By Janet Jacobs
Corsicana Daily Sun
Live music will be everywhere this Derrick Days weekend, and much of it will be free.
On Friday, the Allen Brown Band will perform country and western music for the free street dance from 8 to 10:30 p.m. on Sixth Avenue between Main and Beaton streets in downtown. For a $5 cover charge, The Hindenburg Project, a Led Zeppelin classic rock tribute band, will perform at 8 p.m. at the Remington on Third Avenue. At that same time, the Oil Baron’s Ball will feature the Phares Corder Orchestra, which plays music from throughout the 20th Century in a Big Band style, according to Gina Dieterichs with VOICE. The ball starts at 7 p.m. and goes through midnight at the Pace Building, Fifth Avenue at Beaton.
On Saturday, a stroll through Derrick Days downtown will offer music from almost every style and every decade for the last 75 years.
The Shakers and Scrapers Car 10th Annual Car Show will feature a DJ spinning discs from the ‘50s through ‘70s, mostly rock and roll but a little bit country, all day at the corner of North Beaton and Second Avenue. At 11 a.m. Saturday, MeMaw’s Misfits will perform line dancing and clogging to recorded music at the corner of Beaton and Fourth, in front of Withrow’s Furniture.
The Biker Bash will feature live music by the Harless Brothers, a blues band, which will play from 1 to 5 p.m. at The Remington. The public is invited to the free concert.
The Gospel Stage, which brings soul to every Derrick Days event, will start off with a 10 a.m. performance by Southern Joy, a group with local roots that has performed throughout the area; Cross Timber at 11 a.m.; Haynes Temple Church of Mexia at noon; Grace Community Church choir at 1 p.m.; CrossWay Praise Team, also of Mexia at 2 p.m.; and Truvine at 3 p.m. The Gospel stage will be located on Collin Street between Main and Beaton streets.
This year will also have performances by local school choirs on the Main Stage located on Sixth Avenue between Main and Beaton Streets.
The Chili Cook-off doesn’t have its own music, but at least a couple of teams will have musicians jamming on their sites, according to Andy Williams, chilihead wrangler.
“I was told Sloane McCain will be setting up at somebody’s site, and Jay Payne has this really cool decorated train container they’ve fixed up as a bar and they raise up one of the doors and play music out of it,” Williams explained. “But it’s not a Derrick Days thing, it’s something they’re doing personally.”
Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. the Palace Theater will host a dinner followed by a concert by the Randy Brown Show, a $25 cost for both dinner and the performance. The Remington will host the “Drillers Dance,” starting at 8 p.m. with Jamie Richards, a Texas country artist performing live. There’s a $10 cover for that show.
And once all the awards have been handed out and the barricades removed, there will be an After Party with DJ Slicky D from 10 p.m. Saturday until 2 a.m. Sunday at Napoli’s, 111 E. Collin.
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