Date: Sunday (9/3)
Time: 5 p.m. to Midnight
Place: Billy Bob’s Texas
This Sunday, Sept. 3, is the fifth-annual Burning Bubba music festival featuring Social Distortion, Whitey Morgan, Quaker City Night Hawks, Jade Jackson and Jesse Dayton. The festival will take place from 5:50 p.m. to midnight with doors opening at 5 p.m. at Billy Bob’s Texas with general admission tickets available for $30.
The Burning Bubba line-up is as follows:
5:50 p.m. – Jesse Dayton – Honky Tonk Stage
6:40 p.m. – Jade Jackson – Main Stage
7:40 p.m. – Quaker City Night Hawks
9 p.m. – Whitey Morgan
10:30 p.m. – Social Distortion
Billy Bob’s website had this to say about festival headliner Social Distortion, “Here’s how you know you’ve made it in the music business: You’ve stayed strong for three decades on your own terms, on your own time, by your own rules, and over that time your influence has only grown.” It continues, “Each of your albums has been stronger than your last. You’ve been brought onstage by Bruce Springsteen, because he wanted to play one of your songs. You’ve seen high times and low ones, good days and tragic days, but every night you give 100 percent, and every morning you wake up still swinging.”
Whitey Morgan is an American Honky Tonk artist from Flint, Michigan. The website says, “Whitey’s melodies help people forget their problems for a few hours and serve as the guideline for drinking sorrows away.”
Quaker City Night Hawks is a rock and roll band that mixes “Texas boogie, Memphis soul and heavy blues.”
Jade Jackson is a singer/songwriter who’s spent most of her life in a small California town, “working in her parents’ restaurant, jotting down verses and picking out chords during breaks.” She went to college to study music formally before coming back to California to share her sounds with the world.
Jesse Dayton is known across North America and Europe for his “guitar shredding, country-infused, Americana sound.”
In addition to playing background guitar for many country artists and working on two soundtrack recordings for Rob Zombie, Dayton formed his own label in 2002, Stag Records, and recorded five solo records, one duet record and one live record. Quite the multitasker, he has also acted in movies and music videos, produced records for other artists, written two screenplays and wrote and directed a horror movie, “Zombex.”
For more information about this event, please visit http://www.fortworthstockyards.org/events/5th-annual-burning-bubba-festival-ft-social-distortion-more.