May 16, 2015 | 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cost:
Festival is free. Concert tickets are $20 *
Front Street Plaza
400 East Front Street, Texarkana, AR 71854 United States

Additional Information

Tickets

NEW THIS YEAR: The Railfest Festival will not be charging an admission ... it's free and open to the public. Concert tickets are $20* at this time, but hurry! Prices will increase as the concert gets closer, and only a limited number are available at this greatly discounted price!! Get your tickets now at Ticketfly

Date & Time

Railfest 2015 is on Saturday, May 16. Festival gates open at 11 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Concert gates open at 6 p.m. and the main event kicks off at 8:30 p.m.

Venue

Railfest 2015 will be held at downtown Texarkana's Front Street Plaza at the intersections of Front and 4th Streets on the Arkansas side.

THE FESTIVAL

Railfest 2015 will have something for everyone, including a barbecue contest, kids games, entertainment, crafts booths, and vendors, lots of great food and drinks plus a beer garden and more. Although no coolers are allowed, attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for seating.

THE MAIN EVENT

Chase Rice

Chase Rice is one of the hottest new acts in country music today. During high school and college, however, he put much more of his time and energy into sports, playing linebacker on the University of North Carolina football team. An injury eventually sidelined his football career, and it was then that Rice finally picked up a guitar in earnest, and began writing songs. After graduating from college, Rice took a job as part of the NASCAR Hendrick Motorsports pit crew, playing out in the bars of Charlotte in the evenings whenever he could, and flying to Nashville on the weekends to take part in songwriter nights.
He first came into the public's eye in 2010, when he was a contestant on the TV show Survivor: Nicaragua; he eventually finishing second in the running. Rice released a six-song EP, Country as Me, in 2011, following it up with the full-length Dirt Road Communion a year later in 2012. They performed well on the charts, but it was a writing opportunity, "Cruise" by Florida-Georgia Line, that really propelled his career forward; initially released in mid-2012, it spent over a year in heavy rotation, topping the country charts for many weeks and reaching number four on the overall chart. He signed to Columbia Nashville and released his major-label debut, Ignite the Night, in August of 2014; it debuted at number one on the country charts, and sent one single, "Ready Set Roll," into the country chart's Top Five.

Now Rice is going to perform in Texarkana at Railfest 2015, making this event one for the history books!

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