July is considered the middle of summer because if the school holidays, although we all know August is truly the middle of summer-and the hottest month. We will feature anything that may be going on in the area and a couple of our favorite places to eat in the area.
The first thing we need to feature is not actually in Tyler! It is in Kilgore, which is about 30 minutes East of Tyler. It is so much entertainment-it is not to be missed The plays and dates are below.
and the Players
July 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 21st,
22nd, 23rd, 24th,
and 25th at 10:00 a.m.
When a spoiled young princess
to be entertained, young William
Shakespeare and his troupe of
actors perform a new play for her.
Click here for more info on all
The Liberty Theatre is featuring
some great patriotic shows in July
Tickets are $7
A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child-star in his family's vaudeville show up to the time of his comeback at which he received a medal from the president for his special contributions to the US, this is the life- story of George M. Cohan, who produced, directed, wrote and starred in his own musical shows for which he composed his famous songs.
July 9 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7
Naive and idealistic Jefferson Smith, leader of the Boy Rangers, is appointed on a lark by the spineless governor of his state. He is reunited with the state's senior senator--presidential hopeful and childhood hero, Senator Joseph Paine. In Washington, however, Smith discovers many of the shortcomings of the political process as his earnest goal of a national boys' camp leads to a conflict with the state political boss, Jim Taylor. Taylor first tries to corrupt Smith and then later attempts to destroy Smith through a scandal.
Tickets are $7
Forrest Gump is a simple man with a low I.Q. but good intentions. He is running through childhood with his best and only friend Jenny. His 'mama' teaches him the ways of life and leaves him to choose his destiny. Forrest joins the army for service in Vietnam, finding new friends called Dan and Bubba, he wins medals, creates a famous shrimp fishing fleet, inspires people to jog, starts a ping-pong craze, creates the smiley face bumper sticker and meets several presidents. However, this is all irrelevant to Forrest who can only think of his childhood sweetheart Jenny. Who has messed up her life. Will Forrest get his happily ever after? We all root for Forrest because he is the complete reflection of someone making the most of the time he has on this earth.
Tickets are $25 for the floor
$20 for front balcony
$15 for back balcony
$150 for VIP Box - seats 4
Awarded the "Crescendo Award," by the Western Music Association and winner of the "Western Swing Album of the Year" from the Academy of Western Artists, the Quebe Sisters have released their latest album, "Every Which-A-Way".
Performance highlights include appearances at the Grand Ole Opry, the Kennedy Center, NYC's Lincoln Center, "The Marty Stuart Show", "The Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree" and "The Smithsonian Folklife Festival". "One thing is for sure, you don't see a group like the Quebe Sisters Band come along everyday," says Grand Ole Opry announcer Eddie Stubbs. "Give them your undivided attention and if you're not already, you too, will become a fan."
Tickets are $7
Opening with the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, members of the 2nd Ranger Battalion under Captain Miller fight ashore to secure a beachhead. Amidst the fighting, two brothers are killed in action. Earlier in New Guinea, a third brother is killed in action. Their mother, Mrs. Ryan, is to receive all three of the grave telegrams on the same day. The United States Army Chief of Staff, George C. Marshall, is given an opportunity to alleviate some of her grief when he learns of a fourth brother, Private James Ryan, and decides to send out 8 men to find Sgt. Ryan and bring him home. This is the story of the men who are given this strange and dangerous mission. Is one man's life more valuable than another?
Found a site that lists many of the live music venues in Tyler. If you click here
you may access it and see who and where you may want to light when you are staying at The Rosevine Inn!!
The Tyler Civic Theatre is doing productions this Summer!! We just missed Les Miserables ): but there are two the month of July --First
The Brothers Grimm "go Broadway" as Sondheim and Lapine offer up a cockeyed fairy tale in Into The Woods JR., an adaptation of one of Sondheim’s most popular works designed especially for young performers.
With unforgettable roles, little dancing, and no chorus, Into The Woods JR. showcases a medium-sized ensemble of talented singers and actors. The sophisticated score has been adapted to make it easier – though still challenging –for young performers. Into The Woods JR. is a funny and engaging way to get young people to think about the stories with which they've grown up and the ethical issues raised therein.
The show features over 20 of Buddy Holly's greatest hits including 'That'll Be the Day', 'Peggy Sue', 'Everyday', 'Oh Boy', 'Not Fade Away', 'Rave On' and 'Raining in My Heart', plus Ritchie Valens' 'La Bamba' and the Big Bopper's 'Chantilly Lace'.
The incredible legacy of the young man with glasses, whose musical career spanned an all-too-brief period during the golden days of rock & roll, continues to live on in Buddy.
Seen by over 22 million people around the world, Buddy will have you on your feet and "send you out of the theater on an unstoppable high" (The Boston Globe)
There is a really great patio in Tyler-it is at a grocery store (of all places) called
FRESH BY BROOKSHIRES. This is a wonderful place to go for fireworks viewing!! They have live music on Friday and Saturday, too. Great food-beer and wine. Then at dark thirty the neighborhood just to the northeast does their fireworks display. It is perfect.
The next place we want to feature this time is
A Destination Restaurant Come to Lago del Pino to experience all that makes Tyler’s destination restaurant an oasis in the countryside. From its spectacular private lake views and its distinctive fountain show, to its eclectic live music, relaxed dining, and fabulous wine list, you’ll quickly recognize all that makes dining at Lago del Pino more than just a memorable meal. Our chef
They also have live music on the weekend and a fabulous patio. My bet is they will have fireworks over the lake on the 4th, although I can't find any info on this!
Canton First Monday is July 2-5 and in August July 30-August 2.
Hope this may help with your shopping plans-If you don't want to
brave the Summer heat stay in Tyler and visit the best antique mall in Texas.
302 East Locust St, Tyler Tx 75702 http://www.oldcitytyler.com/index.html
There has been an antique mall and/or flea market at the current location of Ye Olde City for decades. Over the years, the property languished and lost much of its former charm. In April 2007, the Powell brothers, Bert and Robert, acquired the property from the Swann Estate. A lot of time and effort has gone in to restoring the property to its former self and to creating an atmosphere of "old world charm". Our Dealers add a nice warmth and friendliness to make your shopping experience a pleasant one. We hope you enjoy the way that the mall flows. New surprises lurk around every corner. Hopefully, you will find whatever you want!
One minute you are relaxing, the next you are playing, then you meet a new friend!
Return to your carefree days when your biggest worries were: When can we go out to play? When do we go to bed? What's for breakfast?
Bye till next time!!
Innkeeper Becca signing off