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Monthly cultural attraction planned for downtown Edinburg

20110715-ENT_CAB---RommyThe Edinburg Cultural Activities Board (CAB) announces an event that is sure to liven up the city’s downtown area and connect the community to art, music, and culture. CAB members will soon kick off their monthly Jardin Del Arte, a free event that will offer music, art displays, and refreshments. The kickoff reception will be Friday, Aug. 12 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Edinburg City Hall at 415 W. University Drive.

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Fourth of July events planned

20110701-forth-of-JulyThe 235th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, Fourth of July, is being celebrated at several locations throughout the Valley.

San Benito

On July 2, Resaca Fest 2011 will be taking place in San Benito at Heavin Memorial Park. The event will feature a bike race and tour, live music from Marlissa Vela, Eddie Perez and Legendz, Azido, The Impressions, Southern Train and Harvey y Los Latinos, rides, face painting, puppet shows, obstacle races, and food concessions. There will also be a patriotic dog and owner look-a-like contest.

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Willie Nelson takes stage last at Las Palmas Race Park June 30

20110624-Willie-Nelson-PhotoMISSION – Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown Tour will be hitting Las Palmas Race Park on June 30 with eight top country acts and six emerging singer/songwriters. Doors will open at 2 p.m.

The concert will feature the Bluebird Café Stage, a side stage and the main stage.

The Bluebird Café Stage will feature Austin Lucas, Brent Cobb, Dani Flowers, Adam Hood, Erin Enderlin and Caitlyn Smith.

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Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown Tour on June 30

Music Festival to Feature Hot Headliners and Hit-Making Singer/Songwriters

ctdbackgroundWillie Nelson's Country Throwdown Tour 2011 will make a highly anticipated stop in Mission on June 30 when eight top country acts and six emerging singer/songwriters take the stage at Las Palmas Race Park for a one-of-a-kind-festival experience.

The only tour of its kind in the world of country music, Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown Tour 2011 features eight headliners, including Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Lee Brice, Brantley Gilbert, Craig Campbell, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. Recently added to the tour, Drake White, is sure to entertain with his signature freestyle twist on original songs, ad-libs and audience participation antics.

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PHS accordion player competes at Accordion Kings and Queens Festival

ENT_omar-garzaAUSTIN – Folklife’s 22nd annual Accordion Kings and Queens Festival will be another chance to dance the night away to accordion greats playing conjunto, zydeco, and polka in Houston. This year’s Festival will feature Brave Combo, Corey Ledet and Mickey y sus Carnalez, as well as the finale to The Big Squeeze contest. Popular Texas journalist Joe Nick Patoski will again emcee the star-studded affair on Saturday, June 4, at 6 p.m. and it is free and open to the public.

Festival goers wanting seats in the pavilion area can pick up their free tickets the day of the festival at the Miller Box Office or become members of Texas Folklife and receive up to four reserved tickets. Fans should plan to “scoot their boots” because the night promises to be a squeezebox extravaganza.

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