Wednesday, May 9, 2012
East Texas country music festival expected to have big economic impact
Organizers are expecting upwards of 10,000 attendees.
TYLER The Rebels and Roses East Texas Music Festival is expected to draw thousands to Tyler, according to the Tyler Convention and Vistor's Bureau.
The festival will be kicking off three days of Texas country music this Thursday at 6 p.m. Rebels and Roses is scheduled to take place May 10-12 at a land site adjacent to KE Bushman’s Winery and Celebration Center off Hwy 69 in Bullard. Organizers are expecting upwards of 10,000 attendees to Tyler’s first of its kind music festival. A Tyler Conventions and Visitors Bureau spokesman said an event of this magnitude could result in an economic impact of $600,000-$700,000 for Tyler and the surrounding area.
This event will feature artists from all over Texas including several who call Tyler home. Patrons can expect a variety of vendors and entertainment for adults and kids while on the festival grounds. Food vendors will range from boiled crawfish provided by Frog Bones and barbeque from Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ to turkey legs and funnel cakes.
Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the gate. Camp sites are also available at the festival area.