With 4th on Broadway @Mackenzie approaching, we thought we would give you all the information on all of the events going on:
Pre July 4th Events At Lubbock County Courthouse Square
Amigos La Raza on the Plaza – Saturday June 30th
Comedian Raymond Orta to host Amigos La Raza on the Plaza
Orta has been doing stand up comedy since he was eight years old and has always had a gift for making people laugh. He first took the stage wielding a microphone as a third-grader participating in a talent show. Hearing the crowd’s response, he knew that the art of comedy was his life’s calling.
Orta began pursuing a professional career in comedy at the age of 15 with a unique blend of Latino humor, impressions and stories of growing up in the barrio. Since then he has had the opportunity to work with comedians such as Kristen Keyes (Last Comic Standing), Juan Villareal (HBO’s Def Comedy Jam), the legendary Paul Rodriguez, and most recently Gabriel Iglesias amongst many others. Raymond’s unique brand of comedy coupled with the incredible performances from La Fiebre, Shelly Lares, Eddie Gonzalez, JR Gomez y Los Conjunto Bandits and Booby G & the Galaxy Band, is going to be an amazing time at this year’s Amigos La Raza on the Plaza.
The 28th Annual 4th on Broadway is excited to announce La Fiebre as the special guest headliner for this year’s Amigos La Raza on the Plaza Street Dance, joining Shelly Lares, Eddie Gonzalez, and JR Gomez y Los Conjunto Bandits.
La Fiebre, 1998 Grammy Nominee for Best Tejano Album La Fiebre from Pasadena, Texas is an exciting addition to this year’s lineup. La Fiebre’s Billboard chart-topping hits such as Vestida De Color De Rosa, Por Tu Culpa, and Borracho De Besos will be featured, along with many more.
The 2005 Tejano Music Awards Female Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year winner Shelly Lares will also be performing as one of this year’s Amigos La Raza on the Plaza artists. A San Antonio native and former Lubbock-resident, Lares is no stranger to the fun that is 4th on Broadway’s Amigos La Raza on the Plaza Street Dance.
Eddie Gonzalez, known as the “Dancing Cowboy,” has been entertaining Tejano music fans since the early 1990s. His album, Un Poco De Cambio, was nominated for Best Tejano Album at the 46th Grammy Awards in 2003. Gonzalez will also be a featured artist at this year’s event in addition to JR Gomez y Los Conjunto Bandits, bringing their energy and style to the street dance as well.
To join us at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 30 in the Lubbock County Courthouse Square, tickets can be purchased at amigoslaraza.bpt.me, at Amigos, or at the gate. Tickets can be purchased for $15, and children 12 and under are free. For more information about this event, or others featured during the 28th Annual 4th on Broadway, visit broadwayfestivals.com.
Mike Ryan to Headline FiberMax Texas Country Street Dance for 28th Annual 4th on Broadway
Mike Ryan is the headliner to this year’s FiberMax Texas Country Street Dance on July 3, 2018. Joining Ryan this year will be Texas country up-and-comer Kody West in addition to local favorite Grant Gilbert.
San Antonio local and 2015 Texas Regional Radio Awards New Male Vocalist of the Year recipient, Mike Ryan will be performing as this year’s FiberMax Texas Country Street Dance. Mike Ryan began making a name for himself as a favorite performer at Billy Bob’s in Forth Worth. Today, Ryan has several hit records, including “New Hometown” and “The Rewrite” from his October 2017 album, Blink You’ll Miss It. Mike Ryan loves his Texas audience and thanks them for being a special part of his booming career in music. Mike Ryan said, “I consider myself very fortunate to have the support from Texans…” and the FiberMax Texas Country Street Dance is excited to have him this year.
Additionally, the 28th Annual 4th on Broadway is proud to announce Kody West and Grant Gilbert will also be performing this year. 22 year old Kody West of Denton, Texas and Blue Light Live favorite is opening with the mix of Texas country and Bluegrass that he is known for. Grant Gilbert, a local favorite and newly Red11 artist joining the ranks of other beloved Texas Country artists such as Flatland Cavalry and the Turnpike Troubadours, will also be opening at this year’s street dance.
Join us for a fun night full of Texas country music and dancing on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 7:30pm in the Lubbock County Courthouse Square. Tickets for this concert and street dance are $20 and can be purchased at fibermaxstreetdance.bpt.me. To sign up to be a vendor or for more information about this event or other 4th on Broadway events, visit broadwayfestivals.com.
The day will start off in the morning with the Yankee Doodle Dash and Sparkler Sprint. The Yankee Doodle Dash includes a 5k and one-mile run, while the Sparkler Sprint is a 100-yard dash, free for kids ages 6-12. To register or for more information, visit westtexasendurance.com.
Following the run, the Sonic Drive-In Parade will kick off at 9 a.m., featuring this year’s theme, “All You Need Is Love.” The parade will once again begin at Avenue M & Broadway, head east and turn north into Mackenzie Park on Canyon Lakes Drive. Those wanting to watch the parade can do so on Broadway downtown, in Mackenzie Park or from the comfort of their own home by watching it live-streamed on KLBK-TV!
After the parade, the park will be full of events throughout the rest of the day. The Second Annual Bolton Oil Change Youth Fishing Tournament hosted by Cabela’s will start around 10:30 a.m., with a weigh-in at 4 p.m. The lake will be stocked with catfish of all sizes, and with free entry and three different age groups (13-18, 8-12, and 7 and under), there is plenty of room for all who want to participate. Prizes will be awarded in each age group for largest fish, smallest fish and most fish. To register your little fisherman or fisherwoman, visit BroadwayFestivals.com. At 5 p.m., Riversmith’s will be hosting eating contests in the following categories: Adult Catfish, Adult Cobbler, Kid’s Catfish and Kid’s Cobbler. Prizes will be awarded and entry is free; visit BroadwayFestivals.com to sign up.
The Kids Area will be open and available throughout the day featuring free activities such as Kids Yoga at 11:30 a.m., water slides, a mechanical bull, an obstacle course, a Spider Climber, a petting zoo, pony rides and so much more.
Throughout the day, two major stages will feature regional standout bands in the Sunbelt Cool Zone to keep Mackenzie Park cool and popping all day. On the East Stage, you can catch Fellow American, the Derek Bohl Band, Gypsy Jane, the Caleb Jude Green Band, and Jerry Serrano and the Alma Quartet. At the West Stage, Danny Cadra, Austin Meade, the Judson Cole Band, Bobby G and the Galaxy Band, and the Seth Ward Band will be performing throughout the day.
The Covenant Health and First Bank & Trust evening concert will feature Brad Leali, Dustin Garrett, Baby Jade, The Caldwell Kids, Jason Fellers, Sheena Fadeyi, Jeff Bailey, Kenny Maines, Will Bannister, Craig Elliott, Blaire Elbert, Avery Guyear, Brandon Gwinn, Haley Simpson, Gabriella Flores, Butch “The Soul Man” Avery, Kassidy King, Addie Bleu, Jeff McCreight, Madalyn Franklin, and the Caldwell Collective Band. Following the concert and capping off this Independence Day, the spectacular Reagor Dykes Fireworks Extravaganza will begin at 10 p.m., choreographed with live music by the Youth Orchestras of Lubbock under the direction of Dr. Laurie Williams.