The Texas Blueberry Festival kicks off Friday night with the Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park, from 6 to 10 p.m. June 9 at Festival Plaza in downtown Nacogdoches. Rex Perry Auto plex is sponsoring the family-friendly event that will feature four musical acts: The Purple Hulls, The Baker Family, The Blake Brothers and The Sabine River Bend Band.
The concert starts at 6 p.m. and features The Purple Hulls, identical twin sisters from Kilgore; The Baker Family, an award-winning band from Birch Tree, Missouri; The Blake Brothers, a high-energy bluegrass group from Shreveport; and The Sabine River Bend Band, a group of long-time Southeast Texas musicians who have been playing together since 2008.
The concert will also feature food vendors, including some local farmer's market favorites selling homemade items, as well as catfish, barbecue, snow cones, blueberry lemonade and lots of water. Organizers encourage attendees to bring blankets and lawn chairs. The event is family-friendly, so no coolers or alcohol will be allowed.
Parking will be available downtown. However, some downtown streets will be closed due to the Blueberry Festival, so concert-goers are urged to visit: www.Facebook.com/bluegrassnac
for parking instructions. Parking with free shuttle service to the concert venue will be available at First Baptist Church, 411 North St. Handicapped parking will be available behind Regions Bank, accessed via S. Mound St. to E. Pilar St.Van and RV parking will be at the Nacogdoches City Garage location at 114 W. Cox St.
Organizers are grateful for the enthusiastic partners that make the concert possible, especially Rex Perry Auto plex and the City of Nacogdoches. The Texas Blueberry Festival presented by Tipton Ford continues Saturday with a full day of activities in downtown Nacogdoches, including a Blueberry pancake breakfast, competitions and more live entertainment. For more information, visit tbf.nacogdoches.org or call 936-560-5533.