Wylie will be wide awake Saturday, June 29, when Bluegrass on Ballard once again hits historic downtown Wylie. The free event begins at 10 a.m. with over 100 booths featuring art, crafts, unique items and other vendors in Olde City Park. The food court and street vendors also open up at 10 a.m., and Ballard Avenue restaurants will be open for business, along with the many shops. The 200-vehicle car show, sponsored by East Fork Masonic Lodge, goes from 4 to 9 p.m., with pony rides from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., along with a kids' area, American Legion Chili Cookoff, and Battle of the Badges blood drive, where donors can vote for Wylie Fire Rescue or Wylie Police Department. Musicians of all skill levels are invited to bring their instruments and pick and jam with other musicians in the stores and restaurants and on the street.
Music is the star of the event. Starting at 1 p.m., this year's lineup includes world-class bluegrass bands. The stage will once again be in shady Olde City Park, so bring a lawn chair and plan to stay all evening.
1 p.m. - The Herrins
2:10 p.m. - Salt Creek
3:25 p.m. - Bobby Giles & Texas Gales
4:35 p.m. - Texas & Tennessee, featuring John R. Bowman & Steve Huber
5:45 p.m. - Breaking Grass
7:20 p.m. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Bluegrass Band
For more information, visit WylieTexas.gov/bluegrass or call 972-516-6016.