140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Shrine Fest Benefit to Feature Texas Music Artists - August 22, 2009

by Brad Brite, Special to Texas Republic News

A few Texas artists are teaming up for a benefit concert in Wichita Falls, Texas held by the Maskat Shrine Temple. The 4th Annual Shrine Fest, as it is known, will be held on August 22, 2009.

Most of us music buffs know the Shriners from a song that Ray Stevens sang years ago. As funny as that song was, this is serious business. The Shriners are involved in a number of fundraisers and activities including the Shrine Circus, the Shrine Hospital Golf Tournament, annual Easter egg hunts, etc., all benefiting good causes.

This event however is something any good Texan or fan of Texas music can get behind, and yours truly will be helping any way I can.

Let’s check out the line up, how about Charla Corn and Josh Abbott. If that’s not enough lets throw in my friend Casey Donahew. Still not happy? Well get ready: Closing the show will be none other than The Randy Rogers Band.

What more could you ask for? Well guess what there’s more if you buy tickets on line you will be entered in to a drawing for a 52” TV, you get better parking, the first 500 at the gate with online tickets will get a free koozie, and you get into the event an hour early to pick out a good spot to sit. The only stipulation is you have to buy the online tickets before August 18, 2009.

With everything the Shriners are doing I just can’t see this being anything but a great music festival and fundraiser. Instead of reading about this after the fact why not go and witness it first hand, you’ll have a great time and be supporting a worthy cause.

All proceeds from Shrine Fest will benefit the Maskat Shrine Temple activities. To learn more about the Maskat Shrine Temple go to www.maskatshrine.com, and to purchase tickets and/or learn more about Shrine Fest go to www.shrinefest.com. I encourage everyone to come out and help make this event the best one yet, the average attendance is about 5K lets try and double it this year. I hope to see you there.

Remember to close your eyes and open your mind to truly hear the music in life.

Thank you, Brad Brite - for questions or comments. bbkcbrite@juno.com Click on the ShrineFest Logo on the right for more Information

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