Sunday, August 17, 2014

Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn-Best in East Texas

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
 Ok-this time we are going to feature a few-but by no means all-of the fun and interesting things to do in Tyler and the surrounding area.  Also-a couple or three of the recommended restaurants in the area. Your "author" will take a break-so the next blog will not be out until the middle of September.!! Enjoy and check back with us soon and often.
First Monday Trade Days is back!!
Aug 28 through Aug 31 (September 1 is Monday!)
Not ever to be missed!! You should go

 Caldwell Zoo Offers a Full Day of Fun
 Established in 1953 by David King Caldwell, the Caldwell Zoo is a great place in Northeast Texas to Sprawling across 85 acres, the zoo is home to more than 3,400 animals dwelling in six main habitats or exhibits: the African Savanna, North America, South America, African Aquarium, North American Herpetarium, and the Wild Bird Walkabout.
experience diverse wildlife.

As a part of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, Caldwell strives to conserve endangered species, now serving as a refuge to a dozen of them, including cheetahs, ring-tailed lemurs, black-footed penguins and black rhinoceros. In addition to a naturally educational atmosphere, Caldwell offers special school, home school and scouting programs. Detailed information is available at

In order to welcome as many guests as possible, Caldwell is closed only three days each year: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. March 1 through Labor Day, the zoo is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Labor Day through February, it is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Parking is free, and there is no admission fee for zoo members and children age 2 and under. Admission for ages 13-54 is $10.50, ages 3-12 pay $7 and senior citizens (age 55 and over) pay $9.25. To contact the Caldwell Zoo, call 903.593.0121 or email

Texas Rose Breed Show
Aug 30 and 31 
 Tyler Breed Show – All Breed Show - Kim Brunson - (817) 683-8284

The JORDAN WORLD CIRCUS, one of North America's premier traveling circuses, is owned and produced by Jody Jordan of Las Vegas, Nevada. Hailing from a long background of aerialists and circus performers, Jordan brings a unique talent to the circus management field. His exciting two hour shows are presented on annual tours from coast to coast and border to border by local Shrine Centers and Clubs, police and fire associations, civic clubs and organizations, merchant associations, local presenters and venues, and fairs, festivals, parks and the like. Coast to coast and border to border by local Shrine Centers and Clubs, police and fire associations, civic clubs and organizations, merchant associations, local presenters and venues, and fairs, festivals, parks and the like.

*Tyler Oil Palace* 
Saturday Aug. 30th * 3:00 & 7:00  
Sunday Aug. 31st * 1:30 & 5:30
Monday Sept. 1st * 1:30 & 5:30 

**TICKETS AVAILABLE** One Hour Before The Show At The Circus Location  

3rd Annual Texas Petapalooza

September 6 at 10AM Bergfeld Park

The Third Annual Texas Petapalooza, Tyler's Largest rescued pet adoption event, just got bigger.                                                                                Texas Petapalooza will be featuring over 15 animal rescues along with their furry foster critters of dogs, cats and horses of all shapes and sizes.        
There will be pet specific vendors of accessories, groomers, food, training demonstrations, and a low cost vaccination clinic.                                           Attractions of a bounce house, face painting, pony rides, for the kids.  There will also be food, raffles, crafters, a multitude other vendors and weenie dog races.        Special featured attractions of a Police k-9 unit, Fire Truck, and the Police Identa-kid bus.                                                                      
So bring the whole family for a fun filled day at Bergfeld Park on Saturday, September 6th.   You just might meet your next FUR-ever friend at TEXAS PETAPALOOZA 2014!
For more information see us on 


Cars are Art 2014

Sept 6 at noon-Tyler Museum of Art

on the TJC Campus
The Tyler Museum of Art is getting in gear once again with the call for entries on its Juried “Cars Are Art” 2014 Competition. Vehicle owners may enter their cars in one of eight competition categories: Pre-1940s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and Post-2000. Cars will be judged on overall presentation and aesthetics, not originality or modifications (all doors and engine hoods will be closed). A jury of art professionals will perform the competition judging. The first-place winner in each category will receive an artistically crafted trophy. The entry chosen as the “Cars Are Art” 2014 Best of Show winner will receive the Grand Prize, which includes a unique trophy and special display in the TMA lobby for two weeks following the competition.Registration deadline is Aug. 31. Entry fee is $100 per vehicle with proceeds benefiting the TMA; price includes lunch and a “Blue-plate Special” party following the awards presentation from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.Best of Show Sponsor for Cars Are Art 2014 is Hibbs-Hallmark & Company. Tents Sponsor is James E. Walker. For information, contact special events coordinator Caleb Bell at (903) 595-1001, ext. 208 or

September at 

A Night of Improv Comedy with Card 53 and DCH
Sept. 6 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door
VIP Boxes $125
 Card 53 returns to the stage of Liberty Hall with an all new show of “make-em-ups” featuring Musical Director Austin Day as well as some new faces. 

Opening for Card 53 is Roadside Couch one of the longest running improv troupes atDallas Comedy House who is owned and operated by brother and sister Tyler Natives Amanda and Kyle Austin. 

DCH is quickly becoming a well-known Improvisational Theatre and School around the Country. They host the Dallas Comedy Festival which has brought in Tim Meadows “SNL”, Michael Keegan Key “Key and Peele”, Frank Caeti “MADtv”, the Writers from “Conan” and “Key and Peele” and so many more on multiple occasions. 

A Night of Jazz
Sept. 13 at 8 p.m.
Senor Gringo, Anna Grey and Purple Velvet Fox
Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door
VIP Boxes $125
If you are looking for something different, then here it is.....riffs of a Latin guitar and chimes fill the air. A particular vibe and passion of playing is reflected, human metronomes tap their toes to the beat, allowing a bond to form. It is a relationship built on the foundation of the thrill of music. Senor Gringo was formed many years ago and as time has passed Senor Gringo has blended into the rich culture of latin jazz.
 The musicians in the band come from various backgrounds of music. Richard Callahan was inspired through metal bands such as Pantera, Testament, and Metallica. Keyboardist Don Elbert’s music career comes from a soft blues background. Percussionist Elbert Wright began his musicianship with jazz. Alex Blair, the bassist, is a high school orchestra director who had been taught by a diverse blend of instrumentalists from the classical to modern day music.
For drummer Kevin Ewalt, music has taken him around the world, including South America. With the various backgrounds of euphonious influences came the birth of a distinctive sound. Come and check it out!
 Annagrey is a singer/songwriter and passionate stage performer. Her love of life and music flows from her soul and is undeniable on stage and in her studio recordings. Annagrey has a powerful voice that will capture your heart with the truth and depth of her lyrics. She was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, appearing on three episodes ending as a finalist during Oprah's Pop Star Challenge. She has also toured with LeAnn Rimes as a back-up singer and is a career studio singer, with her work in advertisements and radio station identifications heard all over the world. Annagrey has released three full length albums. Her most recent work is self titled and was released in April of 2014.
 Purple Velvet Fox Jazz, is a group of dedicated jazz musicians playing fusion, classic, and experimental jazz. The band aims to play red hot, driving jazz at the highest level. PVF is comprised of a quartet of core musicians. Gary Hatcher on guitar and band leader, Joe Snider percussionist, Jacob Wellman on sax, and Alex Blair on bass. The Fox often invites other accomplished musicians to appear with the group on instruments such as saxophone, trumpet, trombone, keyboard and vocals. PVF plays fusion and modal jazz along with a large repertoire of classic jazz tunes selected from the deep canon of jazz music.
  Original compositions as well as original arrangements of classic tunes are performed. Works are selected from greats like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Benny Golson, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and more. Expect to hear improvisation on R & B, experimental jazz and original compositions by band members.
The exceptional sounds of Fox send you on a musical journey filled with jazzy moods and soundscapes from smooth jazz to rocking fusion and improvisation. The mix of melodies and beats form PVF is sure to engage the listener and get feet tapping. 

Texas Speaker Series presents Dana Bowman
September 18 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $20
$15 for students and veterans

Dana Bowman has astounded the nation and the world with his drive, determination, and will to succeed. He is a retired Sergeant First Class with the U.S. Army where he was a Special Forces Soldier and a member of the U.S. Army’s elite parachute team, the Golden Knights. Dana Bowman is a double amputee. He lost his legs in an accident during the annual Golden Knights training in Yuma, Arizona, in 1994.
On February 6,1994, Bowman gained worldwide attention when he and his teammate Sgt. Jose Aguillon collided in midair during the team’s annual training. Bowman and Aguillon were practicing a maneuver known as the Diamond Track. The maneuver calls for the jumpers to streak away from each other for about a mile and then turn 180 degrees and fly back toward each other crisscrossing in the sky. Bowman and Aguillon had demonstrated the Diamond Track more than fifty times without a mistake, but this time was different.
Rather than crisscrossing, the two skydivers slammed into each other at a combined speed of 300 miles per hour. Aguillon died instantly. Bowman’s legs were severed from his body, one above the knee and one below the knee. Bowman’s parachute opened on impact. Nine months later, he turned this tragedy into a triumph when he became the first double amputee to re-enlist in the United States Army. Bowman re-enlisted in the United States Army airborne style, skydiving with his commander into the ceremony, making his dream a reality. This achievement is just one example of Bowman’s many successes under adverse circumstances. After Dana’s re-enlistment, he became the U.S. Parachute Team’s lead speaker and recruiting commander. Dana has been fortunate to have the opportunity to let his speeches touch so many from the physically challenged to the able-bodied. He strives to show physically challenged people can still work and excel in today’s society and military. Dana emphasizes the words amputee and uselessness are not synonymous.

Dana has given more than 400 speeches in the last few years and has been featured in magazines such as Sports Illustrated, Reader’s Digest, People and many more. There have also been numerous television programs which focused on Dana and his story. Some of the programs include: Dateline, A Current Affair, Real TV, NBC Person of the Week, Day and Date and Extra.
Dana retired from the United States Army in 1996. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in commercial aviation at the University of North Dakota in May of 2000. Dana spends a great deal of his personal time working with other amputees and disabled or physically challenged people. "Dana inspires other amputees to walk again. His future plans are to continue to speak to the public and fly helicopters. 

Tyler Children's Clothing Consignment Sale

Over 1,000 East Texas families selling their gently used items.
Children’s Clothing Consignment Sale
Sept 11-13, 2014 at 9 am each day
Harvey Convention Center Tyler, Texas
Over 1,000 East Texas families gather twice a year to sell their gently used, name brand items. We fill over 30,000 sq. ft. as well as a tent outside in the parking lot. We have it all. Toys, clothes, books, furniture, baby equipment, maternity items as well as household furniture and home decor. Come Join East Texas' Largest Consignment Sale. Visit our website for more details. Where Smart Moms Find Great Deals.

2014 Economic Forecast Summit featuring Stuart

Sept 11 at 7 pm

Join The University of Texas at Tyler, College of Business and Technology, and The Hibbs Institute for Business and  Economic Research as we welcome Stuart Varney for a discussion on current economic issues. Dinner will be served. Sponsorships are currently available.   

Family Fun Fishing Tournament

 Date: September 13, 2014  Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Event Description:
Bring the whole family out to a morning of fishing and fun. The Texas Wildlife and Fisheries will help conduct a free clinic prior to the event beginning. Prizes will be given to the youth of each family along with a certificate of participation. This is a great event for the entire family.

East Texas Book Fest

September 13- 10 am on the TJC Campus

 Some 60 Texas authors who write in many genres and for all ages will display their books and chat with readers. In addition, professionals will demonstrate and explain various literacy projects for children and adults. Other experts will lead seminars to make reading more meaningful and rewarding to all as well as help writers improve their craft and sales.

 Larry the Cable Guy

September 13- 7:30 pm at The Cowan Center

on the campus of UT Tyler

Let’s “Git-R-Done” folks with LARRY THE CABLE GUY! Larry is finally making the trek to Tyler for his first appearance in our neck of the woods. The lovable LARRY THE CABLE GUY will fit right in here in the heart of East Texas with his down home humor to open our 18th Cowan Center Season. Larry’s road to stardom began with the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour” featuring Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall (both of whom have already brought laughs to the Cowan Center). Larry then went on to host numerous specials for Comedy Central including “Tailgate Party” and “The Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy,” plus various specials for VH1 and CMT networks. While his standup and hosting chops always provoke uncontrolled hilarity, he is also known as the beloved voice of Mater in the Golden Globe-winning animated feature film Cars and Cars 2 from Disney/Pixar. Current host of “Only in America,” on the History Channel, LARRY THE CABLE GUY visits various sites across the country revealing bits of history while immersing himself in different lifestyles, jobs and hobbies that celebrate the American experience. Larry also started the Git-R-Done Foundation, emphasizing philanthropy for children’s and veteran’s causes. *adult humor and language, not appropriate for children and some adults


Justice Clarence Thomas

September 16 at 7:30 pm 

Supreme Court Associate Justice, CLARENCE THOMAS, was born in the Pin Point
community of Georgia near Savannah, June 23, 1948. Appointed in 1991, Justice Thomas is the second African-American justice to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States after the retirement of Justice Thurgood Marshall. His best-selling book, My Grandfather’s Son: A Memoir recounts his early childhood in the Deep South and his upbringing by his grandparents, his time in college and law school, and his career in government.


East Texas State Fair

September 19-28 click here for more info


The East Texas State Fair is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes through the operation of an annual event promoting education, entertainment and the spirit of competition.
Each year brings additional attractions for the entire family to enjoy. This season the East Texas State Fair will host Bixby's Rainforest Rescue, Swifty Swine Racing Pigs, Sandscapes 75-ton sand sculpture, free nightly concerts, great retail and informational vendors and of course, food, food and more food!!!
Gate Tickets
  Child    5 & Under:    Free
  Youth   6-12:            $5.00
  Adult   13 & Up:       $8.00

 Carnival Tickets
      Weekday (M-F) Unlimited Ride Armbands: $25.00
      Sheet of 22 Tickets:                                  $25.00
      Sheet of 50 Tickets:                                  $60.00
      Individual Ticket:                                        $1.25

Check out the Junior Livestock Show and the Open LiveStock Show at the Livestock Pavilions.

Mario's Italian Restaurant

They do not have a website, but this is one of our favorite restaurants!

Mario's is a local Italian restaurant nestled back in a strip center off of broadway/I-69 just south of Heritage (south of Carmike movie theater).  I can never seem to figure out the hours of operation and we have stopped by on multiple occasions when they were closed.  My wife and I visited once for a date night.  The place looks a lot better on the inside than on the outside, it is your typical Italian restaurant with cozy booths and tables with a nice romantic atmosphere.  They also have live music on Fridays and Saturdays.The spread:  This place has apparently been in operation since 1977, so it is old school Italian-American.  The
appetizers range from bruschetta, fried mozzarella, fried zucchini, fried calamari, etc.  They also serve pizzas with all the regular toppings.  The entrees range from chicken/shrimp primavera, blackened snapper, venetian chicken/veal, chicken/veal marsala/piccata/milanese, etc.  We tried the bruschetta, fried ravioli, pizza, chicken piccata, fettuccine alfredo.The verdict:  I really liked the atmosphere of this place.  It is old school Italian with Frank Sinatra playing in the background.  The waiter was young, but attentive
and provided good service.  The food was also very good, some of the best pizza in town.  My wife and I really liked the fried ravioli.  The pasta were good as well.  Overall, the place had good food, plenty of it and a nice atmosphere.  It isn't cutting edge real Italian cooking, but it is good, reasonable priced stick to your ribs food.  What's not to like?
This blog turned out longer than I thought!!  Look for us again toward the end of September!! Wow it will be FALL then****
                                          And we will be burning fires nightly again
So until next time
Innkeeper Becca signing off!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn_Best in East Texas

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
We all know it is hot in East Texas-especially during the Dog Days of
Summer-but let's admit that this year has been pretty nice-no 100+ days
yet and even a cool front coming through in the middle of July!!
Toward the end of July and going into August-believe it or not-there
is alot of "getting ready" for back to school!!
And, of course, last minute get aways-before school begins-
thus there are not a whole lot of special events in the area-
the blog I am posting will give you dates for the next two -Canton First Monday weekends-some of the events we know of through the middle of
September-and then, as we usually do in this blog-features of some of the places in the area that you may want to visit when you stay at The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast.

This is always fun!

East Texas Wedding Extravaganza

2014     July 27 12:30 pm

Wonderful prizes and vendors present with show specials for anyone planning an event, or a wedding.  They want to make YOUR WEDDING DAY the best day that it can be!Bring your fiancé to double your chances to win great prizes, bring your family to include them in your decision making and/or bring you bridesmaids to make some memories.  .You don't want to miss it! Best Bridal Show In East Texas!For more information, please call 903-570-0364. For more info click here



For over 150 years Canton, Texas has welcomed Shoppers to the World Famous First Monday Trade Days. is your First Monday "Fone" Book online, helping you find the bargains you're shopping for at Canton Trade Days. Discover the merchants at the Grand Daddy of all Flea Markets, Canton First Monday Trade Days! Known worldwide as that "Canton Flea Market", First Monday Trade Days got it's name in the 1850's as the Circuit Judge came to the County Seat on the First Monday of every month. Swapping and trading just naturally sprang up around the Courthouse Square the weekend before Court on Monday. First Monday was moved to it's present location in 1965 and now up to 7500 vendors gather in Canton, Texas every month to display their wares from "apparel to zithers".


It's a world class event attracting the very best competitive pilots from across the United States and the world.
Considered by many of the pilots that compete at the Great Texas Balloon Race to be the best run event on the circuit, the Great Texas Balloon Race earned Longview the official designation as "The Balloon Capital of Texas" by the Governor of Texas in 1985. 
In 2013 Gregg County was proclaimed "The Balloon Race Capital of Texas" by the 83rd Texas Legislature.
Balloon Flights begin the National event on Tuesday morning with a flight over the City of Longview and continue each morning through Sunday over Kilgore, Longview and East Texas Regional Airport. Launch and landing sites change each day as they are always determined by wind and the weather.
Balloon Glows on Friday and Saturday night entertain crowds with an awesome display of color and excitement. One of the most popular things to do at the event as the public is able to get up close and watch how balloons are inflated and operate.
Live Concerts: Friday, August 1st is Roger Creager and Saturday, August 2nd is Tracy Lawrence. 
Kids Land is a safe restricted area for children that requires a small separate entry fee. Activities and attractions differ from year to year but it is always a fun time.
Vendors display their arts, crafts and other merchandise in booths lined up along an improvised midway.
Food Vendors make sure there is always enough to eat and drink during the day and evening.  Takes place July 29th - August 3rd

Southern Gospel Concert    Sunday Aug. 3 6PM


 Come join with us for an exciting concert with The Southern Plainsmen.  Let's Praise the Lord and have a great time as this talented and dedicated group shares the love of Jesus Christ!  Bring a friend - Christians can have fun too! Call 903-592-6364 for more info.

A Couple of cooking opportunities

 Cooking Heart to Heart

Join us at 10 am the first Thursday of the month, in the Whitney Cafe seating area of the Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital to learn about heart healthy cooking with heart healthy ingredients! Trinity Mother Frances nutritionists and chefs will be on hand to instruct and demonstrate delicious dishes that are also great for you! Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your cooking skills and your health...

Aug 7 10 AM  

Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital

800 E. Dawson
Tyler, TX 75703
For questions...
City of Tyler Presents "New Orleans Cuisine"
Start Date/Time: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 6:00 PM 

End Date/Time: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 8:00 

Guest Chef: Jack Lewis, Rick's and Danny Cace, Reinhard Foods;
Details: Adult Class; "New Orleans Cuisine," receive recipes and enjoy a meal.
Cost: $15 per person; pre-registration required and space is limited.
For more information please call Debbie Isham at (903) 531-1214.

Welcome to the JBF East Texas/Tyler Sale - Aug 7-9, 2014 at Tyler Fairgrounds!
Celebrating our FIRST Successful year here in East Texas!!! Happy Birthday JBF East Texas/Tyler!
Welcome to JBF East Texas/Tyler!!  You won't want to miss the BEST children's and maternity consignment sale, where you can find some of the most incredible new and gently used items for your growing families!  Once you see how much you can save at JBF, you won't want to miss another sale!  Make plans now to join us to celebrate our first year in East Texas!
Don't Miss our Fall (ALL SEASON SALE) upcoming! We will be celebrating our FIRST BIRTHDAY on Thursday night, August 7th!  Website is
        location is

Tyler, Texas 75702         For questions...  903-275-5630 or 903-597-2501


Phil Wickham in Concert

Phil Wickham is coming to Dayspring UMC in Tyler! Friday, August 8 @ 07:00pm!

$15 Online
$30 VIP (meal, Q/A with Phil, ticket)
For more information, call Aaron Laird, at 903-581-0550.

In August At The 

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 1971
August 9 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $7
 A poor boy wins the opportunity
 to tour the most eccentric and
 wonderful candy factory of all.

Edwin McCain in concert

August 16 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are: $35 rows A-E; $30 rows D-K; 

Balcony rows AA-CC are $25 and DD-EE are $20

VIP Boxes are $200 and seat 4 per box
Edwin McCain’s voice is everywhere.  At any given moment, a radio station is
 playing one of his songs.  An American Idol hopeful is belting out “I’ll Be.”  
A newlywed couple is dancing to “I Could Not Ask for More.” There’s Edwin 
singing the National Anthem before the Atlanta Braves and the Dodgers play for 
the pennant.  Before a NASCAR race at Talladega.  And at the NBA Finals.  
We hear him in over 100 concert halls throughout the country every year, and 
that’s not even counting the performances at the Super Bowl Village and 
fundraisers for Habitat for Humanity, the Wildflower Camp Foundation, 
Kyle Petty’s Victory Junction Gang and so many more. McCain’s innate
 ability to write and perform songs that somehow every listener claims 
as their own has made him one of the most enduring and downright likable
 entertainers of our generation.

The New York Times dubs Edwin the “great American romantic,” and his fans 
do certainly agree but it’s the FUN that brings them back to his concerts every
 single time he comes through town.  Edwin roars through soulful renditions of 
his songs, tosses in irrepressible vintage R&B rhythms and turns his concerts 
into parties.  His between-song-banter is more stand-up than rock star, drawing 
as many laughs as cheers.

“It’s not about chart positions or record sales or anything like that,” insists the
man with 11 albums, a wall of platinum and gold albums that have sold in the
millions, and reams of Top 10, 20 and 40 hits, “it just has to do with people
coming together and sharing a moment, that's it. And that’s all I ever wanted
to do. I just love that moment in the small club and bar where every single
person in there has a moment where it’s silent and they get it and it’s beautiful,
that moment where the music that’s coming off the stage is much more than the
players and much more than the audience and something happens and you’re
sitting there and your hair stands up. That’s it, man. I love it.”
“It’s not about chart positions or record sales or anything like that,” insists the
man with 11 albums, a wall of platinum and gold albums that have sold in the
millions, and reams of Top 10, 20 and 40 hits, “it just has to do with people
coming together and sharing a moment, that's it. And that’s all I ever wanted
to do. I just love that moment in the small club and bar where every single
person in there has a moment where it’s silent and they get it and it’s beautiful,
that moment where the music that’s coming off the stage is much more than the
players and much more than the audience and something happens and you’re
sitting there and your hair stands up. That’s it, man. I love it.”
Opening for Edwin McCain is "Michealis"
 Michaelis is made up of Meagan, Mallory and Madeline—their surname 
doubles as their band name—the group has been winning over audiences throughout its native Texas since youngest member Madeline was only 5 years old. “They’d sneak me through the back door of the honky-tonk and then I had to leave right after the show,” says Madeline.  Now all grown up, the girls spent the past two years collaborating with visionary Nashville producer Dave Brainard (Jerrod Niemann, Brandy Clark)
on their debut album, a collection of songs that marries the traditional country their father played for them while growing up with the ’90s showmanship of artists like 
Garth Brooks, Shania Twain and, another Texas trio, the Dixie Chicks.

With harmonies as tight as their sisterly bond and a sexy, swaying sound all their own, Michaelis is a breath of fresh air in an often stifled and male-heavy musical environment.  “There is no fabrication going on with our songs. It’s very much us and we’re part of their creation. 
Our songs are about love, our faith and how we see the world—and how we wish other
 people would see the world,” says Meagan, 25, who sings lead. Raven-haired Mallory, 
21, rocks the rhythm guitar and, as the heart of the band, lays down the group’s signature
 low harmonies, while 18-year-old Madeline is the trio’s multi-instrumentalist, playing 
lead guitar, mandolin and nearly anything with strings, while providing a near-angelic
 high harmony. “I hope people can admire the love in our family and our relationship when they
 hear our music, because we’re best friends,” Mallory says. “We’d like that to 
speak to people.” 

Last but not least-Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters 1984
August 23 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $7

 Three unemployed parapsychology
 professors set up shop as a unique 
 ghost removal service.

First Monday Trade days in August are August 28-Sept 1!!
Here is something unique and fun-it will get you out on one of our beautiful lakes
 Cap'n Morgan's Cruises 903-530-5305

A family- owned and operated business, Cap'n
 Morgan's Cruises has been touring Lake Palestine
for over 10 years. We know Lake Palestine, the safe
areas, the wildlife, the fishing, and the history of this
secluded pearl of East Texas.
Whether you're looking for an afternoon excursion,
 a vacation or something special like a family reunion,
 we've got the gear and expertise to help you enjoy
the great outdoors.

Your Cap'n is here to serve you and your family or friends. We supply Coast Guard approved safety equipment including flotation devices for all sizes and
ages. We'll brief you on lake features, and you tell your Cap'n what you'd like
to do. You are in charge of the tour!  Sight see, swim, fish, tube, learn to drive!

Seasonal  Specials

Summertime is party time! Special rates

for 4-hour tours and 2-hour Sunrise or Sunset tours. Winter season features Wildlife and birding tours as well as "learning tours" for teachers of ecology, biology, and history

Another Venue
Tours of Tyler
The possibilities are many. Historic walking or driving tours, shopping
 tours and haunted tours!! You decide or combine some together. Click on the 
link above.  Stay tuned-because they are sponsoring a Comic Con in October that 
will be so great!!

So our next blog will be in a few weeks-it will be short and sweet-then this blogger will take a
break for a couple of weeks and be back with some great HAPPENINGS to start the Fall!!
So stay tuned and check back often  AND don't forget
THE place to stay in Tyler is THE ROSEVINE INN BED AND 
 Innkeeper Becca signing off!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn-Best in East Texas

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
The 4th of July is almost here! They say that it marks the middle of summer-hard to believe! Seems like summer just started (: Anyway, it has been pretty nice so far-just a few dog days. We have had some nice rain-so that helps keep it cool  and comfortable. We enjoy laying in the hammocks up in the "hang out" room at the top of the Barn-also known as the game room. You should come check it out!! Anyway-here are a few of the happenings in the area the next few weeks.

First-just so you know-I am overlapping a bit with the last blog-so check out the great movies being shown at
It is such a great theatre!!
And speaking of downtown-Main Street Tyler this!  Thin it will be lots of fun!! June 28 6-10pm

Tickets available at: Gallery Main Street, Tyler

click here to order online


Is your child going to Camp this year?

Pine Cove, Sky Ranch, Rockin C

Just to mention a few. Rosevine Inn is a great place to spend the night before the drop-off or pick-up!!

Another new venue I just learned about


Coming Soon:  June 19 -22 at Tyler Rose Trade Days/Flea Market on Hwy 69N conveniently located about halfway between the Loop in Tyler &  I-20 in Lindale. Lots of Vendors, Lots of Fun, Drawings for Prizes Vendors Wanted/Customers Needed Come out & enjoy a Family friendly event with plenty of bargains We are a Tyler Welcome Center for Tyler Chamber of Commerce, BBB Accredited with Gold Star Achievement 2013-2104, and an East Texas Food Bank donation center.  Come prepared to help feed the hungry in our community. You'll be blessed & so will they.Always the Third Monday weekend!

FUNKY JUNK ROUNDUP is a one day shopping extravaganza featuring a unique blend of handcrafted art & crafts, vintage finds & inspiration, one of a kind items, antique décor, hand painted furniture, rusty-chippy-shabby-reloved & refunked JUNK, bling & glam boutiques, sparkly jewels and FABuLOUS JUNKTIQUES for your creative soul! 
Put some JUNK in your trunk™ Y’all!
 Harvey Convention Center

2000 W Front St
Tyler, TX 75702
For questions...
At the Liberty!!

"American as Apple Pie"
July 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20 adults and $10 for children

Please join us for a celebration "As American as Apple Pie". We will celebrate this patriotic holiday reminiscing with the Tyler Big Band.

The Tyler Big Band has existed, in one form or another, for more than 40 years. It continues today more

musically adept and up-to-date. The Band is made up of 18 members -- 5 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 4 rhythm and a vocalist. 

The TBB is grounded in the musical genre which was usual and abundant in the era in which “big bands” originated, developed, and became the dominant musical force in radio, theaters, movies, dance halls, and eventually, television. TBB’s repertoire is extensive. A wide variety of musical styles includes swing, ballads, Latin, blues, and waltzes.  Most of the tunes are from that “golden age” of Big Bands, and many have been updated so as to reflect the passage of time. You can expect to hear tunes associated with Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmie Dorsey, and others.
Come and enjoy a special evening of patriotic tunes and a program full of surprises.

We will also have an apple pie baking contest! Anyone you know that can make an awesome apple pie can enter. We will award for "best crust", "best appearance" and "best flavor". The overall winner will get a "Perfect Pastry" class for four with Chef Simon Webster at Sabor a Pasion Estate & Vineyard. The entry fee is $25. Go to for more information on how to enter the contest.
 Winners will be announced at the concert and pie and ice cream for all at the Mainstreet Gallery down the street. Fun for everyone!

Sounds like a fun and Yummy evening!!.
Fireworks this year in Tyler will  be a day late!! So come see the show on July 5th!

Tyler Independence Day Fireworks Show

 The Tyler Independence Day fireworks show will be held on Saturday, July 5, at Lindsey Park at dark.  Concessions will be available beginning at 2PM.

 Just have to feature this again-it lasts a whole month-from the end of June through the end of July! It is so great!

Click here for the home page

Check out our last blog for more info, too!!

Also In Tyler in July

Thu, Jul 10 at 7:30pm  Fri, Jul 11 at 7:30pm  Sat, Jul 12 at 7:30pm   Sun, Jul 13 at 2:00pm            Thu, Jul 17 at 7:30pm  Fri, Jul 18 at 7:30pm  Sat, Jul 19 at 7:30pm   Sun, Jul 20 at 2:00pm         Thu, Jul 24 at 7:30pm  Fri, Jul 25 at 7:30pm  Sat, Jul 26 at 7:30pm   Sun, Jul 27 at 2:30pm

Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. The songs include 1960s-style dance music and "downtown" rhythm and blues. In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show.[1] When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight, and meets a colorful array of characters, such as Corny Collins (The show's singing host who shares Tracy's liberal political views) and Velma Von Tussle (The villainous producer of the show who does everything in her power to further her daughter's career and destroy Tracy's and Corny's). She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s.

Ticket Price:  $20.00  Click here for the web site

Reception for Movements of the Mind exhibit

At The Gallery Mainstreet!

Join us to celebrate the grand opening of Gallery Main Street’s Diversity fine art exhibit. The event will feature music, refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists. It’s free and open to the public, so make plans now to attend.!!   July 12 at 5:30

Movies in July at the Liberty

The Goonies 1985
July 12 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $7
A group of kids set out on an adventure in search of pirate treasure that could save their homes from foreclosure.

The Dark Crystal 1982
July 19 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $7

 On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.

 The Best for last!!
The Wizard of Oz 1939
July 26 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $7

 Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

We did not mention Canton First Monday Trade Days which falls on The 4th of July weekend this year.
July 3-6. Always a fun shopping Mecca!!

So enjoy your middle of summer fun and Include the Rosevine Inn in your plans-Fires will not be burning
nightly at this time! But the legendary breakfast will be served daily ***
Until Next Time!
Innkeeper Becca signing off           

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn-Best in East Texas

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
June is about to bust out all over!! End of school and Summer fun is on the way. What better way to enjoy the summer than to include a stay at The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast. The barn and backyard await you. There is a net up for volleyball and badminton, a court set up behind the barn for washers, horseshoes, or bocce ball-and then all the games available in the barn! Or just spend a lazy summer day in the hammock or sun porch upstairs. Whatever your pleasure. Here are a few things happening in the are the end of may and the month of June for the times you have to break away from the Inn.

This looks like a lot of fun and it is for a good cause~

Then the weekend also includes
May 29th thru June 1st-we talked about this in the previous blog!!
At the Tyler Rose Garden

IDEA Gardening Series

June 3 at noon Succulents

The IDEA Gardening Series is an informative lecture series covering gardening topics suitable for a particular month. The lectures are held on the patio in the IDEA garden, which is located in the southeast corner of Tyler’s Rose Garden starting at noon. There is limited seating.  You may want to bring a lawn chair for your comfort. The lecture will run for about 30 minutes followed by a question and answer session.

 Tyler Municipal Rose Garden Center
420 Rose Park Drive Tyler, Texas 75702
For questions...

At the Tyler Museum of Art

The Exhibit by Scott M Lieberman  First Friday Tour on June 6th

Scott M. Lieberman, M.D.: At the Vantage Point represents the first-ever solo museum exhibition of Lieberman’s photography. This exhibition brings together more than 90 images representing Lieberman’s body of work as a photojournalist with the Associated Press and numerous publications, encompassing a broad spectrum of subject matter including celebrity portraits, sporting events, nature tableaus and aerial photography.

This exhibition, organized by the TMA and guest curated by photographer Robert Langham, displays Lieberman’s ability to combine the fundamentals of photography with his acute sense of being “in the right place at the right time” to create a memorable image.

We will talk more about this in the next blog-but tickets can be purchased now so we HAVE to mention it because it is so great!!

2014 Season

 Tickets on sale to TSF Guild Members on Wednesday, May 21.

Tickets on sale to the general public on Saturday, May 24.


by William Shakespeare June 26; July 3, 5, 11*, 13*, 18, 20, 24*, 26*


by Michael Frayn
June 27; July 4,*, 6*, 11, 13, 17*, 19*, 24, 26


by William Shakespeare
June 28; July 4, 6, 10*, 12*, 17, 19, 25*, 27*


books and lyrics by Alan J. Lerner / music by Frederick Lowe
June 29; July 3*, 5*, 10, 12, 18*, 20*, 25, 27

a children’s show

July 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 at 10:00 AM

 *Matinee performances 2:00 PM. Evening performances at 7:30 PM
Tickets on sale to TSF Guild Members May 21st and the general public May 24th. Ticket Office 903.983.8601. Tickets on-line


 At the Liberty! 

Some Like it Hot 1959
  Thursday, June 5 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. Really Funny MovieTo Have and to Have Not 1944
Thursday, June 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 online Expatriate American Harry Morgan helps to transport a Free French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sexy lounge singer. 
Third Annual East Texas Comedy Festival
 June 13 & 14 at 8 p.m.
Starring Jimmy Pardo, Frank Caeti, Susan Messing, Daryl Felsberg, Card 53 and the
winner of the "Funniest Comic in East Texas" (TBD on April 26 at Liberty)
17 and up only please
Online Tickets are $25 per night or $40 for both nights.  
Tickets at the door $30 per night or $55 for both
VIP Boxes are available to purchase for $150 per night and seat up to four people
College Student Discount with College ID for $15 per night or $25 for both nights

The Third Annual East Texas Comedy Festival Sets Massive Lineup of Comedy Talent 
The Conan O’Brien Show, MADtv, Reno 911, Key and Peele, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and That 70’s Show are just a handful of credits the headliners of the Third Annual East Texas Comedy Festival bring to the stage of Liberty Hall on June 13th and 14th for a weekend of comedy with an edge! 

Friday June 13th will feature Stand-up comedy: 

Local favorite Brandon Davidson will host a night of standup comedy starting at 8 pm and worthy of a Comedy Central Special featuring Daryl Felsberg and headliner Jimmy Pardo from The Conan O’Brien Show. Friday will also feature the winner of "The Funniest Comic in East Texas 2014".

This year we are adding a special late night show, starting at 11pm. This comedy will not be for "the faint at heart" this is the grown folks show......if you like sweet, clean comedy then - stay away from the Liberty starting at 11 p.m. on Friday!

Our Start
Standup Headliner: Jimmy Pardo 
Jimmy Pardo spends nearly his entire set interacting with, and making fun of, his audience. Everything he observes or thinks, he immediately scans to find the funny. Jimmy's raucous-but-smart weekly podcast, Never Not Funny, is the No. 2 paid podcast hosted by a comedian, and was voted by iTunes and USA Today as one of the top podcasts of 2006 and 2007. His guest list reads like a Who's Who of comedy. Conan O'Brien, Richard Lewis, Patton Oswalt, and Sarah Silverman have all been guests. 

 Jimmy continues to headline at some of America's top comedy clubs and currently works as Conan O'Brien's opening act on Conan, where he warms the studio audience up before the show and he did the same for Conan on The Tonight Show. In addition to providing content for and appearing on the show in sketches or as a frequent guest, Jimmy recently filled in as Conan's sidekick for several shows. He has performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He had his own half-hour special, Comedy Central Presents Jimmy Pardo. He hosted National Lampoon's Funny Money on the Game Show Network, and was the co-host of AMC's Movies at Our House for four seasons. He has hosted episodes of VH1's The Surreal Life and Love Lounge and NBC's Late Friday.

Saturday night we will feature Improv Comedy: 
The night of all things made up will bring a night of improv madness not for the easily offended. Kicking off at 8 pm is Card 53, who just recently added members of Dallas’s Fourth Wall Comedy. Then "Alice and Edward" will get a one-word suggestion to inspire a series of scenes never performed before. Performed and done completely off the cuff exploring characters and relationships much like an improvised sitcom.

Improv Headliner: "Alice and Edward"

Alice & Edward are the middle names of Susan Messing and Frank Caeti. Susan lives in Chicago, Frank lives in Los Angeles. They perform long form improvisation together anytime they are in the same city. 

Frank Caeti, is an alumnus of The Second City Chicago where his credits include: National
Touring Company, two resident company stages (Chicago E.T.C. & Las Vegas), Reverie (a nonverbal sketch comedy show), and Twist Your Dickens at the Kirk Douglas Theater. He can be described as a versatile actor who surprises audiences with his physicality and heartfelt vulnerability. Caeti was a series regular on FOX’s long running sketch show MADtv. Other TV credits include: Key and Peele, Reno 911, NCIS, The Jay Leno Show, and over forty commercials.

His regional theater credits include: La Jolla Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, and Laguna Playhouse. Frank is one half of the acclaimed duo, FrankenMatt with former Saturday Night Live writer Matt Craig. He regularly performs in LA at UCB, iO West, and Second City Hollywood.

The Chicago Tribune said of Caeti,
"astonishingly deft at range of characters...a future rock star of comedy."
 Susan Messing is a New Jersey native and graduate of Northwestern University’s Theatre School. She has been an improviser and comedian for over twenty-five years and is one of the most fearless performers in the history of improvisation. She is is an alumna of the iO Theatre, Second City’s Mainstage, and a founding member of Chicago’s infamous Annoyance Theatre.

Susan created and has taught her curriculum at iO and iO West, The Annoyance Theatre, The Second City, and around the country. Susan is an adjunct instructor for DePaul University, The University of Chicago, and The School at Steppenwolf.

Her standup act with her puppet, Jolly, was featured at the HBO/US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and NBC’s Late Fridays. Her most impressive bit movie role was as a bad stripper in a halo brace in Let’s Go to Prison! You can see her every Thursday night in her critically acclaimed show, Messing with a Friend, now in its seventh year at The Annoyance Theatre. She has been delighted to participate in the TBS Just For Laughs Festival every year since its Chicago debut.

WHEW!!!! We are thrilled to have these rock stars of comedy right here in Tyler, Texas! This is a do not miss!

Thanks to Jamey Whitley who created and produced the East Texas Comedy Festival - now in it's third year!

 Ever wanted to be a comedian?

Comedy Workshops 2014
Saturday, June 14
Workshops are $50 per session or $90 for both

 Saturday 10am-1pm with Frank Caeti 

The Complete Scene (Class Size max: 14 Students)

The foundation of great improvisation is scenes with strong relationships. In this workshop, Frank will provide a simple structure to help participants learn how to create a complete improvised scene with a beginning, middle and end. The focus will be on improvising two-person scenes utilizing emotion, character, and point of view to discover funny and wonderful relationships. (Previous improv training is recommended for this class)

Frank Caeti is an alumnus of The Second City Chicago where his credits include: National Touring Company, two resident company stages (Chicago e.t.c. & Las Vegas), Reverie (a nonverbal sketch comedy show), and Twist Your Dickens at the Kirk Douglas Theater. He was a series regular on the FOX’s long running sketch show MADtv. Other tv credits include: Key and Peele, Reno 911, NCIS, The Jay Leno Show, and over forty commercials. His regional theater credits include: La Jolla Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, and Laguna Playhouse. Frank is one half of the acclaimed duo, FrankenMatt with former Saturday Night Live writer Matt Craig. He regularly performs in LA at UCB, iO West, and Second City Hollywood.

Saturday 2pm-5pm with Susan Messing

Group Pretty (Class Size Unlimited)

Improvisation is an active art, not a bunch of people standing around arguing with each other. This workshop is designed to make your team look visually stunning. Stage Picture, Flying Safety, and elements of Story Theatre and Symmetry will have you off the back wall and make you and your friends look awesome.
 Susan Messing, a NJ native and graduate of Northwestern University’s Theatre School, has been an improviser and comedian for over twenty-five years. She is an alumna of the iO Theatre, Second City’s Mainstage, and a founding member of Chicago’s infamous Annoyance Theatre. Susan created and has taught her curriculum at iO and iO West, The Annoyance Theatre, The Second City, and around the country. Susan is an adjunct instructor for DePaul University, The University of Chicago, and The School at Steppenwolf. Her standup act with her puppet, Jolly, was featured at the HBO/US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and NBC’s Late Fridays. Her most impressive bit movie role was as a bad stripper in a halo brace in Let’s Go to Prison! You can see her every Thursday night in her critically acclaimed show, Messing with a Friend, now in its seventh year at The Annoyance Theatre. She has been delighted to participate in the Just For Laughs Festival every year since its Chicago debut.
More Movies!! 

Rope 1948
Thursday, June 19 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7                                                                 Seems very dark!!

Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime.

One of my favs!!

E.T. the Extra-terrestrial 1982
Saturday, June 21 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $5 online and $7 at the door

  A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world.


Citizen Kane 1941
Thursday, June 26 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7


Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Always lots of Fun and Tyler is a great place to stay to go to this festival!!

At the end of June arrives the 4Th of July!! What Already!!   Lots of parades and festivals-we will feature those and much more in the next blog so check back soon---and in the meantime
at Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast
Fires will burn nightly-until it gets too HOT!! but
Breakfast will be served daily!!

Until next time
Innkeeper Becca-signing Off!