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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Entertainment Announcement for the 2018 Bloomin’ Temple Festival

Temple Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce that Texas-based Country Americana band, Flatland Cavalry, will perform on the Mac Haik Stage at the 13th Annual Bloomin’ Temple Festival on Friday, April 27th.

At some point between Lubbock and Midland, the land shifts from endless cotton rows and rich farmland into pump jacks and mesquite tree filled pastures. Lubbock roots-country outfit Flatland Cavalry straddles that line between the Panhandle and the badlands of West Texas with their bright, earthy country ballads and gritty folk ramblers. Vocalist and chief songwriter Cleto Cordero’s honest, smooth songwriting revolves around the vernacular world of West Texas that he’s constructed with dusty, sun-soaked character sketches, brooding self-evaluations, and candid love songs that all have the ability to turn into singalong anthems.
 
Formed in the fall of 2012, the quintet was rounded up by Cordero after stretches of acoustic outings around the Panhandle town of Lubbock. Flatland quickly garnered the attention of the masses with the release of the debut EP, Come May, in the spring of 2015. Building off the success of Come May, the band released their full-length follow-up album, Humble Folks, in April 2016. Humble Folks peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Americana/Folk albums chart and number 38 on the Top Country Albums chart.

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 Flatland Cavalry, please visit FlatlandCavalry.com

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