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12th annual Rolling Oaks MusicFest set for this weekend

By Megan Wehring

DRIFTWOOD –A local community is raising funds for the maintenance and operation of the Rolling Oaks Club. 

The 12th annual Rolling Oaks MusicFest Fundraiser will be a two-day event featuring free music and a delicious barbecue meal on Saturday, Oct. 8, and a pancake brunch on Sunday, Oct. 9. The event will be held at the clubhouse, 1031 Lonesome Trail in Driftwood, in the Rolling Oaks subdivision, seven miles east of Wimberley on FM 3237.

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Several bands and musical acts will perform at this year’s Rolling Oaks MusicFest, which is slated for this weekend.

“The Rolling Oaks Club celebrated its 50th anniversary last year,” said Billee Bayou, president of the Rolling Oaks Board. “People can use the clubhouse, and they can use the pool. It’s a membership kind of thing because we need to support the maintenance of that. However, people can enjoy the park-like setting anytime at the clubhouse.” 

This year’s acts include local favorites Late for Dinner, High Country Riders, Mike Bond, Him & Her, the Elliott Rodgers Trio, Laughing Water, Hill Country Honey, Tom Hughes and Roland Brown. The Coyotes will close out the event on Sunday.

“Bring your chairs or blankets and laid-back attitudes,” Bob Tom Reed, co-producer of the event, said in a press release. “Our festival will entertain the Rolling Oaks way: good music and food served in a relaxed country setting.”

In the beginning stages of fundraising for the Rolling Oaks MusicFest, the board wanted to charge attendees for listening to the live music. 

“I felt we would interest more people if it was just free because people don’t have a lot of money to spend on events out here,” Reed explained. “They decided to raise money by offering barbecue and if you wanted to help out with the club, you could buy a meal. That’s the way it’s been for 12 years now.”

Bands or musicians will take the stage for 90-minutes each ,beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 7 p.m. on Saturday.  The acts will only be on stage for one hour on Sunday starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m.

On Saturday, food will be served from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., and tickets are available at the door or in advance. Adult meals are $15 while kid’s plates are $7. Soft drinks and desserts will be available at varying prices. Food will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday and tickets are available at the door or in advance – the pancake brunch is $5 per person. Any remaining barbecue will be sold at Saturday prices. 

Please contact Dan Pickens, 512-788-1610, or dan@danpickens.com for more information.

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Megan Navarro (formerly Wehring) graduated from Texas State University in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. In June 2020, she started a summer internship at the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch through the Dow Jones News Fund and Texas Press Association. She then earned her way to a reporter position later that summer and now, she serves as the editor of the newspaper. Working for a small publication, Navarro wears multiple hats. She has various responsibilities including managing a team of reporters, making editorial decisions, overseeing social media posts, fact checking, writing her own articles and more. Navarro has a heart for storytelling and she believes that journalists are equipped to share the stories that are important to the community.

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