Bob Wills Day
Bob Wills Day is observed next on Saturday, April 29th, 2023 (86 days from today).
Bob Wills Day is celebrated annually the last Saturday in April.
There were tens of thousands of people to the small town of West Texas in Turkey, Texas every year to take part in Bob Wills Day since 1972. From as far as, Australia, UK, Germany and Japan participate from infants for 90-year-old 'dancers'. As the 43rd anniversary approaches in 2014, the memorial is full of legends. Bob Wills has also become a legend!
Bob Wills Day is known as a parade to go back to the past and connect with its roots and is expressed in a uniquely American musical form. In other opinions, it is a fun festival of dancing, jamming with your friends.
In the week before the last Saturday of April, RVs, rental buses, and cars with license plates from the country will begin zoning open lots in Turkey. By Thursday, the town was packed with tourists. Music is heard from all directions. People take part in the outdoor concert with the Texas Playboys, the fiddle competition, the Main Street parade, Evening dances Thursday through Saturday, shopper tent shopping and gift shops, visit the Bob Wills monument at City Park, enjoy Bob Wills Museum with live entertainment on museum stage, lunch at Hotel Turkey, chef or Saturday barbecue, or meet and greet others and share stories.
In addition to the special appearance of the members of the Texas Playboys (Bob's band), there is also the appearance of Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame host, Billy Mata; "Asleep at the Wheels" Jason Roberts aka "Texas Fiddleman", who played Bob Wills in the critically acclaimed play, "A Ride with Bob;" Jake Hooker and the Outsiders; plus the popularity the Texas Cowboys and Dr. Charles R. Townsend as the Master of Ceremonies.
In Turkey, musicians belong to Western Swing, who showed off the genre's classics along with some standard country songs for listeners and dancers at the 5th Annual Bob Festival. 49.
The event gets in the way of the weekend, but every year, both musicians and fans start flocking to Turkey at the start of the week.
A regular at the Bob Wills Festival, Harley racer Danny "Taz" Lancaster of the Canyon listens to live music Wednesday on Main Street in Turkey, Texas. Looming above is a classic Turkish water tower. Due to COVID-19 concerns, this year's Bob Wills Day festivities have been rescheduled from the last Saturday of April to October 9-10. Many attendees arrived before the date. Most of them are in their recreational facilities.
Bob Wills Texas Playboys will take part in the outdoor concert under the direction of fiddle player-Jason Roberts with Billy Mata as lead vocals on Saturday afternoon. The band, led by Jake Hooker and Jody Nix, will perform at dances on Friday and Saturday, respectively.
ObservedBob Wills Day has been observed the last Saturday in April.
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Saturday, April 29th, 2023
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