Bob Wills Day on for Turkey week of Oct. 6–11, after April delay

Texas Playboys slated for dance; full week of socially distancing music

LIZ ADAMS AND BARBARA BRANNON    |  CAPROCK COURIER 

In Turkey, Texas, folks have been waiting since April to rosin up their bows and get out their dancing boots.

But when Covid-19 prompted a cancellation of the event’s traditional date, the board secured commitments from the slate of performers for an October event.

The 49th Annual Bob Wills Day schedule this week is filled with arts and crafts, a fiddle contest, a parade, a barbeque, dances, and lots of music. 

The Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys will be putting on two shows—one on Friday at the gymnasium before Jake Hooker plays, and one Saturday afternoon at the football field, which will be free.

The parade will be Saturday at 10 a.m. followed by the fiddle contest, Saturday at 11:30 a.m. A cash prize will be awarded for the best parade float.

Jody Nix will perform Saturday night at the gymnasium. 

The festivities began as early as Tuesday with Deann Roberts performing at the Hotel Turkey, followed by Danny Cadra on Wednesday, and a live music lineup on Thursday including Cadra and several other performers. Hawkeye Henson will play Thursday, Friday, and Saturday on the hotel’s back patio. 

Local shops will be open, and other activities throughout town may be announced. 

Bob Wills' Texas Playboys

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Bob Wills Day schedule 2020

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