Our San Angelo Cowboy Gathering Festival won honors as the best  Ameripolitan Festival in the entire country last year! I visited with Terri Holland who had the vision for and oversees the festival every year and we talked about the award and this year's upcoming Festival on the 'Kickin' Wake-Up Call' this Morning.

Terri is on top of the world....especially after winning this special award after only the 3rd annual 'Cowboy Gathering' last year.

Other market representatives have come to this festival to learn what makes it so successful and have taken those ideas back to their cities and are incorporating many of those concepts into their festivals.

People come from great distances to enjoy the Festival every year.

This two day event is coming up on September 9th & 10th at the Wells Fargo Pavilion and is loaded with vendors, great food, and a fantastic lineup of award winning traditional country artist and groups for you.

This year's lineup includes names like: Jody Nix & The Texas Cowboys, The Jason Roberts Band, Billy Mata & The Texas Tradition, Bobby Flores & The Yellow Rose Band, Jeff Woolsey & The Dancehall Kings, Gary & Jean Prescott, Coby Carter & 5 Miles West Band, and many more including local bands like Clearwater, The Old Hat Band, Case Hardin & Day Money...and the list goes on!!

Today, Terri announced that general admission tickets go on sale Monday, May 2nd and you can buy a one day ticket or a two day pass which gives you a pretty good discount if you can come both days. Don't forget that date, get your tickets before it sells out...and it always does.

Tickets are $35 per day or $50 for a two day pass. Call 325-763-9923 or 325-655-9200 or visit their website at sanangelocowboygathering.com for more information.