Celebrate the Firing of the First Shot for Texas Independence in Downtown Gonzales
• Live Music!
• 5K Run/Walk
• Great Food
• “Come and Take It” Battle Re-Enactment
• Art Show
• Canoe Race
• Bean & Chili Cook-Off
• T-Bone Cook-Off
• Classic Car Show
• Chicken Flying Contest
• Arts & Crafts Vendors
Come and Take It Celebration Music Line Up
Friday, Oct. 2
Headliner - Johnny Lee
Johnny Lee, was born in Texas City, Texas, and is a member of the “Texas Country Music Hall of Fame”. In 1968, he began a 10-year working relationship with Mickey Gilley, at the World Famous Nightclub “Gilley’s” in Pasadena, Texas. In 1979, Lee's first screen role was in a 1979 TV Movie, “The Girls in the Office”, starring Barbara Eden and Susan St. James. He was then asked to perform in the film, “Urban Cowboy”, which starred: John Travolta and Deborah Winger, "Lookin' For Love", Was from that Movie soundtrack, and became Lee's 1st “Gold Record”. The song spent 3 weeks as, #1 on the Billboard Country Music Charts, and #2 on the Pop Music Charts. Later becoming one of the Top 100 best Country Songs of all Time. When not traveling and Performing, Johnny can be seen on many Celebrity hunting and fishing shows. As well as on RFD TV’s: “Larrys’ Diner” & “The Homecoming”. With a string of Top 10 hits such as: "One In A Million" - "Bet Your Heart On Me" - "Cherokee Fiddle," "Sounds Like Love," - "Hey Bartender" - "You Could've Heard a Heart Break." And Many, Many More. http://www.theofficialjohnnylee.com/
Satruday, Oct. 3
Headliner - John Conlee
During the past two decades, John Conlee has achieved a level of success that he has sustained by simply being himself and by making records that the listening public can relate to. John Conlee’s success began in the late 70’s. Signed to ABC Records after working in radio for a number of years, Conlee was ready to make records rather than just sit back and spin them. His first release, “Back Side of thirty” went no where fast. Three more singles also met with a minimum success, although they all charted. But in March of 1978, the label released “Rose Colored Glasses,” a song Conlee wrote, which became a huge hit as well as his signature song. In January of 1979, the label re-released “Back Side of Thirty” which went on to become a No. 1 records, and the hits continued to roll. The John Conlee hit list includes songs such as “Lady Lay Down,” “Before My Time,” “Friday Night Blues,” “Miss Emily’s Picture,” “Busted,” “I Don’t Remember Loving You,” “Common Man,” “I’m Only In It For The Love,” “In My Eyes,” “As Long As I’m Rocking With You,” “Years After You,” “Domestic Life,” “Mama’s Rockin Chair,” “Hit
The Ground Runnin,” and “Fellow Travelers.” All of Conlee’s hits have that unmistakable common thread – that unique voice.
More information about the Come and Take It Music Line Up Coming Soon!