Thursday, August 9, 2018
8:00am - Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Gift Shop & Museum open
7:00pm - The Country Music Hayride Show at the Esquire Theater downtown Carthage, featuring local bands Dusty Boots and Southern Impact.. Admission $6. Tickets sold at Chamber office and the Hall of Fame prior to the show, and at the door.
Friday, August 10, 2018
8:00am - 4:00pm - Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Gift Shop & Museum open; free Museum tours!
3:00pm - Texas Country Music Hall of Fame & Tex Ritter Fan Club meeting at the Hall of Fame. Hear annual report. Ask how you can be a member (Everyone Welcome--Membership Application)
6:00pm - Doors open for the John Ritter Tribute Showcase at the Carthage High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets - $15 and are available at the door. Come vote for your favorite performer. Seats are not reserved.
7:00pm - Texas Country Music Hall of Fame John Ritter Tribute Showcase hosted by 2009 TCMHOF Inductee Linda Davis - 30 contestants vie for chance to represent the Hall of Fame and win a prize package which includes $1000.
- Special guest performers:
Linda, Lang and Rylee Scott
TCMHOF Band with Shawnda Rains, Charlie Shearer and Angie McWhirter
Shawnda's daughers Makenzie and Lexi
Tif Taylor, 2017 Showcase winner
Tommie's granddaughter, Abigayle Deloney and husband Bill Smith
Former winner Billie Jo Sewell
Saturday, August 11, 2018
8:00am - Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Gift Shop & Museum open (FREE TOURS); KGAS Radio "Tex Ritter Round-Up" with book signing featuring guest authors, live music by the Southern Impact Band, free museum tours, special guests, autographs. KGAS is sponsoring the County Music Showdown, a music competition with a top prize of $500. Rules and entry forms may be picked up at KGAS Radio, online at www.easttexastoday.com, or on the day of the event at the TCMHOF.
2:00pm - The Country Music Hayride Matinee at the Esquire Theater downtown Carthage featuring Southern Impact - Admission $5
5:00pm - Museum/Gift Shop closes
5:00pm - Doors open at the Performing Arts Center
6:00pm - 21st Annual Show - details to come
Sunday, August 12, 2018
8:00am - Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Gift Shop & Museum open - Come by and tell us Goodbye!
9:00-10:30am - Gospel at the Hall hosted by Gena Hamilton with special guests The Chuck Wagon Gang and others TBA. Held at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. No charge - everyone welcome!