse Square in San Marcos. Fri eve 7pm Hall of Fame show and dance with Al Dressen, Louise Rowe, Paul Anastasio, Bobby Flores, Howard Kalish, Lucy Dean Record, Mikki Daniel and more. Tickets 512-745-0659. Saturday daytime dances start at 9:30am. At 3:30-5:30 catch Louise Rowe and her Texan Playboys with Mark Minton, Jim Baker, Johnny Case and more. Special Guests: Bobby Flores, Lucy Dean Record, Paul Anastasio. Sat Nite Dance is Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose Band.
April 20 - 22, 2017 The 30th Annual Texoma Shindig Dance Festival at The Pacesetter Ballroom south of Madill, OK. The Country Wranglers with Dan Buck, The Ada Playboys and more! $7 per session, two each day. Full RV hook ups. 580-795-7684 or -3224.
May 5-7, 2017 The Cowboy Way Festival at the Gene Autry OK Museum. Sons of the Pioneers, Les Gilliam, Rex Allen Jr and more! 580-768-5559.
May 6, 2017 The 19th Annual Cowtown Society of Western Music SwingFest at the Holiday Hills Country Club in Mineral Wells, TX. $15. High Noon til 10pm hosted by Leon Rausch and Greg Gibbs: Cowjazz, Louise Rowe and her Texan Playboys, CSWM All Stars, Brady Bowen, Kelly Spinks and more. Wood dancefloor, bar, meals available for purchase. Hall of Fame induction. (Fri night jam, call for info 817-558-7580.)
May 19 & 20, 2017 Annual Shuffle Festival in Navasota Texas at The Western Club. Kick off dance Thurs night FREE with Cornell Hurd Band. Fri and Sat: Rocky King, Jeff Woolsey, Billy Mata, Justin Trevino, Jody Nix and more. Fiddle Extravaganza on Saturday. 979-220-1141.
June 8 - 10, 2017 West Texas Western Swing Festival at the Scurry Co. Coliseum in Snyder. Wed night gathering for early-comers. Rv parking. Ted Scanlon, Jeff Woolsey, Bobby Flores, Jody Nix, Billy Mata, Justin Trevino, Jake Hooker and more. 325-573-3558
June 15 - 17, 2017 Legends of Western Swing Music Festival at the MPEC Center in Wichita Falls, TX. Noon - 11pm each day. Thurs ($35) is The J Boys: John England, Jake Hooker, Jody Nix. Fri ($35) Ted Scanlon, Jason Roberts, Billy Mata. Sat ($45) Dave Alexander, Bobby Flores, Asleep at the Wheel! Purchase tickets at door. Or mail your check to Gloria Miers Productions, 4461 Ringgold Lane, Plano, TX. 75093.
June 24, 2017 Leddy Bragg at The Main Room in Olney TX. 7pm.
July 16-20, 2017 The 6th Annual Bobby Flores Music Camp Retreat at Solid Rock Camp in Eastland, TX. Classes in fiddle, guitar, steel and voice. Call Bulverde Academy of Music 830-438-3565.
August 2-5, 2017 Dancer’s Network Weekend at the Elks Lodge in Wichita Falls, TX. RV parking. Jimmy Burson and Texas in the Swing and more! 940-723-1532. Benefit for Fisher House Foundation.
August 4, 2017 Cruise with Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose Band from Seattle to Alaska, four ports. 7 days start at $840. Call K.C.E.'s Holiday 432-689-3500.
August 25 & 26, 2017 Boogie Back to Bastop Texas starring Doug Boggs, Rocky King, Jeff Woolsey, Frank Cavitt at the Convention Center. 512-332-8981.
October 13-15, 2017 28th Annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium at Ruidoso Downs, NM. Tracy Byrd, Dave Alexander, Red Steagall with Asleep at the Wheel, Floyd Domino Trio, Mickey Gilley, Jody Nix, more. Tickets on sale June 1. 575-378-4431. www.CowboySymposium.org
October 13-15, 2017 Bob Wills Fiddle Festival and Weekend in Greenville, TX. Fri night dinner/dance. Sat Johnny Bush, Clay walker, Street dance with Tulsa Playboys. Sun Fiddle contest finals.
October 19-21, 2017 Swing Fest II at the Will Rogers Downs in Claremore, OK. Bobby Flores, Tulsa Playboys, RoundUp Boys, more. 918-607-3600.
October 26-28, 2017 Country and Honky Tonk Halloween Party at the Civic Center in Canton TX. Jim Fuller’s 40th year to produce dance festivals! Monte Good, Jake Hooker, Coby Carter, Jeff Woolsey, Billy Mata, Kelly Spinks. Tickets start at $20. All shows, all weekend only $75. Less expensive packages available. 903-245-6300.
October 27-29, 2017 Red Steagall’s Cowboy Gathering at the Stockyards in Fort Worth. Leon Rausch, Bobby Flores, Mikki Daniel, Jason Roberts, Jake Hooker, cattle drive, rodeo, poets, Walk of Fame inductions, so much more.
November 4, 2017 Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose Band – A Tribute to Western Swing and Traditional Country Music! Dance at the VFW on Avenger Field Dr in Sweetwater, TX. 8pm. Call for tickets, Brian 325-260-1440.
November 12, 2017 PSGA Steel Guitar Show at the Doubletree Hotel in Norwalk, CT. MC Mike Gross.
November 18, 2017 RANDY TRAVIS with Dave Alexander and his band at North Central Texas College Performing Arts Center in Gainesville, TX. 8pm. Benefit for Randy Travis Foundation. $30, back stage pass available additional $20. www.davealexander.com.
December 2, 2017 A Texas Fiddling Christmas Ball with Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose Band at Twin Sisters Dance Hall 6720 Hwy 281 South, Blanco, TX. Doors 5pm/Dance lesson 6pm/Dance 7pm. buy.ticketstothecity.com
December 9, 2017 A Texas Fiddling Christmas Ball with Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose Band at Twin Sisters Dance Hall 6720 Hwy 281 South, Blanco, TX. Doors 5pm/Dance lesson 6pm/Dance 7pm. buy.ticketstothecity.com
December 9, 2017 Holiday Dance! The 14th Annual Rehab Big Country Christmas Ball at the Coliseum in Snyder, TX. with BOBBY FLORES AND THE YELLOW ROSE BAND. 8pm. $15. Benefit for West Texas Rehabilitation Center. 325-660-8338.
December 16, 2017 Holiday Dance! WENDELL SOLLIS AND THE SIDEKICKS ALL STAR BAND at the Unity Center in Floydada, TX. Dinner and Dance 6pm. Benefit for Lockney and Floydada VFDs $40. Dustee Sollis 806-983-6228.
December 31, 2017 Big New Years Eve Dance! BOBBY FLORES AND THE YELLOW ROSE BAND at The USO Building in Marfa, TX. $50. BYOB. Reservations 682-429-8881.
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February 15-17, 2018 Big 10th Annual Classic Country, Western Swing and Honky Tonk Music Festival at the Civic Center in Canton, TX. Caddo Creek Band, Jeff Woolsey, Will Banister, Shane Vandiver, Brady Honeycutt. Hotels and RV suggestions, tickets: 903-245-6300. Starting at $20.
March 3, 2018 Bob Wills Birthday Bash at Cains in Tulsa. Bob Wills Texas Playboys starring Leon Rausch. Round Up Boys open 7pm.
March 8-11, 2018 34th Annual Texas Steel Guitar Jamboree at the Sheraton DFW North Airport. All the major steel guitar stars are here, special guest Lloyd Green. www.texassteelguitar.org.
March 15, 2018 The 22nd Annual Will Rogers Awards in the Brown Lupton Ballroom on the campus of Texas Christian University. 2901 Stadium Drive, Ft. Worth, TX. Penny Gilley, star of RFD Television’s Penny Gilley Show will be the Mistress of Ceremonies.$75 per person or $750 per table (seats 8 per table) Dinner and show 6pm. For sponsorship and program ads, contact working_cowboy@hotmail.com.
April 6, 2018 Pappy and Junior's All Star Western Swing Extravaganza at the Redwood Coast Music Festival in Eureka, CA. Big Show and Dance with Dave Stuckey, Hal Smith, Dan Walton, Jamey Cummins, Rusty Blake, Wally Hersom, Dave Bennett, Marc Caparone, Andy Stein, Dan Weinstein, James Mason. H-U-G-E Western Swing Band!! (Festival runs all weekend RCMFEST.ORG.)
April 14, 2018 The 17th Annual Wild West Vintage Cowboy Ball at Shriner's Ballroom at 6600 Zuni SE, Albuquerque, NM. 7 pm to 11 pm. Syd Masters and the Swing Riders. $20. Prize for Best Vintage Costumes. Snacks Provided, Cash Bar. Tickets: Doug & Betty (505) 507-2850 or mail your check to Betty Carter 10608 Easy St. NW Albuquerque, NM 87114.
May 4-6, 2018 Cowboy Way Fest 2018 first weekend in May. Everything Cowboy, Celebrating the Spirit of the Cowboy! Celebrities, Performers, Chuck Wagon Chow, and more! Leslei Fisher, Executive Director. 580-768-5559. geneautryoklahomamuseum@gmail.com
May 5, 2018 The 20th Annual Cowtown Society of Western Music at Holiday Hills Country Club in Mineral Wells, TX. Live Western Swing Bands, dancing, awards shows to honor new inductees. Email: jmlbubbles032443@att.net or call Joyce at 817/558-7580. $17/adv -- $20/door. Noon til 10PM. Jam Friday afternoon.

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