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Barbeque and Bands Raise Funds for Student Scholarships

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The Go Texan Music Fest and Cook Off brought Texas Country fans, barbeque lovers, and the community together for a great cause on Saturday, September 24th. Presented by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the fundraiser was organized by the HLSR Conroe, Willis, Woodlands Houston Go Metro Texan Committee to provide scholarships to the students of Montgomery County.

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The Desert Roads Band entertained fans and barbeque lovers.

Attendees had the opportunity to enjoy barbeque and beverages, shop local vendors, participate in crafts and kid zone activities, and watch the Lone Star Chaos Junior Derby team whiz around the Montgomery County Fairgrounds while listening to an impressive music lineup until 11pm.

Lone Star Chaos Junior Derby team

Lone Star Chaos Junior Derby team demonstration at the festival.

Special guests Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo mascots Miss Moo and Howdy, a T-Rex on roller skates, and Junior Miss East Texas Heart of Freedom made appearances and greeted crowds – never turning down a photo op with even their youngest fans.

Junior Miss East Texas Heart of Freedom

Junior Miss East Texas Heart of Freedom made a special appearance at the festival.

Fans – young and old – listened, clapped and danced as bands played a variety of popular tunes and of course Texas Country.


TreynWrek takes the stage at the Go Texan Music Fest.

Talented musicians and vocalists rocked the stage with the Brian Sacco Band kicking off the Music Festival at 1 pm, followed by Underage, TreynWrek, Desert Roads Band, and ending with The Voice star Sundance Head, Scooter Brown Band, and Bleu Edmondson. Crowds even got to meet their favorite bands during the event.

Howdy, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's mascot, made a special appearance to the festival.

Howdy, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s mascot, had fun dancing and meeting fans.

Beau Sullivan, CEO of Tru South Promotions, shared on Instagram that, “Sundance Head met with every fan after his set, I’ve never seen such a long line to meet an artist!”

Sundance Head and Scooter Brown meet before their performances.

Sundance Head and Scooter Brown met before their performances.

Bands got a breather at 5pm as the Cook Off Awards were presented to the top barbeque contestants. Congratulations to the bbq category winners and grand finalists!

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Cook Off finalists received trophies during the award ceremony.

The Hello Woodlands team had an amazing experience meeting the bands, cook off contestants, vendors, and HLSR Conroe, Willis, Woodlands Houston Go Metro Texan Committee. We were honored to be a part of the Go Texan Music Fest & Cook Off and help raise funds for scholarships for the local students of Montgomery County.

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Howdy, Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo mascot, waved to fans.

View more photos from the Go Texan Music Fest & Cook off on the Hello Woodlands Facebook page!

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