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Aug 13, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Ramblin’ Roads Music Festival, Oct. 1-3, 2021, is the Perfect Mixtape Event Experience
(ARLINGTON, Texas - August 13, 2021) Organizers for the 2021 Ramblin’ Roads Music Festival, the new celebration of the diverse music, people, and memories that come together for the best road trip, are excited to share the lineup for the RamblinRoadsFest.com!
With more than 60 events, 50+ bands, 18 venues all in one weekend, experience an eclectic mix of live music throughout Arlington featuring the Levitt Pavilion, Arlington Music Hall, Texas Live!, plus 15+ other venues, and several special events including Jazz in the Park, Urban Artisan Market, “Start the Journey” Youth Voice Competition, Classic Car Show and Sunday Gospel Brunch with The Franklin Imagine Group. With multiple ticket options, “roadtrippers” can choose their favorite journey of Country, Latin, Rock, Pop, Electronica, Americana, Jazz/Blues, Bluegrass, New Talent and much more throughout dozens of venue experiences from outdoor arenas to intimate listening rooms, all in three days, all in Arlington, Texas!
FRIDAY, OCT. 1
Bobby Pulido with Monica Saldivar • Mike Ryan with Wynn Williams • Gene Watson • Ariel Hutchins • Velvet Love Box • Brandon Steadman Band • Cherry Mantis • Shailaun
• Jesse Jennings • Devin Leigh • The Texas Cartel • Able Delilah • Mutha Falcon • Estacado • Flight By Nothing • Mike Freiley & Lava Bomb • Billy Star • Sunny Disposition • DTB • Bar Stool Brothers
SATURDAY, OCT. 2
Chromeo • William Clark Green with Shaker Hymns & Jesse Stratton • Jamestown Revival • Wild Fire • Electric Tongues • September Moon • Damoyee • Legacy 4 •Smoking with Strangers • Tamara King • Artemis Funk • Jackie Minton • Lance Battalion • Taylor Young Band • 2:14 • Igimeji • Patrick Pombuena Community Orchestra • Lance Battalion • Window Seat • John Hale • Jimmy Barcus • The Martin Brothers
SUNDAY, OCT. 3
La Original Sonora Dinamita with Grupo Control and Grupo Ferozz • Tatiana Ladymay • Dan Cavanagh Quartet featuring Grammy Nominee Remy Le Boeuf • Shaun Martin Trio • Big Ass Brass Band • Don Pendley • Watusi • Jesse Spradlin • Artboyp • Blake Dagley • Brad Fielder • Aaron Cooper Duo • Pinebox Serenade • Holly And The Mystery Lights • Phil Hollie • Prettyklawz • Lemonade Stand • Melon Soda
HEADLINERS: A CLOSER LOOK
Friday, Oct. 1 at 7 pm (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, Oct. 1 at 8 pm, 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, Oct. 1 at 9:30 pm, 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, Oct. 1 at 10 pm, 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, Oct. 2 at 6 pm, 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, Oct. 2 at 7 pm, 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, Oct. 2 at 7:30 pm, 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, Oct. 2 at 8 pm, 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, Oct. 2 at 8:30 pm, 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, Oct. 2 at 11 pm, 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, aka. Wild Fire, deliver a sound that’s infectious, fun and impossible to resist.
Friday, Oct. 1 at 7 pm, 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, Oct. 1 at 8:30 pm, 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, Oct. 3 at 8 pm, 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, Oct. 3 at 9:30 pm, 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, Oct. 2 at 7 pm, 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, Oct. 2 at 9 pm, 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, Oct. 3 at 5 pm, 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, Oct. 3 at 6 pm, 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, Oct. 3 at 7:30 pm, 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, Oct. 3 at 8:30 pm, 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.
Ramblin’ Roads Music Festival 2021
Friday, October 1 - October 3, 2021
Throughout multiple legendary Arlington, Texas venues including Levitt Pavilion, Arlington Music Hall, and Texas Live! Other venues participating in the event include Maverick’s Bar and 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. Listening Rooms include 4 Kahunas Tiki Lounge, Hooligan’s Pub, Hershey’s Palace, On Tap, Catalyst Creative Arts, Urban Alchemy and Arlington Music Hall Lounge.
SPECIAL EVENTS or “BETWEEN THE SETS”
Saturday, Oct. 2
- Classic Car Show, 11 am - 4 pm at Front and Center Street, Open to the Public
- American Graffiti screening, 1 pm at Arlington Music Hall, Passholders Only
Sunday, Oct. 3
- Sunday Gospel Brunch with The Franklin Imagine Group, 12:30 pm- 2:30 pm at The Sanford House, Additional $100 ticket
- “Start the Journey” Youth Voice Competition, 1 pm - 3:30 pm at Arlington Music Hall, Open to the Public
- Urban Artisan Market, 4 pm - 8 pm at Legal Draft Beer Co.,Open to the Public
- Jazz in the Park at Levitt Pavilion, 5 pm -9:30 pm, Passholders Only
Tickets for single-day general admission passes, three-day general admission passes and all-inclusive three-day VIP passes range from $45-$250. Special group ticket packages are also available with a 10% discount on purchases of 10+ tickets. Click for tickets.
Limited tickets for the Three-Day VIP Pass are still available. This special VIP experience includes exclusive priority admission to all shows, enhanced viewing or reserved seats, access to private air-conditioned hospitality lounges which include private restrooms, bar, and complimentary hors d'oeuvres, VIP Experience Concierge service, access to all special events, private parking, shuttle, merchandise package and more.
Special Note for Children: Children ages 0-6 years are free with an adult ticket holder. Children ages 7-12 are required to purchase a single day or three-day pass at half price of regular-priced ticket. Children ages 13 and up are required to purchase a full-priced ticket.
This event is rain or shine.
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.
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ABOUT DOWNTOWN ARLINGTON
The Downtown Arlington Management Corporation is a private, non-profit community development organization whose purpose is to forge alliances between property owners, business interests, residents and the City of Arlington to improve and enhance the economic vitality and overall environment of Downtown Arlington. Professionally staffed and governed by a Board of Directors composed of a cross section of stakeholders and community partners, the 501(c)(3) manages services and operations in Downtown Arlington while promoting economic stability, growth and community life within this unique neighborhood including the Arlington Cultural Arts District, designated by the State of Texas in 2016. Visit https://downtownarlington.org to discover the businesses, events and activities in Downtown Arlington.