Exclusive: Wade Bowen’s Full 2018 Bowen MusicFest Lineup Announced
Wade Bowen has shared the final list of names set to participate in the 2018 Bowen MusicFest, and the full lineup is debuting exclusively with Taste of Country.
All sorts of Texas talent will take over Waco during the festival's 20th anniversary, as Ray Wylie Hubbard and Jason Eady are announced as two of the show's headliners. Kevin Fowler, Randy Rogers, Suzy Bogguss and Cody Canada round out the full roster of several Lone Star state favorites that will take the stage during the event ,which also features breakthrough act Midland, Joe Nichols, Josh Abbott, Aaron Watson and classic rockers REO Speedwagon.
Bowen and his family have been hosting the festival for two decades as part of the Bowen Family Foundation, which has raised more than $2.5 million for organizations that center around building healthy families and communities across the Waco area, including the Boys & Girls Club of Waco, City of West Disaster Relief, March of Dimes, Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children and more.
The festival's 20th anniversary is set to take place at Baylor University’s McLane Stadium, symbolizing the event's expansion in recent years.
“I started Bowen MusicFest the year I started performing live (1998) as a way for me and some buddies to give back to my hometown of Waco. Fast forward 20 years, having raised over $500k last year, and this year’s festival line-up including REO Speedwagon, Midland, Ray Wylie Hubbard and all my buddies ... it’s unbelievable, exciting, gratifying, humbling and a whole bunch of other emotionally descriptive words," Bowen says about the event. "I look forward to the festival every year, and this year, it’s going to be bigger and better than ever with the location change (from downtown to McLane Stadium’s Touchdown Alley), and REO Speedwagon and Midland coming in to play with us.”
The 2018 Bowen MusicFest brings music and charity to Waco on June 3.
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