The Dog Days of summer are here. It is pretty hot-but it has really been much cooler this year than many in
The Great Texas Balloon Race Festival is
July 26-28, 2013
East Texas Regional Airport
Ticket Prices at the gate:
$15.00 per person each day Fri. & Sat.
Children 12 and under are admitted FREE.
FREE admission on Sunday
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 featuring Cody Canada & The Departed on Friday night and Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers on Saturday night.
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
The Digital Age LIVE Concert
The Digital Age will be in concert on August 2, 7 pm at Dayspring UMC next to Faulker Park. General admission tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at www.dayspringumc.com/concert
Guest performances of original play on August 2-3 7:30pm by the Bottle Alley Theatre Company of Austin. See its Facebook site athttps://www.facebook.com/BottleAlley.
Red Hot Patriot
Back to School at the Caldwell Zoo
Join us at the African Huts for some fishy craft fun.
Events are free with zoo admission. Registration not required
Balcony seating is $15
VIP Boxes are $125 and seat 4 people
Opening for Reckless Kelly is our own Taylor Heard!
August 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Starring Kirk Douglas
Tickets are $5
The futility and irony of the war in the trenches in WWI is graphically demonstrated in this film by director Stanley Kubrick. A unit commander in the French army must deal with the mutiny of his men and a glory-seeking general after part of his force falls back under fire in an impossible attack.
Bob Schneider August 2 8PM
August 3 at 3 p.m. One of my favorite shows
Starring James Stewart of all times!
Tickets are $5
The classic stage hit gets the Hollywood treatment in the story of Elwood P. Dowd who makes friends with a spirit taking the form of a human-sized rabbit named Harvey that only he sees (and a few privileged others on occasion). After his sister tries to commit him to a mental institution, a comedy of errors ensues. Elwood and Harvey become the catalysts for a family mending its wounds and for romance blossoming in unexpected places.
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
August 15 at 7 p.m.
Starring Peter Sellers
Tickets are $5
Paranoid Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper of Burpelson Air Force Base, he believing that fluoridation of the American water supply is a Soviet plot to poison the U.S. populace, is able to deploy through a back door mechanism a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union without the knowledge of his superiors, including the Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Buck Turgidson, and President Merkin Muffley. Only Ripper knows the code to recall the B-52 bombers and he has shut down communication in and out of Burpelson as a measure to protect this attack. Ripper's executive officer, RAF Group Captain Lionel Mandrake (on exchange from Britain), who is being held at Burpelson by Ripper, believes he knows the recall codes if he can only get a message to the outside world. Meanwhile at the Pentagon War Room, key persons including Muffley, Turgidson and nuclear scientist and adviser, a former Nazi named Dr. Strangelove, are discussing measures to stop the attack or mitigate its blow-up
August 17 at 8PM
In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem... but not all goes to plan.
OKAY as promised-music in Tyler and Smith County
Some have The same performers and many have rotating acts.
Breakers Bongo and The Point-- Also Jay Davidson
The Forge in Ben Wheeler-They have Live music every Thursday Friday and Saturday-
some examples Wesley Pruitt, Bryon Haynie, Craig Wallace, Dub Miller
Coyote Sams Mike Acoustic
Logo del Pino--Delano Guevara and Dustin Becker, Daniel De La Rocha, Baby Atlantis
Stanleys BBQ-Open Blues Jam, Tyler Lenius, Mike and Natalie
Potpourri House-Bobby and Ken
Iron Horse-Johnny and the Night Crawlers,Karaoke with Gary, Richard Stewart Band
The Rack-Live Acoustic Music
Fresh-beyond the Pale, Travis Brink, Jazz Connections
KE Cellars-Michael Anthony Curtis, Texas Rebellion ,Tuxedo Cats,The Magills
And really, This is not all-Every weekend there are so many great venues of music!!
Well that is it for now-we will be back the End of August!! Enjoy your summer and come see us at The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast
Soon fires will burn nightly (when it gets a bit cooler) but
Breakfast is still served daily!!