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Bob Wills Day Celebrates 50 Years: All-Star Lineup in Turkey, TX in Late April

Today on High Plains Morning, we welcomed Carley du Menil-Martinez, board member of Bob Wills Day, into the HPPR studio to talk about the forthcoming festival. This year, Bob Wills Day turns 50, so they're celebrating in style with live music in Turkey, TX from April 28th through 30th.

While it might seem a little more appropriate to have David Waddle of Western Swing Radio Rambler on site today for our chat with the ambassador of Hotel Turkey, I was excited to get the details from Carley regarding this exciting milestone for the "King of Western Swing." Hear my full interview with Carley about Bob Wills Day, and see below for the full lineup. For more information, visit the Facebook page,website, or call Carley at 806.336.1471.

Carley du Menil-Martinez, Bob Wills Day / Hotel Turkey
Carley du Menil-Martinez, Bob Wills Day / Hotel Turkey

ABOUT THE EVENT: The Official Dance Lineup for the 50th Annual Bob Wills Day is here! They hope you will "Stay All Night, Stay A Little Longer" in Turkey, Texas. They'll be posting daily from now until the festivities kick off on April 28th, so stay tuned for even more announcements and information. Again, here's the Facebook page.

Thursday, April 28th
Asleep at the Wheel (7:30p)
Followed by Billy Mata and the Texas Tradition (9:30p)
Doors at 6:30pm
Friday, April 29th
Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys under the direction of Jason Roberts
Followed by Jake Hooker and the Outsiders
Doors at 5:30pm
Saturday, April 30th
The South Plains College Western Swing Band
Followed by Jody Nix and the Texas Tradition
Doors at 5:30pm

Don’t be surprised if you see a few more familiar faces pop up on stage at the dances, as we know all our friends are heading to Turkey, Texas to celebrate the life and music of the one-and-only Bob Wills. It has been 50 years in the making, and this will be the best one yet!

A few things to remember:
--No outside folding or lawn chairs allowed. And there will always be a dance floor. Limited stadium seating at the rear of event and stationary seating along the perimeter!
--No Glass Bottles.
--Tickets are tagged on the collar or lapel of your shirt.
--Tickets are $30 a person per dance night. Thursday is one dance with two bands! Friday, the same. Saturday, as well!
--Cash only and tickets are only available at the gates each night of the dances!
--The concession stand will be open.

Get ready to have more fun than you thought possible, and hear the best music in the great State of Texas while in Turkey, Texas!

Jenny Inzerillo joined HPPR in 2015 as the host of High Plains Morning, our live music program that airs weekdays at 9 am to noon CST. Broadcasting from KJJP in beautiful downtown Amarillo, she helps listeners wake up with inspired music from our region and beyond. Tune in for new voices in folk/Americana, deep cuts from your favorite artists, soulful tracks from singer/songwriters across the world, and toe-tapping classics dating as far back as the 1920s. Plus, discover underground greats that just might be your new favorite band.