Just about the time we start missing the State Fair of Texas, its music festival sibling, the Old 97's County Fair, comes along. This week, the festival announced the lineup for its third event, which returns to Main Street Garden Park on April 14.
In addition to the usual cotton candy, corn dogs and carnival rides, last year's festival offered a mix of contemporary and classic country, soul and rock acts, including the Jayhawks, Lucinda Williams and Mavis
Staples. This year, L.A.-based indie folk band Lord Huron is the star attraction. As always, Dallas' the Old 97's anchor the lineup:
The Bottle Rockets
Erika Wennerstrom (Heartless Bastards)
Bastards of Soul
In last year's review, Jeff Strowe called the fest a "well-curated, daylong music festival for adults and kids," and complimented the one-stage setup. "The bands were never outside earshot, no matter where you were in the park, and a single stage meant there was no agonizing over which acts to see and which to skip," he wrote.
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Tickets for this year's Old 97's County Fair start at $50 for general admission. The County Fair Poster Bundle is $65, and a VIP pass for access to private restrooms, bars and a viewing deck is $125. Tickets are on sale at old97scf.com.
Old 97's County Fair, Saturday, April 14, Main Street Garden Park, 1902 Main St., $50-$125, old97scf.com.