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2014-11-06

Pull on dancin' boots for BMHoF awards

By Mary Allyce BCC Contributor

Pictured: This print of Bandera's historic dancehall, The Cabaret, in its heyday will be raffled off during the 10th annual Bandera Music History Project Hall of Fame Award Ceremony slated for Sunday, Nov. 9, at The Farm. This amazing print was created by George Boutwell, the 2006 official Texas State Artist. For more of Boutwell's work, visit www.gboutwell.com.



On Sunday Nov. 9, the Bandera Music History Project Hall of Fame (BMHoF) celebrates its 10th annual award ceremony from 3 pm to 5 pm, at The Farm, off FM 2828.
From Living Legend and everyone's favorite roadie, Ben Dorcy III, to the legendary Cabaret to the triple threat Ricky Adams Band - 2014 Group, Adams as Vocalist, bassist Greg Hollingsworth as Musician - and the Songwriter of the Year Dave Kemp, the entertainment will be fun, fast-paced and filled with the best of Bandera music in a true dance hall tradition.
In keeping with its mission to record, preserve and honor the rich musical history of Bandera, BMHoF invites the community to attend the event, which is being held for the first time at The Farm, itself an historic place in the history of the county and the Homer Stevens family. As always, there will be plenty of music, libations for donations and snacks, courtesy of our sponsors Frio Distributing, Budweiser, Lowe's Market and BanderaRadio.com.
The raffle includes a signed guitar and poster, by Lonesome Dove Designs, and a beautiful signed print of The Cabaret by artist, George Boutwell. Centered on a dance hall theme, this year's award ceremony at The Farm offers plenty of seating at tables and a dance floor for the large and highly enthusiastic Bandera two-steppin' crowd.
As the unofficial "house band, "The Ricky Adams Band will entertain all afternoon, as well as accepting their three awards. It's a certainty this very popular band will please with a wide variety of music. Musician, Greg Hollingsworth, and Vocalist, Adams, will each take a turn at the mic and multi-talented Songwriter winner Dave Kemp is always a welcome addition to any and all musical shows and stages.
Ben Dorcy III brings his own unique persona to the event and the Legendary Venue - the venerable Cabaret - needs little introduction and sets the tone of the ceremonies as well as BMHoF's mission as a history project. Standing sentinel on Main Street for almost 80 years, the Cabaret is the embodiment of Bandera Music History.
"Join us in honoring and celebrating the tradition of music and dancing in Bandera as we award the people who bring that music to you and one of the most iconic representations of the Texas dance hall tradition," said an event spokesman. "There's no door, but donations are welcome. Pull on your dancin' boots and we'll see you at The Farm, from 3 pm to 5 pm, Sunday, Nov. 9, to honor the best of Bandera Music!"