Alley Fest kicks off in Longview

Alley Fest kicks off in Longview
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Friday, June 3, 2011 - 3:19pm

AlleyFest celebrates 33 years of festival fun in downtown Longview tomorrow through Sunday.

AlleyFest - A Real East Texas Celebration of the Arts is taking place on the streets of Downtown Longview’s historic Main Street district.

AlleyFest welcomes several new artists! Beautiful, Sculpture, glass, paintings, murals, photography, and more! AlleyFest will have daytime music on the Regions Bank stage on Methvin Street. Saturday’s entertainment will be the Red River Playboys, the Down Home Cloggers, Gypsy Rebel, and Wheel’s Off. Sunday’s entertainment is The Joanna Endsley Band. Games 2 U will be playing Guitar Hero!

Music Fest brings great entertainment to Longview on Friday and Saturday evening. Friday, Matthew Davidson Band will open the festival, taking the stage at 8:00 pm. The Matthew Davidson Band is not your typical rock band. Classic rock…classic blues…classic style.

Wade Bowen will headline Friday night starting at 10:00 pm on the Bud Light Main Stage on Fredonia St. Bowen a leading light on the thriving Texas country foundation that also draws inspiration from the wide spectrum of music he loves. Ask Bowen what distinguishes his music, and after mulling the notion for a minute, his answer is basic and direct: “Intensity”.

Saturday AlleyFest proudly welcomes 3 Rock N’ Roll Tributes! (33 years with 3 Tributes)
• 6:00 pm – 7 Bridges: The Ultimate EAGLES Experience is a stunning accurate tribute to the music of the Eagles. 7 Bridges is a tour de force of talent combining incredible musicianship, vocal precision and a stage presence that has garnered them nationwide acclaim.
• 8:00 pm – Back in Black a Tribute to AC / DC is an incredible, exciting, high energy reproduction of a concert performance of AC / DC. They are one of the first bands chosen by Live Nation to tour the House of Blues!
• 10:00 pm and still rocking – Guns 4 Roses the internationally touring, total Guns N’ Roses rock and roll tribute experience; long hair, leather pants, sunglasses, bandanas, top hats, and Les Pauls! Guns 4 Roses rock all your favorite songs from Welcome to the Jungle to November Rain and everything in between putting on a full stage production. More than just a Guns N’ Roses tribute band, Guns 4 Roses is the Ultimate Guns N’ Roses Tribute Experience!

Hours Friday 6:00 30 pm – midnight, Saturday 10 am – midnight, Sunday 11 am – 3 pm.
Admission is $10.00 Friday, Saturday is free until 5:00 pm, after 5:00 pm $10.00, Sunday is Free
Children 12 & Under are Free all the time.

You can follow www.alleyfest.org on your smart phone now and during the event.

From: Longview Chamber of Commerce

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