Asleep at the Wheel, Micky and the Motorcars, and Bri Bagwell Added to Carrollton’s Festival at the Switchyard Lineup
Popular Western-swing band Asleep at the Wheel, alternate country group Micky and the Motorcars, and independent country artist Bri Bagwell join previously announced Sister Hazel and headliner Lifehouse as part of the 3rd Annual 2012 Festival at the Switchyard talent lineup. The Festival at the Switchyard, a free family-friendly event, will be held Saturday, November 3 from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m., and will feature entertainment for all ages.
Asleep at the Wheel, the famed western-swing, boogie, and roots-music outfit has been around for nearly 40 years, turning out an incredible 25+ albums. Asleep at the Wheel is a band that’s not only been entertaining audiences with its own genre-busting music for four decades, but also a group that’s never been afraid to try something new -- including a reinvention, inspired by the past, that rolls joyously toward a long and shining future. Based in Austin, Texas, the band has won nine Grammy Awards and has charted more than twenty singles on the Billboard country charts.
Micky and the Motorcars, with their own brand of Americana rock, is an alternative Texas country band that formed in Idaho, before moving to Austin. The band has released five mainstream albums, including a live album from Billy Bob’s Texas, and is now established as one of the best-drawing bands on the lucrative Texas Music circuit. Formed in 2002, the band still writes more than 90 percent of its music. Micky and the Motorcars is self-described as “a little rough around the edges,” and headed by brothers Micky and Gary Braun, younger brothers to Reckless Kelly’s Willy and Cody Braun.
Bri Bagwell is an independent artist without a record deal, and without management. Her popularity is derived 100% by word of mouth and her raw talent, a grass roots effort that speaks to her infectious music and appeal. She fell in love with music at an early age, and started playing in a band while just a teenager in New Mexico. At 18, she moved to Austin, Texas to study at the University of Texas and began her music career. Late nights, rowdy Texas crowds, and being alone on stage with just a guitar shaped her onstage charismatic charm. She learned to gain a crowd's attention with her beautiful voice, singing songs she wrote herself. Bri’s website biography says Bri Bagwell is “real country music, and what country music should strive to be.”
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, mid-way between the George Bush Turnpike and LBJ Freeway. In addition to the exciting concerts, there will be arts and crafts, great food and beverages, live entertainment, interactive games, and activities for children of all ages, including Booger Wars and a Bungee Trampoline.
Visit the Festival at the Switchyard website at carrolltonfestival.com for entertainment and vendor updates. Discounts will be offered to vendor applications received prior to September 15; early bird prices start as low as $75 for non-profit groups and $150 for all others. Follow the Festival on Facebook at facebook.com/CarrolltonFestival or on Twitter at twitter.com/carrolltonfest for updates.
Special thanks to our radio partners: Now 102.9 and Radio Disney AM620.
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