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Bowen MusicFest

Pictured: Mayor Kyle Deaver, Wade Bowen, Jill Bowen Goss (Foundation director)

Waco native and country rock singer/songwriter Wade Bowen was joined by Mayor Kyle Deaver today to announce the lineup for the 20th anniversary of the Bowen MusicFest, revealing that REO Speedwagon, MidlandJoe Nichols, Josh AbbottAaron Watson, and more will perform at McLane Stadium’s Touchdown Alley on June 3rd for the Bowen Family Foundation’s annual fundraiser benefitting local family and children’s charities.


Tickets go on sale Monday, March 19 at 10:00 am Central. Tickets will be available online at and locally at Cavender’s – advance tickets are $25, day-of tickets are $30, plus applicable service charges. This year will be the20th anniversary of Bowen MusicFest, which has raised over $2.5 million for charities in and around Waco.


“My most recent album is my ‘love letter’ to Texas and I named it Solid Ground because this is a place where people treat everyone like family and support each other through tough times,” said Wade Bowen. “The Bowen Family Foundation has those same ideals and for twenty years, I am proud to say we’ve had the support of this community, and beyond, in raising money that we pass on to family and children’s charities. We’ve been blessed to have grown into a new venue and I have to say from the bottom of my heart – I am incredibly grateful to the musicians and their crews who are donating their time and talent to help out as well.”


About Bowen Family Foundation

The annual Bowen MusicFest and Bowen Classic golf tournament celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2018. Over the years, $2.5 million dollars have been raised to benefit children and families in need in Waco, TX. The Bowen Family Foundation has become a vital organization that ensures that all monies raised go to the worthy causes in and around Waco who work tirelessly year-round. At the Bowen Family Foundation, we believe that Music Heals. With that in mind, we’re dedicated to the mission of helping to heal the children and families in and around Waco. Together, we can help them get the love, support, resources and opportunities they need to create better lives for themselves. Because we believe that is what community is all about. #MusicHeals

Photo Cred: Charla Holmes

Pictured: Mayor Kyle Deaver, Wade Bowen, Jill Bowen Goss (Foundation director)