August 1, 2017 • Issue 8, Volume 5
Have Fun, Share Memories, Create Art
Hit The Bricks Downtown: 2nd Saturday Fun, August 12th
The Outbound Train: Honky Tonkin’ Around Town
Artist Lenora Hill:
Craziness is Another Person’s Reality
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August 1, 2017 • Issue 8, Volume 5
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» “Piddlin’ Pottery: Have Fun, Share Memories, Create Art” Written and Photographed by Barbara King » Food News & Events » 2017 Downtown Film Festival: Tickets Now on Sale » “Summer Fun in the Water at Tyler Paddle” By Holli Fourniquet » Hot Summer Nights Downtown at Liberty Hall » “Hit the Bricks: August 12th, Downtown Tyler is the Place to Be” by Holli Fourniquet » Fun Events This Month: LCOT Corporate Spelling Super Bee, Just Between Friends East Texas, Tyler Cattle Barons Gala “Legends of the Call” with Trace Adkins, Lone Star Gun Show, Sharon Shrine Circus, ETX Music Awards, Bling-O, Selena Tribute Concert and tons more » Fun Walks, 5K’s, 10K’s, 15K’s, and More
» “The Outbound Train: Honky Tonkin’ Around Town” By Johnny Griffith » East Texas State Fair Announces Line-Up » “Back the Blue” Summer Bash & Benefit Concert » Trace Adkins to Headline the 2017 Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala, “Legends of the Call” » Summer Concerts around East Texas » The Complete Music Gig Guide for Live Music
» Caldwell Zoo Zooper Days: Education Made Super Duper Fun » Spreading Love and Happiness Through Rocks » School is Cool Fair: August 3rd at Harvey Convention Center » August at the Tyler Library » Movie Fun for Everyone All Around » Explore the Universe This Summer at CESSE » Barnes & Noble Booksellers Storytime Events
» Upcoming Plays, Musicals, and More
» “Summer Reads” Book Reviews by Gini Rainey » Events: East Texas Book Bash, Liberated Bookworms at Tyler Library, Club Read Book Club, Author Greg Gutfeld Distinguished Lecture Series, and Smith County Medical Society Alliance Book Fair
» “Inside the Artist’s Studio: Lenora Hill, One Person’s Craziness is Another Person’s Reality” by Derrick White » At the Tyler Museum of Art This Month
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create pottery pieces. It’s kind of my family history, and what I love.” Painting pottery Written and Photographed by Barbara King is just one The end of summer is calling, and it’s get- step in the ting harder and harder to find fun and creative process as ways to keep the kids entertained. the pieces Piddlin’ Pottery is the place in town to are glazed, have fun, share some special moments, and then fired make memories to display in your home or in the huge office. kilns in the The studio itself is a myriad of color, with back room, large work tables and walls and walls of potso normally tery pieces. You can walk in, make your selec- guests can tion of a pottery item with a huge selection pick up from animals to figurines, banks, and picture their pieces frames. about a The studio is a hidden jewel in itself, week to ten days after they come in to create. tucked back in the corner of the plaza, with Walk-ins are always welcome, but there are the shelves of pottery on display in the huge lots of other opportunities to express yourself front windows. through artist-led classes. It’s also the perfect Then there’s the color wall, where you place to have a bridal shower, team-building can plan your piece using unique variations pottery session, or to bond with the grandkids. including “wine about it,” “carrot top,” “cutie You can bring your own treats (including your pie coral,” “butter me up,” and scads more. own wine). Pottery pieces range in price from $6-$75, “We have a lot of healthcare professionals and the atmosphere in the studio is laid back, who come in, kind of like stress relief therapy,” fun, and at all times, creative. says Teller. “It’s a great tactile calming experiOwner Dianne Tiller says, “We support ence that can be very beneficial.” The studio creativity and want to help you achieve your has also hosted pottery events for local schools vision, and we can guide you through the pro- and non-profits. cess to make that happen.” No special skills Birthday parties are also big at Piddlin’ Potare required, just the desire to make your own tery, and you can take your pick of packages, art! starting at $175 for a basic package for ten Dianne’s love of pottery came from sumkids, up to a specialized package with pizza, mers shared with her grandmother in Oklacake, and goody bags. The studio recommends homa, where “all we did all summer was that parties be booked at least three weeks
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Tickets Now on Sale
The Downtown Tyler Film Festival is pleased to announce that tickets for the September 27th-30th event are now on sale at TylerFilmFest.com. The daily pass for Wednesday-Friday is only $5. Saturday night’s “Best of the Fest,” which includes food and drinks at the postparty, is $10. The Producer’s all-access pass is available for only $20. Tickets in advance are available at LibertyTyler.com or in person beginning September 9th at the Gallery Main St., 110 W. Erwin St., Downtown Tyler. On every festival night, the box office will open at 6:30pm. A celebration of storytelling through film, the Downtown Tyler Film Festival has grown to be an international film festival comprised of short films from around the world; England, Spain, Iran, and more. The festival also seeks to encourage locally made Texas independent films.
All entries are 15 minutes or less and represent a variety of genres including comedy, drama, documentary, and science fiction. Thursday night will feature the work of numerous young filmmakers, students under the age of 18. The top short films from each night will be re-shown in the “Best of the Fest” screening on Saturday night. Contest winners will be announced and will receive cash prizes. Currently, last year’s Film Festival winner’s films are available to view on the TylerFilmFest.com for free. Please note that some films feature mature content. The Festival will be held at Liberty Hall located at 103 E. Erwin St., Downtown Tyler.. More info is available at TylerFilmFest.com or by following Tyler Film Fest on Facebook. Any inquiries should be made to Downtown Tyler at (903)593-6905.
classes, including jewelry items like earrings, pendants, and brooches. “Anyone who walks through the door can use their freedom of expression to create a piece that is unique and unlike any other.” The studio also encourages folks to bring in their own designs and visions, as Tiller recalls the studio creating a popsicle bank and a fish coffin for a dearly departed pet. “If you can dream it, we can help create it,” she said. Come learn and have an adventure in art plus have some fun in the process at Piddlin’ Pottery Creative Arts Center. The studio is open seven days a week: Monday-Wednesday 10am-6pm, ThursdayFriday 10am-8pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, and Sundays 1-6pm. Piddlin’ Pottery is located at 322 ESE Loop 323 Ste. 132, next door to Tuesday Morning in Tyler. They can be reached at (903)9399111 and can be found on Facebook.
Summer Fun in the Water at Tyler Paddle By Holli Fourniquet Summer days in East Texas are best spent out on the lake. There’s no better place for a quiet afternoon of recreation than out at Tyler Paddle. Tyler Paddle is a standup paddleboard rental company located at 15898 Eastside Rd., Tyler, right beside the Lake Tyler Petroleum Club. This is a beautiful part of the lake for standup paddle boarding. Standup paddle boarding is not as hard as it looks. In fact, you can stand up or sit down if you get tired. There is some balanced involved, but it’s definitely a fun sport to try with the family. Tyler Paddle offers events throughout the summer including standup paddle yoga, full moon paddles, and sunset paddles. Paddleboards are rented individually for $25 per hour, or there is a large paddleboard that fits six people available for $75 hour. Tyler Paddle also offers party rentals. If you are hosting an event on the water around the
Tyler area, they will even come to you or you can go to them. Your family and friends could rent out all of the boards, pack a picnic lunch, and spend the afternoon on the water. Tyler paddle will customize any party package to fit your needs and budget. Tyler Paddle’s regular hours are Fridays 5-8pm, and Saturdays and Sundays 12 noon7pm or by appointment. If you haven’t tried standup paddle boarding, this is the summer to try something new. Unwind after a busy week and paddle off into the sunset for an amazing adventure you’ll never forget. For more info about Tyler Paddle go to tylerpaddle.com or find them on Facebook and Instagram.
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from your planned event. Sylvia Morse, a talented local jewelry designer and artist who is an instructor at Tyler Junior College, teaches unique classes at the studio, including copper enameling, which is an intricate, heat-driven process that produces stunning results. The classes generally cost $45 and last 2 ½ hours, start to finish. The studio also provides all materials, including glove, goggles, and other safety gear as required. Starting with a simple square of copper, Sylvia leads her class through the process, including cutting a design, texturing the piece, and then adding glass rods and chunks of color. When adding the propane torch to the piece, it comes alive, first red-hot then cooling to variations and striations of vivid color. “It’s really a give and take process,” says Morse. “We all inspire and learn from each other.” Morse also teaches in clay and metal
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from bringing your unaltered pets to this event. It is free to attend with your four legged August 17th (12 noon-6pm) - 62nd Anniver- best friend. sary Party at Natural Grocers - It’s the biggest • September 21st (6-8pm) - 1836 Texas party of the year and Natural Grocers wants Kitchen, 2647 Crow Rd., Tyler to celebrate it with a fabulous, 50’s-inspired birthday bash! They will have fantastic Closed giveaways, 50% off select items, great prizes, • Cheng’s Chinese on Troup Hwy. has closed. including a grand prize Alaskan cruise for two, and a chance to sample the Chocolate Power- News & Events house Pudding, from 12 noon-2pm. Don’t Domino's Pizza will be opening in the miss the Ice Cream Social at 4-6pm. Natural old Amelia’s Sweetery location at 1694 S. Grocers is located at 4820 S. Broadway Ave., Beckham, Tyler. Tyler. It is free to attend. Fuzzy Taco’s is opening a second location Every Tuesday - “Keep It Local Tuesdays” at 6361 Old Jacksonville Hwy, behind Juicy’s supports local restaurants by meeting and Burgers. They are expected to open early fall. eating at a different locally-owned restauThis is the former Soju Sushi Bar & Asian rant every Tuesday evening, usually around Bistro building. The outside has been painted 7pm. This gathering is open to anyone. bright yellow with red trim and a sign out Check their Facebook page for where they front indicates “Fuzzy's is coming soon.” are meeting each week at facebook.com/ Yay! This is the second Tyler location for the KeepItLocalTuesdays. popular taco chain, which opened its original store in Fort Worth in 2003. The other store is Every Tuesday and Saturday (both days at on Troup Hwy. 7am-1pm) - East Texas State Fair Farmers Market - Rated one of the top 10 farmers South Tyler Speakeasy is now open. “This markets to visit in Texas, this market is a dimly lit bar has low ceilings, hanging Edison local, producers-only market. All produce bulb lights and framed black-and-white is grown in Smith County, or counties that photographs from the early 1900’s covering borders Smith County, and is grown by the the walls.” South Tyler Speakeasy is East Texas’ person selling it. All crafts are also required to first Prohibition-era themed bar. Formerly the be made by the person selling it. They do not Half Moon Grill & Saloon, it reopened May permit distributors. This is truly a local-only, 15th and now specializes in classic cocktails, producers-only market. The market is open whiskeys, and American food. It’s located at rain or shine, and is located under the cool 16884 FM 2493 (Old Jacksonville Road) in and breezy South Pavilion at the East Texas Tyler. South Tyler Speakeasy has a pool room, State Fair Grounds, 2112 W. Front St., Tyler. 15 indoor televisions, an outside smoking For more info call (903)533-0398 or find them porch, and a stage for live music perforon Facebook. mances. The entire bar selection and menu have been reworked for the change. First Thursday each month, July 6th (4-10pm) - “Yappy Hour” will be held at Cup Pow, located at 7212 Old Jacksonville ETX Brewing Co., 221 S. Broadway, Tyler. Hwy., Tyler, is now open. This coffee, smoothie, “Yappy Hour = Beer + Dogs.” Bring your and juice bar is located in the Juls building. family, friends, and your dog. There will be Walk-On’s Sports Bar is soon to open at food available. This event benefits Pets Fur People. More info is available at facebook.com/ 6525 S. Broadway, Tyler. “Today, our mission ETXBrew. This is a very fun event for all ages is to deliver a memorable game day experience with a taste of Louisiana for guests of all whether two legged or four! ages, created by great teammates and allLast Saturday each month - True Vine American cheerleaders. Our entire Walk-On’s Brewery will host its monthly Open Taps. team works hard every day to ensure every These fun and amazing events, always held on customer has a winning experience with great the last Saturday of the month, are a great time food, beverages, service, and atmosphere. to sample the latest creations of the brewery, We thank you for your support.” Walk-On’s hear live music, and meet up with friends. This was voted as the #1 sports bar in America by beer factory has some of their current on-theESPN. It will be located next to Clear Springs. market beers, limited/experimental brews, and Aspen Creek Grill is now open for lunch. the amazing Tyler area community that takes Located at 725 WSW Loop 323, Tyler, this place in the Back Yard. The first 500 adultnew restaurant to Tyler features a nice food drinker guests to arrive will receive a limited and cocktail menu as well as a weekly Car edition True Vine glass. True Vine Brewery is located at 219 Englewood, Tyler, by the Cotton Show every fourth Saturday of the month in Belt Building. Children 11 and under get in free the parking lot. Favorites are the Monte Cristo Sandwich and the Grilled Spicy Chicken with an adult ticket. Tickets are not required for children. Entry for non-drinker adults and Salad. They are now open daily 11am-10pm. humans 12 years and over is $4 in advance or Rotolo’s Pizza has added Monday Night $5 at the door. A portion of all proceeds will go Trivia! Hosted by Paul Bibeau from Hyper to a local non-profit each month. For more info Active Services, this trivia features three go to truevinebrewing.com. rounds of ten questions with one bonus quesOngoing - Rose City Farmer’s Market (7212 tion at the end of the three rounds. Round up Old Jacksonville Hwy., Tyler, continues every your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers, Saturday through November 18th) - Shop for put on your thinking caps, and join in the fun, games, prizes, food, and drink. Prizes are gift locally-grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers, pastured beef, lamb, chicken, and cards for Rotolo’s yummy food! pork, yard eggs, goat cheeses, freshly baked New at FRESH by Brookshire’s has added a breads and pastries, honey, jams, and jellies. few new things to their great food bar. Ramen Enjoy a cup of locally roasted coffee while you and Pho are available now at the Sushi bar. stroll the market listening to local musicians. Also, FRESH’s Hot Bar for take-n-go food now This kid-friendly and pet-friendly market is has more than 80 fresh-made menu items open every Saturday. If you’d like to become in their Chef Prepared, Hot Bar and Grab & a member of the market email carmen@food- Go case. You can choose from an extensive coalition.org or go to foodcoalition.org. selection of salads, soups, and dip bar items, August 10th (5:30-8:30pm) - Pooches on the as well as made-to-order sandwiches and tacos from the 2go bar. Pizzas are available Patio will be held at Andy’s Frozen Yogurt, 6106 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler. There is nothing as well. “What’s the best part? Could it be the handmade dough? Maybe it’s the roaring hot like the great outdoors with your dog and friends. Join the fun on the patio for delicious oven, freshest possible ingredients, or the delicious combination of toppings. Whatever food and drinks. Bring your furry friends, you decide, you’ll keep coming back to enjoy and enjoy a great evening. A portion of the proceeds benefit the SPCA of East Texas. The more of this Neapolitan-style pizza.” We are in Northeast Public Health District requires that love with the Pizza Di Napoli “Sophia,” fresh all attending dogs be current on vaccinations handmade dough, basil pesto cream sauce, and wear a current rabies tag. In addition, all mozzarella, herb-marinated artichoke hearts, Cremini and white mushrooms, and Kalamata puppies under one year of age in attendance olives. FRESH is located at 6991 Old Jacksonmust be fully vaccinated. In order for all ville Hwy., Tyler. pooches to be on their best behavior, refrain
• December 8th - “Die Hard” • December 14th - “Scrooged” • December 16th (2pm) - “Frozen” Sing Along • December 21st - “It’s a Wonderful Life” Doors open at 6pm, and movies start at 7pm. Tickets are available online at libertytyler.com or at the door for $7.
features the laugh-out-loud comedy of Las Vegas legend Barbara Brighton performing as Joan Rivers. While many artists have attempted to recreate Sinatra’s smooth ribbon of sound and his legendary swagger, few have captured the essence so completely as legendary crooner Dave Halston. As one observer described it, “Dave Halston somehow casts a spell, and they Music & More always want more.” Even Barbara Sinatra was August 4th (7:3-9:30pm) - Hank & Patsy - Hank & Patsy, starring award-winning vocal- brought to tears when Dave performed for her at a rather exclusive private event. She called his ists, Jake Penrod and Lisa Layne, depicts the lives and music of two of country music’s first performance “wonderful” and noted specifically superstars. Mr. Penrod’s performance of Hank the fine job Dave did with Sinatra’s signature song “My Way.” Tickets are $20 and $33. Williams’ songs and Lisa Layne’s interpretation of Patsy Cline’s music are mesmerizing. September 16th Liberty Hall is hosting a variety of upcom- To learn more about these artists go to (8-10pm)ing events - everything from concerts to clas- JakePenrod.com and LisaLayne.com. Tickets Card 53 sic musical sing-alongs and more. Liberty has are $25-$35. All seats are reserved. something for all ages! Liberty Hall is located August 19th (8-10pm) - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Comedy Showat 103 E. Erwin St., Downtown Tyler. For more Bluegrass Band is a modern bluegrass band With recent sold out performances, Card info or tickets go to libertytyler.com. that plays and sings the songs of the Beatles. Upcoming classic movies at Liberty are: Just as the Beatles broke the mold of all things 53 returns to Liberty Hall. Card 53 always features their trademark hilarious makemups. • August 3rd - “Mean Girls” rock and roll, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass This show is recommended for ages 13 and • August 10th - “Fast Times at Ridgemont Band follows closely with that same spirit of up. Tickets are $15. High” innovation, interpreting songs already loved • August 17th - “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” by millions. Performing some of the very best September 27th-30th - Downtown Tyler • August 24th - “Hoop Dreams” music composed by Paul McCartney, John Film Festival is a celebration of storytelling • September 7th - “The Graduate” Lennon, and George Harrison, beloved songs through film, the Downtown Tyler Film • September 14th - “To Sir With Love” are presented with instruments you normally Festival has grown to be an international film • September 21st - “American Graffiti” wouldn’t expect to hear and played in a way festival comprised of short films from around • September 27th-30th - Downtown Tyler they are not normally played. The result is a the world. Tickets range from $5-$20 and are Film Festival pleasing sound with a lot of fun surprises along available at the door and online. • October 5th - Double Feature: “Frankenthe way. Tickets are $15-20. October 6th (8-9:30pm) - “Joshua Lozoff: stein” and “The Bride of Frankenstein” September 3rd (7-9pm) - Friends Giving Life is Magic” - Lozoff is a crowd favorite and • October 12th - “The Evil Dead” Back Presents “Laugh Beat,” an evening of has been studying and performing his brand • October 13th - “Friday the 13th” comedy to benefit The American Heart Asso- of deep magic for over 15 years. This is a show • October 19th - “The Thing” Performing will be comedians Mike that will mesmerize and entertain audiences of • October 26th - “A Nightmare on Elm Street” ciation. Merrill, DC Ervin, Key Lewis, and Dwayne all ages. Tickets start at $20. • October 27th and 28th - “Rocky Horror Pic- Perkins. Tickets are $35. ture Show” October 7th (8-10pm) - Doug Stone in • October 31st - “Halloween” September 8th (7:30pm) - “Salute to Sinatra Concert - Best known for his hit singles, “I'd • November 2nd - “The Big Chill” From Las Vegas” is an exciting and nostalgic Be Better Off,” “I Thought It Was You,” and “A • November 9th - “Almost Famous” journey through many of the most celebrated Jukebox With A Country Song,” Doug Stone • November 16th - “Purple Rain” songs of the Great American Songbook. You has been a country music star since 1990. His • November 24th - “The Last Waltz” will experience an unforgettable show - brilfirst four albums went either platinum or gold, • December 1st - “The Normal Heart” liantly performed by nationally renowned and has been making music for three decades. • December 7th - “White Christmas” tribute artist Dave Halston. The show also Tickets start at $18.
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Second Saturday of each month (August 12th, all day) - Hit the Bricks: 2nd Saturday Downtown Tyler - Make your way to Downtown Tyler for Hit the Bricks. Get out and about on and off the square where Downtown businesses will be offering fun all day long. Free parking provided on the street or in the parking garage or take advantage of the free valet parking at Jack Ryan’s and Rick’s on the Square. Rain or shine Downtown will be the place to be every second Saturday! For more info and a full list of events go to visittyler. com/secondsaturday or search for “Hit the Bricks” on Facebook. Second Sunday of each month (9-11am) - Enjoy Coffee and Cars at the heart of Downtown Tyler. Grab a cup of coffee from Moocho Burrito as you view the cars and meet and greet everyone. Coffee and Cars Tyler is a monthly gathering of automotive enthusiasts who meet and share their passion for cars at the beautiful and historic Downtown Tyler. For more info go to facebook.com/ CoffeeandCarsTyler. Canton First Monday Trade Days Market is held Thursday-Sundays. What started more than a century ago as a flea market has become home to some of the most exciting, cutting-edge home furnishings, antiques, and collectibles that can be found anywhere. Over the past 150 years, lots of things have changed in the Original First Monday Park, but the genuine, down-home human relationships between vendors and shoppers are the reason people keep coming back. This is a place where you can slow down, visit, and ask questions, talk to collectors and antique dealers, and meet the artists and craftsmen who create one-of-a-kind items. For more info call (903)567-6556 or go to firstmondaycanton. com. Dates are: August 3rd-6th, August
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More Events For more events and to add your events for free, go to EGuideMagazine.com/calendar. August 8th (11am-2pm) - The 26th Annual LCOT Corporate Spelling Super Bee Calling all comic-book heroes and villains: the epic (spelling) battle is on! “Tyler Morning Telegraph” and Tim and Michelle Brookshire present this annual fun event. To be a part and get your tickets or come out and watch the fun, e-mail email@example.com or call (903)954-0105. This will be held at the Green Acres Crosswalk Conference Center in Tyler. August 10th12th (Thursday 5-10pm, Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 9am-1pm) - Just Between Friends East Texas will be held at Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St., Tyler. This premier event features baby, kids, and maternity goods, clothing, and tons more. This is not a retail store but rather a savings extravaganza. At this event, consignors bring their new and gently-used children’s and maternity merchandise to sell. Shoppers can then browse and purchase these items at great savings, many times 50-90% below retail prices. You can sign up to sell your items too. Admission cost at the door is $5 cash or 5 canned goods. For more info call (903)2755630 or go to easttexas.jbfsale.com. August 12th (7pm-1am) - The 2017 Tyler Cattle Barons Gala “Legends of the Call” will take place at the Texas Rose Horse Park, 14078 State Hwy 110 N., Tyler. Trace Adkins will headline. The Tyler Cattle Barons Gala benefit helps to raise money for the American Cancer Society. In addition to fundraising for local services, the goal is increasing education
and awareness to make people understand that there are services available for them whenever they are diagnosed with a cancer. For tickets go to tylercattlebaronsgala.org. Tickets start at $200 per person for the general gala. At the Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala enjoy a unique, upscale event complete with live entertainment, dinner, dancing, auctions, and other special attractions including one-of-a-kind live and silent auctions, Gourmet Cowboy cuisine and Texas Size bars, special tributes to cancer survivors and those lost to the disease, and a midway and Vegas-style games. For more info call (903)597-1383. August 12th-13th (10am-5pm) - Lone Star Gun Show will be held at Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St., Tyler. This is the premier security and defense industry event. This event showcases products like merchandise from new and used guns, knives, swords, hunting gear, books, coins, medals, ammo, reloading equipment, and supplies in the Industrial Products, Security and Defense industries. Tickets are available at the door. August 19th (11am-1pm) - Back to School Fashion Bash will be held at Broadway Square Mall in Tyler. This free event will be held in Center Court. Enjoy swag bags, a fashion show at 12 noon by BojaxStyle, giveaways from retailers, plus other activities that include makeovers, hair stylists, and much more. Come out and piece together your back to school style in no time. For more info go to facebook.com/BroadwaySquareMall. September 2nd-4thSharon Shrine Circus will return to the Oil Palace, 10408 Hwy 64E, Tyler. With three rings of affordable family fun, “The Jordan World Circus” will thrill fans of all ages. See the death-defying aerial acts and animal attractions including tigers and elephants. In addition to the performing acts, kids will
have the unique opportunity to ride and pet different types of animals. Discount tickets are available at eventbrite.com. Shows are Saturday, September 2nd at 3pm and 7pm; Sunday, September 3rd at 1:30pm and 5:30pm; and Monday, September 4th at 1:30pm and 5:30pm. September 5th (12 noon-1pm) - 1st Tuesday in the Garden - Smith County Master Gardeners will be held. “Fall Vegetable Gardening with Greg Grant” will be the topic. October 3rd, “From Bulbs to Blooms,” a preview of the October 14th Plant Sale (8:30am-1:30pm) with Anne Pattullo, will be held. November 7th, “All About Trees with Henry Burch” will be the topic. These are 30-minute programs with Q&A following. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held inside the Tyler Rose Garden Center. This is held at the IDEA Garden in the Tyler Rose Garden, 420 Rose Park Dr., Tyler. For more info go to txmg.org/smith/coming-events. For the October 14th Plant Sale, registration will be at 8:30am with the program at 9-11am. Keynote speaker Greg Grant will present “We Aren’t in Kansas Anymore - Bulbs for the South.” The bulb sale will feature hardy, heirloom, and hard-to-find bulbs for Texas and the South. The sale will take place at Harvey Hall, 2000 W. Front St., Tyler. For more info call (903)590-2980. September 8th (6:30-10pm) - ETX Music Awards will be held at KE Bushman’s, 1593 FM 2493, Bullard. This event is focused on all major music genres in Texas. The public votes for their favorites in categories that include radio stations, magazines, venues, and genres like Americana, country, gospel, rock, metal, jazz, blues, hip-hop, Tejano, and more. Awards will be presented during the event when winners are revealed. Performers are chosen from 180 finalists. For more info or tickets go to etxmusic.com.
September 12th (6:30-9:30pm) - Bling-O, a ladies-night-out of Bingo played for designer purses, is a fun night of games, food, and fellowship. The event will include a silent auction as well as many additional games and a chance drawing. The 2016 event was an amazing event with more than 550 people in attendance and lots of fun games! Enjoy the evening, and see if you can take home a little bling from BLING-O. The net proceeds from the event support the children of Smith County who have been physically and sexually abused. For tickets go to cacsmithcounty. ejoinme.org/tickets. This will be held at Cascades Country Club, 2611 Cascades Golf Club Dr., Tyler. September 16th (10am-2pm) - Day for Kids will be held at Tyler Bergfeld Park. Children can take part in games, activities, special events, and receive a goodie bag in a free showcase for organizations that cater to youth. September 19th (6-10pm) - Hearts of Hope benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and The Luis Sottil Foundation. Art enthusiasts, collectors, and supporters of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals are invited to attend a live and silent auction showcasing the work of internationally renowned artist Luis Sottil and the Miracle Children artists who are participating in this second annual event. Tickets are $100 per person. Sponsorships are available online. This will be held at Willow Brook Country Club. For more info about the event or sponsorships call (903)606-4752 or go to christustmf.org/heartsofhope. September 20th (7pm-12am) - Selena Tribute Concert will be held at Coach’s & Cowboy’s, 8374 Paluxy Dr., Tyler. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. RPH Live Productions of Tyler will present this Selena Tribute Concert played live by Bidi Bidi Banda from Austin, Texas. Bidi
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Bidi Banda is Austin’s first all-star Selena Tribute band and is composed of members of some of Austin’s premier Latin bands. They will bring to you the finest Selena tribute that you can possibly imagine. Get ready to sing, dance, and relive Selena! For more info go online to eventbrite.com. September 23rd (10am-2pm) - Shine at the Shrine Classic Car Show - Custom cars will be on display and competing for trophies and bragging rights! Top 10, Best in Class, People’s Choice, and tons more awards will be given. There is a $20 registration fee to participate, which includes two meal tickets and a t-shirt. To see the cars in the show is free. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org. This will be held at the Sharon Shrine, 10027 Hwy. 31E, Tyler. September 22nd-October 1stEast Texas State Fair- The annual East Texas State Fair takes place on the fairgrounds at 2000 W. Front St., Tyler. The fair features food, carnival rides, concerts, horticulture show, art show, livestock competition, photography competition, Senior Day, and much more. A schedule and admission tickets are available at etstatefair.com. October 5th - Scott’s Firefighter Combat Challenge Nationals - Watch Tyler’s local firefighter and others run the toughest two minutes in sports. This family friendly event is free to the public to watch. This is held at the Broadway Square Mall parking lot, 4601 S. Broadway, Tyler, behind Sears. For more info, go to facebook.com/TylerCombat. October 7th (11am6pm) - Dogtoberfest will again be held. “This year, we plan to make Dogtoberfest even bigger and better!” Dogtoberfest is the culmination of adoptable pets from local animal rescue groups, pet related vendors, local live bands, craft breweries, restaurants, and food trucks. The ultimate goal of the day is finding forever homes for as many of the homeless pets in our community as possible.” Dogtoberfest will take place on Market Square Boulevard behind Gander Mountain, 151 Market Square Blvd., Tyler. The road will be closed off for the day to make room for all the great fun and fur. For more info call (903)596-7722 or go to spcaeasttx.com/events/petapalooza. October 10th (5:30-10pm) - Bras for a Cause will be held at KE Bushman’s Celebration Center, 1565 FM 2493 E., Bullard. Bras for the Cause 2017 is a fundraising event to increase awareness of breast cancer and contribute to organizations which fund research and grants for women’s screening and care. This year, a portion of the proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen East Central Texas who supports and funds programs locally in the Greater Tyler Area. For tickets, go to.facebook.com/ Bras-for-the-Cause-Tyler. October 14th (9am-4pm) - Tyler Scottish Festival & Highland Games - All ages are welcome, and admission is free. Celebrate the rich culture of the Celtic heritage and enjoy music, vendors, Highland athletics, and kilts of all colors. This will be held at South Spring Baptist Church, 17002 Hwy. 69 S., Tyler. For more info call (903)839-0111 or go to tylerscottishfest.weebly.com. October 14th (9am-3pm) - Lindale Countryfest will be held at the Downtown Lindale Picker’s Pavilion, 205 E. North St., Lindale. Stroll through the arts and crafts booths, gobble a turkey leg, take a look at the Longhorn Ford/Lonestar Dodge car display, enjoy live entertainment, and bid on the auction items. Children will spend the day at a variety of activities including the Texas Bank & Trust climbing wall, Lindale Police Department Kid’s ID Booth, and lots of carnival games provided by the First United Methodist Church. Admission is free. For more info go to lindale-
chamber.org. Also, the Harvest Hustle 5K Lindale will take place, presented by Longhorn Ford/Lonestar Dodge, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the LISD Education Foundation. This starts in Downtown Lindale and goes through Trail Creek Farm, then on to the rural rolling hills of Iron Mountain Road, and returns to Downtown Lindale. Stay after the race for all of the activities of “Countryfest” in Lindale. Admission fees are $25-$35. Register at lindalechamber.org. October 14th - Chandler Pow Wow will be held at Winchester Park, 601 Broad St., Chandler. This free fall festival will feature live entertainment, parade, arts and craft booths, children’s activities, and great food. For more info go to chandlertxchamberofcommerce. com. October 14th-15th (10am-5pm) - Edom Art Festival will be held. For more than 45 years, the small artists’ community of Edom in East Texas has hosted a festival for working artists presenting their talents to an appreciative
audience of gifters and collectors. High quality art, fine crafts, live music, and great food fill the festival grounds behind the resident artists’ studios on the one main street in town, Farm to Market Road 279. Admission is free. Go to visitedom.com for a detailed schedule of events, local lodging, and a map. October 19th22nd - The 84th Texas Rose Festival will be held with “Celestial Wonders” as its theme. Emily Kaye Evans will reign as the 2017 Texas Rose Festival Queen. The 2017 Duchess of the Texas Rose Festival will be Caroline McGinley Bertram. The Texas Rose
Festival activities include the queen’s coronation at the Cowan Center and the Rose Parade on Saturday. A Men’s Luncheon and a Women’s Luncheon will be held October 20th. Also, the Queen’s Tea and Coronation of Queen ceremony will be held. For more info go to texasrosefestival.com. October 20th (9am-12 noon) - Family Fun Fishing Day will be held at Tyler’s Woldert Park. The whole family can take part in fishing at Woldert Park Pond, 501 W. 32nd St., Tyler. Texas Wildlife and Fisheries volunteers will give a free clinic before fishing begins. For info contact (903)595-7271.
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Hit the Bricks:
By Holli Fourniquet On the second Saturday of every month, people from all over will converge in Downtown Tyler for Hit the Bricks. Downtown Tyler businesses will be bursting with fun for the whole family and, of course, the chance to check out the great, locally-owned restaurants, bars, retail establishments, museums, and other Downtown businesses. With its ongoing revitalization, Downtown Tyler has become a happening place to be. Visit Tyler, the City of Tyler, and Downtown businesses, organizations, and enthusiasts are all coming together to organize activities for the entire family the second Saturday of every month throughout Downtown Tyler, on and off the square. Hit the Bricks offers a chance for the community to come together in the heart of the city. The next Hit the Bricks is August 12th. Plan your day to attend any or all of these special activities: Family • 11:30am - Get Chick-Fil-A chicken nuggets for $5/box at Discovery Science Place while supplies last • Scavenger Hunt at the Goodman Museum • Vendors and activities on the square, free face painting by JuJubilees Art • Gallery Main Street current Art Exhibit is “Color Blind(ed)” Shopping • Ye Olde City Antique Mall Treasure Hunt, find bricks wrapped with $10 gift certificates hidden throughout the mall, then at 4-8pm enjoy “Champagne Punch” and light refreshments, great music, and sales • 903 Handmade and El Guapo Records: Enjoy Kona Ice (2:30-5pm), live music, and Natalie’s sugar cookies. Tours • Tour the brand new Innovation Pipeline where you can learn how to be a “maker” • 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm – Tour ETX Brewing Co., $10 per person, limited to the first 25 people (proceeds will go to PATH) • All day - Self-guided walking tour of the Half Mile of History
email@example.com. It is always free to list any event. September 9th-10th - 2017 Rose City Triathlon - Hosted by the East Texas Triathletes, the Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rose City Triathlon is celebrating its 10th year. Join for a beautiful swim, bike, and run at Lake Tyler. Proceeds benefit Smith County Volunteer Fireman’s Association. The race distances are: 650 meter swim, 13 mile bike, 5k run. Athletes get great swag, free beer, and free race photos. Sign up now at rosecitytri.com. Music • 8-10pm - Live music by Jamie From Chicago at ETX BrewSeptember 16th - The “Seriously Fun” 5K Mud & Obstacle ing Co. Run hits Tyler! For more info go to mudfactor.com/tyler-2017. • 9pm-1am - Live music by Teazur at Garage Bar This will be held at SWAN MX Raceway Park, 12068 County • 9pm-1am - Live music by Time Machine at Rick’s Road 433, Tyler. Shopping September 23rd - Tyler Gold Run 2017 - This annual chipWhile you’re in Downtown enjoying one of the special 5K race and Family Fun Run benefits the Gold Network events, be sure to check out some of Downtown’s shops. These timed of East Texas, to support families impacted by Childhood stores offer unique items that can only be found Downtown. Cancer. This will be held at Rose Rudman Park, Tyler. To El Guapo Records sells vintage and new vinyl records; 903 register go to secure.getmeregistered.com. You can run as a Handmade features collections from quality handmade makers group or individually. or walk for a great cause: to raise local, around Texas, and around the country; and Ye Olde City money and awareness Run for Childhood Cancer awareness. All Antique Mall offers a variety of treasures. proceeds will go to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Museums September 23rd-24th - The Piney Woods Ultra - Run through Visit one of the Downtown family friendly attractions deep East Texas pine forests on a scenic course underneath including Goodman-Legrand Home & Museum, Cotton Belt towering pines. This diverse, single track course, almost entirely Depot, Discovery Science Place, Liberty Hall, Smith County underneath a canopy of 100-foot tall pine timber, will keep you Historical Society, Gallery Main Street, or the Tyler Public captivated as you navigate rolling hills through a rooty and pine Library. needle conditioned trail. Enjoy a post race refreshing swim in Eateries For dinner, sink your teeth into one of the local Downtown the 64-acre spring-fed lake while you rest and recover. As home to the forest race in this eco series, you won’t want to miss this eateries. Find anything from inexpensive tacos and bar food to fine dining and everything in between. There’s no excuse to unique chance to run with deer through the deep piney wood forests of east Texas. For more info go to ultraexpeditions.com. leave hungry with all of the dining options because in DownThis will take place at Tyler State Park. town you can have your cake and eat it too. There is free parking Downtown in the Fair Plaza parking September 30th - ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Tyler garage (located right beside ETX Brewing Co. and across the will be held at 8:30am at Faulkner Park. It features a 5K run/ street from The Foundry Coffee House), free parking on the walk, 1 mile walk, Kids’ Superhero Dash for Dad, and virtual square, or free valet parking at Rick’s and Jack Ryan’s. Snooze for Dudes program. Stick around for the family-friendly Hit the Bricks: 2nd Saturday is an event you won’t want to post-race celebration. Run/walk participants will receive tech miss! Each one will be unique and different, but rain or shine, shirts, free food and prizes, and the opportunity to connect with cold or hot, there will always be something to do Downtown. others who are impacted by prostate cancer. ZERO is proud to For a full list of activities each month go to visittyler.com/ partner with Urology Tyler, PA to end prostate cancer. For more secondsaturday. info go to zeroprostatecancerrun.org/tyler.
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Music The Outbound Train: Honky Tonkin’ Around Town By Johnny Griffith There is a soundtrack to Americana that plays in our brains as we consider certain times and places. Always, without fail, in my head when I think about rural America in the 30’s and 40’s, nothing epitomizes that time period and the life of the common man more than Hank Williams Sr. His direct, everyman lyrics along with driving, simple tunes dialed into the soul of the working class at that time and has been influential to many artists since. One of the local artists heavily influenced by this accessible style of music has blended it with other genres to deliver a raw, straightforward, rock-a-billy set of music that has locals tapping their feet, dancing along, and enjoying the stripped down sounds of Allen Wayne Nichols and The Outbound Train. Born and raised in East Longview, Nichols attended Hallsville schools and was raised on country music. As he aged, Allen found a love for skateboarding and got turned on to punk and metal at local backyard half-pipes. After his dad purchased a bass guitar for Nichols, he took a few lessons and started jamming with friends from skateboarding. This early repertoire included tunes from the Sex-Pistols, The Doors, as well as some original music. Fast forward to the present and Nichols is not only a working musician, he’s an accomplished tattoo artist and was one of the co-proprietors of 3rd Street Art in Longview before taking the time to be more flexible with music. After calling on a childhood acquaintance and a connection from another music project, The Outbound Train was formed and has been playing shows all over East Texas. In addition to a recent gig at ETX Brewing Co. in Tyler, The Outbound Train has been playing in Austin and
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Dallas as they broaden their base of fans. Make no mistake, The Outbound Train won’t be mistaken for an easily digestible pop country or radio rock. This is in-your-face, nofrills, working class music that is long on substance and short on fluff. With a driving beat, the smooth low end of an upright bass, and the compact melodies of Nichols on the guitar and vocals, The Outbound Train is a throwback that you can honky tonk with all night long. Recently I caught Allen in between trips to Austin and asked him a few questions about this latest project: Johnny: Let’s start with who’s in the band besides yourself. Who’s aboard The Outbound Train? Allen: The rest of the band members are Doghouse Dave Stopani on upright bass and Kevin Blalock on percussion. Johnny: How did the band meet? Allen: I've known Kevin since we were kids. I was in a punk band, and he was in a metal band. We would play shows supporting each other, but it's kinda crazy that this is the first project we’ve worked on together. My friend David Smith recommended Doghouse when we were looking for an upright player for Lulu and the Black Sheep. Dave fit right in, and when Lulu decided to take a hiatus from music, Dog and I continued to play shows together. When
we added Kevin, The Outbound Train was born. I am grateful for what these dudes bring to the table every show. Playing and traveling with them is fun, and everyone’s down to make stuff happen. We’re like a tight military unit on a mission for fun. Johnny: What’s the significance of the name? Allen: We have always had that train sound to our songs, and the band is a vehicle for us to travel and escape the mundane, everyday routine boredom. In that respect, it’s like every show is a train to endless possibilities. Johnny: In your own words, how would you describe your sound? Allen: I’ve heard it described many ways, but I call it hillbilly. It’s part Country, part punk, and part bluegrass with a generous helping of honky tonk mixed in to hold it together. Johnny: Why that style of music? It’s certainly not a style that gets the most real estate on stages around the area. What led you to your sound? Allen: It’s what comes naturally. Being raised on Country and coming of age with punk, I played in punk bands for years, and most of the music I wrote was just fast loud Country. I still play some of those songs in my set today. Johnny: Who are some of your significant influences musically? Allen: Wayne ‘the train’ Hancock, Hank
Williams Sr., Hank Williams the third, Bob Wills, Leadbelly, Scott H. Biram - really all the country, folk-punk, thrash-grass, rockabilly, and blues bands out there have something that we can draw from at some point. Johnny: What have been some of the challenges of getting The Outbound Train onto stages around East Texas and beyond? Allen: Our biggest obstacle with booking is not having proper promotional material to send to booking agents that don’t know us. Also, some venues want three or four hours. Although we sometimes play those longer gigs, we prefer to bring another band with us to cover longer sets. Johnny: Who in music (besides The Outbound Train) currently excites you with what they’re doing? Allen: That’s a hard question to answer simply because we have a great music scene in East Texas, and we all support each other across genres. We love playing on stage, but we get just as excited to sit down and listen to the other local bands in the area that are working hard to put themselves out there. Johnny: What’s on the horizon for you guys the rest of this year? Allen: This year we hope to do as much traveling as possible. We also recently recorded five songs, so we’re gonna go back in and produce a full-length CD, hopefully by the end of the year. We are about to start working on a music video too. The dude we are working with has a really cool vision, and we are stoked to be working with Dark Letter Entertainment. Johnny: What experience are you guys trying to convey to your audience at a show? Allen: I’m stoked when people relate to our music. We want people to have fun at our shows and feel like they can let go. We have nothing to prove and nothing to hide. We are real people just like you, and we are all in this together. Allen Wayne Nichols and The Outbound Train can be found at: • facebook.com/theoutboundtrain • reverbnation.com/allenwaynenichols
East Texas State Fair Announces Its Line-Up Join the fun at the East Texas State Fair for
ten awesome nights of live music under the carnival lights! Meet your friends in the Beer Garden then grab a seat for one of the nightly free concerts. Great performances from local artists and national acts will be performed starting each night at 8pm. • September 22nd (8-9:30pm) - Jamie Richards (Red Dirt/Texas Country) • September 23rd (2:30-10:30pm) - COUNTRYFEST featuring Kevin Fowler, Rick Huckaby, Jeremy McComb, Gary Kyle, and Chris Colston (Red Dirt/Texas Country) • September 24th (4-9pm) - La Invasora Conjunto Fest (Hispanic) • September 25th (8-9:30pm) - The Tuxedo Cats • September 26th (8-9:30pm) - Radio Birds (Rock) • September 27th (8-9:30pm) - The Nightowls (Soul) • September 28th (8-9:30pm) - Mike & The Moonpies (Red Dirt/Texas Country) (College Night)
• September 29th (8-9:30pm) - Rick Trevino (Classic Country) • September 30th (2:30-10:30pm) - COUNTRYFEST featuring William Clark Green, Ray Johnston, Dalton Domino, Drew Womack, and Kylie Rae Harris (Red Dirt/Texas Country) • October 1st (4-10pm) - La Invasora Conjunto Fest (Hispanic) In addition to these concerts on the Main Stage, the MetroPCS® Community Stage will showcase the local talents in the community. From local bands to school choirs and orchestras, the MetroPCS® Community Stage is a great locally-focused venue for your enjoyment. All concerts are free with Fair admission. Discounted ticket packages now available in advance. Fair admission is $10 for adults and $6 for ages 6-12. Children ages 5 and under are free. Free Student Tickets for Monday-Wednesday and College Night Tickets for Thursday are available at etstatefair.com.
“Back the Blue” Summer Bash & Benefit Concert Coach’s & Cowboy’s, 8374 Paluxy Dr.,
only. VIP tickets are available. East Texas Regional Fraternal Order Tyler, will host a family food and fun event of Police August 11th that will feature a model car (FOP) exists show and concert featuring Curtis Grimes to strive for a that will benefit the betterment of East Texas Fraternal the law enforcement profession for the indiOrder of Police. vidual officer and the collective membership The Back the throughout East Texas. By improving workBlue Summer Bash ing conditions, wages, and benefits, and by & Benefit Concert monitoring and proposing effective legislabegins at 4pm. Fam- tion, the FOP provides a service and benefit to ilies and supportthe law enforcement profession and the pubers of all ages can lic to which it serves. FOP members across enjoy menu items, drinks, and games at the the nation believe in the national motto: “Jus grand opening of the newly remodeled Coach’s Fidus Libertatum,” which translates to “Law is Sports Bar, with proceeds being given back to the Safeguard of Freedom.” the FOP. Also, you can help FOP with the “Blue At 5pm, supporters of all ages can visit the Santa” Campaign taking place in Decemclassic model car show in the parking lot. ber. For every $100 donation, a child who is At 7pm, the doors will open at Cowboy’s a crime victim or crime witness is hosted by for a benefit concert featuring country music FOP members on a Christmas shopping spree. artist Curtis Grimes, with opening act Brian Sponsorships are available at Facebook. Chance starting around 8pm. com/FOP51. Concert tickets are $15 in advance and For more details contact (903)780-7969 or email Holly@ProgressRocks.com. $20 at the door for attendees 18 and older
Trace Adkins Headlines Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala “Legends of the Call” Country music legend Trace Adkins will head-
line the 2017 Tyler Cattle Barons' Gala, set for August 12th at the Texas Rose Horse Park/Brunson Equestrian Center in Tyler. General Gala tickets are $200. Doors open at 7pm. Barron’s tickets are $300 each, which include arena table seating for concert and early admission to the gala at 6:30pm. Guests of the Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala enjoy a unique, upscale event complete with live entertainment, dinner, dancing, auctions, and other special attractions including: one-of-a-kind live and silent auctions, gourmet Cowboy cuisine, and Texas-size bars, special tributes to cancer survivors and those lost to the disease. The 2017 “Legends of the Call” Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala will be held at Texas Rose Horse Park/Brunson Equestrian Center, 14078 State Hwy. 110 N., Tyler. With a rich history in Country music, Trace is a perfect fit for the theme, “Legends of the Call,” which honors those legends in the community who have fought the fight against cancer. For more info and tickets go to cattlebaronsgala.net or call (903)597-1383.
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August 5th (8pm) - Jason Boland and The Stragglers with Cody Wayne will be in concert at Love & War, Lindale. For tickets go to outhousetickets.com. Tickets are $20. August 5th (8pm) - Billy Joe Shaver will be in concert at Red Rooster Icehouse, 1470 N. Beulah, Hawkins. For tickets go to outhousetickets.com. Tickets start at $20. August 5th (8pm) - RivetHead, Discard The Weak and Tap Dead Sinner will be in concert at Clicks Live, 1946 ESE Loop 323, Tyler. Tickets are available at the door. August 11th (8pm) - Curtis Grimes will perform at Coach’s & Cowboys, 8374 Paluxy Dr., Tyler. Tickets are available at wildtexastickets.com. August 12th (7pm-12 midnight) - Trace Adkins will be in concert at the 2017 Cattle Baron’s Gala. This will be held at Texas Rose Horse Park, 14078 State Hwy 110 N., Tyler. This event helps raise money for the American Cancer Society. In addition to fundraising for local services, the goal is also to increase education and awareness to help people understand that there are services available for them if they are diagnosed with a cancer. For more info and tickets go to cattlebaronsgala.net or call (903)597-1383. August 12th (8pm) - Roger Miller Tribute with Keith Irwin will be in concert. Lindale Community Theatre is located at 109 W. Hubbard St., Downtown Lindale. Call (903)638-0402 for more info or go to lindalecommunitytheater.org. Doors open 45 minutes prior to showtime. August 25th (8pm) - Zane Williams with Chance Ray will be in concert at Love & War, 114 E. North St., Lindale. For tickets go to outhousetickets.com. Tickets are $15 and VIP tickets are $32. August 19th (8pm) - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Bluegrass Band - A modern bluegrass band that plays and sings the songs of the Beatles.
September 16th (8pm) John Conlee will be in concert at Red Rooster Icehouse, 1470 N. Beulah, Hawkins. For tickets go to outhousetickets.com. Tickets start at $50. September 30th (7pm) - Neal McCoy & Friends will present a special evening of fun. Once again Neal McCoy and his special guests Restless Heart and Jack Hanna will put on a great show benefiting East Texas Angel Network. This is the 23rd annual fundraiser supporting the East Texas Angel Network. This will be held at Belcher Performance Just as the Beatles broke the mold of all things is located at 103 E. Erwin St., Downtown Tyler. Center at LeTourneau University, located at For more info or tickets go to libertytyler.com. 2100 S. Mobberly, Longview. For more info rock and roll, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band follows closely with that same spirit of call (903)233-3080 or go to belchercenter. September 8th (8pm) - Zane Williams will innovation, interpreting songs already loved at Coach’s & Cowboys, 8374 Paluxy com. Box office hours are Monday-Friday, by millions. Performing some of the very best perform 10am-5pm. Dr., Tyler. Tickets are available at wildtexasmusic composed by Paul McCartney, John tickets.com. October 7th (8pm) - Doug Stone in Concert Lennon, and George Harrison, beloved songs - Best known for his hit singles, “I'd Be Better are presented with instruments you normally September 8th-10th (Friday 4pm-12am, Saturday 11am-12am, Sunday 12:30-7pm) - Off,” “I Thought It Was You,” and “A Jukebox wouldn’t expect to hear and played in a way Lindale Big Texas Fest will feature live music With A Country Song,” Doug Stone has been they are not normally played. The result is by Robert Earl Keen, Charlie Robison, Monte a country music star since 1990. His first four a pleasing sound with a lot of fun surprises albums went either platinum or gold, and he along the way. Tickets are $15-20. Liberty Hall Montgomery, Michael Salgado, Sgt. Pepper’s has been making music for three decades. is located at 103 E. Erwin St., Downtown Tyler. Lonely Bluegrass Band, and more. There will For more info or tickets go to libertytyler.com. also be a lot of art and food available. This will Liberty Hall is proud to welcome Doug Stone back to Tyler for a night of great music. Liberty be held at The Cannery Lindale, 55 Miranda September 8th (7:30pm) - “Salute to Sinatra Lambert Way, Lindale. This is for all ages, and Hall is located at 103 E. Erwin St., Tyler. For From Las Vegas” is an exciting and nostalgic more info or tickets go to libertytyler.com. there is free entry for children 12 and under. journey through many of the most celebrated Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased at October 9th (7pm) - The Beach Boys will songs of the Great American Songbook. You visitlindale.com/bigtexasfest. be in concert at Belcher Center in Longview. will experience an unforgettable show - brilYou can capsulize most pop music acts by September 10th (4pm) - Aaron Watson will liantly performed by nationally renowned be in concert at Love & War, 114 E. North St., reciting how many hits they’ve had and how tribute artist Dave Halston. The show also features the laugh-out-loud comedy of Las Vegas Lindale. For tickets go to outhousetickets.com. many millions of albums they’ve sold, but these conventional measurements fall short Tickets are $25. legend Barbara Brighton performing as Joan when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Rivers. While many artists have attempted to September 15th (8pm) - Sam Riggs will Boys. To be sure, this band has birthed a recreate Sinatra’s smooth ribbon of sound and perform at Coach’s & Cowboys, 8374 Paluxy torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the his legendary swagger, few have captured the Dr., Tyler. Tickets are available at wildtexastens of millions. But its greater significance essence so completely as legendary crooner Dave tickets.com. lies in the fact that it changed the musical Halston. As one observer described it, “Dave landscape so profoundly that every pop act Halston somehow casts a spell, and they always September 16th (6pm) - Gaither Vocal want more.” Even Barbara Sinatra was brought Band will be in concert. Belcher Performance since has been in its debt. Belcher Performance to tears when Dave performed for her at a rather Center at LeTourneau University is located at Center at LeTourneau University is located at 2100 S. Mobberly, Longview. For more info 2100 S. Mobberly, Longview. For more info exclusive private event. She called his perforcall (903)233-3080 or go to belchercenter. call (903)233-3080 or go to belchercenter. mance “wonderful” and noted specifically the com. Box office hours are Monday-Friday, fine job Dave did with Sinatra’s signature song com. Box office hours are Monday-Friday, “My Way.” Tickets are $20 and $33. Liberty Hall 10am-5pm. 10am-5pm.
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11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Louisiana Rocket, 8-12 Click’s Live – Rivethead,Discard The Week, Tap Dead Sinner, 9-12 EGuide Dakotas Chop House – Gary Patrick Band, Tyler 8-11 ETX Brewery – Crooked Bowties, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Tanner Sparks, 7-10 EGuideMagazine.com FRESH – The Magills, 6-9 Kawa’s – Tyler Dudley, 7-10 Lake Palestine Resort – Big Hotel, 6-10 Love & War, Lindale – Jason Boland, 9-1 Tuesday, August 1st M6 Winery, Bullard – Eric Moseley, 3:30-6 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Live Music, Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Karaoke, 8-12 9-12 Dakotas Chop House – Paul Shafer, 7-10 Potpourri House – Bobby & Ken, 6-9 F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins – Billy Joe Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Shaver, 7-10 Love & War, Lindale – Songwriters AnonyRick’s – Live 5, 9-1 mous, 8-12 Rotolo’s – King Richard, 8-12 MoJoes Coffee Café, Henderson – Open Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Donnie, 12-3, Nick Mic, 7-10 Brumley, 6:30-9:30 The Shed, Edom – Pickin & Grinin, 6-9 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Stanley’s BBQ – Dustin Becker & Chris Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Oliver, 6-9 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12 Xln – Kid Icarus Project, 9-1 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12 Yamato – Tyler Dudley, 7-10
Music Gig Guide
Wednesday, August 2nd
The Back Porch, Kilgore – Clint Alford, 7-10 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Crawfish Barn – Karaoke, 6-9 Dakotas Chop House – Gary Kyle, 8-11 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace & T.D. Wilt, 6-10 Leon’s, Longview – Blues Jam with Johnny & The Nightcrawlers, 8-11 Love & War, Lindale – Audry Oliver, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 6:30-9:30 Yamato – Open Mic, 8-12
Sunday, August 6th Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 12-3 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Tommy & The Acoustics, 7-10 The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm Lake Palestine Resort – Kid Icarus, 6-10 Love & War, Lindale – Eleven Hundred Springs, Tanner Sparks, 8-12 Pickin’ Porch, Ben Wheeler – Madison Stuart, 6-8
The Back Porch, Kilgore – Blakbox, 8-12 Circle M Crawfish – Karaoke, 7-11 Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Curtis Grimes, 8-12 Coyote Sam’s – Lee Mathis, 7-10 Dakotas Chop House – Gary Patrick, 8-11 Eagles Bluff – Patrick James, 7-10 ETX Brewery – Shane Rendon , 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Joe Savage, 7-10 FRESH – Coldfire, 6-9 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 The Grove – Live Music, 7-10 Kawa’s – Levi Kitchen, 7-10 Love & War, Lindale – Mark McKinney, Shane Rogers, 8-12 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Moot Davis, 9-12 Paradise Harbor, Hawkins – Karaoke, 8-12 Potpourri House – Paul Ruark, 6-9 Purple Pig – Live Music, 6-9 Rick’s – Professor D & The Playschool, 8-12 Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Jonathan Terrell, Nick Brumley, 8-12 Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 5-9 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – DJ, 9-12
Saturday, August 12th
11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Ambush, 9-1 Cattle Barons, Trace Adkins, Chris Colston, 6-10 Circle M Crawfish – Karaoke, 7-11 Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Koe Wetzel, 8-12 Dakotas Chop House – 2nd Childhood, 8-11 ETX Brewery – Jamie From Chicago, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Tyler Dixson, 7-10 Monday, August 7th FRESH – Shane Pons Band, 6-9 The 10 Spot, Jacksonville – Open Mic, 6-9 Garage Bar – Teazur, 9-1 Thursday, August 3rd The Grove – Live Music, 12-3 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Kawa’s – Gary Patrick, 7-10 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Leap Of Faith, Stanley’s BBQ – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 Lago Del Pino – The Elegant Few, 8-12 Tuesday, August 8th 7-10 Lake Palestine Resort – Buddy Varnell, Circle M Crawfish – Levi Kitchen, 6-9 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 6-10 Dakotas Chop House – Corey Coleman, Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Karaoke, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Mark David 8-11 Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 Manders, Kaleb Mcintire, 9-1 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Chris Colston, Dakotas Chop House – Trey Dillon, 7-10 M6 Winery – Mental Custody, 12:30-6 7-10 F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Garage Bar – Open Mic, 6-10 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Wesley Love & War, Lindale – Austin Layne, Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Pruitt, 8-12 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Todd Rinlee, 8-12 Potpourri House – Bobby & Ken, 6-9 Potpourri House – Todd Rinlee, 6-9 The Shed, Edom – Pickin & Grinin, 6-9 Rick’s – Time Machine, 9-1 Razzoo’s – The Haggertys, 7-10 Stanley’s BBQ – Dustin Becker & Chris Rotolo’s – Old Omen, 9-1 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 Oliver, 6-9 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Donnie, 12-3, Dustin Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Friends, 6-9 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Becker Trio, 6:30-9:30 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Friday, August 4th Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Wednesday, August 9th 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 6-9 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Ally Venable, Eric The Back Porch, Kilgore – Adam Brown, Where’s Rufus - DJ, 9-1 Steckel, 8-12 7-10 XLN – Magnolia Brown, 9-1 Circle M Crawfish – Karaoke, 7-11 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – The Leftovers, 9-12 Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Flatland Calvery, Cork – Dustin Becker, 6-9 Sunday, August 13th 8-12 Crawfish Barn – Karaoke, 6-9 Dakotas Chop House – Matt Raker Band, Dakotas Chop House – Levi Kitchen, 8-11 Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 8-11 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace & Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 12-3 ETX Brewery – Kinfolk, 8-10 T.D. Wilt, 6-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Tommy & The The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Junior Clark, Leon’s, Longview – Blues Jam with Johnny Acoustics, 7-10 7-10 & The Nightcrawlers, 8-11 The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 FRESH – Texas Rebellion, 6-9 Love & War, Lindale – Calamity Janes, Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm Kawa’s – Lee Mathis, 7-10 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Curtis Grimes, Liberty Hall – Hank & Patsy, 7:30pm Stanley’s BBQ – Groove Slaves, 6-9 Landon Bullard, 9-1 Love & War, Lindale – Riley Redding, Austin Yamato – Open Mic, 8-12 Pickin’ Porch, Ben Wheeler – Blue Louie, Layne, 8-12 6-8 Thursday, August 10th Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Monday, August 14th 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Blues Boyz, The Back Porch, Kilgore – Sabrina Toole, The 10 Spot, Jacksonville – Open Mic, 6-9 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Neon Country, Jacksonville – Curtis Grimes, Circle 7-10 M Crawfish – Levi Kitchen, 6-9 Stanley’s BBQ – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 8-12 Chop House – Audry Oliver, 8-11 Tuesday, August 15th Paradise Harbor, Hawkins – Karaoke, 8-12 Dakotas The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Landry & Potpourri House – Paul Ruark, 6-9 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Company, 7-10 Purple Pig – Live Music, 6-9 Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Karaoke, 8-12 Garage Bar – Open Mic, 6-10 Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 Dakotas Chop House – Levi Kitchen, 7-10 Kawa’s – Open Mic, 7-10 Stanley’s BBQ – Buggaboo, Ian Power, Love & War, Lindale – Teddy Long, 8-12 F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 8-12 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Potpourri House – Todd Rinlee, 6-9 Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Songwriters AnonyRazzoo’s – The Mansion Family, 7-10 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – mous, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 Marcus Casburn, 6-9 The Shed, Edom – Pickin & Grinin, 6-9 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Friends, 6-9 True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 5-9 Stanley’s BBQ – Dustin Becker & Chris Friday, August 11th Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Oliver, 6-9 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – DJ, 9-12
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Stone Country, Lindale – Dirtwater Social Club, 9-1 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – The Back Porch, Kilgore – Taylor Thomkins, Marcus Casburn, 6-9 7-10 True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 6-9 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Where’s Rufus - DJ, 9-1 Cork – Dustin Becker, 6-9 Yamato – DJ, 8-11 Crawfish Barn – Karaoke, 6-9 XLN – Live Music, 9-1 Dakotas Chop House – Corey Breedlove, Sunday, August 20th 8-11 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace & Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 T.D. Wilt, 6-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Tommy & The Leon’s, Longview – Blues Jam with Johnny Acoustics, 7-10 & The Nightcrawlers, 8-11 The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Love & War, Lindale – Lost Immigrants, Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm 8-12 Lake Palestine Resort – Second Hand Stanley’s BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 6-9 Band, 6-10 True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 6-9 Pickin’ Porch, Ben Wheeler – Mariah Yamato – Open Mic, 8-12 Kelter, 6-8
Wednesday, August 16th
Thursday, August 17th
11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Lee Mathis, 7-10 Circle M Crawfish – Levi Kitchen, 6-9 Dakotas Chop House – Lauren Alexander, 8-11 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Peyton Stilling, 7-10 Garage Bar – Open Mic, 6-10 Kawa’s – Open Mic, 7-10 Love & War, Lindale – Anna Stockdale, 8-12 Razzoo’s – Alex Smith, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Friends, 6-9
Friday, August 18th 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Richard Stuart Band, 8-12 Circle M Crawfish – Karaoke, 7-11 Dakotas Chop House – Paul Shafer, 8-11 ETX Brewery – Patrick James, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Whiskey Prophets, 7-10 FRESH – Kopastetic, 6-9 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 The Grove – Quentin Moore, 7-10 Kawa’s – Tuxedo Cats, 7-10 Love & War, Lindale – Carolyn Wonderland, Lee Mathis, 8-12 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Live Music, 7-10 Paradise Harbor, Hawkins – Karaoke, 8-12 Potpourri House – Paul Ruark, 6-9 Purple Pig – Live Music, 6-9 Rick’s – DJ No Cover, 8-12 Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Chet Stevens, Eric & Jen, 8-12 Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 5-9 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – DJ, 9-12
Saturday, August 19th 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Ryan Dougherty Band, 9-1 Clicks Live – Panic Device, No Due Respect, Ever Since December, Crane Technique, 9-1 Dakotas Chop House – Senor Gringo, 8-11 ETX Brewery – Jeremiah Jackson, 7-9 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace, 3-5, Rhythm & Roses, 7-10 FRESH – Bluez Boyz, 6-9 Kawa’s – Quentin Moore, 7-10 Lake Palestine Resort – Kid Icarus, 6-10 Liberty Hall – Sgt. Peppers Lonley Bluegrass Band, 8pm Love & War, Lindale – Chris Knight, Nick Verzosa, 9-1 M6 Winery, Bullard – Heather Harper, 3:30-6 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Chris Colston, 9-12 Potpourri House – Bobby & Ken, 6-9 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins – Dub Miller, 7-10 Rick’s – Time Machine, 9-1 Rotolo’s – Double Shot, 9-1 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Donnie, 12-3, Grove Slaves, 6:30-9:30
Yamato – DJ, 9-12
Saturday, August 26th
The Back Porch, Kilgore – Teazur, 9-1 Big Sandy Music Hall – Feen Boyett, 7:30-10 Circle M Crawfish – Karaoke, 7-11 Dakotas Chop House – Dustin Becker Trio, 8-11 ETX Brewery – Heather Harper, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace, 3-5, Ty Joiner, 7-10 FRESH – The Frio River Band, 6-9 The Grove – Live Music, 7-10 Kawa’s – Levi Kitchen, 7-10 Love & War, Lindale – Midnight River Choir, 9-1 M6 Winery, Bullard – Owen Tiner, 3:30-6 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Brett Monday, August 21st Hendrix, 9-12 The 10 Spot, Jacksonville – Open Mic, 6-9 Potpourri House – Bobby & Ken, 6-9 Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins – Max Stanley’s BBQ – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 Stalling, 9-1 Tuesday, August 22nd Rick’s – Live 80, 9-1 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Rotolo’s – Acoustic Anarchy Jam, 9-1 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Donnie, 12-3, Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Karaoke, 8-12 Ramoth Gilead, 6:30-9:30 Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 Dakotas Chop House – Jason Misenheimer, Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 7-10 True Vine Brewing – Al & The Longshots, F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 6-9 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Songwriters Anony- Where’s Rufus - DJ, 9-1 XLN – Double Shot, 9-1 mous, 8-12 Yamato – Recent Rumors, 9-12 The Shed, Edom – Pickin & Grinin, 6-9 Stanley’s BBQ – Dustin Becker & Chris Sunday, August 27th Oliver, 6-9 Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 12-3 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Tommy & The Wednesday, August 23rd Acoustics, 7-10 The Back Porch, Kilgore – 2nd Childhood, The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm 7-10 Lake Palestine Resort – 315 South Band, Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 6-10 Cork – Dustin Becker, 6-9 Love & War, Lindale – Charley Crockett, Crawfish Barn – Karaoke, 6-9 Mitchell Ferguson, 8-12 Dakotas Chop House – Gary Patrick, 8-11 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace & Monday, August 28th T.D. Wilt, 6-10 The 10 Spot, Jacksonville – Open Mic, 6-9 Leon’s, Longview – Blues Jam with Johnny Love & War, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 & The Nightcrawlers, 8-11 Stanley’s BBQ – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 Love & War, Lindale – Holly Tucker, Chris Tuesday, August 29th Colston, 8-12 Stanley’s BBQ – Groove Slaves, 6:30-9:30 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – Open Mic, 8-12 Cork – Ramoth Gilead, 6-9 Thursday, August 24th Dakotas Chop House – Patrick James, 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 7-10 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Jen Ford, 7-10 F D’s Grillhouse – Eric Mosley, 6-9 Circle M Crawfish – Levi Kitchen, 6-9 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Dakotas Chop House – Scotty G, 8-11 Love & War, Lindale – Songwriters AnonyThe Forge, Ben Wheeler – Tommy Joe mous, 8-12 Wilson, 7-10 The Shed, Edom – Pickin & Grinin, 6-9 Garage Bar – Open Mic, 6-10 Stanley’s BBQ – Dustin Becker & Chris Kawa’s – Open Mic, 7-10 Oliver, 6-9 Love & War, Lindale – Alex Smith, 8-12 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Razzoo’s – Chris Colston, 8-12 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 Wednesday, August 30th Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Friends, 6-9 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Tyler Dudley, Friday, August 25th 7-10 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Circle M Crawfish – Karaoke, 7-11 Cork – Dustin Becker, 6-9 Dakotas Chop House – Levi Kitchen, 8-11 Crawfish Barn – Karaoke, 6-9 ETX Brewery – Brothers & Sisters, 8-10 Dakotas Chop House – Dustin Becker, The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Audrey Oliver, 8-11 7-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Craig Wallace & FRESH – Tyler Dudley, 6-9 T.D. Wilt, 6-10 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Leon’s, Longview – Blues Jam with Johnny Hollytree Country Club – Patrick James, & The Nightcrawlers, 8-11 6-9 Love & War, Lindale – Clint Alford, 8-12 Kawa’s – King Richard & The Bayou Boys, Stanley’s BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 7-10 6:30-9:30 Love & War, Lindale – Zane Williams, 8-12 Yamato – Open Mic, 8-12 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Thursday, August 31st Moore’s Store, Ben Wheeler – Live Music, 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 8-12 Paradise Harbor, Hawkins – Karaoke, 8-12 Circle M Crawfish – Levi Kitchen, 6-9 Dakotas Chop House – Darrin Morris, 7-10 Potpourri House – Paul Ruark, 6-9 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Raymond Brown, Purple Pig – Live Music, 6-9 7-10 Rick’s – Safira, 8-12 Garage Bar – Open Mic, 6-10 Shoguns – DJ, 8-12 Kawa’s – Karaoke, 7-10 Stanley’s BBQ – Wes Jeans, 8-12 Love & War, Lindale – Jack Worthington, Stone Country, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Razzoo’s – Lauren Alexander, 8-12 Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 True Vine Brewing – Live Music, 5-9 Stanley’s BBQ – TJ & Friends, 6-9 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12
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Family Caldwell Zoo Zooper Days: Education Made Super Duper Fun
Located on 85 beautiful acres in Tyler and longtime a favorite for all ages, Caldwell Zoo has more than 3,400 animals to amaze and educate your whole family. You’ll discover animals roaming over plains, swimming in ponds, or climbing trees in multi-species environments carefully created to represent their natural North American, South American, or East African habitats. Several unique areas include African Savanna, which features lions, elephants, giraffes, and zebras. In the North American area you will see sleek mountain lions, majestic bald eagles, and roaming bison. Don't forget to visit Tyler and Timber, Caldwell Zoo's black bears. The South America section offers attractions like the world’s largest rodent, giant anteaters, colorful macaws, and squirrel monkeys. In the African Aquarium you will find blackfooted penguins, cichlid fish, tortoises, African gray parrots, rock hyrax, and more. The North American Herpetarium is home to an array of fishes, snakes, frogs, and lizards from our continent, in addition to amazing tarantulas from around the globe. The Wild Bird Walkabout is a favorite place to get up close and personal with a huge variety of birds, both small and big. You can even enjoy a conversation with a parakeet or give a cockatiel a snack. The Wild Bird Walkabout is a free-flight aviary with more than 600 gorgeous birds that you can feed and interact with. One of Caldwell Zoo’s missions is to preserve and protect animals. As part of that mission the zoo is home to a dozen endangered species including the cheetahs, ring-tailed lemurs, black-footed penguins, and black rhinoceros. In addition to the species listed as endangered, the zoo houses numerous animals that are threatened, where the population is at risk of becoming endangered. Coatis and bald eagles are currently on the list of threatened species. Small children can enjoy the petting area, which is a kid-friendly spot with sand to play in and tunnels to climb through. A highlight of this area is an old red truck that used to belong to Mr. D. K. Caldwell, the founder of Caldwell Zoo. The truck has been recently refurbished for a second time. It seems that the truck is so loved that the maintenance folks have to fix it rather regularly. Caldwell Zoo offers numerous extra-special
Spreading Love and Happiness Through Rocks A unique and fun group has been created
on Facebook called “Tyler Texas Rocks.” This group paints small rocks with inspirational messages and hides these rocks around town. April Roycroft, a mom of five, started the “Tyler, Texas Rocks” Facebook group. The mission of the group is to “bring happiness and brighten someone’s day by finding an unexpected piece of joy.” The stones, with varying designs, are creating quit the buzz. So much so, the Facebook group attracted 3,000 members in its first week. They’re now posting photos of their creations along with clues on where to find them. “We started hiding rocks around that we had painted and just kind of told people what to do,” said Roycroft. It’s simple to participate. Just paint, hide, and find rocks in and around Tyler. If you paint and hide a rock, they ask that you use the hashtag #tylertexasrocks. If you find one, please post a photo to the group of the person who found the rock and the rock you found plus where you found it. It’s super fun to watch the group and see when your rock is found and by who. You can keep 18 • EGuideMagazine.com
School is Cool Fair: August 3rd at Harvey Convention Center
Time is rolling around - time to start preparing for school in the fall. The fourth annual School is Cool back-to-school event is set for August 3rd at Harvey Convention Center and the Tyler Rose Garden Center. #SchoolisCool offers Smith County families an opportunity to prepare for the new school year. The event is set for 4:30-7:30pm. The event is sponsored and hosted by the Tyler Area Business Education Council, City of Tyler, and Tyler ISD. Children attending will be given a Zooper Days throughout the year. Events are backpack with some supplies, and the free with zoo admission and do not require event will feature more than 100 venadvance registration. dors and booths. The event also has com• August 19th (1:30-3:30pm) - Leapin' Lizards Day will be held in the African Huts for plimentary hair cuts, immunizations, vision screening and dental screenings. some reptilian fun. More than 1500 backpacks are expected to • September 15th (5-8pm) - Members’ Only be given away! Evening At The Zoo - Zoo members are welOne change this year will be the inclusion come to enjoy a special evening at the zoo. of several informative presentations as a way Memberships are available online. for vendors to share more in-depth informa• September 31st-October 1st (9am-4pm) Phone Book Recycle Days - Help our Earth tion with families. For instance, information will be available regarding home ownership and get free admission to the zoo. Bring and what is involved in beginning the home an old, out-dated phone book to be recycled and receive one free admission for each buying process. LaToya Young, chairwoman of the event phone book recycled. Admission good for the day of the event only. Tickets are priced in several levels. Caldwell Zoo Members and children two and younger are free. Children 3-12 tickets are The Tyler Library will host many $8.95, adults 13-54 are $12.95, and seniors 55 and over are $10.95. Groups of 15 or more exciting events. The Tyler Library is located at 201 S. College, Downtown are eligible for discounted group admission Tyler. Most events are free. The Library pricing. You can become a Member by download- is open Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10aming a form at caldwellzoo.org. Membership 5pm, and Sunday 1-5pm. For more info levels are: Individual for $49.95 which offers call (903)593-7323 or go to tylerlibrary. unlimited admission for one adult member. com. Family memberships are $109.95 and offer unlimited admission for one or two adult Children members and their children or grandchildren age 18 and under. You can add a guest for Storytimes $38.95, which allows you to bring one nonAll storytimes will be in Taylor member guest every zoo visit who must be Auditorium. accompanied by the member. • Leeme un Cuento/Read to Me Storytime Caldwell Zoo is open March-Labor Day (children 3-6) is on Mondays at 10:30am 9am-5pm and after Labor Day-February 9am- • Lap & Play Time (babies up to 18 months) features stories, songs, and playtime with 4pm. It is located at 2203 Martin Luther King developmental toys at 9:30am, except Blvd., Tyler, (903)593-0121. For more info go August 2nd to caldwellzoo.org. Parking is always free. Picnics and coolers • Toddler Explore Storytime (children under age 3) is on Wednesdays at 10:30am, except are allowed in the designated picnic areas only, August 2nd located adjacent to the parking lot outside the • Read Aloud Crowd Storytime (children Zoo entrance. 3-6 years old) is on Thursdays at 10:30am, except August 3rd July 31st-August 4th (10:30am and 2pm ) or reFamily Movie Week - Popular feature length hide the films will be shown on the library’s big screen rocks. for everyone to enjoy. A different movie will “One be featured in each time slot. For movie titles of my and info go to TylerLibrary.com, call, or email favorite the library. things is to see a August 7th and 14th (10am) - Story Time rock that at Panera - Join the fun at this story time for one of children ages 3-5 at Panera Bread, 5755 S. my kids Broadway Ave., Tyler. This is free to attend. or friends created Teens being found for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th time. Imagine how Teen Tuesdays will return September 5th. cool that is,” said Roycroft. Adults Wanna know where to look for these rocks? The group says to “look everywhere for Third Sunday of every month (2-4pm) happiness and unexpected joy around Tyler, Liberated Bookworms - Join the new Liberbut you can see a few hints on our page.” ated Bookworms Book Club featuring African Some rocks are small, others large. “Rocks American writers. The August selection is “I’m have been found everywhere from Jack Ryan’s Judging You” by Luvvie Ajaye. Downtown to the Magic Snowball stand on Monday (4-5pm) - Adult ColoringHwy. 69 near Tyler Pipe, and Quality Lumber Every Enjoy a relaxing and stress free session of in Whitehouse. There is a second Rock group at facebook. coloring twice a month. All materials provided. com/pg/Tyler-Tx-ROCKS. They offer paint par- Every Tuesday (10am-1pm) - Quilting Class - Learn the art of quilting at the Library. ties and have get togethers that are open to the public to attend. People just need to bring Class participants will complete individual and group quilting projects. Fabric and quilt their own rocks. This group tags their rocks patterns will be provided. Participants are with #TylerTxROCKS.
and Executive Director of the Business Education Council, said, “The main purpose of the event is preparing the community as well as parents for the upcoming school year. We want to have their questions answered and get them as prepared as possible. We want both parents and children to have a productive school year and start out in a positive way.” Last year’s event drew more than 3,000 people, and the organization was able to hand out almost 2,000 backpacks full of school supplies to families. For more info go to SchoolisCoolTyler.com.
August at the Library
asked to provide their own sewing machines, if you have them, scissors, and neutral or white thread. For more details and a complete list of supplies please contact the Library’s information desk. Every Tuesday (5:30-6:30pm) - Evening Meditation - Learn the practice of Heartfulness Meditation with Gayathri Kambhampati. Every Wednesday (5:30pm) - Gentle YogaThis gentle yoga class will be taught by Meagan Vrba who is certified in yoga, CPR, and first aid. You must bring your own yoga mat. August 4th and 18th (1-3pm) - Veteran’s Movie - Join this biweekly screening of movies presented especially for our veterans. This free event is held the first and third Friday every month. Every Saturday (11am-12 noon) - Crochet Classes will be held in the 3rd floor Internet Center Workroom. These are free classes. Learn to crochet with Library staff and volunteers. All materials are provided. All experience levels are welcome. Every second Saturday (2:30-3:30pm) - The East Texas Genealogical Society - The East Texas Genealogical Society meets in the Taylor Auditorium the second Saturday of every month. Third Saturday of every month, August 26th (11am-12 noon) - Beginner Computer Classes - The Library offers computer classes for the beginner. Classes will cover basic computer knowledge, email basics, job search basics, and how to write a résumé. Seating is limited to 10 participants. Registration is required. Beginning Typing Lesson 1 is this month’s topic. Last Tuesday of every month, August 29th (10-11am) - Club Read - Join the Club Read group in discussing this month's read “City of Secrets” by Stewart O’Nan.
Children’s Summer Series SMG's Children's Summer Series offers a budget friendly entertainment option for families, summer camps, and weekday programs to escape the summer heat by watching $1 screenings of recent, popular, children films. Scheduled are: • July 31st-August 4th - “The Peanuts Movie” • August 7th-11st - “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” • August 14th-18th - “Chicken Run” • August 21st-25th - “Home” • August 28th-September 1st - “Monsters vs. Aliens” There is something for all ages at local Classic DC movie theaters. Join the fun! This Summer, the heroes of the DC Universe take to the big screen! Liberty Hall • August 2nd - “The Watchmen” (Director's Cut) Catch a show in Downtown Tyler’s historic • August 9th - “Superman” (1978) theater, Liberty Hall located at 103 E. Erwin, • August 16th - “Man of Steel” Tyler. Doors open at 6pm, and movies start at Special Needs Screenings 7pm unless noted. Tickets are available online Family friendly movies are free for children at libertytyler.com or at the door for $7. Mov- with special needs and their siblings, with ies scheduled are: adult tickets available for before-noon price. • August 3rd - “Mean Girls” Special Needs Screenings are shown with the • August 10th - “Fast Times at Ridgemont lights up and the volume lowered, and chilHigh” dren are free to move around, talk, or even • August 17th - “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” dance in the aisles during the movie. Special • August 24th - “Hoop Dreams” Needs Screenings are shown at 11am. Parental • September 7th - “The Graduate” guidance is always suggested. The scheduled • September 14th - “To Sir With Love” movies are: • September 21st - “American Graffiti” • August 5th - “The Emoji Movie” • September 27th-30th - Downtown Tyler • August 19th - “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Film Festival Nature” • September 30th - “Lego Ninjago Movie” Tyler Library • October 14th - “My Little Pony” July 31st-August 4th (10:30am and 2pm ) “Lord of the Rings” Special Series Family Movie Week - Popular feature length Relive your favorites on the big screen with films will be shown on the library’s big screen our SMG Classics series! for everyone to enjoy. A different movie will be featured in each time slot. For movie titles • August 23rd - “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” (Extended Edition) and info go to TylerLibrary.com, call, or email the library. The Tyler Library is located at 201 • August 30th - “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” (Extended Edition) S. College, Downtown Tyler. Movies are free to see. For more info call (903)593-7323 or go to • September 6th - “Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (Extended Edition) tylerlibrary.com.
Movie Fun for Everyone
Times Square Cinema
Studio Movie Grill Studio Movie Grill (SMG) is located at 8954 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler. Tickets are available at the door and at studiomoviegrill. com. For more info call (903)508-6991 or go to studiomoviegrill.com. Along with the hot new movies, SMG offers classic movies and special showings. Ghibi Fest Film Series Fathom Events and GKIDS are partnering to bring Hayao Miyazaki's masterpieces to Tyler. Movies are: • August 27th and 28th - “Castle in the Sky” (Dubbed) • September 24th - “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” (Dubbed) • September 25th - “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” (Subtitled) • October 29th - “Spirited Away” (Dubbed) • October 30th - “Spirited Away” (Subtitled) • November 26th - “Howl’s Moving Castle” (Dubbed) • November 27th - “Howl’s Moving Castle” (Subtitled)
Times Square Cinema is located at 5201 S. Broadway, Tyler. All movies children’s summer movies Friday-Saturday and Monday-Thursday are at 9:30am. Doors open at 9am. Tickets are $1 and $3 Kid’s Combo’s are available. All movies are Rated-G. • August 4th-5th and 7th-10th - “The Tale of Despereaux” • August 11th-12th and 14th-17th “Horton Hears a Who” “Special Blessings” Movie Day This is a special presentation of movies held monthly for families of special needs children presented by First Baptist Church in Whitehouse. These movies will be shown starting at 9:30am. Everyone is welcome! • August 19th - “The Nut Job” • September 30th - “The Lego Ninjago Movie”
Barnes & Noble Explore the Universe Booksellers Events ThisVisitors Summer Every month Barnes & Noble (B&N) has a variety of events. All are free to attend. B&N to the Center for Earth & Space At CESSE This Month:
Science Education (CESSE) at TJC have a lot to do this month. Ticket prices vary depending on activity. Most shows offer tickets for $5. Tickets for All Day passes are $12 for adults and $9 for students, children, and senior citizens. Individual shows are $7 for adults and $5 for students, children, and senior citizens. Exhibit only is $3. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the front counter or online at sciencecenter. tjc.edu. The Center for Earth & Space Science Education at TJC is located at 1411 E. Lake St., Tyler. CESSE is open Tuesday-Friday (doors open 9:30am-4:30pm), Saturday (doors open 10am-4:30pm). CESSE is closed on Sunday and Monday. Along with the ongoing exhibits and productions, these events will take place. Rock ‘n Roll Saturday Rock ‘n Roll Saturday is fun for the entire family. This month the performance is August 19th. “Rock on Demand” fills the entire 40-foot domed theater with vibrant graphics, completely enveloping visitors in a 360-degree view while the 16,000-watt, digital surround sound system plays rock hits ranging from the Beatles and Rolling Stones to The Doors and Aerosmith. Tickets are $5 for each show. A Star Party Saturday Ongoing the first Saturday of each month (8pm, 8:30pm, and 9pm), you can see a Star Party in a live presentation in CESSE’s 40-foot planetarium dome. Learn all about the stars, the planets, and the constellations as you take a tour of the night sky and travel to distant planets and beyond. There will also be a TJC astronomy professor with telescopes set up outside (weather permitting) for you to gaze at the astronomical objects with your own eyes until 10pm. Best of all, it is completely free! Dome Shows CESSE offers a variety of Dome Shows. Please call for availability due to possible field trips that have been scheduled. Daily show schedules are as follows: Daily • 10am - Children’s Show (Tuesday-Friday) • 11am - “A Starry Tale” • 12 noon - “Cosmic” • 1pm - “Wild Ocean” • 2pm - “Totality” • 3pm - “Great White Shark” • 4pm - “To Space & Back”
Booksellers is located at 4916 S. Broadway, Tyler. For more info on this and other events call (903)534-3996 or go to barnesandnoble. com. • August 5th (11am) - “Peterrific and Aqualicious” Storytime - New York Times bestselling author Victoria Kann is back with a follow-up to the Pinkalicious book series. Join Peter, Pinkalicious's little brother, as he tries to build a tower of blocks that will reach the moon. Storytime continues with a family trip to the beach in the popular Aqualicious. Activities to follow. • August 12th (11am) - “Goodnight Lab: A Scientific Parody” Storytime - While poking fun at the clutter and chaos of lab life, this sweet parody of the beloved Goodnight Moon gives scientists of all ages everything they need to say goodnight and rest before returning to the research world in the morning. Activities to follow. • August 19th (11am) - “Nothing Rhymes with Orange” Storytime - We all know nothing rhymes with orange, but how does that make Orange feel? Left out, of course! But when Apple notices how Orange is feeling, the entire English language begins to become a bit more inclusive. Activities to follow. • August 26th (11am) - “How to Get Your Teacher Ready” Storytime - A class of students gives tips and tricks for getting a teacher ready for the first day of school and all the events and milestones that will follow. Filled with charming humor, this is a playful, heartwarming celebration of teachers and students preparing to head back to school. Activities to follow.
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woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale. Lindale Community Theatre is located at 109 W. Hubbard St., Downtown Lindale. Call (903)638-0402 for more info or go to lindalecommunitytheater.org. Doors open 45 minutes prior to showtime. Tickets are available at the door or online. September 28th-30th (7:30pm - Saturday Matinee - 2:30pm) - “Sylvia” will be presented by Pollard Theater Center. This event will be for dinner and a show. “Sylvia” is a play by A. R. Gurney, about empty nesters Greg and Kate who have moved back to Manhattan after 22 years in the suburbs. As Kate tells Greg: “The dog phase of my life is definitely over.” But life has a way of giving you what you think you don’t want. Greg finds Sylvia, a street-smart lab/ poodle mix (played by a female) and brings her home. She promptly becomes a bone of contention between Greg and Kate, testing their marriage to hilarious and touching effect. Pollard Theater Center is located at Founders’ Center on Pollard UMC’s campus, 3030 New Copeland Rd., Tyler. For more info or tickets call (903)521-0069 or go to pollardumc.com. October 7th-8th, 13th-15th (Nightly at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm) - “Steel Magnolias” - The gossiping ladies at Truvy’s beauty salon serve up wit, squabbles, and truth with a heaping helping of love in this heart-warming comic drama. Friendship, family, and a few eccentricities make this the favorite story of Southern women surviving and thriving in times of tears and times of joy. Cherokee Civic Theatre is located at 157 W. 5th St., Rusk. For tickets or more info call (903)683–2131 or go to cherokeetheatre.net. All tickets are reserved seats with member prices of $9 adults, $6 students, and general prices of $12 adults and $10 students. All at the door tickets are $15. October 7th (8pm) - “Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” by East Texas Symphony Orchestra opens it’s season with acclaimed pianist Jon Kimura Parker performing “Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.” The concert will also feature the rarely-heard Helios Overture by Danish composer Carl Nielsen and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1. For more info or tickets go to etso.org or call (903)526-3876. Concerts are performed at the University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center. Concerts begin at 7:30pm. October 20th-22nd, 26th-29th (Nightly at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm) - “Little Shop of Horrors” will be on stage at the Tyler Civic Theatre. The sci-fi musical comedy features a maneating plant. Tyler Civic Theatre is located at 400 Rose Park Dr., Tyler, next to the Tyler Rose Garden Center. For more info call (903)5920561 or go to tylercivictheatre.com. The box office is open Monday - Friday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students. October 25th-28th (7:30pm - Matinee October 23rd -2pm)- “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” will be presented by the Tyler Junior College Theater Department. Faithful to the dreamy custom-bound world painted by Washington Irving in his story of the same name, the play mixes horror, fantasy, and romance and features an extraordinary cast of characters that dabble in the supernatural. Tyler Junior College’s Jean Browne Theatre is located on the TJC campus. For more info call (903)5102212 or visit www.tjc.edu.
August 7th -8th (7:00pm) - Auditions for Steel Magnolias will be held at Cherokee Civic Theatre, 157 W. 5th Street, Rusk. The call is for six fun ladies. For more info call (903)683-2131 or go to cherokeetheatre.net. August 12th (7:30pm) - Roger Miller Tribute with Keith Irwin - Roger Miller was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor, best known for his honkytonk-influenced novelty songs. His most recognized tunes included the chart-topping country/pop hits “King of the Road,” “Dang Me,” and “England Swings,” all from the mid-1960’s Nashville sound era. Tickets are $15. Lindale Community Theatre is located at 109 W. Hubbard St., Downtown Lindale. Call (903)638-0402 for more info or go to lindalecommunitytheater.org. Doors open 45 minutes prior to showtime. September 8th-10th, 15th-17th - (Nightly at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm) - “Yankee Tavern” will be on stage. Lake Country Playhouse is located at 114 N. Johnson St., Mineola. For more info call (903)569-2300 or go to lakecountryplayhouse.com. Playhouse tickets are $15-20 depending on production. September 9th-10th, 16th-17th, 23rd-24th (Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 2:30pm)“Leading Ladies” will be on stage at Henderson Civic Theater. This is a comedy play by Ken Ludwig and involves two Shakespearean actors who find themselves in the Amish country of York, Pennsylvania, mounting Shakespeare plays. Henderson Civic Theater is located at 122 E. Main, Henderson. Call (903)657-2968 or go to lakecountryplayhouse.com for more info. September 17th (7pm) - Yo-Yo Ma - The UT Tyler Cowan Center and East Texas Symphony Orchestra join together to present acclaimed cellist “Yo-Yo Ma” in concert with the ETSO. Mr. Ma will perform Dvorák’s dramatic Cello Concerto in B Minor. The evening will also include Dvorák’s Humoresque and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1. Mr. Ma has performed for eight American presidents, most recently at the invitation of President Obama on the occasion of the 56th Inaugural Ceremony. Tickets are $37-$147. The Cowan Center is located at 3900 University Blvd. on the University of Texas at Tyler campus. Tickets are available at the box office, by calling (903)566-7424, or go to cowancenter.org. September 22nd-23rd(Friday at 7:30pm and Saturday at 2pm) - “The Olive Press - The Gethsemane Event” will be presented by Tyler Junior College’s Theater Department. Written and directed by Dr. David W. Crawford, TJC theater professor, “The Olive Press” is based on a sermon by 18th century theologian Charles Spurgeon and what might have happened to Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. Tyler Junior College’s Jean Browne Theatre is located on the TJC campus. For more information, call (903)510-2212 or visit www.tjc.edu. September 22nd-24th, 29th-30th, and October 1st (Nightly 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm) - “The 39 Steps” will be on stage. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have “The 39 Steps,” a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. This 2-time Tony® and Drama Desk AwardEGuide will list any event for free. winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, Log on to our website, click “Submit an Event” more than 150 zany characters (played by a and simply fill out the form. It’s that easy! ridiculously talented cast of four), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance. In “The 39 Steps,” a man with a boring life meets a
Books Summer Reads for July By Gini Rainey “Healing Tears” by Theresa James In heart-wrenching detail, Theresa James, a U.S. Air Force veteran, recounts the details of her marriage to the father of her children through their eventual divorce and the eventual murder of the children and suicide of her husband. Written primarily to help her work through her grief following the murders, James came away with a book that should serve as a cautionary tale to anyone who is in a relationship with someone who presents any kind of unstable or menacing behavior. While most authors develop characters that leave their readers with a good visual image, I came away from this book with more of a feeling of the spiritual images of her children, which makes excellent sense considering the circumstances surrounding their deaths and the memories that Theresa still has for them. Retold with an amazing objectivity, Theresa James unfolds a story of love, insanity, strength, and peace, while sharing the life she lived with her children and their father leading up to and through the tragic events that ultimately destroyed her family – but not her, nor her spirit. Rating: 5 of 5, Copyright 2017 – Balboa Press “And The Day Came: A Family Saga” by Phyllis H. Moore In another one of her convoluted tales, Moore presents a historical fiction novel based on real-life characters who inhabited Lamar Peninsula and Refugio, Texas, starting with a history lesson of how the Spaniards and Danes came to Texas as settlers and immigrants. Doris Marie Linney Moore, the central character of the book, was orphaned as a child and grew up with a subtle knowledge that something mysterious about her origin was being kept from her. With a sense of salt air and hot summer days surrounding the various antics of Linney, her siblings, and various cousins, aunts, and uncles who float through her life, you get a true feeling of their carefree days spent playing around the family’s bay house and in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The boys got into
August 5th (1-5pm) - East Texas Book Bash is a book signing for multiple authors and models. Authors in attendance will be from different book genres. East Texas Book Bash will have 60+ authors and models in attendance. You will be able to meet, talk, and take pictures with your favorite author and model. There will also be a Photo Booth. For more info go to easttexasbookbash.weebly. com. This will be held at Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St., Tyler. Tickets are $10 online and will be $15 at the door the day of the event. VIP Tickets are $15 and can only be bought online. Third Sunday of every month (2-4pm) - Liberated Bookworms at Tyler Library- Join the new Liberated Bookworms Book Club featuring African American writers. The August selection is “I’m Judging You” by Luvvie Ajaye. The Tyler Library is located at 201 S. College, Downtown Tyler. This is free to attend. Free. Last Tuesday of every month, August 29th (10-11am) - Club Read will be held at the Tyler Library. Join the Club Read group in discussing August’s read “City of Secrets” by Stewart O’Nan. The Tyler Library is located at 201 S. College, Downtown Tyler. Free. October 10th (7:30) - Greg Gutfeld will be presented at The Cowan Center. “New York
usual boy trouble, while the girls spent their time speculating on the deep, dark secrets of the family. While this book was almost as convoluted as Moore’s book “Tangled” with lots of characters and intriguing family issues, I found I couldn’t put it down until I finished it because I too, wanted to know what the family secret was. My only regret was that the revelation and resolution was almost anticlimactic compared to the anticipation I had been experiencing. Rating: 5 of 5, Copyright 2017 – Del Corazon LLC “RightSize Weight Loss” by Dr. F. B. Willis Pointing out that “today we are seeing the greatest epidemic of obesity in history,” Dr. Willis has designed the “RightSize Weight Loss” program and has written this book to encourage people to discover his secret to weight loss/fitness. While no huge secret, if you stop and think about it, Dr. Willis offers a valuable tool to keep in mind when you are thinking of eating. This flexible program offers three options to help obtain their RightSize physique quickly. With the acronym PEN in your arsenal as you approach mealtime, you can experience a change in your eating habits that can last a lifetime. PEN stands for Portion size by eating no more than 1-1/2 cup of food 5 to 6 times a day, Energy surge, which increases your heart rate and metabolism just before you eat by elevating your heart rate for 2-3 minutes, and Natural nutrition, which involves eating only non-processed food, thus eliminating all of the additives and chemicals that speed up digestion. Dr. Willis uses several successful weight loss stories, including his own, to encourage the reader to adopt this healthy lifestyle. Willis, a survivor of an “unsurvivable plane crash,” went through a series of 16 sequential operations to rebuild his legs. As a result, he has dedicated his life to helping others overcome their physical challenges, which includes obesity. With a readable and encouraging writing style, Dr. Willis has laid out a very doable plan for his readers to set goals and achieve them. Not to be considered a “diet” book, this book suggests an entire new way to approach a healthy lifestyle. The only problem with this book is that, like so many other self-help books, the reader needs to actually follow the guidelines, not just read them. Recognizing that, Dr. Willis encourages involvement of friends and family and also provides consultants through his website for additional support and accountability. Rating: 5 of 5, Copyright 2017 – Evergreen Press Times” best-selling author, Greg Gutfeld has been called “outrageous and outspoken,” neither of which he denies. A Libertarian political satirist, humorist, magazine editor, and blogger, he is best known as the co-host of the Fox News Channel program “The Five,” a weekday program, and his other show, “The Greg Gutfeld Show.” He is the author of several books including bestsellers “Joy of Hate: How to Triumph over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage and Not Cool,” and “The Hipster Elite and Their War on You.” Public sales begin September 11th. Tickets are $17-$37. The Cowan Center is located at 3900 University Blvd. on the University of Texas at Tyler campus. Tickets are available at the box office, by calling (903)566-7424, or log on at cowancenter.org. October 12th-14th - Smith County Medical Society Alliance Book Fair - For more than 46 years the volunteer members of the Smith County Medical Society Alliance have sorted, labeled, shelved, and organized donated books for their two sales each year. This is the Alliance’s chief fundraiser with 75 percent of the proceeds going toward scholarships and 25 percent for Alliance-related community projects. Most of the books sell in the range of $.50 to $5. It is free to browse at this book sale. For additional info go to scmsalliance. com or call Book Fair at (903)561-1353.
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intriguing, and she is deeply devoted to her craft. Lenora started Inside the Artist’s Studio: studying art at Kilgore College and then transferred to Tyler Junior College, graduating in December of 2016. She has exhibited in numerous student exhibitions and By Derrick White has been instrumental “I follow so many amazing artists on Insta- in promoting the East gram, and I know some equally amazing artTexas art scene. ists in Tyler. For a while I was convinced there “During my first wasn’t room for any other artists, but what I semester at TJC, I didn't realize at the time was the world always displayed work at needs more art. Even if the people don't want my first art show at it, we should give it to them anyway, just in a venue called the case they don’t realize they want it,” states Mango Chateau, local, Tyler artist Lenora Hill. along with local artist Paris Martin and I concur. You should make art, share art. multiple local bands. Everyone should embrace the creative outlet of their unique human existence. Sell work In February of 2017, I worked with Dougyou’ve made, don’t make work to sell. Take the craziness of your life and experiences and las Jay Boyd to put channel it into your personal, creative expres- on a show at the former Jul’s restaurant sion. “One person's craziness is another percalled the Lemonade son's reality,” is a quote from visionary artist Collection showcasand film director Tim Burton. ing eight artists of When one experiences Lenora Hill’s artvarying media and a work, the Tim Burton influence is apparnumber of local and ent. However, Lenora is her own artist. She out of town bands. has dedicatedly committed to her own style, Afterwards, I was and she has created her own characters’ narratives with their own realities. Lenora’s work contacted by Daniel Westmoreland at is dark, humorously twisted, and engagingly the Athens Brewery about putting on a live painting and music event. We named the event 2nd Story Arts, and it took place in March and included around six or seven musical acts and four artists. On the eighth of July, we had our second 2nd Story Arts exhibition and event, hosting nine artists,” Lenora affirms. Also in Athens, Lenora took part in a mural painting at the Trace Bar with local Tyler artists Alison Matlock and Sean Smith. The next Athens Brewery Company 2nd Story Arts show is scheduled to be on September 9th. Lenora keeps herself busy creating and getting her work in front of audiences. Lenora has participated in the Downtown Tyler Wine Swirl art event, and she has had work published in Tyler’s Noise City Zine and the annual TJC Bell Tower Arts Journal. She was commissioned to draw the sheet music cover art for the production of 'Troubadour' in Atlanta, Georgia. Later this year, on October 21st, Lenora will be in Deep Ellum in Dallas, TX displaying and selling artwork for the annual pancakes and booze arts festival. You may have seen her work locally at El Guapo Records, the former What About Kabob, and currently at
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the Strada Caffé near Downtown. Lenora mainly works with either acrylic paint or ink. “When I am working with ink, I have a Kuretake no. 50 ink brush pen I use on watercolor paper, or I'll use a variety of Micron brand pens. On a rarer occasion, I might use watercolor paints or sculpt with clay. I paint mainly on canvas and wood,” states the artist. When asked about her early inspirations Lenora replies, “I've always liked to draw, but even up until high school all I had ever really created were quickly sketched ideas I would hang on the walls of my bedroom. I guess collectively they made a cool collage, but I still didn’t seriously start making art until my second year of college. I knew the style I wanted to draw in, I just had to put in the practice to get there. I was pretty impressed with surrealism throughout my life, so I believe it had an effect on my style. Tim Burton movies like “Alice in Wonderland” and “Coraline” introduced me to alternate worlds of strange characters and scenery and inspired me to create my own. I see all of my paintings and drawings as a culmination of characters from the same weird universe.” Lenora continues, “The most important thing art has brought to my life is the understanding I will never be as good as I can be. I can never draw for so long, or paint for so long, I can’t improve any further. There is always a goal, and I’ll never get to a point where there’s nothing left to learn. Being an artist is like reading a really good book series,
but instead of getting to the end and not having anything left but weird dissatisfaction the world you were just invested in is through existing, you can keep reading forever. So in a simpler sense, I always have something to do, and I like doing it. Aside from that, it’s introduced me to some of the most incredible people throughout the years, and I’ve learned something from all of them.” Lenora gains inspiration from artists like Jean-Honore Fragonard (French Rococo painter distinguished by exuberance and hedonism). “He incorporated some pretty inappropriate themes for the time, which take a second to catch because the way they are painted is just so beautiful and distracting, but it’s like each painting has its own secrets, and if you don’t stop and admire it for long enough, you can totally miss out on what he was trying to show. It makes one wonder how many messages or signals are missed in other artwork, or even other aspects of life, because you didn’t stop for long enough to soak in the details. Over all, I can only hope to achieve such a graceful, playful style,” pines the artist. “It's hard to find logic in things sometimes. That's why I can't analyze things too much, because it often doesn't make much sense.” – Tim Burton. Find more info about Lenora Hill’s art through Facebook and an Instagram at OddsArt.
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is located at 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College main campus. Regular TMA hours are 10am5pm Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5pm Sunday. The Museum is closed Mondays and most major holidays. The Museum is supported by its members, Tyler Junior College, and the City of Tyler. For more info call (903)595-1001 or go to tylermuseum.org. Through August 20th: “Double Take: Works by Ed Blackburn” Tyler Museum of Art’s summer blockbuster stars the cinema paintings of Texas artist Ed Blackburn. This solo show organized by the TMA highlights the acclaimed Texas artist’s ongoing fascination with pop-culture - particularly movies. The 30-plus paintings, prints, and lithographs gathered from public and private collections throughout the region distill scenes from iconic films ranging from the Elvis Presley vehicle “Tickle Me” to the noir classic “The Big Heat.” “He (Blackburn) has a prolific body of work, and over his career has been interested in a lot of things,” Caleb Bell says. “Much of his work has pop cultural references, but he’s always exploring many ideas.” For his cinema series, Blackburn painted scenes from movies that star Hollywood icons, such as Elvis Presley, Hopalong Cassidy, Marilyn Monroe, and Gregory Peck. The painting of Peck comes from “Marooned,” a 1969 movie in which he plays an astronaut stranded in space. Elvis is depicted in a scene from “Tickle Me,” a 1965 musical in which he plays a singing bullrider working at a dude ranch. Blackburn sometimes inserts the unexpected. In “Elvis/Blue Boy Still Life” he superimposed “Blue Boy,” a portrait painted in 1797 by Thomas Gainsborough, on top of Elvis in a fight scene. The art is displayed as an installation. In front of the painting is a wooden table holding objects that seem to mimic a Cezanne still life. Those unfamiliar with the movie or actor can still appreciate the image as art. Blackburn says, “Any visual image has the ability to explain itself completely. That might even be what a visual image actually is. The trick, though, is you have to be able to see it.” “Double Take” challenges people to look at sometimes familiar images and see them in a new way.
This Month at Gallery Main Street Gallery Main Street is an arts hub for the community throughout the year. A new and unique exhibit is on display at the Gallery located at 110 W. Erwin St., Downtown Tyler. Gallery hours are Monday-Wednesday 10am5pm, Thursday-Friday 10am-6pm, and Saturday 12 noon-4pm, closed Sunday. For more info call (903)593-6905 or go to downtowntylerarts.com. “Color Blind(ed)” is currently on exhibit. “Color Blind(ed)” is a large exhibit, featuring more than 30 works of art, in a wide variety of media. Gallery Main Street features a new exhibit of original art approximately every eight weeks. Each exhibit opens with a Saturday evening reception starting at 5:30pm and features music, an opportunity to meet the artists, refreshments, and more. The Opening Receptions are free and open to the public. For more info go to downtowntylerarts. com, call (903)593-6905, or follow the Downtown Tyler Facebook Page. Remaining Gallery Main Street 2017 exhibits are: • September 9th - Opening of “On the Cutting Room Floor” Exhibit, entries due by August 18th • November 11th - Opening of “Heavy Metal”
“Making A Splash” Organized by the TMA and curated by Caleb Bell, “Making A Splash” showcases the drawings and paintings of Shannon Cannings of Lubbock, the photographs of Leigh Merrill of Dallas, and mixed media collages of Kelly O’Connor of San Antonio, in a group exhibition including close to 40 works of art. “While highlighting the talent of each individual artist in their respective media, the selected works in this exhibition provide a visual celebration of summertime,” Bell said. “From Disneyland and other familiar destinations to water guns and swimming pools, the images evoke a range of themes including nostalgia and Americana.” “Making a Splash” is on exhibit through September 17th. Upcoming Exhibits • October 1st-January 7th - “Andy Warhol: Screen Prints & Snapshots” Drawn from the Cochran Collection in Georgia, the works in this highly anticipated exhibition represent a cross-section of some of the most iconic output from history’s most celebrated purveyor of Pop Art. The subjects range from the dark (Dracula) to the whimsical (Howdy Doody, Mickey Mouse), creating a cross-section of Americana through the lens of Warhol’s singular vision. The name recognition that comes with Warhol is an immediate draw in the art world, and it is anticipated that this exhibition will easily to be among the 10 most popular in the TMA’s history. The exhibition continues through January 7th, 2018. Events • Friday, August 4th (11am) - “First Friday” Tour • Saturday, August 12th (2-4pm) - “Family Day” • Saturday, August 19th (2:30pm) - Lecture by Leigh Merrill
Exhibit, entries due by October 20th All Gallery Main Street exhibits are juried, which means pieces are submitted for review by a jury panel of professional artists. Topscoring pieces are selected for exhibit, and the piece with the highest score receives a Best in Show award. To enter your work, go to downtowntylerarts.com, select “Gallery Exhibits” from the left-side menu, and then select the “Gallery Exhibit Information for Artists” tab. This link will lead artists to a page that provides all of the info needed to submit a piece including deadlines for submission. September 9th (7-11pm) - AASH Art Show Vol. 2 - This annual art show will be held at Martin Walker PC, 121 N. Spring St., Downtown Tyler. This is a juried show. It is free to attend. To enter, register, pay, submit, and confirm, go to arcadiaartshowtyler.com. The deadline to enter is August 10th. AASH - Arcadia Art Show is an annual international juried fine art show featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. Best in show will win $500 and Runner Up will be awarded $300. You may enter one work of art for $20 or three for $50. There is no limit to the number of times you may enter. All artwork must be for sale.
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