The 54th Cowboy Homecoming Festival has a rockin’ music lineup for your enjoyment next weekend, September 13-14, at the Pleasanton River Park. Enjoy one night of FREE entertainment on Friday and pay just $15 to see six different bands all day Saturday. There’s music for everyone to enjoy from Tejano, Texas country, cover bands and so much more!
Friday Night Entertainment
After the Pleasanton high school homecoming football game, head on down to the Pleasanton River Park for a night of FREE musical entertainment.
Ryan Edwards and The Ranch Road Band will take the stage at 8 p.m. followed by Mario Flores and the Soda Creek Band around 10 p.m. The Ranch Road Band is a red dirt country band from San Antonio and can be heard playing covers to your favorite country songs. Most recently, the band performed live at The Office in Pleasanton located on E. Hunt St.
Mario Flores and the Soda Creek Band will take the stage immediately following The Ranch Road Band. In 2007, Flores formed the band in Helotes, TX. He and the band currently play all across the state of Texas. In August 2010, Mario released his first full length CD “Fighting the Fool” featuring some of Texas finest musicians and songwriters. He followed that up in August 2012 with his sophomore CD “I Didn’t Pick this Life” which has seen great results on the Texas charts. He earned his first #1 with “Got a Bad Feeling.”
All Day Bands Saturday
For just $15, you can enjoy the musical stylings of six different bands varying from cover songs country, rock and Tejano music at the park all day Saturday starting at 1 p.m.
The Mark Odom Band will kick off with a lineup of songs from today’s country, classic country, classic rock, blues, acoustic, pop and more. The band has shared stages with huge stars such as Midland, Jana Kramer, Cody Johnson, Restless Heart, Steve Wariner, Jack Ingram, Gary P. Nunn and many others over the years.
Throwing in a little Tejano into the music mix is Tejano Cavalry taking the stage at 3 p.m. The local Poteet native band is made up of members Bruce Hudson, bassist and country singer; Leo Leal a.k.a. “El Shredder,” banjo sexto; Fabian Valdez, drummer; Angel Valdez, accordionist; Javier Villarreal, sax player/ keyboardist; and Fred Escamilla, lead vocals.
Enjoy some Texas Country music by Jerry DeLeon and the South Bound band at 5 p.m. From San Antonio, lead singer Jerry DeLeon (rhythm guitar), Kurt Strazdins (lead guitar/vocals/bass guitar), Julio Lugo (bass) and JR Cobra (drums) bring a different style of country music to the stage.
Taking the stage at 7 p.m. is one of the most respected musical families in Texas, the Villarreals. The family’s band, called Los DesperadoZ, is made up of three generations of Villarreal’s who have each added their unique contribution to the texture of Tejano Music. Mike, Lee and P.J. Villarreal of Los DesperadoZ, now represent the culmination of that proud heritage to hundreds of thousands Los DesperadoZ were first known to the music world as Los Test Tube Babes.
A seasoned Texas Country artist who has cut his teeth for over a decade all across Texas and surrounding states in bars, dancehalls, and amphitheaters, Scott Wiggins will hit the stage at 9 p.m. With his powerful voice and honest lyrics Scott has a song for every occasion. Scott prides himself on songwriting and working his best to keep his voice in shape. He’s been called a smooth Country crooner, but he can also belt out the party songs when needed.
Headlining Saturday night is the locally and famously known rock band, 86’D. The band is comprised of PHS Alumni John Mayse, JC Martinez, Richard Garcia, Barry Milam and Randy Reed. Lead singer, JC Martinez, also performs a tribute to Sammy Hagar called “Three Lock Box: The Ultimate Sammy Hagar Tribute.” A raffle benefitting the Larry Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund will also take place during the 86’D concert. The lucky winner will receive a 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe in great condition. All proceeds will go towards scholarships and teachers honoring the late Pleasanton High School principal. Winner must be present to win, 18 years or older with a valid driver’s license and must also be responsible for the tax, title and license fee. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce at 605 2nd Street or at the Pleasanton Express office located at 114 Goodwin St. in Pleasanton.