Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Texas Independence Day when St. Paddy’s Texas Style returns to Wayne Ferguson Plaza on Saturday, March 12, featuring popular Celtic Rock Band Rathmore and TWO STAGES of live entertainment!
St. Paddy’s Texas Style will include live entertainment, carnival-type activities for kids – including a 40-foot zip line – food trucks and beer. Admission and all activities are FREE.
Food vendors: Fletcher’s Original Corny Dogs, Donovan’s Concessions (hamburgers), Bondi Bowls, Kona Ice.
Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. Well-behaved pets on a leash are welcome. Smoking/vaping is prohibited in Wayne Ferguson Plaza. Free parking is available in City Hall and in public lots in Old Town. Parking and street closure information will be updated closer to the event at cityoflewisville.com/wfpparking.
- 1:00 p.m. – Innish Free Dance
- 1:30 p.m. – Legacy Music Studio House Band
- 2:15 p.m. – Keeper of the Plains
- 3:00 p.m. – Blaggards
- 3:45 p.m. – Selkie Girls
- 4:30 p.m. – Rosie Flores and the Talismen
- 5:30 p.m. – Ryan Glenn Band
- 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Rathmore Celtic Rock
About the Artists:
The Keeper of the Plains Band plays red dirt country and southern rock for audiences all around the DFW area.
After making his presence known to the Music Row Country Breakout Chart with his single, “Keep on Rollin’” at a well-deserved #36 and over 100K streams, Michael Gutierrez with Keeper of the Plains is stepping back up to the plate with a new single. “Lovin’ and Lettin’ Go” has been released to the Texas music scene.
Lead singer Michael Gutierrez says he “hopes ‘Lovin’ and Lettin’ Go’ will touch your soul with this tune that is sure to give us that feeling we’ve all felt before.” He says, “Past relationships always help us to grow and become better at creating that perfect kind of love. It’s always best to try and work things out instead of ‘Lovin’ and Lettin’ Go.'”
The single is written by Gary Hannan who has had his music performed by the highest selling solo artist of all time, Garth Brooks, and superstar talents Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Joe Nichols, Montgomery Gentry, and Chris Young just to name a few. His songs have received the BMI Million-Air Award for reaching over 6 million radio airplays.
Blaggards plays what they call Stout Irish Rock — traditional Irish music mixed with rock n’ roll — informed by everything from Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley to Thin Lizzy and Black Sabbath. They are most frequently compared to bands like Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, and The Pogues. Blaggards maintain a rigorous schedule, playing constantly throughout Texas and touring nationally several times a year. They’ve also toured Ireland every year since 2010!
- Patrick Devlin – guitarist/vocalist
- Chad Smalley – bassist/vocalist
- Eric C. Hughes – drummer
Originally formed in 2013, The Selkie Girls have firmly established themselves as a mainstay in the North Texas folk music scene. With dozens of music and art festivals under their belt, as well as numerous television appearances, the band has toured throughout the States, never failing to captivate audiences with their unique instrumentation, lush harmonies, and dynamic arrangements.
Their debut album, The Parting Glass (2013) has been well-received both critically and commercially, with the title track garnering international attention. For their sophomore effort, Long Time Traveling (2015), the band expanded its sound with more intricate arrangements, further pushing the envelope of contemporary folk music. The lead-off track, “The Gaelic Song,” won the Celtic Radio Music Award for “Best Song of 2015” in the Roots Traditional category. For their third album, The Pirate Queen (2016), the band focused on strong female historical figures, including Grace O’Malley and Princess Louise, and continued to refine their sound, amalgamating more influences—both modern and past—in yet another distinct sonic expression of melody, harmony, and rhythm. All three albums have received rave reviews—from both fans and press alike—and have sold steadily at live shows and online via iTunes and Amazon, with numerous tracks receiving airplay on stations throughout the world.
- Alli Johnson
- Jaycie Skidmore
- Dave Ervin
- Joel Black
- Martin McCall
- Linda Mudd
Since their highly anticipated debut in early 2017, Dallas-based Celtic rock band, Rathmore has quickly established themselves as a group that audiences of all ages can enjoy. The band’s contemporary take on traditional Celtic tunes is one of the many ways they create a family-friendly soundscape, combining time-honored music tradition with their original take on the genre.
- Bagpipes, Whistles, Vocals: Matt Willis
- Bass, Vocals: Gary Thorne
- Drums: Matt Thompson
- Guitar & Vocals: Mike Urness