Editor's note: This story has been updated to include the local performer and additional ticket and food info.
It feels a little tired to say an inaugural music festival is coming to Dallas after recent word of TimeScape in Arlington next month and NiFi at Texas Motor Speedway next year, but it's true -- Big D will welcome a brand new festival in August, this one hosted by Lone Star Beer.
The Lone Star Beer Texas Heritage Festival is a four-week concert series that swings through the state's biggest cities with a gaggle of Texas-based bands in tow. The party hits Gilley's/South Side (whatever you want to call it) in Dallas on Saturday, August 22.
Oh, and did I mention it's free?
The lineup is poised to please a range of fans, from boot-scootin' country lovers to more alternative music listeners. Here's who's playing:
- Dale Watson (Texas country)
- Old 97's (alt-country)
- The Black Angels (psych-rock)
- Grupo Fantasma (Latin)
- LaTasha Le & The BlackTies (soul)
- The Deathray Davies (rock)
Since attendance is first come-first served until the venue reaches capacity, Texas Heritage Festival will offer a select number of tickets for $25, which guarantee entrance until 7 p.m. and can be purchased here. Proceeds from those ticket sales will benefit the North Texas Food Bank. This event is 21-and-up.
As for food, Gilley's Saloon, Easy SLider food truck, El Come Taco and What's da Scoop will be on-site.