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Posted on: March 9, 2018

Entertainment Announcement for the 2018 Bloomin’ Temple Festival

Temple Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce that the Austin-based band, Reckless Kelly, will perform on the Mac Haik Stage at the 13th Annual Bloomin’ Temple Festival on Friday, April 27th.

Reckless Kelly is, by the best possible definition, a great band. Moving to Austin in the autumn of 1996, the band carved a niche all their own. They listened, watched and interacted with the creative dynamos of the outlaw country scene – Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Billy Joe Shaver, Guy Clark and others – and joined them in a redefinition of what contemporary country music had become. Reckless Kelly’s music was gritty, hard-edged, uncompromising and convincing, turning country music real again.

Reckless Kelly’s string of critically acclaimed albums – Under the Table and Above the Sun (2003), Wicked Twisted Road (2005), Bulletproof (2008), Somewhere in Time (2010), Grammy-nominated Good Luck & True Love (2011) and Grammy-winning Long Night Moon (2013) – set a standard of reliable excellence and commitment to an instinctive vision of Americana. No band exemplifies the broad genre better.

For two decades, the band has toured coast to coast relentlessly and demonstrated longevity without compromise, combining hard work with a resolve that success is only satisfying when achieved by their own standards and definition.

The group’s new album, Sunset Motel, is, like all its predecessors, distinctive in its own way while true to form. Self-produced and recorded in Austin’s renowned Arlyn Studios, it reflects Reckless Kelly’s attention to craft and continuity.

Twenty years since its founding, Reckless Kelly continues to fight for wider recognition, secure in the knowledge that fans, critics and contemporaries will continue to sing its praises.

The 2018 Bloomin’ Temple Festival will be held at the new Martin Luther King Festival Grounds located at 301 South 4th Street in downtown Temple. The festival, held Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th, will feature entertainment on two musical stages featuring acts in Hip Hop, Tejano, Red Dirt, and Country Music, a Kid’s Zone, carnival, arts & crafts vendors, food and much more!

Additional artist announcements will be made in the coming days. Please visit BloominTemple.com for the latest festival news and information, vendor and volunteer opportunities, as well as purchase festival tickets. For additional information on Reckless Kelly, please visit RecklessKelly.com.

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