Charlie Robison will be our musical guest at the Forge Grist Mill (formerly the Pavillion) for a night of down home fun.
Charlie Robison at the Forge, Ben Wheeler, TX
Throughout his career, Charlie Robison has forged his own path within the country music world as well as the Lone Star music scene and popular music at large. He grew up in the small scenic town of Bandera in the Texas Hill country — known as “The Cowboy Capital of the World” — where his family has ranched the land for eight generations. Music wasn’t just a staple around the Robison household; from even before he could walk, Charlie would spend Saturday nights with his parents at The Cabaret, the local C&W dancehall in downtown Bandera. But the fare playing in the family home ran the gamut from rock’n’roll to singer-songwriters and much more. So it should come as no surprise that Charlie, his brother Bruce and sister Robyn Ludwyck all enjoy respected and critically acclaimed music careers as singers, songwriters and recording and performing artists.
Charlie is best known for his song “In my Hometown” and has just released a new album “Beautiful Day.”
The Hog Fest will be going on both Friday, Oct 24th and Saturday,Oct 25th. It will end with a bang on Saturday night as Wesley Pruitt opens with his amazing guitar skills and electric smile at 8:00 pm and then Charlie will light up the stage at 10:00. You don’t want to miss this HUGE hometown party, in the coolest town in East Texas!
Get Your Shimmy On!
The Forge will be hosting an evening to remember! We will have some great appetizer and dinner specials, including delicious Mediterranean faire. Our favorite import, Cafe Antarsia will be playing their eclectic mix of Gypsy inspired music and we will also be delighted by some bellydancing earlier in the evening. Music and performance starts at 7pm. Champagne Toast at midnight.
There is so much going on this weekend in the little town with big heart! Ben Wheeler is buzzing with excitement as it get’s ready for it’s Hometown Christmas Celebration!
Willie Peden Syrup Mill:
The Willie Peden syrup mill will be in operation all day Saturday making old fashioned sugar cane syrup. Mill is located next to the Library. Milling the cane will start around 9am with the first batch of syrup ready by early afternoon.
Ben Wheeler Children’s Library:
Ben Wheeler 2nd Annual Book Fair- 10 AM to 4 PM With 28 authors’ whose works span genres including children’s books, Christian humor, fantasy, literary fiction, historical fiction, horror, mystery, poetry, romance, and young adult fiction. Nonfiction authors include biography, children’s advocacy, memoir, music and culture, photography, and self help. A representative of Black Beauty Ranch will also be present to talk about and, as a fundraiser, sell books about the nation’s largest animal sanctuary.
Charlie Bullock Open House Reception – introducing Charlie to the gallery – 4 PM to 6 PM – light refreshments and music
Ben Wheeler’s Hometown Christmas Celebration:
5 PM – 7 PM Santa’s parade through town, Christmas program, tree lighting, and Santa & Mrs. Claus greeting the kids- Pickin’ Porch park (make sure to bring a camera for pictures with Santa!)
279 Artisan’s Trail:
Following Rte 279, shoppes along the way will be open and filled with activities and special events. Ben Wheeler, Edom, Blue Moon Gardens – all day
Celebrate Small Business Saturday,
an American shopping holiday!
Get ready! Tyler native and Texas music icon, Lynn Groom, brings his nationally acclaimed, one-man show of keyboard wizardry to The Forge for a special one night only performance, Wednesday, October 2, at 7 PM. Come on down for a special night of music!
To find out more about Lynn Groom check out his website