Tejas Festival plans include Friday event
Peggy Cooke

Plans are being set in place even as we speak for the 8th annual March 21-22 Tejas Art and Book Festival.

Michelle Morgan and her committee are doing an admirable job of putting all the pieces in place.

A special addition to the lineup this year is a larger reception on Friday night at the Kay Theatre featuring one of the most popular bands in the Hill Country area, The Almost Patsy Cline Band.

Guests can chat with the authors while listening and/or dancing to the band, sample wine and cheeses and other appetizers and the Rockdale High School drama class will also have a concession with theater-type food and drinks (think that good-smelling popcorn).

Bill and I were in Fredericksburg a few weekends ago and we heard the band at the Torre di Pietra winery in Stonewall.

A lot of you know one of the singers in the band, Vicki Gillespie, who lived in Rockdale and taught school here some years ago as Vicki Allen.

The winners of the RHS and RJHS art contest will also be there and you can view their art on display at the theatre.

Also, if you haven’t been inside the Kay in a while, you will be amazed to see how much work has been done on this gem that will feature a lot more fun events in the years to come.

It’s still a work in progress because the mostly volunteer work has been done as money was available, but you will still be impressed.

A ticket for the Friday night blast will be $25 and only a limited number will be sold. Tickets will be sold in advance by contacting Michelle Morgan, 512- 639-9004 or

If you can’t make it on Friday night, the authors will all be at the library and some also speaking at the Depot on Saturday.

You can visit with them there, get your books autographed and lots of other things will be going on.

Like the huge car show, lots of activities (and those wonderful sausage wraps) at the Depot and vendor booths will be in various places. Also, special drama performances at The Kay Theater. It will be a fun place for both children and adults to be all weekend.

Out of town guests? No problem, there are plenty of great places to stay. Go to or Trip Advisor for lodging info.

There will be a lot more information about the Tejas Fest to come in future issues of The Reporter and also the big tab that will be included in The Reporter the week of the Festival. Put it on your calendar now.

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