Rage on the Farm
Six bands ready for big show
Glow on the Farm, the first show in the 2022 Rage on the Farm series, is tonight and the music cranks at 5 p.m. Six band will be performing a mix of tunes, and free camping will be available. Admission is $10 and the music festival will be at 5432 Cedar Creek Road in Temple.
By DAVID STONE, Our Town Temple
The Rage on The Farm music experience returns tonight with six bands, food and drink, camping and an assortment of vendors. Tickets are available online and will be sold at the gate for $10.
Event organizer Daniel Haug said Rage is open to anyone 18 years old or older, and ID’s will be checked at the gate.
The music will begin at 5 p.m. with Matt MacDonald, a singer/songwriter out of Austin. Next up is Midnight Tradesmen at 6. The popular Temple band brings a wide repertoire ranging from punk rock to country.
Austin punkers The Butts take the stage at 7:15, followed by Zet Zero, an alternative band from Waco, at 8:30 p.m.
At 9:45, the one-man-band Ectotron of Austin will bring a set heavy on electronic psychedelic sounds and lights to the stage, which is actually the back porch of the Biddy’s farmhouse. The final performance will be Flex Aces of Waco.
With camping permitted at The Farm, expect improvised jam sessions to pop up throughout the night.
“We don’t want anyone to drive home after partying, so we have a camping area,” Haug said.
In addition to music, Fuzzy’s Tacos will be onsite to provide beer, margaritas and, of course, tacos and nachos.
Other vendors will include craftsmen, jewelry makers and a crew from Grapplers Lair Martial Arts School.
Haug and Biddy said the purpose of Rage on The Farm is to create an event to show off the talents of Central Texas performers.
“There’s an amazing amount of talent in this area and the local music scene is underdeveloped,” Haug said. “We’re creating a showcase for local musicians. It’s a place where musicians can meet, network and jam.”
Rage on the Farm will be held at 5432 Cedar Creek Road in Temple, and the $10 entry includes camping and parking. Interested vendors can contact Haug at RageOnTheFarm@gmail.com.
SATURDAY | MARCH 26 2022
THS One-Act Play advances to Area
The Temple High School Theatre Arts Department is one step closer to returning to the state UIL One-Act Play contest.
Temple was one of three schools to advance from the Bi-District contest held Thursday. Midway High School and Waxahachie High School will also advance to the Area Contest.
In addition to qualifying for Area, Temple also won several individual awards during the Bi-District competition. Natalie Greenfield and Alivea Johnson were named to the All-Star Cast. Hanna Prince and Brinley Belson were named to the Honorable Mention All-Star Cast, and Alyssa Maggitt was named to the All-Star Technical Crew.
The Area UIL One-Act Play contest will be held April 2 at the Midway ISD Performing Arts Center. Temple is tentatively scheduled to perform at 3 p.m. Admission to the Area Contest is $5 per person. North Garland High School, Wylie High School and Rockwall Heath High School also will be competing, and the top three schools from the Area contest will advance to Regionals on April 23rd in Waco.
“Men On Boats” is written by Jacklyn Backhaus. The play is set in 1869 as 10 explorers set off to chart the Green and Colorado Rivers, under the guidance of John Wesley Powell, a Civil War veteran and personal friend of President Grant. This is a government-sanctioned journey following in the footsteps of the deserters, lone adventurers and countless indigenous people who have previously braved the wild rapids leading through Colorado, Utah and New Mexico, and through the most dangerous waterway of all – the Grand Canyon.
Temple High School’s production features an all-female cast.
The Stone Foxes will be one of the headliners at the two-day Sounds Over Salado Music Festival on April 23-24. Courtesy photo
2 days of rock coming to Salado
Our Town Temple
Two iconic rock bands will headline the first-ever Sounds Over Salado Music Festival on April 23-24 at Barrow Brewing Company.
“We’ll have White Denim here on Saturday, April 23,” said KD Hill, owner of Barrow. “They are an Austin favorite, and The Stone Foxes will be here the next day.”
“These electrifying acts are just two of 11 bands being brought together to rock Salado,” she said.
Also performing Saturday is Better Strangers, a band featuring Nic Collins, so of legendary rocker Phil Collins.
White Denim is a power band known for tight, intense and sometimes experimental rock ’n’ roll and wild life shows. The Stone Foxes, and San Francisco-based band, focuses more on gritty, dirty blues. Both are crowd favorites.
Other performers at the festival include Neal Francis, GoFever, Lo Talker and Zach Person.
Tickets are available at https://radiomilk.ticketbud.com/sounds-over-salado-2022.
AROUND TOWN: artworks 2022 opens
Hundreds of people — including proud parents and their budding artists — were at the Cultural Activities Center on Friday for the opening of Artworks 2022. The exhibit takes up most of the CAC and includes art from elementary schools through college. Artworks will be on display until May 15. David Stone photo
TODAY’S BEST BETS :
Anna Larson Band live at Barrow Brewing: Live music at 7 p.m. from Anna Larson Band.
Rage on the Farm…see story above.
Jeremiah’s Ice Spring Leap 10K and 1K Fun Run: Race starts at 8:30 am. This 6.2-mile race will feature a new course that starts and finishes by Jeremiah's Italian Ice. Fun Run starts at 10:30 a.m. Jeremiah’s will also be scooping up tasty, frozen treats for the whole family at this event! Visit racetemple.com for details.
Kiddo Card Event, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Bella Blue Cafe. Temple PD Officers will issue free ID cards for children age 2 to 15 (a parent or guardian must be present). The card includes the child's current photo, basic information, physical characteristics, thumbprint and emergency contact details.
Name That Tune Bingo: Arena Rock edition at Fire Base Brewery. $2 to play. 7:30 p.m. Lupita’s Food Truck
Comedy Showcase live at Corkys. Doors open at 7, show at 8.
14th annual Hog Fest at Horny Toad Harley-Davidson. Music, raffles, food, fun. Noon to 4 p.m.
Anime Event at Terp’s Toys & Comics, 2807 W. Adams Ave. in Temple, Linda Young and John Burgmeier, famous voice actors, are going to be singing and signing photos. DragonBall Z. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Being His Hands & Feet Ministry's Family Event & Vendor Fair. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 2311 S. Pearl in Belton. Free admission and free parking. Handcrafts and unique vendors, food vendors, bouncy house & petting zoo, face painting, giveaways. Want to be a vendor? 10x10 outdoor space. Bring your own canopy, table and chairs. Table and chairs available for rent. email: email@example.com.
LaDezz at VFW Post 1820. $25 at door. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Lupita’s Food Truck
Michael Carubelli live at Bold Republic Brewing Co. in Belton. On the patio at 7 p..m. Michael is a Texas country poweroff that has performed with many major artists.
Farm Animal Yoga at Gober Party House. What’s cuter than seeing animals on a farm? What about seeing farm animals join you at yoga class? Animal Yoga is part yoga, part animal-assisted therapy. It’s all about disconnecting from day-to-day stress and focusing on positive and happy vibes. 9 a.m. to 9:45.
I Roc Christ Spring Concert at Yettie Polk Park. 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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On this day in 1875, a party of Mexican raiders attacked Nuecestown. The raid can best be explained as part of a cycle of violence among Mexican citizens, Hispanic Texans, and Anglo Texans. By 1875 raids and murder were common on the part of both ethnic groups. In late March a number of men left Mexico in small groups and met about twenty miles from where the raid began. The Mexican raiders concentrated their efforts on Nuecestown and the surrounding area, but also hit other areas between Nuecestown and the Rio Grande.The raiders attacked homes, ranches, and stores, stealing horses and valuables, taking hostages, and killing several men. They attacked Thomas Noakes's store at Nuecestown on March 26 and Roma, in Starr County, on April 2. Soon thereafter the band crossed back into Mexico. Anglo residents of South Texas retaliated with a vengeance. Bands of volunteers organized "minute companies" and proceeded to hunt down Mexican outlaws, peaceful rancheros, and merchants; the avengers looted property and burned homes. Violence along the border would continue for years to come.
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