For the Sake of the Song Festival ft. Randy Rogers Band @ Whitewater Ampitheater in New Braunfels
On Friday, June 12th at the Whitewater Ampitheater, the Randy Rogers will be kicking off “A Texas Size Gathering” on the banks of the Guadalupe River. The 4th Annual For the Sake of the Song Festival will begin with acoustic performances by Randy Rogers, Adam Hood, Hal Ketchum, Adam Carroll, Kevin Welch, the Modern Day Drifters, and the Trishas. The real rocking will take place on Saturday with bands performing on two stages. The Creekside Stage will host the Midnight River Choir and the Gougers while the Big River Stage (with the beautiful Guadalupe as its backdrop) will feature The Randy Rogers Band, Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights, Jason Eady & The Wayward Apostles and Texas Renegade.
The Randy Rogers Band will be sure to please the crowd with its unique combination of twangy, traditional country tones and edgy electric riffs. The Texan band has certainly put its swag on since 2007- even acquiring $2.5 million in one year on the touring circuit-not bad for performing as the opening act in most of those shows. Opening for big names such as Willie Nelson, Dierks Bentley and the Eagles, the Randy Rogers Band has caught the attention of both its fellow Texan natives and the harsher critics on music row in Nashville. Guaranteed to show you a knee slappin’, honky tonkin’ good time, the Randy Rogers Band will surely set the tone for the dynamic concert event at Whitewater.
Another Texan country band, The Gougers, will perform on the Creekside Stage on Saturday, June 13th. Self-described as having a folky, Americana sound, the Gougers include a talented female singer and three other fellers. It’s a good thing Creekside Stage is nearby! For a free taste check out: Free Gougers.
Jason Eady & The Wayward Apostles will follow the Randy Rogers Band right on the Guadalupe at the Big River Stage. Mr. Eady writes acoustically sound with clean and refreshing melodies that will be sure to sooth the crowd.
The folk rock/Americana band, Texas Renegade will also perform Saturday night. Incorporating neoclassical elements of country music such as the banjo and the fiddle with a faster paced beat, Texas Renegade bends- but does not break- the proverbial mold of the festival as a whole.
So tube down the river, wear in your Chacos, or simply drive down to the For the Sake of the Song Festival at Whitewater Ampitheater on June 12th & 13th. I know you’re probably pissed at your friends who are traveling to Tennessee for Bonnaroo ’09, but, hey: they will be spending more money! Check out the map, get your sunscreen ready, and we’ll see you down by the river.