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The ‘Swingin’ Tex-Fest’ to Benefit the Ben Richey Boys Ranch Returns to Abilene June 14th and 15th

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This years two day “Swingin’ Tex-Fest” to benefit the Ben Richey Boys Ranch will feature some new talent and some familiar names like Mark Powell and Lariat. The big news is, the change of venue, last year “Swingin’ Tex-Fest” was held at the Taylor County Fairgrounds. This year Swingin’ Tex-Fest organizers have moved the event to the newly opened “Back Porch of Texas” located near the I-20 and Highway 83/84 intersection. Check out who all is coming.

This years special guests Friday June 14th include Jake Hooker, Jolie Holiday and Sonny Burgess. On Saturday, June 15th it’s Mark Powell, Morgan Reatherford and Rough Country. There ill also be an “Ice Cream Crank Off” and an ice cream eating contest. This two day shindig is being billed as a fun family event, so bring the whole family and bring your lawn chairs.

According to Mark Powell organizers liked the set up and how self contained the venue is. Tickets for the event are on sale now and available at the Outhouse Tickets website or from the Boys Ranch. Tickets will range in price depending if you attend one day or stay and camp out for two days, for more read below.



The ‘Swingin’ Tex-Fest’ to Benefit the Ben Richey Boys Ranch

Date and Time

Friday, June 14th, 2013 festivities begin at 10:00am
Saturday June 15th, 2013. festivities begin at 10:00am.


Back Porch of Texas, 3350 North Clack. Abilene, Texas 79602


One day event pass $15.00
Two day event pass $20.00
RV two day Pass $60.00
Two day VIP (with tent space) $100.00


Ben Richey Boys Ranch (325)-692-2500

More Info.

The ice-cream eating contest is only $5.00 and is sponsored by Blue Bell and the winner will receive a years supply of Blue Bell ice cream. Tailgate passes are also available, as are vendor booths if you’d like to participate. Vendor booths start at $150.00 for a 20 by 20 foot booth. Artist merchandise will be on sale and attendees are encouraged to bring you favorite lawn chair.

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