First-ever Fools Folly Festival features Battle of the Bands

  • MEET THE BANDS

    BLACK MOTH

    MUSIC TYPE: Rock

    HOME BASE: Karnes County

    BAND MEMBERS: Paul Martinez, Juaquin De La Garza, Red Aguero

    ABSOULUTE

    MUSIC TYPE: Soulful Texas Southern

    HOME BASE: New Braunfels

    BAND MEMBERS: B.J. Thibodeaux, Stan Little, Tony Taylor

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  • MEET THE BANDS

    BLACK MOTH

    MUSIC TYPE: Rock

    HOME BASE: Karnes County

    BAND MEMBERS: Paul Martinez, Juaquin De La Garza, Red Aguero

    ABSOULUTE

    MUSIC TYPE: Soulful Texas Southern

    HOME BASE: New Braunfels

    BAND MEMBERS: B.J. Thibodeaux, Stan Little, Tony Taylor

    METAL WOUND

    MUSIC TYPE: Rock

    POP ROCKS UGLY

    MUSIC TYPE: Modern Rock

    HOME BASE: Victoria

    BAND MEMBERS: Kevin Brown, Brian Parker, Eric Trapp, Matthew Garret, Shawn Brett

    GARRETT SNOWDEN BAND

    MUSIC TYPE: Country

    HOME BASE: College Station

    BAND MEMBERS: Judsen Curtis, Kevin Bosquez, Drew Allmon, Garrett Snowden

    COASTAL BEND

    MUSIC TYPE: Rock and Country Rock originals, Reggae, Blues, Ballads

    HOME BASE: Victoria

    BAND MEMBERS: Tim Hudson, Angie Carraway, Dee Dee Hudson, Matt Wickham, Dan Easton, Jeffrey Di Leo.

    7 YEAR CRUSH

    MUSIC TYPE: Alternative and Rock

    HOME BASE: Cuero

    BAND MEMBERS: Angel Soto, Elvis Ruiz, Ashley Duderstadt

    BRIAN MILSON

    MUSIC TYPE: Country

    HOME BASE: Odessa

    BAND MEMBERS: Brian Milson, Charles Crawford, Bobby Barber, Michael Vann

    JACK LEVITT

    MUSIC TYPE: Texas

    HOME BASE: Lubbock

    BAND MEMBERS: Jack Levitt, Bob Curry, Lenny Sanchez, Ernie Vasquez, Manny Gomez

    CORNERSTONE

    MUSIC TYPE: Rock

    HOME BASE: Goliad

    BAND MEMBERS: Patrick, Stephen, Cody Elisondo, Brandon Reyna

    LOADED GUNS

    MUSIC TYPE: Texas Country/Rock

    HOME BASE: Victoria

    BAND MEMBERS: Scott Wakefield, Jesse McLain, Will Kinnison

    SOUTHERN ROSE

    MUSIC TYPE: Country

    HOME BASE: Port Lavaca/Victoria

    BAND MEMBERS: Opie Pena, Ruben Alvarez, Danny Monroe, Steve Soliz, Mark Perez, Dennis Shows

More than a dozen area bands will do battle at Yorktown's inaugural Fools Folly Festival with the winner of the competition taking the stage again later this year at Western Days-Ziegfest.

The Battle of the Bands in Yorktown's city park, 141 S. Riedel St., will feature a diverse lineup from alternative rock to country and a few genres in between.

In addition to kicking off the musical portion of Western Days-Ziegfest in October, the winning band will be part of the festival's statewide and national marketing campaign. It will also take home a $250 cash prize.

WHY ANOTHER FESTIVAL?

The April 2 festival will be the first for Yorktown, already home of the long-running Yorktown Western Days-Ziegfest.

"The Fools Folly Festival is a result of a collaborative idea, originating from local business owners and the Yorktown Western Days Association Board of Directors," said Melissa Armstrong, executive director of the association. "Both entities feel the local and regional economies can support another annual event in Yorktown."

"In an effort to highlight and promote our region's many talented artists, the Battle of the Bands came to life and the Fools Folly Festival followed," she said.

In addition to the Battle of the Bands, the festival will include numerous craft and food vendors and cold beverages.

Craft vendor space is available without electricity for $25 per space.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce and the Yorktown Western Days Association, both nonprofit organizations.

AND THE WINNER IS?

The Battle of the Bands winner will be decided primarily by the public's response to the artists' performance, with the Yorktown Western Days Association Board of Directors having final approval, explained Armstrong.

The Yorktown Western Days Association Board of Directors will base their final approval on stage presence, crowd response, entertainment capabilities and the value to be added to the Western Days-Ziegfest, said Armstrong.

Please note: Absolutely no coolers or outside food or beverages will be permitted. Lawn chairs are encouraged. For more information, call 361-564-2661.

YORKTOWN FOOLS FOLLY

BATTLE OF THE BANDS

Order of Play

Noon-12:45 p.m. - Black Moth

1 -1:45 p.m. - Absoulute

2-2:45 p.m. - Metal Wound

3-3:45 p.m. - Pop Rocks Ugly

4-4:45 p.m. - Garrett Snowden Band

5-5:45 p.m. - Coastal Bend

6-6:45 p.m. - 7 Year Crush

7-7:45 p.m. - Jason Marbach and Barbarossa

8-8:45 p.m. - Brian Milson

9-9:45 p.m. - Jack Levitt

10-10:45 p.m. - Cornerstone

11-11:45 p.m. - Loaded Guns

Midnight-12:45 a.m. - Southern Rose