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“Swingin’ Tex Fest” to Benefit Ben Richie Boys Ranch This Weekend [AUDIO]

Junior Brown performs onstage
Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images

The “Swingin’ Tex-Fest” is coming to the Taylor County Fair grounds on August 24th and 25th, 2012. This is a two day fundraiser for the Ben Richie Boys Ranch. From what I’ve gathered this brainchild was a cooperative effort, between John Thomas of the Boys Ranch and Mark Powell of Lariat fame. Grammy award winner Junior Brown will be the headliner. Brown will not be alone though on this two day swing festival.

Others making an appearance on “Swingin’ Tex-Fest” are: Bobby Flores, Curtis Potter, Jody Nix, Mark Powell and Lariat and Kelly Spinks. If you’re coming, Mark says “please wear your dancing shoes and leave your cooler at home, because this event is for the Boys Ranch and will be, completely and totally alcohol and tobacco free.”



Swingin’ Tex-Fest


Friday, August 24th & Saturday August 25th, 2012


Both days the shows will begin at 1 p.m. and will go all day until 11:00 p.m.

Line Up

Friday August 24th: Bobby Flores, Jody Nix, Curtis Potter

Saturday August 25th: Junior Brown, Mark Powell & Lariat, Kelly Spinks


One day ticket $20
Two day ticket $30
Reserve a two-day table with dinner and tickets for ten, $750.00

Ticket location

Ben Richey Boys Ranch Website
The Boys Ranch at 501 Ben Richey Drive Abilene, TX 79602
Order by Phone at (325)-692-2500
Outhouse Tickets website

More Info

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Ben Richey Boys Ranch. No alcohol or tobacco allowed in the venue, bring your lawn chair, no coolers will be allowed in the building. This is a rain or shine event. Event sponsorship is available by contacting John Thomas at the Boys Ranch at 325-692-2500.


Listen as Mark Powell explains how it all came about, and ticket information.

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