With an anticipated crowd of 5,000 — the third annual Ron Carter Texas Music Fest, organized by the Friends of Downtown Friendswood Association, will be from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Captain’s Corner Shopping Center at 150 S. Friendswood Drive in Friendswood.

The annual event, which will not only offer great music by headliner Roger Creager, Zane Williams, Bri Bagwell, Two Tons of Steel, and Saints Eleven, also will include food and fun for the entire family.

The association, led by Brett Banfield, who is the president, wanted to offer something big to get people to downtown Friendswood for an annual event.

“It was a big undertaking the first year, but due to our great sponsors and donors, it continues to get bigger each year,” Banfield said. “More and more people have gotten involved and the event is growing into a Friendswood tradition. We’re proud to be part of something that brings so much joy to so many … great music, great networking, fun and a great way to celebrate Texas Independence.”

This year’s event will feature more music acts, a bigger and better VIP tent, and an upgraded stage, Banfield said.

“Ron Carter is returning as the title sponsor because they believe in the festival,” Banfield said. “It’s also a great way for people to get friends together, grab some chairs or blankets and enjoy country music of five different bands. Friendswood is a great town and the music fest is a way to give people a chance to see it — and have fun.”

Tickets are $10 presale and $15 at the door. Children 12 and younger will be admitted for free.

VIP tickets, which will include VIP seating in an elegant tent with prime location to the stage, appetizers, a Texas-style dinner by Chef Jakob of Brasserie 1895, VIP parking, and four beverage tickets (for ages 21 and older) are also available for $125 — but are limited.

To order online or get more information, visit www.fdfa.org.

The Friends of Downtown Friendswood Association is a nonprofit organization focused on the revitalization of downtown Friendswood. Events for the community are held throughout the year, such as the Labor Day Ice Cream Social and the Scarecrow Decorating Contest, and the Front Porch Music Series, just to name a few.

“Proceeds raised during this event go back into downtown Friendswood,” Banfield said. “We have already invested over $125,000 in Friendswood since it began in April of 2015 through such things as Texas Music Fest, park benches and the first downtown mural.”

Angela Wilson: 409-683-5239; angela.wilson@galvnews.com

Community News Editor

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