Best Pick for the Weekend: Piney Woods Music & Arts Festival
Piney Woods Fine Arts Association presents the second annual Music & Arts Festival on Saturday, April 23. The festival will be located on historic Camp Street (South Third Street) in downtown Crockett. The festival gates open at 10 a.m. Entrance to the festival is free.
The festival is filled with something for everyone. Looking for that unique gift; enjoy shopping with a variety of arts and crafts vendors.
Children will have a blast at The Kidzone getting their faces painted, spending time in the bouncy house, creating arts and crafts projects and exploring the hands-on Science Safari. The Science Safari will be inside Camp Street Café and is a great learning experience for children of all ages.
No festival is complete without good eats. Enjoy bar-b-que sandwiches, sausage on a stick, roasted corn, turkey legs, hot dogs, funnel cakes, tator twisters, soft drinks, a beer garden, and more.
Kickback and enjoy live music throughout the day with a variety of great entertainment by such musicians as:
- Revolution Strings (Celtic/jazz)
- Texas A&M Mariachi Band
- Midnight Express (classic rock)
- Sawmill Vagrants (folk/bluegrass) with a dance exhibition by the Jordan School students.
- Chris Salinas & The Wildgrass (country)
The festival kicks off the night before, April 22, with a concert and street dance presenting Jason Boland & the Stragglers. The band mixes honky tonk, outlaw, and contemporary country. Gates open 6:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 general admission at the gate. VIP seating is $30. Tickets are available online at www.pwfaa.org or by calling the PWFAA office at 936-544-4276.
No outside food or drinks are permitted.
The festival is a fundraiser benefiting Piney Woods Fine Arts Association Arts-in-Education programs.