Bluegrass on Ballard
10 am - 9 pm
Historic Downtown Wylie
Ballard Ave. (Hwy. 78 to Brown St.) & Olde City Park
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Head for historic downtown Wylie June 29 for the biggest and best Bluegrass on Ballard ever, presented by Credit Union of Texas. Come early and stay late -- there's lots to see and do all day.
Wylie will indeed be wide awake June 29 for this free festival featuring top bands, a car show, arts and crafts and great food. The event in historic downtown Wylie breathes new life into the city’s longtime moniker, "Wide Awake Wylie," and continues the tradition of drawing citizens and visitors into the heart of the city.
The day begins at 10 am with arts and crafts vendors, a chili cook-off, and great food and goes through the evening with a 200+ car show and bands performing on stage in shady Olde City Park from 2 to 9 pm.
Don't forget to stop by the Carter BloodCare bus and donate blood, then vote for the Wylie Police Department or Wylie Fire Rescue as they compete for bragging rights in the Battle of the Badges.
Picking and Jamming
Bring your instrument and pick and jam with other musicians on the street or in shops and restaurants throughout the day!
Bluegrass on Ballard Publicity
"Bluegrass Blast: Residents Boogie Down in Wylie," Living Magazine, August 2018
"Classic Sounds, Classic Rides," Dallas Morning News Metro Section, July 9, 2018
"Free to Have Fun During Wylie Fest," Dallas Morning News Metro Section, July 4, 2016
"Jam Sessions are Just Part of the Fun at Bluegrass on Ballard," Dallas Morning News Guide, June 26, 2015
"Bluegrass on Ballard," Dallas Morning News, Go & Do, Best Bets, June 26, 2015
"Bluegrass on Ballard: Music City," Dallas Morning News NeighborsGo, July 10, 2015
"Scene / Events - Bluegrass on Ballard," Living Magazine, June 2015
"Bluegrass Festival Returns," Dallas Morning News, NeighborsGo, June 19, 2015
"Wide Awake Wylie Ready to Rock," Texas Co-op Power Magazine, July 2014
"Wylie Bluegrass Festival Hits Downtown," Dallas Morning News NeighborsGo, June 27, 2014
"Wylie Hosts a Bluegrass Street Party," Dallas Morning News Arts & Life, July 5, 2014
"Bluegrass on Ballard," Dallas Morning News Guide, July 4, 2014
"Fun for All at Bluegrass on Ballard," Dallas Morning News Metro Section, July 7, 2014
"Festival Hits Downtown," Dallas Morning News NeighborsGo, July 11, 2014
"Local Bluegrass: Bluegrass on Ballard Returns to Historic Downtown Wylie," Dallas Morning News NeighborsGo, July 4, 2014
2019 Schedule - TBD - Check back!
2018 Schedule of Events
Music in Olde City Park: 2 – 9 pm
Car Show on Ballard Avenue: 4 - 9 pm
Chili Cook-off: noon until chili is gone
Arts & Crafts: 10 am – 9 pm
Battle of the Badges Blood Drive: 10 am – 6 pm
Pony Rides: 11 am - 2 pm
2018 Performance Schedule
2 pm The Herrins
2:55 pm Salt Creek
4 pm Pine Island Station
4:55 pm Texas & Tennessee
6 pm The Po' Ramblin' Boys
7:30 pm Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Bluegrass Band