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Lewisville cancels Western Days & Rocktober 2020
Tuesday, July 7, 2020: The City of Lewisville has cancelled all in-person events for its annual Western Days festival and Rocktober concert series, due in large part to COVID-19 concerns.
Lewisville City Council unanimously voted to cancel the events at Monday night’s meeting, citing the safety and well-being of staff, vendors, entertainers, and visitors. Council was presented numerous safety precautions and money-saving options that might have preserved the events, but Council worried the gatherings might create health and safety risks even with these measures in place.
This decision to cancel these events was impacted by Gov. Greg Abbott’s most recent executive order that prohibits outdoor gatherings in excess of 10 people, unless approved by the Mayor. Council also noted one big challenge is not knowing what will happen with the governor’s order between now and Sept. 25, when Western Days was scheduled to begin.
Council has asked the special events team to bring back a proposal for a digital Western Days celebration this year. Western Days has roots dating back to 1965 and is considered Lewisville’s signature event. The two-day festival regularly draws more than 25,000 visitors.
City staff recommended the cancellation of the Rocktober concert series, originally scheduled on Tuesday nights in October, if Western Days was cancelled because it’s unlikely health conditions will have improved greatly between the two scheduled events.
City staff is now reviewing all possible options for Old Town Holiday Stroll, scheduled for Saturday, December 5, in Old Town Lewisville.
The special events team is expected to present a plan for a digital Western Days and Rocktober concert series to Council later this summer. Once a decision is made, updates will be posted on the Western Days website (lewisvillewesterndays.com), as well as all the City social media sites.
Fresh off a successful Sounds of Lewisville concert series, and the 50th Anniversary of Texas International Pop Festival concert event, the City of Lewisville will keep things rockin’ in Wayne Ferguson Plaza with its “Rocktober” concerts on Tuesday nights starting at 7 p.m.
Tuesdays Oct 8 – 29, 2019 at 7:00pm
Wayne Ferguson Plaza
150 W. Church St, Lewisville
“Rocktober” musical lineup
Back in Time: Huey Lewis Experience
Tuesday, Oct. 8
Making its Lewisville debut, Back in Time brings the energy and excitement of a Huey Lewis and the News live performance. They’ll have the audience singing along to timeless classics while taking them on a trip through the 80’s. This relatively new local band’s outstanding harmonies and solid musicianship will leave the audience with a great Huey Lewis and the News experience.
Just Like P!NK – The P!NK Experience
Tuesday, Oct. 15
Just Like P!NK returns to Lewisville for a third straight year after entertaining crowds at the previous two Sounds of Lewisville concert series. Just Like P!NK’s motivation stems from an honest admiration, dedication and emotional attachment to P!nk and her music. Just Like PINK strives to exquisitely capture and embody the true essence of P!nk’s spirit through live performance, as only true fans could.
Tuesday, Oct. 22
Over the course of this extraordinary career, Grupo Vida, aka, The Electric Cowboys has received multiple awards in some of the country’s major music categories, including three Grammy nominations, more than one million views on YouTube, and a top-eight finish on CMT’s Music Madness Video Contest with more than seven million votes.
This charismatic group’s passion for music and performance is fueled by dedication, hard work and team-effort. These efforts allow Vida to continue to produce their brand of live performance to the thousands of fans that have come out to their concerts.
Tuesday, Oct 29
Destroyer – KISS Tribute
Bring the kids for some trick-or-treating at participating Old Town businesses from 5 to 7 p.m. Kids activities also will be set up around Wayne Ferguson Plaza.
At 7 p.m., Destroyer – KISS Tribute brings the music of the “Hottest Band in the World” to the Wayne Ferguson Plaza stage. You wanted the best, you got the best. Destroyer brings all the power and sound of the Starchild, Demon, Space Ace, and the Catman from the 70’s.
Attendees can bring lawn chairs or blankets for their comfort during the concert. Glass bottles are strongly discouraged in Wayne Ferguson Plaza. Smoking/vaping is prohibited in all areas of the plaza. Attendees also are reminded there is no swimming or playing in the flowing water feature that runs along the north side of the Plaza. Well-behaved pets on a leash are welcome; owners are expected to clean up after their animals, and plastic bag dispensers are available on site.