Two young, but veteran, sets of performers are set for an
A few weeks into her job as the city's downtown development chief, "This is probably the easiest event I've ever done. I'm just going to walk into it and experience it," Heien said. "It's been something that's been going on for a long time. It's obviously been very successful for downtown Kilgore, so they've continued it.
"I'm just excited to be there and enjoy it; it gives me something to do on Friday night. That's why everybody should come -- it's something to do on Friday night."
Heien credits Kilgore News Herald Co-Publisher Jessica
Woodall for arranging the four Friday night shows of summer 2014, monthly performances from May to August.
In a way, it's a new experience for Heien -- moving to Kilgore from a similar
This week's music will be heavy on the classic rock and blues -- despite the relative youth of the various performers, they've embraced earlier styles and hits to carve out their niche in
First on stage, the young men of Dazed have been called the band with "Young Hearts and Old Souls," finding success with covers of Led Zeppelin,
Other inspirations for the group -- "The showmanship and preciseness of their music makes them stand apart from the rest and grab attention." -- include Black Sabbath,
Heading into her second Fridays After 5 performance, 15-year-old
Coming off a year of performances at venues like The Back Porch, Fast Freddy's in
With Venable on lead guitar and vocals, her band also includes
The current roster has been performing together for a few months after adding Owing to the lineup.
"My band is starting to sing backup. They do really, really good and I'm proud of them for it," Venable said. "We've progressed from playing rock, traditional old blues and stuff like that to stuff that you can dance to. We've started to play like
Since her Fridays After 5 performance in summe 2013, Venable has released an album -- "
"When I heard it I was so excited," Venable said, "Yay They're playing my stuff!"
For more information on Venable, log on to AllyVenable.com or visit Facebook.com/AllyVenableBand.
As always, the
"I am excited," Heien said. "I don't know what to expect."
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