WYLIE JUBILEE BLUEGRASS ON BALLARD
Saturday June 24 2023
FREE – No ticket required!
Great food and vendors all day – LIVE MUSIC starts at 1:00 p.m.
Wylie Olde City Park, 112 S. Ballard Avenue, Wylie Texas 75098
Bands scheduled to appear include
THE TIM SHELTON SYNDICATE | THE PRICE SISTERS
THE DEAN OSBORNE BAND | BOBBY GILES & TEXAS GALES
RANDY COLLIER & GRASSLAND | RILEY GILBREATH & LONE STAR BLUE
The Wylie Jubilee Bluegrass on Ballard is an incredible celebration of freedom in the center of historic downtown Wylie, Texas. The Jubilee features live music by world-class bluegrass bands as well as an amazing car show, arts and crafts, and much more. Bring your instruments and JAM JAM JAM all day!
The Tim Shelton Syndicate is made up of NewFound Road co-founders Tim Shelton and Jr. Williams as well as NFR alum Joe Booher on mandolin and Pittsburgh native Avery Welter on guitar. In short order, The Tim Shelton Syndicate has proven to be an exciting and powerful presence on stage. The band effortlessly transitions from hard driving, intense bluegrass tunes to heart wrenching country ballads while even adding in elements of classic rock – all while remaining solidly anchored in bluegrass music.
Music has always had a resounding presence in the lives of The Price Sisters – twin sisters Leanna Price and Lauren Price Napier. Their parents sang traditional and old-time country songs while the girls were growing up so they grew up soaking in duet harmony and getting accustomed to singing together. Lauren and Leanna received instruments on their eighth birthdays and began taking lessons within a year. During high school, they took a strong interest in bluegrass music and began attending as many festivals and workshops as possible. In 2016 Leanna and Lauren signed to Rebel Records, released a record, and began touring professionally as The Price Sisters. They have performed at numerous venues and festivals across the United States as well as in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Canada.
Dean Osborne began his musical career at age five, learning to play piano from his father. While attending a concert by his cousins, the Osborne Brothers, Dean fell in love with bluegrass music. At age 14 he got his first “starter” banjo but soon traded up to a Gibson Mastertone and formed his first band, the Thousandsticks Express. Dean later formed Eastbound Band and has been playing ever since, sharing the stage with artists including the Osborne Brothers, J. D. Crowe, and Ralph Stanley. Dean is founder of the Osborne Brothers Hometown Festival in Hyden, Kentucky, which was nominated for the IBMA Festival of the Year award in 2001, as well as the J. D. Crowe and the New South Bluegrass Festival in Wilmore, Kentucky. Since 2006, Dean has been the Director of the Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music in Hyden.
There are many great places to socialize, eat, shop, and jam in downtown Wylie! See pictures from our past Jubilees in our Photo Gallery. This event is FREE with no admission ticket required! Here’s the tentative band schedule:
1:00 p.m. Riley Gilbreath & Lone Star Blue
2:00 p.m. Randy Collier & Grassland
3:00 p.m. Bobby Giles & Texas Gales
4:00 p.m. Dean Osborne Band
5:30 p.m. The Price Sisters
7:00 p.m. The Tim Shelton Syndicate
Vendors – come join us! Vendor and sponsor information can be obtained here.
The Wylie Jubilee Bluegrass on Ballard is presented by the Wylie Downtown Merchants Association, the City of Wylie Texas, and the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation.