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Stripes River Fest 2014

Concerts

The Friday, Sept. 19, concert headlined by the legendary Tejano band Los Palominos has been moved to Foster Communications Coliseum.

Doors to the Coliseum at 50 E. 43rd St. open at 6 p.m. The music begins at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults. Admission will be free for children 10 and younger.

Tickets for the show, which will be opened by Los Tejanos, can be purchased in advance at cosatx.us/tickets, by calling 325-658-6464 or at any of the City’s five outlets:

  • The McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive.
  • Blair’s Western Wear, 4230 Sherwood Way.
  • Pinkie’s Liquor Store, 1415 S. Bryant Blvd.
  • Barbed Wire and Roses, Sunset Mall, 4001 Sunset Drive.
  • Goodfellow Air Force Base, Event Center Information, Tickets & Tours Office.

The concert was originally slated to be in the RiverStage, the City’s amphitheatre on the banks of the Concho River, but was moved because of the possibility of rain.

Saturday night’s free Texas country music concert, headlined by the Judson Cole Band and featuring Whiskey Skyline, Cory Michael and Chris Brazeal, is also scheduled to be at 7 p.m. at the RiverStage, 16 E. Avenue A. A decision will be made Saturday morning, Sept. 20, whether to move the show to the McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive. The decision will be announced on this page, on the City of San Angelo-Public Information Facebook page, and on Twitter @CityofSanAngelo.

Rain or shine, the Stripes River Fest 2014 will occur. 


Stripes River Fest 2014

Following last year’s wildly successful inaugural event, the Stripes® River Fest 2014 returns to the banks of the Concho River on Sept. 19-20 with a pair of concerts, the always popular Color Up 5K, a washer-pitching tournament, a kids court and the first Glow on the Concho.Stripes-R-RGB

The festivities begin Friday evening, Sept. 19, with a concert headlined by Los Palominos at Foster Communications Coliseum, 50 E. 43rd St. The music begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

A Tejano band from Uvalde, Los Palominos’ repertoir includes polka, rancheras, boleros, ballads and cumbias. Their hits include “Eres Lo Que Mas Quiero” and “Corazon De Crystal.” Los Palominos’ latest album, released last year, is “Siente El Amor.”

All tickets are general admission and cost $10. Children 10 and younger are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased in advance at cosatx.us/tickets, by calling 325-658-6464 between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays or at:

  • The McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive.
  • Blair’s Western Wear, 4230 Sherwood Way.
  • Pinkie’s Liquor Store, 1415 S. Bryant Blvd.
  • Barbed Wire and Roses in Sunset Mall, 4001 Sunset Drive.
  • Goodfellow Air Force Base’s Event Center Information, Tickets & Tours Office.

Also performing on Friday night are Los Tejanos and other special guests.

The fun continues at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, with the Color Up 5K, which starts at the Fort Concho Parade Grounds, winds along the Concho River and ends at El Paseo Pavilions. Registration at colorup5K.com/san-angelo is $40 in August, $45 in September and $50 on race day. Color Up is a non-competitive run in which the participants are bombarded with a rainbow of colored corn starch throughout the 3.1-mile course. Last year’s maiden run drew 2,200 participants.

Among the Saturday highlights of Stripes® River Fest 2014 are the annual Lily Fest at the world-renowned International Waterlily Collection in Civic League Park; a golf tournament at Santa Fe Golf Course; a kids court with a petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses and games; paddle boating, canoeing and kayaking; the return of the Vega Washer-Pitching Tournament at The Bosque games court area; the Glow on the Concho; and a Texas Country music concert at the RiverStage. Most of this year’s activities have been consolidated between Irving and Oakes streets along the river.

The Downtown San Angelo Glow Pub walk will be a fun, leisurely stroll along a designated downtown route with glow sticks and other glow-in-the-dark attire and accessories. It’s a free event.

The Judson Cole Band, a local favorite, will headline a free Saturday night concert at the RiverStage, which begins at 7 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. A decision will be made Saturday morning, Sept. 20, whether to move the show to the McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive. The decision will be announced on this page, on the City of San Angelo-Public Information Facebook page, and on Twitter @CityofSanAngelo.

Opening the Saturday night concert will be Whiskey Skyline, Cory Michael and Chris Brazeal.

Saturday’s packed lineup includes:

  • 9 a.m.-11 a.m. – Color Up 5K fun run.
  • 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. – Lily Fest, the annual celebration of the famed International Water Lily Collection at Civic League Park, 2 S. Park St. Flower drying classes will be held at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. Presentations will be at 10 a.m. Free admission.
  • 10 a.m.-noon – A three-player scramble golf tournament, Santa Fe Golf Course. Registration is $25 per player at the course’s clubhouse at 111W. Veterans Memorial Drive (formerly River Drive).
  • 10:30 a.m.- noon – Art in Uncommon Places "Fairy Doors Tour" Free admission.
  • 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.Kids Court, featuring a petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses and games in the former Neff’s Park area. Unlimited access bracelets will be available for $5.
  • 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. – Vendors in the Neff’s Park area..
  • 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. – Bocce ball and chess in The Bosque. Free.
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Girl Scout canoe races on the river from Celebration Bridge to Irving Street.
  • 11 a.m.-4 p.m. – Chili cook-off with audience taste tests in the Neff’s Park area. Registration is $20.
  • 11 a.m.-5 p.m. – Car show in the Freedom Fellowship Church parking lot. Free admission.
  • 11 a.m.-7 p.m. – Street performers along the river walk.
  • 11 a.m.-7 p.m. – Vega washer-pitching tournament in the games court in The Bosque. Registration is $40 per team.
  • 1 p.m.-7 p.m.- Paddle boats, canoes, and kayaks. Celebration bridge. Free
  • 1 p.m.-7 p.m. – Live music by the Soundstage Artists & Songwriters Association on the Chadbourne Stage under the Chadbourne Street bridge. Free.
  • 7 p.m.-midnight – Texas Country music concert with Whiskey Skyline, Cory Michael, Chris Brazeal, and the Judson Cole Band at the RiverStage. Free admission.
  • 7:45 p.m.-8:30 p.m.- Art in Uncommon Places "Fairy Doors Glow in the Dark Tour" Free.
  • 7:45 p.m.-9 p.m.- Downtown San Angelo Glow Pub Walk. Starts at the Windmill by Municipal pool. Free.

The first River Fest last fall celebrated the 100th anniversary of Santa Fe Park and the then-recently completed improvements to the Concho River downtown. The fest proved such a success that the Parks & Recreation Department, with City Council approval and the support of the title sponsor, Stripes® Convenience Stores, sought to renew the event.

“We were wowed by the public reception River Fest got last year, and we immediately knew we had to do it again this year,” Parks and Recreation Director Carl White said. “With the lessons learned from last year’s event, and with the generous support of Stripes®, we anticipate an even bigger and better party this year. Y’all come!”

 

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We would also like to thank the following sponsors. Without their generosity, River Fest would not be possible. 

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