Tickets for the 2014 Clovis Music Festival are now on sale at the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce or online at www.clovismusicfestival.tix.com. Reserved tickets are available online only.
This year marks the 27th anniversary of the Clovis Music Festival, which honors one of Clovis’ most influential and successful residents, world-renowned recording artist Norman Petty and his wife, Vi Petty. The event is scheduled to take place Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 4-6.
Local bands will be featured at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4. Tickets for that show are $10. Come out and enjoy the “Clovis Sound” and support local musicians, including Marshall Law, Will Banister and The Modern Day Ramblers.
At 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, Highway Men Live will be featured – Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings – with a special guest appearance from Buddy Holly himself! Cost is $35 for reserved seat tickets and $30 for general admission before Sept. 1. Tickets purchased at the door will increase to $35 for general admission and $40 for reserved seating.
Michael Moore has performed as Willie Nelson on top tribute shows, such as Cavalcade of Stars, Mirror Image and Memories Theatre; Bob Gill has been dedicated to paying tribute to his music idol, Waylon Jennings since Jennings’ death in 2002; and Philip Bauer has been performing his musical talents for large audiences since 1985 and performed on the “Charlie Daniels Talent Round Up” on TNN in 1996.
The Kentucky HeadHunters will open for country superstar Phil Vassar at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. Cost is $35 for reserved seat tickets and $30 for general admission before Sept. 1. Tickets increase to $35 for general admission and $40 for reserved seats on Sept. 1.
The HeadHunters began rehearsing in Greg Martin’s garage in 1986 and the rest is history with the band being signed on by big name record companies, such as Mercury Records, and performing at live venues across the nation.
Phil Vassar has hit the top five charts seven times in his music career and was named Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year.
All performances during the Clovis Music Festival will be held at the Curry County Events Center, 1900 Brady Ave.
The Clovis Music Festival, originated by Norman Petty’s widow, Vi, is held annually the first week of September and showcases live music that celebrates the spirit of the “Clovis Sound.” Nationally acclaimed recording artists appear at the festival every year to pay homage to one of the most influential cities in rock and roll history.
The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is in the process of recruiting sponsors for the 2014 event. For more information or to sponsor the Clovis Music Festival, contact the Chamber at 575-763-3435 or visit the website at www.clovismusicfestival.net.
This year marks the 27th anniversary of the Clovis Music Festival, which honors one of Clovis’ most influential and successful residents, world-renowned recording artist Norman Petty and his wife, Vi Petty. This year’s festival will take place Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 4-6, at the Curry County Events Center, 1900 E. Brady Ave.
Local bands will take the stage on Thursday, Sept. 4, after they are selected in a Battle of the Bands contest at the High Plains Harley Davidson.
Friday night, Sept. 5, features the Highway Men Live – a tribute show to three greats of country music, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. The Highway Men Live features Philip Bauer as Johnny Cash, Bob Gill as Waylon Jennings and Michael Moore as Willie Nelson. A special appearance will be made by Buddy Holly on Friday as well, in celebration of the music history in Clovis and honoring the tradition of the Clovis Sound.
The Kentucky HeadHunters open the Saturday night, Sept. 6, show with Phil Vassar presenting as the headliner of the evening. The Kentucky HeadHunters take a little bit of country and a little bit of rock and roll and meld the two together to create a unique sound. Some of their hit songs include “Dumas Walker,” “Redneck Girl,” “Walk Softly (On This Heart of Mine),” and many more.
Phil Vassar has hit the Top 5 seven times with songs like “Carlene,” “Last Day of My Life” and “American Child” and topped the charts with “In A Real Love” and “Just Another Day in Paradise.” Known as one of Nashville’s top tunesmiths, his songs other artists have taken to No. 1 include “My Next 30 Years” by Tim McGraw, “She’s Right on the Money” by Alan Jackson, and Jo Dee Messina’s “Bye, Bye” and “I’m Alright.”
The Clovis Music Festival began in 1987 and is held the second weekend in September. It shows that “Clovis Rocks” by inviting the entire community – and people from around the globe – to celebrate a rich musical heritage with performances from some of the greatest musicians of all time. The festival is a tribute to the influential musicians that recorded their music in the Norman Petty recording studios and had an impact on Clovis.
Along with the music festival – three days worth – the festival features other events, such as the Desert Cruzer’s Annual Rod Run and Classic Car Show at Hillcrest Park, tours of the Norman Petty recording studios, special events and jam sessions at the Norman & Vi Petty Rock & Roll Museum and much, much more. An official schedule of events will be released in the next couple of weeks.
Tickets and ticket pricing are not available yet.
For more information about the Clovis Music Festival, contact the Chamber at 575-763-3435.