•4:45-5:45pm VIP experience
• 6pm Doors
• 7:00-7:20pm Wordsplayed
• 7:30-8:00pm Social Club Misfits
• 8:15-9:30pm Andy Mineo (subject to change)
October 7, 2017 from 12-5pm at the Waco Hippodrome
The Waco Hippodrome, Haven South Apartments, and Holy Smoked Sausage present: Dogtoberfest 2017!
Benefitting the Animal Birth Control Clinic, this fun event will celebrate Oktoberfest and man's best friend! Bring your pups, family and friends to Austin Avenue for German food, beer, music, a Photo Booth, games, and more! Pet-friendly vendors will be there for giveaways, shopping, and fun activities. Don't have a dog? Don't worry! Adoptable pets wll be at Dogtoberfest and eager to meet you!
Admission is FREE, but food and drink tickets must be purchased! Bring email confirmation or printed ticket to box office to receive ticket punch card on the day of the event!
$25 Presale Ticket includes (1) plate of German food (bratwurst, potato salad), (3) beers* or non-alcoholic drinks, and your choice of (1) pretzel OR (1) dessert (apple cobbler).
A la Carte tickets for food and drinks will be available at the event!
*MUST BE 21 AND OVER TO PURCHASE ALCOHOL. IDs WILL BE CHECKED PRIOR TO TICKET GIVEN AT EVENT*
Portion of all ticket sales benefit the Animal Birth Control Clinic.
Hank and Patsy, the lives and music of country's first superstars, starring award-winning vocalists Jake Penrod and Bridgette Huffhines comes to Waco’s Hippodrome Theatre at 2pm Saturday, September 30th.
The concert features more than 40 songs and a narrative depicting the life stories of Hank Williams and Patsy Cline. Williams died at age 29 and Patsy Cline was killed in a tragic plane crash in Tennessee at age 30. Both had major roles in transforming what was known as "hillbilly" music into a genre’ which is now recognized throughout the world.
Jake Penrod has earned a reputation as a master of honky-tonk music, who not only sings and writes, but can also play 14 instruments. In 2013, he released an album of original material titled Closer To Me. The album showcases Penrod’s songwriting ability as well as musicianship across an array of different styles of honky-tonk music. He wrote each song on the album and played every instrument in authentic honky-tonk fashion and earning the title of “King of Texas Twang.”
A native of Brownsboro, Texas, he first became interested in country music as a child when he saw a commercial for a Hank Williams record album on television.
Jake attracted national attention as a featured guest on RFDTV’s TruCountry, and was a regular cast member on RuralTV’s Texas Pickin’ Party where he not only sang, but was also the program’s pedal steel guitarist. He has performed as country music icon Hank Williams, Sr. in the Off Broadway play Lost Highway and in his self-penned road show, Hank Williams Remembered. He hosted the 2nd longest-running show in America, WSM's Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree, on September 19, 2015
He is a country music traditionalist who believes moving forward doesn’t necessarily mean leaving the past behind. “There were a lot of great ones before me,” he says. “There’s still a lot you can do with what they started. These new guys, they’re creating something new and different, and that’s great, but we can’t forget where we came from. If country music is going to carry on, you have to keep the roots alive.” Jake identifies with fellow Texas Honky-Tonker, Dale Watson, and has embraced the Ameripolitan genre as his own. Jake landed “Honky Tonk Male Artist of the Year” for 2017 at the annual Ameripolitan Music Awards (ameripolitan.com) in Austin, TX. He was named "Pure Country Vocalist of the Year" at the 2016 Academy of Western Artists Awards in Fort Worth.
At an imperially slim 6-feet-two-inches, decked out in a suit and tie, and crowned with his signature Stetson, Jake Penrod even looks like a flashback to country music’s heyday. He gives credit to fellow Texan Ernest Tubb for inspiring his style. “He always looked like a million bucks. His band, too.”
Jake Penrod and his Million Dollar Cowboys can be seen regularly in the dance halls and honky-tonks throughout Texas. His hardcore honky tonk band and powerful, Ray Price-like tenor vocals pierce through the loudest of barrooms and keep dancers on their feet all night. “There’s not a lot of downtime in our shows,” he says. “These people show up to dance.”
Bridgett Huffhines, a Texas based singer and songwriter began singing at age six. Her parents were musicians and her father was also a songwriter. In her early 20s, she sang in area churches with her mother. In 1989, Bridgett and brother James Grisham formed a country band, Southbound, and toured nationally for 4-years. The band performed concerts with Willie Nelson, Lorrie Morgan, Pam Tillis, Jerry Reed, and Mark Chesnutt and others. Southbound disbanded in 1993 and she moved to Nashville. After returning to Texas four-years later, she turned her life and abilities over to the Lord. Bridgett has been singing and writing gospel and country music for the last 14-years. She sang with a women’s trio called ?Surrendered? for 3 years. The trio released two CD?s with six songs penned by Bridgett. The Music Association of Central Texas (M.A.C.T.) nominated the trio for Christian Group of the Year three years in a row. Bridgett was also nominated M.A.C.T. top female vocalist 4 years running and songwriter of the year for three. In 2004, the trio received the award for Christian Group of the Year. They performed throughout Central Texas and shared the stage with Greater Vision, Mark Bishop, The Messenger Quartet, New Ground, Al Brumley Jr., The Dixie Echoes, Haskell Cooley and others. Bridgett taught voice and writing until 2006 and co-wrote many songs with some of her students. She is writing and serving the Lord with hopes to write, sing, and spread the gospel through her songs on a much larger scale. For the last 9-years, Bridgett has been a Pain and Stress Management Specialist with Bodylign, a business she owns with her husband, Mark. Bridgett completed her 6th CD of original and collaborated Christian and Country songs at DRS studio in Waco, TX and her newest album was released in February 2014. In 2013, she was nominated as Top Female Vocalist and Songwriter of the Year by her peers at the M.A.C.T. and was honored to take home the Songwriter of the Year award. For the past 17-years she has toured the United States performing Patsy Cline’s music for various corporations and for many functions locally.
Rfor violence/horror, bloody images, and for language.
In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one, leaving behind torn body parts/remains. In a place known as 'The Barrens', a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with a clown called Pennywise. Bill Denborough has a personal vendetta with the clown. 27 years after their last encounter with Pennywise, the 'Losers Club' has regrouped from their successful lives and businesses because IT has returned and kids are disappearing again. The only problem is that they have all forgotten what occurred that summer. It's up to The Losers Club to regain their memories, to think of the key to killing Pennywise, and to stay alive long enough to end his tyranny but to also realise what brought them together in the first place
The Waco Hippodrome Theatre, TFNB Your Bank for Life, and E.H. Anderson present: Kris Kristofferson.
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson has scheduled a limited number of performances for 2017 and the beginning of 2018. Kristofferson is a country music legend, prolific songwriter and actor.
Kristofferson is famed as a solo artist and as part of the country supergroup The Highwaymen, which also included Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson. His songs have been covered by Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, Johnny Cash and many others. He has worked as an actor in A Star Is Born and the Blade movies.
He was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. His catalog of music includes the hit songs “Help Me Make It Through The Night,” “Me And Bobby McGee,” “Sunday Mornin’ coming Down,” "Loving Her Was Easier Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again” and “The Taker”.
On the eve of the 60th anniversary of the 1957 Little Rock school desegregation crisis, educational inequality remains among the most urgent civil rights issues of our time. With its school district hanging in the balance following a state takeover in January 2015, Little Rock today presents a microcosm of the inequities and challenges manifesting in classrooms all across America. Through case studies in Little Rock, New York City, and Los Angeles, Teach Us All seeks to bring the critical lessons of history to bear on the current state of U.S. education and investigate: 60 years later, how far have we come-or not come-and how do we catalyze action from here?
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
Watch this cult classic and enjoy a shadow cast performance by the Waco Civic Theatre.