By LEWIS SPEARMAN
CROSBY – Jake Hooker is signed to play the Crosby Fair & Rodeos April 30 Spring dance.
Roger Creager and Kevin Fowler, two of the locally top drawing national recording artists, signed to play the Rodeo Cook-Off the week before the Crosby Rodeo.
Local favorite Jake Hooker plays Texas Swing, a traditional Western Music that feature great dance music, Western Ballads and draws a large local crowd. This is the fourth time he has been called to play the Spring Dance based on crowd appeal.
The Crosby Fair & Rodeo Cook-off and Parade is nearly already at capacity and teams are advised to get to the Fair Office as soon as possible to reserve available spaces.
Roger Creager took the Texas music scene by storm with his first release and has garnered an ever-growing fan base where-ever college students gather. His songs resonate with the youth experience while making a thoughtful reminiscence with growing experiences.
Kevin Fowler is much like a modern, Texas based Hank Williams in style of play.
He reaches deep into the unique Texas mannerisms grabbing all the fun, devil-may-care attitude, poking fun against stupidity and his stage presence involves the entire crowd with the performance.
Johnna Ramirez will play June 10 before Roger Creager electrifies the stage.
He payed his dues in Nash ville. Ramirez, a local band, has a great range of play acumen can play like anybody including Marie Lavo. His brother is the drummer.
Phillip Griffin Band played in front of Kevin Fowler last year at the record setting Saturday concert, why mess with success? Griffin is a large local crowd gatherer between Dayton and Crosby gigs. Griffin plays a Texas Revolution style fitting well with rowdy, fun loving, Kevin Fowler.
His Aggie sound and substantial growth in musical ability has many talking of great potential for a big career. Rick Larkin head of the Cook-Off and Parade Committee indicates the Crosby Fair & Rodeo promotes local youth and education.
Funds garnered from these events are by the nonprofit entity put back into the community, supporting the Houston Shriner Hospital and Galveston Burn Center, Tough Enough to Wear Pink, breast cancer awareness initiative, Huffman Auction, Dayton Livestock Auction, Baytown Fair & Rodeo, Harris County Youth Expo; as well as, the highly touted substantial support for Crosby students in the Livestock show and Rodeo.
In addition to the traditional, exciting live and silent auction for the open to the general public event, this year the Spring Dance will have some unique innovations.
For the first time in years, the event will be held in front of the Rodeo office. Some fantastic hunting and fishing expeditions are going into the fair office at $150.
Individual tickets are $15.00 from any board member or at Crosby ACE Hardware. Parking will be in the North lot.
By LEWIS SPEARMAN