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.