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Parks and Recreation

Posted on: March 29, 2018

Entertainment Announcement for the 2018 Bloomin’ Temple Festival

Temple Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce that Red Dirt/Texas Country star, Stoney LaRue, will return to Temple to perform on the Mac Haik Stage at the 13th Annual Bloomin’ Temple Festival on Saturday, April 28th.

LaRue has sold over one million records over his career and plays 200-plus shows each year. His songs have seen the top of the charts, most recently his 2014 hit, Golden Shackles. One Chord Song, Oklahoma Breakdown, Feet Don’t Touch The Ground, and Down in Flames are just a few of the other hits Stoney LaRue has recorded.

His latest album, US TIME, is a collection of songs reflecting on his own dreams that he openly shares with his longtime fans. “This project is a tribute to my fans. We have developed a strong relationship and I appreciate all of them,” says LaRue. “Together, we have built a compilation of fan favorites from the live shows that reflect the complexion of our time together in music, it is simply our US Time.”

LaRue continues, “Being able to record such timeless songs as “Empty Glass,” “Into the Mystic” and “Wichita Lineman” aside from some original tunes, all selected by my fans make me feel validated as an artist and hopefully it gives the fans exactly what they are looking for.”

The 2018 Bloomin’ Temple Festival will be held at the new Martin Luther King Festival Fields 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 for the latest festival news and information, vendor and volunteer opportunities, as well as purchase festival tickets. For additional information on Stoney LaRue, please visit

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