Flatonia, TX, June 19, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Czhilispiel 38, Texas’ second largest “czhili” cook-off, today announced its much-awaited musical lineup. Anticipation is building for this year’s festival, set for October 22-24, 2010. Saturday night’s concerts will be headlined by chart-topping Texas country artist Stoney Larue. Opening for him will be “rockin’ country” artist Mark McKinney.
“This years headliner is one of our best. Stoney is a dynamic performer, and with Mark Mckinney, will draw our biggest crowd yet. Our entertainment lineup has something to offer from ages 4 to 84. We encourage everyone to come out to Czhilsipiel for a fun filled family weekend,” states David Urban, area resident and Czhilispiel's entertainment chairman.
Czhilispiel will continue the tradition of showcasing Texas country music and highlighting its heritage with live polka. Returning to perform at Czhilispiel 38 are El Campo based polka band Red Ravens and local favorite Broke 60. The Logan Tucker Band will open the festival's concerts on Friday night, and rounding out the line-up are Chris Brade, the Scott Taylor Band, and Johnny Dee & Rocket 88s, performing throughout the weekend.
The full line up:
Friday, October 22nd
6:30pm – 9:00pm: Logan Tucker Band
9:30pm – midnight: Broke 60
Saturday, October 23rd
1:30pm – 4:30pm: Red Ravens
5:00pm – 8:30pm: Chris Brade
9:00pm – 10:30pm: Mark McKinney
11:00pm – 12:30am: Stoney Larue
Sunday, October 24th
1:15pm – 4:00pm: Scott Taylor Band
5:00pm – 8:00pm: Johnny Dee & Rocket 88s
As always, Czhilispiel 38 will also offer festival-goers not only an impressive and exciting musical line-up, but also the famous “czhili” and barbecue competitions, Texas' largest tented beirgarten, pie auction, pageant, parade, a variety of arts, crafts, and food vendors, and much, much more. For festival updates, applications to participate in the cook-off, or to become a vendor, please visit the Flatonia Chamber of Commerce website, or become a friend of the festival on the Czhilispiel Facebook page.
Pronounced “Chili-Spill,” Czhilispiel is Flatonia’s premier tourism festival and the second largest “czhili” cook-off in the State of Texas, and always held the last full weekend of October. Participants can be judged in a variety of food categories: czhili, brisket, chicken, ribs, and beans. In 2009, it is estimated that around 10,000 visitors attended the festival. In 1973, Flatonia celebrated its Centennial with a festival called Czhilispiel. The Czechoslovakian Ambassador to the U.S. visited Flatonia at that time and a historical marker was erected downtown, commemorating Flatonia’s history during Czhilispiel 2.
About Flatonia, TX
Flatonia, Texas is a community of about 1300 residents, centrally located between four major Texas cities – Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Victoria. It was established in 1873 on the Galveston, Harrisburg, and San Antonio Railway and named for the pioneer merchant F. W. Flato. Flatonia became a melting pot for English, German, Bohemian, Czech and Italian immigrants. The City became the meeting place of two main railway lines in Texas in 1887, when the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway was built south from Waco. Flatonia is still a well known and scenic spot for train watchers, boasting one of Texas’ longest standing, manually operated railroad switching towers with North-South, East-West cross rails. Flatonia hosts two large events: Czhilispiel, the second largest “czhili" cook-off in Texas, and the Parade of Quilts, a celebration of local craftsmanship.