MUSIC NEWS
Casey Donahew to headline Festival on the Square
09/22/2010

from the Tyler Daily You on tyler.dailyyou.com

With their latest release “Moving On,” the Casey Donahew Band is quickly becoming one of the hottest names in Texas Music. The City of Tyler Main Street Department is proud to announce that the Casey Donahew Band will be performing at the 23rd Annual Festival on the Square scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 9 in downtown Tyler.

A native of Burleson, Donahew will be the headliner of the Festival concert, which is touted as a celebration of Texas Music. Gates will open at 5 p.m.; music will start at 5:30 p.m. and continue until midnight. Other performers for Festival include Sean McConnell, J.B. and the Moonshine Band and Ryan Beaver.

Unlike years past, the evening concert will be the focus for the 23rd annual event. The Festival will feature six hours of music performed by four bands in the Heart of Downtown Tyler. The event is now part of a plethora of activities taking place in Tyler throughout the month of October in celebration of the Rose Season, including a marathon that will begin and end in downtown Tyler on Sunday, Oct. 10.

“Texas music has become the focus of Festival on the Square,” explained Beverly Abell, director of the City of Tyler’s Main Street department. “We are so pleased to be bringing it back to support Tyler’s downtown revitalization efforts.”

Abell went on to explain that five years ago, Festival’s organizers switched to an all-Texas music format. The format was so successful that it was decided Texas Music needed its own “stage.”

Tickets for the concert will be $15 in advance and $20 the day of the concert. Ticket sales information is available at the Festival website: www.FestivalOnTheSquare.com.

(read full story on tyler.dailyyou.com)





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