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Whiskey Myers to Headline Festival on the Square 2012


We all know what Fall brings to East Texas, somewhat cooler temps, football and Tyler’s annual Festival on the Square. This year’s show is set for Saturday, October 13 on downtown Tyler’s brick streets. And once again The Heart O’ Tyler has secured four great bands for fans of all ages to enjoy. Kicking things off this year will be The Bigsbys, followed by Jon Wolfe, Charlie Robison, and your headliner East Texas’ own Whiskey Myers.

Jon Wolfe is a newer name in the scene, but he’s been hard at work chasing what he loves for several years. If you like traditional country music, guys like George Strait, Alan Jackson and Aaron Watson, then Jon Wolfe is right in your wheelhouse. Jon’s a great performer, his music is real good, and real country. Wolfe recently signed a publishing deal with Warner Music Nashville and has a cut on Joe Nichols new album “It’s All Good.”

If you’re new to Texas Music and you’re thinking, “Who is Charlie Robison?” Well, Robison along the side of guys named Robert Earl Keen, Pat Green, Cross Canadian Ragweed and Jason Boland, was a pioneer in the Texas and Red Dirt Music Scene. He was a huge a catalyst in the Texas Music explosion in the early ’00s and a big reason for the popularity and success that it enjoys today. He was one of my favorites then, and still is today.

So what about our hometown boys Whiskey Myers?

If you’ve been wondering what’s been going on with Whiskey Myers of late, it was a big summer for the East Texas Southern Rockers. They shot and released a video for their single “Anna Marie,” went on a European tour, and in August “Anna Marie” became their highest charting single to date reaching No.3 on the Texas Regional Radio Report and No. 1 on The Texas Music Chart. And their 2011 album “Firewater” is a must-have.

This’ll be a great show, for all ages, so get your tickets now. And I’ll see you on the brick streets of downtown Tyler Saturday, October 13th.

To help pass the time till Saturday, here’s the video for “Anna Marie” Whiskey Myers’ first No. 1 single.

The festival is organized by the City Of Tyler Main Street Department and serves as a fundraising event to help downtown revitalization. This year organizers are expecting more than 3,000 music lovers to descend upon downtown for this one night event.

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