Summerfest, for the uninitiated few, is an annual music event held at the Bee County Expo Center and is split between two days, Friday, Aug. 8, and Saturday, Aug. 9.
Friday is Tejano night featuring fan favorites Siggno headlining with Ricky Naranjo and Luna y Sol Mariachi opening up the show starting at 8 p.m.
Saturday is Texas country night with the Dave Rukkus Band and Cory Morrow kicking things off at 8 p.m.
Pat Green will return to Beeville to close down the show at 10:30 p.m.
Green has been a Texas country staple. With 10 studio records under his belt, he’s had 15 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, of which the highest-peaking is the No. 3 “Wave on Wave” from his gold-certified album of the same name.
He’s toured the country with the likes of Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson and Kenny Chesney and, in 2008, released a coffee table book containing photos of dance halls that he had frequented throughout his career. It’s called “Pat Green’s Dance Halls & Dreamers.”
The book includes interviews with musicians Willie Nelson, Jack Ingram, Cross Canadian Ragweed and Robert Earl Keen and features Texas locations such a Gruene Hall, Luckenbach and Floore’s Country Store.
Though hitting Nashville for a stint and gaining a national audience, in 2011, he announced his return to Texas and independent music.
Summerfest has become a huge draw for Bee County as music lovers traveling from all over Texas for two nights of Texas music.
The Bee County Chamber of Commerce also has hotel package deals for those looking to make a weekend out of the event and can be reached by calling (361) 358-3267 or visiting www.experiencebeecounty.org where tickets can also be purchased.
So, why not say goodbye to summer with a bang and a couple of nights of awesome music?