HoustonFest 2018, a celebration of song and service, will feature the Del McCoury Band, The Travelin’ McCourys, Flatt Lonesome, The Church Sisters, Blue Highway and many more on June 8-9 at Felts Park in Galax, Virginia. Advance tickets are an extremely reasonable $20 a day or $40 for both days and are on sale at www.houstonfestgalax.com.
Prices at the gate go up to $30 a day.
HoustonFest was created in memory of Houston Caldwell, who died April 30, 2010. He was only 18 years old, but his musical legacy, passion for the continued growth of our musical heritage, and his spirit of community service will live on as we continue to fulfill his vision, according to the website.
“Join us as we use the power of music and community service to transform lives as well as provide inspiration and avenues for regional youth to pursue their artistic endeavors preserving the musical heritage of this region,” organizers say. “We also invite nonprofits and local artisans to participate in HoustonFest as a venue to both sell their products and demonstrate the arts and crafts of this region. Proceeds from HoustonFest will go to the Galax Volunteer Fire Department with discretionary contribution to be made to local youth music and service education programs.”