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Carrollton Announces Gin Blossoms and Blues Traveler as Headliners for the Festival at the Switchyard
Posted Date: 7/15/2014 9:00 AM
Carrollton’s Festival at the Switchyard is excited to announce Blues Traveler and Gin Blossoms as the headlining entertainment for the 2014 event set for Saturday, November 1 on the Downtown Carrollton Square.

Carrollton welcomes both bands on their inaugural visits to the City for the free family-friendly festival.

New Jersey-based Blues Traveler, with its soulful, folk, and southern rock variety, hit mainstream fame in the mid-1990s with singles like “Run-Around,” “Hook,” and “But Anyway” which was featured in the 1996 bowling comedy Kingpin with Woody Harrelson, Bill Murray, and Randy Quaid. blues traveler

Since then, the band has found success on the independent circuit, and their most recent studio album, Suzie Cracks the Whip, was released in 2012 along with a double disc compilation entitled 25 commemorating the band’s silver anniversary.

Gin Blossoms formed in Tempe, Arizona in 1987, the same year as Blues Traveler, and achieved Top 40 success with the hits “Hey Jealousy” and “Found Out About You”—both of which were penned by band co-founder Doug Hopkins. A follow-up album, Congratulations…I’m Sorry, produced the single “Follow You Down” which went to No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100.
gin blossomsThe band broke up in 1997, but regrouped in 2002 and has been playing shows off and on around the country as well as giving performances to American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2012, Gin Blossoms joined up with Everclear, Lit, Marcy Playground, and Sugar Ray—one of the 2013 Festival headliners—on a 31-city nationwide tour.

The Festival will be held on the streets of Historic Downtown Carrollton, just east of I-35 on the south side of Belt Line Road, between the George Bush Turnpike and LBJ Freeway. In addition to the exciting concerts, arts and crafts, and great food and beverages; festival goers will be able to visit the unique restaurants and shops surrounding the Downtown Square. Live entertainment, interactive games, and free activities for children of all ages are planned, including bungee trampolines, a zip line, and more.

For more entertainment information on the Festival at the Switchyard as well as vendor updates, visit Follow the Festival on Facebook at or on Twitter at for updates.