Texas Crab Festival Announces 2020 Music Entertainment Schedule


The Texas Crab Festival has just announced the 2020 Music Entertainment lineup, and this year’s headliners include some hefty musical credentials, including Wayne Toups and Mark Chesnutt. The Texas Crab Fest brings together a variety of artists for a Mother’s Day weekend of gulf coast style Music, Art and Crabs on May 8-10, 2020 in Crystal Beach, Texas.

Friday, May 8
The Texas Crab Festival is delighted to welcome back two favorites first with the New Ezra Charles Band starting at 7:45pm. One of the most popular piano players in Texas for over 30 years, Ezra Charles has been named by the Houston Press Readers best keyboard player seven times. His musical career began in his hometown of Beaumont at age 14 in the first band organized by Johnny and Edgar Winters. His famous flashy piano antics and artistry, humorous witty personality, and extensive song book along with new material has thrilled audiences from around the world. He has not performed at the Texas Crab Festival since 2014.

The evening is headlined by Louisiana and Gulf Coast Museums Hall of Fame member Wayne Toups who takes the stage at 10:00pm. Toups is one of most commercially successful American Cajun Singers of all time with a career highlighted at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards in 2013. He returns with his unique brand of Cajun, Zydeco, R&B, and Rock music. Wayne, the Cajun Springsteen, has toured the world to include 26 countries. He has played the New Orleans Jazz Festival for 27 consecutive years. He performed at the 1990 Super Bowl. He always has a home here at Crystal Beach.

Saturday, May 9
Local band The Cadillacs return this year to get things started on Saturday at 12:00 Noon.

You won’t want to miss Andy and the Dreamsicles at 3:15pm with their eclectic music with emphasis on the Classic Rock of the 1970’s. This popular regional band from Clear Lake returns to the Texas Crab Festival after a three-year absence. They were rained out last year. To quote the band, “we rock hard, but we don’t play hard rock.”

Taking the stage at 5:30pm is the is the Hamilton Loomis Band led by electric blues guitarist, singer, songwriter, and record producer Hamilton Loomis. Guitar Player Magazine once stated, “if blues, soul, and rock can be said to form a triangle, you will find Hamilton Loomis right in the center of it”. The Galveston native was a Grammy Award Nominee for Best Contemporary Blues Album in 1995. He was toured the world but is no stranger to the local music scene.

Headlining the Saturday entertainment line-up is one of Country Music’s true musical treasures. Beaumont native, honky-tonk legend Mark Chesnutt brings his classic country music to the Texas Crab Festival stage at 7:45pm. With 14 Number 1 hits, 23 top ten singles, four platinum albums, and five Gold records; Mark is known for great songs, world class vocals and real heart felt emotion. He sets the bar for traditional country music to the delight of his fans. They will come the distance for a magical evening.

You won’t want to miss the live Auction at the conclusion of the Mark Chesnutt performance at 9:15pm.

Taking the stage at 10:00pm is the Secret Party Band. They feature classic rock and pop hits from the 70’s, 80’s, 90”s, and today. They are known for their soulful, edgy vocals, and skilled musicians.

Sunday, May 10
Mother’s Day at the Texas Crab Festival begins with Bolivar Got Talent at 11:30am. Enjoy the musical talents of Crenshaw and High Island students under the direction of Millie Coffee.

Sunday’s band entertainment heats up with the Band Thick as Thieves playing at 1:30pm. The group led by Walt Moore is committed to bringing an energetic mix of hit pop, rock, and Motown from the 1960’s through current Top 40; staying true to the original music the way you remember it.

The Texas Crab Festival is thrilled to conclude with Jerry Diaz and Hannah’s Reef at 3:45pm. The son of a merchant marine, Diaz has the nautical spirit and gypsy flair to embody our coastal lifestyle. Songs from Key West, New Orleans, and the Texas beach towns highlight one of the best local bands in the area.

The Texas Crab Festival is May 8-10, 2020 at Festival Park, located at 1605 Highway 87, Crystal Beach, Texas. All-day admission is $10 Friday, $10 Saturday and FREE on Sunday. Kids 15 and under are always FREE. Parking is also FREE. For more information “like” the Texas Crab Festival on Facebook or visit https://texascrabfestival.org/.

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