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Aug 12, 2021
Ramblin’ Roads Music Festival News: Schedule at a Glance, Spotify Playlist, Inside the Headliners
Every week, we’re adding new talent to our lineup and new information to the 2021 Ramblin’ Roads Music Festival website. Have you seen what’s new this week?
Schedule at a Glance
If you’ve been looking for a day-by-day and hour-by-hour breakdown of Ramblin’ Roads, the wait is over. Check out our full schedule, including a printable PDF, at ramblinroadsfest.com/schedule
Did you know that Ramblin’ Roads offers a full VIP (aka Three Day Reserved) Pass? This is an exclusive, amplified experience for the ultimate music lover. Learn more at ramblinroadsfest.com/tickets
#RRMF21 on Spotify
Want to get to know our artists better? Check out our playlist on Spotify! You can get there by clicking on the Spotify logo to the left, which will take you to the Lineup page on our website.
Inside the Headliners
The inaugural 2021 Ramblin’ Roads Music Festival is the musical version a really great road trip, where you discover contenders for your new favorite sights and sounds around every corner. Throughout the weekend, eighteen music venues within a two-mile radius will be hosting over 50 live music performances plus several special events.
This week, let’s meet twenty of our headliners:
Friday, October 1 at 7:00pm (VIP only), Arlington Music Hall
One of the most masterful voices in country music today, Gene Watson is rightly referred to as “The Singer’s Singer.” His powerful voice and multi-octave range allows him to sing some of the most challenging songs with an ease that comes from pure, natural talent as well as from his many years performing onstage.
Friday, October 1 at 8:00pm, Texas Live!
Competitive steer-wrestler, Fort Worth, TX native and Texas A&M alumnus Wynn Williams lives a country music life. At just 25-years-old, his smooth tenor drips on ballads and explodes on up-tempos. Coupled with his unique neo-traditional country sound, he brings audiences to their feet during his high-energy performances.
Friday, October 1 at 9:30pm, Texas Live!
Texas singer-songwriter Mike Ryan infuses his brand of country music with southern rock and soulful rhythms. The singer, songwriter and guitarist from San Antonio also has roots in North Texas, where he attended the University of North Texas. He was named one of Pandora’s “Artists to Watch” in 2018.
Friday, October 1 at 10:00pm, Arlington Music Hall
Ariel Hutchins is a Texas singer/songwriter whose music celebrates her West Texas heritage and embodies her love of country music. Her credits include opening for Kevin Fowler, Stoney Larue and William Clark Green, and “Wine Won’t Work” is the first single released from her upcoming CD.
Saturday, October 2 at 6:00pm, Levitt Pavilion
Born and raised in the Texas Hill Country, Jesse Stratton is a true and deep-rooted Texas country/Americana artist who plays music chock-full of truth and raw emotion. Jesse's relevant and gripping songs showcase the multi-talented musicians who make up the Jesse Stratton Band.
Saturday, October 2 at 7:00pm, Levitt Pavilion
Texas Southern Rock band Shaker Hymns blends vintage country with classic rock and roll, a lot of soul, and dedicated attention to songwriting. Based in Austin, TX, Shaker Hymns is a crowd favorite in any honkytonk, dancehall or music festival.
Saturday, October 2 at 7:30pm, Arlington Music Hall
American folk duo Jamestown Revival merge Southern country, Americana and Western rock genres. Writing songs about everyday life, Jamestown Revival have been featured in Rolling Stone magazine, and iTunes named their first album Utah the Best of 2014 Singer-Songwriter Album of the Year.
Saturday, October 2 at 8:00pm, J. Gilligan’s Bar & Grill
September Moon is a lively vocal harmony-centered band that creatively blends country, folk, rock, Red Dirt, and Americana into one unique sound. The band prides itself in delivering very high energy shows and impressing audiences with their tight three-part harmonies, alternating lead vocals, and catchy melodies.
William Clark Green
Saturday, October 2 at 8:30pm, Levitt Pavilion
Texas native singer-songwriter William Clark Green’s style of country blends notes of Southern rock, party anthems and balladry. With five studio albums and two live albums, Green has made it to No. 18 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and reached the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Country chart.
Saturday, October 2 at 11:00pm, Arlington Music Hall
Linda Wilson, President of the Texas Country Music Association, describes Wild Fire as “one of the best up-and-coming young artist duos out there.” Though still in their teens, sisters Kelli and Kayla Lutzwig, a.k.a. Wild Fire, deliver a sound that’s infectious, fun and impossible to resist.
Friday, October 1 at 7:00pm, Levitt Pavilion
Grand Prairie native Monica Saldivar won the nationwide singing competition, Tejano Idol, in 2015 and is one of the hottest up-and-coming Tejano vocalists. Recently awarded Top New Female Artist by the Tejano Music Hall of Fame, Monica’s self-titled debut album was released to rave reviews by industry insiders.
Friday, October 1 at 8:30pm, Levitt Pavilion
Combining Tejano with country music, Bobby Pulido is considered one of the most influential Tejano recording artists of his time. Credited with introducing Tejano music to a youthful crowd, Bobby is a previous Tejano Music Award winner for Album of the Year, Male Entertainer, Male Vocalist and Best Video.
Sunday, October 3 at 8:00pm, Texas Live!
Specializing in norteño music, Control (aka Grupo Control) bill themselves as Los Reyes de la Cumbia (The Kings of Cumbia). The group made its full-length album debut in 1999, and has since spawned a series of regional Mexican chart hits including "Ella Es una Diosa," "Llueve Sobre Mojado," "Viva el Amor," and "Vuela Paloma."
La Sonora Dinamita
Sunday, October 3 at 9:30pm, Texas Live!
Born in 1960, La Sonora Dinamita is a legendary Colombian cumbia ensemble. Thanks to their foundation in collaboration, La Sonora Dinamita is widely credited with the rapid and long-lasting resurgence of cumbia popularity in Latin America and throughout the world.
Saturday, October 2 at 7:00pm, Texas Live!
The funk-infused duo Electric Tongues create a blend of R&B, funk and pop that is both approachable and provocative. Their hit single “Time Machine” has gathered tens of thousands of streams in the year since its release, while gaining attention from publications such as Central Track, Dallas Observer, and Lyrical Lemonade.
Saturday, October 2 at 9:00pm, Texas Live!
Self-described "funk lords,” electro-funk duo Chromeo performs high-energy shows with pulsing bass and melodic synth lines. Drawing their sound from blue-eyed soul, dance music, rock, synth-pop, disco and funk, Grammy Award-nominated Chromeo has released five studio albums, with three of them hitting the Billboard 200 charts.
Dan Cavanagh Quartet with Remy Le Boeuf
Sunday, October 3 at 5:00pm, Levitt Pavilion
Teaming up for this special performance are two renowned jazz musicians: pianist Dan Cavanagh and saxophonist Remy Le Boeuf. As award-winning jazz artists and composers, Dan has earned many honors including the Gold Medal International Music Prize for Excellence in Competition, while Remy is a Grammy-nominated composer.
Shaun Martin Trio
Sunday, October 3 at 6:00pm, Levitt Pavilion
Multiple Grammy award-winning Shaun Martin’s prodigious musical gifts were noticed and nurtured at an early age. In 1993, he joined God’s Property which led to a long-time working relationship with Kirk Franklin. As a music major at the University of North Texas, he also joined fellow students in the chart-topping, jazz fusion band Snarky Puppy.
Big Ass Brass Band
Sunday, October 3 at 7:30pm, Levitt Pavilion
Powerhouse and innovative, The Big Ass Brass Band makes audiences want to shake their hips and move their feet! With an original blend of second-line, funk, hip-hop, and jazz, the Big Ass Brass Band delivers music full blast.
Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield
Sunday, October 3 at 8:30pm, Levitt Pavilion
Refreshing and beautiful are how many have described the voice and persona of Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield, a jazz vocalist, musician, composer, and educator from Fort Worth, TX. She has released three albums, earning her rave reviews, in addition to numerous awards including the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocals Competition.
Tickets Available Now
There’s an option that’s right for you! VIP passes, all-weekend general admission passes, and single-day general admission passes are available and range in price from $250-$45. Special group ticket packages are also available. Kid’s tickets are available too; some restrictions apply. Check out the website for all the details!
We can’t brag enough about the 18 different venues that make up the 2021 Ramblin’ Roads Music Festival experience. Please join us in thanking all of them when you stop by there place(s) between now and Festival weekend!
PARTICIPATING MAJOR VENUES for the 2021 Ramblin’ Road Music Festival are Levitt Pavilion, Texas Live! and Arlington Music Hall. PARTICIPATING SMALL VENUES include Maverick’s Sports Grill, Grease Monkey Burger Shop & Social House, J. Gilligan’s Bar & Grill, Create Arlington, Growl Records, Legal Draft Beer Co., Old School Pizza Tavern, Inclusion Coffee, Cartel Taco Bar and Hurtado Barbecue. LATE NIGHT LISTENING ROOMS include 4 Kahunas Tiki Lounge, Hooligan’s Pub, Hershey’s Palace, On Tap, Catalyst Creative Studio, Arlington Music Hall Black Box, and Urban Alchemy.
About Ramblin’ Roads Music Festival
Founded and coordinated by the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation, the Ramblin’ Roads Music Festival is created through the collaboration of the community and its many businesses that make up Downtown Arlington. Proceeds from this event benefit the continued renewal of Downtown Arlington. ramblinroadsfest.com
About Downtown Arlington
Designated by the State of Texas as the Arlington Cultural District, Downtown Arlington is where creativity, authenticity, and hometown pride thrive and drive what's next. Within its less than a two-mile radius, Downtown is home to a top tier public research university, prolific visual and performing artists and arts institutions, live entertainment, exciting NCAA and professional athletics, one-of-a-kind dining and retail, and a supportive business climate. downtownarlington.org