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City of Carrollton Hosts Successful 10th Annual Festival at the Switchyard

Post Date:11/06/2019 5:48 PM
Recap-ImageThe City of Carrollton’s 10th annual Festival at the Switchyard proved to be a great success once again with more than 30,000 guests enjoying free concerts, free children’s activities, free rides and games, quality food and craft vendors, and great beer and wine all day long.

The family-friendly event brought the crowds out to enjoy corny dogs and turkey legs and watch the kids play on the bungee trampolines. Festivalgoers also enjoyed performances from artists such as Thunder Road, King Zero, Barefoot Nation, Monica’s Bidi Bidi Tribute, Matchbook 20, and Emerald City Band. 

Country-soul, swamp-funk band Shinyribs entertained audiences with its raucous mix of Texas blues, New Orleans R&B funk, and horn-driven Memphis soul before the Old 97’s played classics such as “Timebomb” and “Big Brown Eyes.” The group has been described by The New York Times as “a cornerstone of the ‘alternative country’ movement.”

Closing the evening, Tripping Daisy rocked the Downtown Carrollton Square. Concert attendees sang every syllable of the band’s top hits such as “Piranha” and “I Got a Girl.”

For the fourth year in a row, Festival fans also had the opportunity to win a custom-wrapped guitar signed by the headlining bands. Music lover Brandy Kelley won the guitar through the City’s social media contest and brought home a brand new six-string. 

Festivalgoers have another chance to win a signed, custom-wrapped souvenir guitar by completing an attendee survey by Monday, November 11 at 11:59 p.m. Visit https://conta.cc/2oLGcH3 to take the survey. 

The Festival at the Switchyard is such a successful signature event in large part thanks to the many volunteers, community partners, and attendees. 

“The City of Carrollton would like to thank our community and visitors for coming out and showing their support,” Carrollton Marketing Director Kelli Lewis said. “The Festival at the Switchyard offers something for everyone from music lovers to food enthusiasts, and we hope the event gave attendees a chance to visit Carrollton’s charming Historic Downtown Square and learn about all of the wonderful shops and restaurants in the area.”

The City would also like to extend another thank you to Festival sponsors 3 Nations Brewing Co., 97.1 The Eagle, American Standard, AmerisourceBergen, Atmos Energy, Bath Expo and Window Expo, Biomat USA, Inc., Brookhaven College, Courtyard Dallas Carrollton and Carrollton Conference Center, Corona Extra, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Observer, DART, DFWChild Magazine, Fastsigns of Carrollton, First Methodist Carrollton, Four Corners Brewing Co., Frost Bank, iHeartRadio, LeafFilter Gutter Protection, Music Institute at Carrollton Square, NBC 5 and Telemundo 31, Olympus on Main, Parks Coffee, Republic Services, Resort Vacations Inc., Sam Pack’s Five Star Chevrolet and Ford Dealerships of Carrollton, Suburban Parent Magazine, Switchyard Apartments, Texans Credit Union, Topgolf, Truly Nolen, Union at Carrollton Square, and Western Extrusions. 

To see photos and video from the event, follow the Festival at facebook.com/carrolltonfestival and on Twitter at twitter.com/carrolltonfest, and be sure to watch for updates on the 11th annual Festival at the Switchyard at carrolltonfestival.com.  
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