The Bowery Stage

The Bowery stage at the Winnsboro Center for the Arts prides itself in the quality of concerts it provides from local talent to well known artists.  They continue to receive recognition from the annual Best Of County Line Magazine competition.  In 2018 The Bowery Stage received Honorable Mention for both the Best Live Music Venue and the Best Live Music in the Upper East Side of Texas.

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Zac Wilkerson
June 25th, 2022
 7:30 pm

Zac Wilkerson

June 25th, 2022

7:30 pm

Musician Zac Wilkerson, whose style runs the gamut from soul and blues to folk, comes to the Bowery Stage.

As an artist making music in the state of Texas, there are names that are synonymous with talent, longevity and doing things right. One of those names is Walt Wilkins. Not only has Wilkins established himself as one of kind type of talent on the stage, but he has also proven to be a masterful producer and creator of albums for other artists. With names like Brandon Rhyder and Jason Eady amongst many other great talents, anyone setting out to make their debut album would be one lucky SOB to get Wilkins attached to that project… Enter Amarillo’s own Zac Wilkerson.

Heather Little
July 23, 2022
7:30 pm

Heather Little

July 23rd, 2022

7:30 pm

Her songs bleed life, passion, and heartache with seemingly little effort. You feel every line.

Heather Little was born in North-Central Texas and grew up around Dallas and Austin and has more recently resided in Lindale, Texas.

Heather’s acclaimed co-writing credits include the likes of Miranda Lambert, Sunny Sweeney, Travis Meadows, Erin Enderlin, and many more.

“I just want to make good music. Whether it’s rock or country or blues or earthy acoustic, good music moves people. That’s what it’s about for me. I write songs about my life and real life things…even the hard stuff. We live real lives. I write real songs about that.”

Kevin Galloway
August 13, 2022
 7:30 pm

Kevin Galloway with Mark "gumB" Williams

August 13, 2022

7:30 pm

Kevin Galloway grew up in Big Sandy and Hawkins playing classic country and chasing a career in banking before he moved to Austin in 2002 where he began putting together the band, Uncle Lucius, Not surprisingly, Uncle Lucius came out of Austin, Texas. They really couldn’t have come from anywhere else, given the sound of the band. Rooted in the old-time country, blues, and rock of Texas music, dripping with soul, with a groove that made them sound loose but tight, with a jam band mentality that was always going to endear them to the live crowd, Uncle Lucius were the physical embodiment of the Austin independent music scene.

The band released their first album, ‘Something They Ain’t’ in 2006, having already established a solid reputation at some of Austin’s most prestigious live venues, such as Antone’s and the Saxon Pub. The album was well received in the local area, where they toured extensively to promote it. The first album was a self-released effort and achieved enough recognition for the band to prepare for a second album along the same lines. Their second album, ‘Pick Your Head Up’, was released in 2009 and was followed by their first live recording ‘Live at the Saxon Pub’, recorded in the December of that year. the band never really got a proper foothold outside of Texas. Mention Uncle Lucius to anyone who has heard them and they’ll rave about a band that could’ve/should’ve been a contender – but all too often you mention the band, outside of their home state, and get a blank stare. They are, perhaps, a prime example of how difficult it is for even the best of bands to break through to the top level.

James McMurty
August 27, 2022
 7:30 pm

James McMurtry

August 27, 2022

7:30 pm

“The simple fact is that James McMurtry may be the truest, fiercest songwriter of his generation…” Stephen King | Entertainment

AUSTIN, Texas — In James McMurtry’s new effort, The Horses and the Hounds, the acclaimed songwriter backs personal narratives with effortless elegance (“Canola Fields”) and endless energy (“If It Don’t Bleed”). This first collection in seven years, released on August 20, 2021 on New West Records, spotlights a seasoned tunesmith in peak form as he turns toward reflection (“Vaquero”) and revelation ( closer “Blackberry Winter”). Familiar foundations guide the journey. “There’s a definite Los Angeles vibe to this record,” McMurtry says. “The ghost of Warren Zevon seems to be stomping around among the guitar tracks. Don’t know how he got in there. He never signed on for work for hire.”

Sunday Afternoon Classical Concert

Mercury Chamber Quintet

September 11, 2022

2:30 pm

Mercury Chamber Quartet will be performing Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and other Mozart divertimentos. Mercury is a groundbreaking chamber ensemble that seeks to redefine the orchestra with performances that faithfully present the music of great composers in settings that make audience members an equal part of the experience—not simply a spectator.

Sunday Afternoon Classical Concert

Axiom String Quartet

October 2, 2022

2:30 pm

Axiom will play a collection of classical tunes that have peasant or rural undertones. The individual players of Axiom have decades of combined experience performing internationally as soloists, chamber musicians, and in orchestral performance. The Axiom Quartet serves as outreach ambassador for Chamber Music Houston. Axiom performs with the nationally recognized “Harmony in the Air” program and presents weekly concerts at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport.


October 8, 2022
 7:30 pm

Kristyn Harris & Hailey Sandoz Cowboy Swing Concert

October 8, 2022

7:30 pm

4-time IWMA Entertainer of the Year, Kristyn Harris, and IWMA Instrumentalist of the Year Hailey Sandoz return to the Bowery Stage!
 

Texas-bred musical powerhouse, KRISTYN HARRIS, is noted for her shimmering vocals, solid swing rhythm guitar style, unique songwriting, award winning yodel, and captivating stage presence. At 26 years, she is the youngest person in history to be awarded the International Western Music Association Entertainer of the Year, which she has received 4 years in a row (2016-2019), and her latest album was most recently awarded the prestigious Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy &Western Heritage Museum. She is also a 4-time recipient of the IWMA Female Performer of the Year (2014, 2015, 2018, 2019), and was named the Ameripolitan Music Awards Western Swing Female Artist of the Year (2017) and the Pro Cowboy Country Artist Association’s 2017 Entertainer of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year. Her singing has been praised as “timeless” with “the warmth and power ofTexas sunshine”.

https://kristynharris.com/bio

HAILEY SANDOZ is a Texas-bred musician, following a less-trodden path among millennials. Her style is rooted in Western Swing, Jazz, Bluegrass and Celtic. This remarkable young artist captures the attention of audiences young and old through her dynamic performance and representation of Western Swing, “The Official Music of Texas.” Hailey is known for her exceptional fiddling, jazzy vocals and creative arranging skills. While Western swing is her most fun wheelhouse, Hailey is at home playing Celtic, Country and anything in between. For the past 10 years, Hailey has traveled all across the world performing at festivals and concert halls in the United States and abroad, including the Caribbean Islands and Equiblues Festival in France. At age 18, Hailey was hired full-time with Grammy-Award Winner, Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose Band. Since then, Hailey has appeared with Bobby Flores on two seasons of the RFDTV series, TruCountry. Hailey has also been recognized for herachievements by being named the 2019 & 2017 International Western Music Association Instrumentalist of the Year, 2019 Cowtown Society of Western Music Rising Star of the Year, 2016 Academy of Western Artist Young Artist of the Year and 2015 International Western Music Association Crescendo Rising Star, as well as winning several fiddle competitions. This dynamite performer breaks the mold of tradition, offering America a new taste of its origins

https://haileysandoz.com/home


October 28, 2022
 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm

October Roundup

October 28, 2022

1 Ticket - Two Shows

On October 29th, Winnsboro Center for the Arts will present two concerts of cowboy music and poetry and we’ve gone to the top to bring you the artists that are the best in the business. They are headline performers at the annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. Dave Stamey, Waddie Mitchell, Andy Hedges and Andy Wilkerson will be here.
 
The first concert at 4:00 pm features Hedges and Wilkerson. The 7:30 pm concert features Stamey and Mitchell. Your ticket is valid for admission to both shows! Check out their bios below and the links to their webpages for more information and to hear their songs and poetry.


December 3, 2022
 7:30 pm

Adler & Hearne with Tony Stubbs and Woodie Thornton

December 3, 2022

7:30 pm

Adler & Hearne will celebrate their newest album The Ties That Bind Us with a “home town” release concert on the Bowery Stage.

Their music has grown deep roots in the Pineywoods of their Spring Hollow Organic Song Farm in Pineview, outside Winnsboro, TX…

Adler & Hearne will celebrate their newest album The Ties That Bind Us with a “home town” release concert on the Bowery Stage at Winnsboro Center for the Arts. This is Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne’ debut full album release on Howlin’ Dog Records.

Judy Collins

George Winston

Adler & Hearne

Sara Hickman

Terri Hendrix

Ray Wylie Hubbard

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