What's going on in East Texas this weekend? August 15-17

What's going on in East Texas this weekend? August 15-17

We are ready for the weekend, how about you? Here is a list of fun things to do around beautiful East Texas; stick around and support local business, restaurants, artists and musicians!


Daniel Foster and Levi Kitchen will play downtown, World's Richest Acre, at 9pm on Friday for the back to school party. Free. 903-984-5081 for more info.



Teazur will play Saturday night at 8:3 at Leon's Steakhouse, 2112 Eastman Rd.

Embrace 2014 Conference at Grace Creek Church, 1500 W. Hawkins Parkway - Saturday at 10 (doors open at 9:30)  Speaker Brandy Little is committed to helping women realize their value, contribute to the body of Christ and make divine connections with other women. She believes, as women, we are uniquely designed to love well. We are called to be the beautiful hands, feet and voice of Jesus to our friends, local community and the world.  Full details at

Ink Life Tour Tattoo and Music Festival's 2014 Tour returns to Longview Texas on August 15th to 17th at the Maude Cobb Event Center with performances by Molly Hatchet, Lita Ford, Drowning Pool and over 200 top tattoo artists!Get tattooed on the spot by over 200 tattoo artists including cast members from SPIKE TV's Inkmasters and Tattoo Nightmares and Oxygen's Best Ink. Fans of the shows can meet their favorite artists as well as get tattooed by them...human suspension shows by Tribe Suspension Team, sideshows by Vaude Villain and live tattooing competitions where spectators can register to become canvases for free tattoos!Cost: $25.00 for the day or $40.00 for a weekend pass. Kids 12 and under are free. Concerts are included with the price of admission.Phone: (866) 935-1822. 

Saturday, August 16, 2014, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM The HOD 200 is a car show and fundraiser kick-off for the charity, House of Disciples. It is Saturday, August 16 from 9 am to 12 pm in the parking lot in front of Gifts of Grace Resale Store in Longview. (behind Olive Garden). FREE event. People are encouraged to bring their vintage, classic, muscle or race cars. Special guest, Wes Miller and his #2 Sprint Car. Call 903.234.8017 for more information or visit www.houseofdisciples.com . Phone: (903) 234-8017

Longriders M/C 28th annual Hot Fun Summer Run -Motorcyclee event with live band Friday and Saturday night,also motorcycle games and games for kids. Cost: Adults $20.00 Children under 16 free Phone: (903) 360-4206


Join the Henderson County Performing Arts Center for their 26th Annual Youth Summer Musical, Once Upon a Mattress, a hilarious fractured fairy tale musical comedy version of the story of the Princess and the Pea.Evening performances take place at 7:30 p.m. on August 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16. There will be two Matinees at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 10 and Saturday, August 16.Cost: $17 adults, $12 students Phone: (903) 675-3908


Jason Michael Carroll will play Saturday at 5pm at Lake Striker Restaurant and Marina, 18560 CR 4256 South. Carroll has opened for Brooks and Dunn, Alan Jackson, and Trace Adkins.


Nature Hike at Martin Creek Lake State Park, 9515 CR 2181D. Take a hike around the island to learn about the plants, animals and history of the park. Meet at the foot bridge leading to the island. Wear shoes appropriate for hiking and bring water to drink.Contacte Lisa at 903-836-4336 for more info.

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tore - Friday Chase and the New South with Matt Fisher opening - $10 cover - 8-11pm. Saturday: Westbound 21 $10 cover, 9pm.

The Forge: Friday - Roy and Candace Miller - 7pm and Saturday, Father/Brother (Jerry Don Branch and son) 7pm

1610 FM 279


Cruise Night- meet at crossroads of FM 279 and FM 314 for hot rod and motorcycle fun. Third Saturday of each month, April through October. 903-852-7625 for more info.

New Boston:


4th annual New Boston Pioneer Days - Aug. 13-16- including antique car show, pancake breakfast, parade, and Bellamy Brothers concert. 100 Center Street. 903-628-2581 for more info.


Edwin McCain in concert at Liberty Hall Saturday at 9pm. Michaelis will open for McCain. Tickets range from $20-35, VIP Boxes are 200 and they seat four people. For tickets, click here:

Warde and Kaos will play at Crossroads Music Venue, 4802 Tidwell Drive, Saturday at 10pm. 18+ only. $25.

Interstate 20 Band - playing at Ironhorse Saloon, 418 E. Erwin Street Sunday at 4pm.

Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ- The Nightowls with Pocket Tangerine. Friday night 9-midnight.


Los Pinos Ranch, 658 CR 1334 - Live Jazz every Friday and Saturday evening is offered, and as is the way of Texas hospitality, there’s No cover charges, and No reservation.  903-855-1769

Wills Point:

Nate Kipp will play at KC's Tin Roof, 124 W. North Commerce Street, Saturday at 8pm.

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