FOGHOUSE, AMIGOS, FRENCH GYPSIES, HIPPIES, FREE LOADERS & MORE TO TAKE THE STAGE OCT 7-8

Raquel Lindemann
Raquel Lindemann
Chaz Marie
Chaz Marie
La Pompe
La Pompe
Bob Culbertson
Bob Culbertson
Devin Leigh
Devin Leigh
The entertainers taking the stage at the semi-annual Cottonwood Art Festival offer a variety of genres, including rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk music. Performances are booked for the Lakeside Courtyard Main Stage and Food Court Stage the weekend of October 7-8 in Richardson, Texas. Craft beer, wine and frozen margaritas will be available for purchase.  Admission for all ages and parking is free!
Check out the full schedule of the line-up:
     SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017     
Courtyard Main Stage
  • Raquel Lindemann (10:45 a.m.): A modern singer-songwriter affectionately known as “Hippie Songbird,” her music blends folk-rock sensibilities with blues harmonies and soulful storytelling.
  • The 3 Amigos (12:15 p.m.): A North Texas-based acoustic music trio rocking favorite classic to current songs with three-part harmony. Band members include Trace Mitchell (vocals, guitar and ukulele); Joe Mansir (vocals, drums and percussion); and Randy Jeter (vocals, bass guitar and ukulele).
  • Chaz Marie (2:15 p.m.): Known for her sultry, smoky, raspy vocals, Chaz has earned the reputation as a “fresh alternative to the formulaic country soul artists.” Her voice is a fusion of her musical influences in country, Delta blues, R&B and rock ‘n’ roll.
  • The Free Loaders (4:15 p.m.): A Dallas-based blues/jazz band, The Free Loaders sing songs from 1900-2015, all in the vein of jazz, blues, swing and fun. Led by gravel-voiced crooner John Jay Myers, the band can morph from three to eight members depending on needs and budget. Their most common lineup is as a six-piece band including two singers, drums, guitar, keyboard, bass and two horns.
Food Court Stage
  • RJ Ballard (11 a.m.): His music can be described as “comfort food for the musical soul.” RJ performs covers in addition to original composition for events from the most casual to the most formal.
  • Davis & Rose (1 p.m.): A two-piece acoustic group who play “acoustic decaffeinated guitar music,” band members Chip Davis and Monte Rose’s music includes original songs and covers of many artists across different music genres.
          SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2017          
Courtyard Main Stage
  • Bob Culbertson (10 a.m.): Culbertson is an influential Chapman Stick player, notable for his many recorded albums and extensive touring. He was an early adopter of the Chapman Stick, an electrical instrument in the guitar family with 10 or 12 individually tuned strings. His musical style ranges from world sounds of Celtic, Spanish, Eastern and classical to blues and The Beatles.
  • La Pompe (11:30 a.m.): The band was named after the driving rhythm characteristic of French gypsy jazz and is led by multi-lingual vocals bringing the best of French wartime classics, American jazz standards and gypsy instrumentals. Band members are Kat Hackett (vocals), Maz Robertson (mandolin), Mark Deffebach (guitar) and Phil Minshew (bass).
  • FogHouse Band (1:30 p.m.): The band is a solid five-piece Southern rock band bringing crowd favorites from artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Allman Brothers and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
  • Devin Leigh (3:30 p.m.): A Fort Worth-based singer-songwriter and guitarist, Leigh has been inducted into the Texas Blues Hall of Fame. Leigh is a true one-man band, incorporating percussion and harmonica into an already dynamic solo show.
Food Court Stage
  • RJ Ballard (11 a.m.): His music can be described as “comfort food for the musical soul.” RJ performs covers in addition to original composition for events from the most casual to the most formal.
  • Heather Little (1 p.m.): A Texas-based singer and songwriter, Little sings and writes songs in all genres, including rock, country, blues and earthy acoustic. She is the co-writer of Miranda Lambert’s songs “Gunpowder and Lead” and “Me and Charlie Talkin’,” among others.
Whether shopping for art, listening to music, enjoying the outdoors, or making art of your own – Cottonwood has something for everyone. For more information, go to:

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FAQ FOR THE FIRST TIME VISITORS TO COTTONWOOD ART FESTIVAL

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Date and Time 
Saturday, October 7     10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 8       10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location & Parking
Cottonwood is located in Cottonwood Park at 1321 W. Beltline Rd. in Richardson, TX. Parking is available across the street from the park at Richardson High School Stadium. A free shuttle is provided each day of the festival from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm. Click here to view a map.