Lewisville Western Days: Two Tons of Steel at Old Town Lewisville
Two Tons of Steel are coming to the Republic Services Main Stage for Lewisville Western Days on Saturday, Sept. 24, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Lewisville Western Days takes place Friday, Sept. 23, 5-11:30 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Admission is FREE before 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. However, beginning at 7 p.m. on both nights, admission is $15 for everyone except children under 12, who are always free. Tickets are available to purchase online in advance beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6 (after Labor Day) at the event.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO PURCHASE A TICKET IF YOU PLAN TO ARRIVE BEFORE 7 PM!
Visit LewisvilleWesternDays.com for additional information. and a list of all live music.
About the Artist:
Before there was Americana, before there was Texas Country, Two Tons of Steel front man Kevin Geil and his original band, “Dead Crickets,” rocked a sound that blended the best of musical worlds and pushed the envelope of “Texas” sound with a signature brand of country meets punk.
The San Antonio-based group packed the small bars and local hangouts and quickly became the Alamo City’s most-loved band, earning them a spot on the cover of Billboard Magazine in 1996. It was the beginning of a twenty-year journey for Geil and the 4-piece ensemble.
Releasing “Two Tons Of Steel” in 1994 and “Crazy For My Baby” in 1995 on Blue Fire Records, a sponsorship deal with Lone Star Beer quickly followed. Dead Crickets, renamed Two Tons of Steel in 1996, began traveling outside of Texas, including stops at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn., the National Theater in Havana, Cuba, and European tours, to greet fans who had embraced their Texas-born sound. In 1996 they released “Oh No!” on their independent label, “Big Bellied Records.” They followed up the passion project with a live recording at the legendary Gruene Hall in Gruene, Texas, taped during a Two Ton Tuesday Show in 1998.
2018 marks the band’s 23rd year of “Two Ton Tuesday Live from Gruene Hall.” The summerlong event has drawn over 230,000 fans since it began its annual run in 1995. The popular concert series was captured in “Two Ton Tuesday Live,” a DVD-CD combo released on Palo Duro Records in 2006. Also that year, the band’s first national release, “Vegas,” produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Lloyd Maines on the Palo Duro label, took them to No. 7 on the Americana Music Charts and was one of the top 20 releases of 2006.
Two Tons released “Not That Lucky” in 2009. The album peaked at No. 4 on the Americana Music Charts and made Two Tons of Steel a band to watch in 2013. Along the way, the band has collected a number of awards. To date, Two Tons has cleaned up at home, winning “Band of the Year” on 12 separate occasions and “Album of the Year” for its self-titled debut. Two Tons has also been named “Best Country Band” by the San Antonio Current ten times. Geil also has nabbed ‘Best Male Vocal’ honors four times.
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