UPDATE AGAIN: Monday evening — The schedule has been adjusted and should be accurate as now shown here, including the two alternates who moved into the top 24.
UPDATE: Saturday — Two of the original bands have dropped out, The River Has Many Voices, from the Texas Hill Country, and Levi Stephens, out of Washington D.C.. Lisa Hooks has been having to rearrange the schedule for that reason, and also because some of the bands already have conflicts for their scheduled Round One dates. The updated schedule along with the designated venues for each week’s contest will be reposted as soon as possible.
KHYI (95.3 The Range) has announced the 24 bands competing, and three alternative bands, in this year’s Shiner Rising Star. There are a lot of new names in the group, with only a few returning from previous years’ contests, and it should be an interesting and competitive contest. The bands met last Thursday, Aug. 1, at Love & War in Texas, Plano, to go over the guidelines of the contest with KHYI General Manager Joshua Jones and Business Manager Lisa Hooks. The schedule of venues is now completed and shown here.
Scene In Town (S.I.T.’s Mary Jane Farmer is also KHYI’s photographer for this and all their events.) will be at each week’s event and will report back with lots of photos of the bands.
Week 1 — Emily Herring v Lauren Alexander v Leland Williams, at Love & War in Texas, Plano
Week 2 — Buffalo Ruckus v Matt Nix Band v Fishing with Dynamite,at Dodie’s in Frisco
Week 3 — Green Light Pistol v Hard Country v Shannon Rose & the Whiskey Rebellion, at Hat Tricks in Lewisville
Week 4 — Sean Russell v Ellee Morriss v Cody Joe Hodges, at Love & War in Texas, Grapevine
Week 5 —The Bodarks v Swift Justice v Quiet Morning and the Calamity, venue to be determined
Week 6 — Jeremy Powers v Doc Mojoe v Calamity Janes, at Southern Junction in Rockwall
Week 7 — Grand Old Grizzly v Blacktop Mojo v Matt Bradshaw, at Smitty’s in Denison
Week 8 — Scott Dean v Stone Rosevelt v Mike Stanley Band, at City Tavern in Dallas (venue still tentative)
The dates and venues for Round 2 are:
Round 2, Week 10, Oct. 3, Gilley’s in Dallas
Round 2, Week 11, Oct. 10, Love & War in Grapevine
Round 2, Week 12, Oct. 17, Club Dada, Dallas
Round 2, Week 13, Oct. 24 — Tolbert’s in Grapevine
Round 3 FINALS
November 7, Love & War in Texas, Plano