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The changing season is springing before our eyes and folks in central Texas know it's a good time to stage a party to signal the event.

Get ready to paint the town of Marble Falls in this festival that celebrates arts, crafts and and great blues  staged across Main Street downtown and on the banks of Lake Marble Falls.

It's all about washing away the winter blues with a song: cajun, Tejano, traditional, Texas and Gospel blues, all will be featured at this live music venue along with arts and crafts booths, street performers, and more, there perfect stop if your hitting Hill Country highways and byways in search of early blooming bluebonnet fields.

It all happens March 30, 31, and April 1 as Artists from across the State “Paint the Town” in a Plein Air competition. Bid to own one of these fine pieces at the Silent Auction. Shop for Treasures from Historic Main Street merchants and Fine Art Street Vendors. Chow down on Crawfish, Fajitas, and more. Wash it all down with Soda, Beer, or Wine.

Most people are familiar with LIVE music, but this festival also sports LIVE art. Visiting artists from across the State will "Paint the Town" live on Main Street. While the music is playing, you can watch as artists bring the town of Marble Falls to life on canvas. The style of art called “plein air” is a French phrase that translates "in the open air." This term is used to describe paintings that have been created chiefly outdoors, rather than in a studio. Photo reference is not used. The artists at this event will begin painting Friday afternoon. Their entries will be turned in for judging Saturday by 3:00, when the Silent Auction begins.

Handy award winner Johnny Nicolas will open the music show Friday at 7:30 p.m. on a staged shared with blues greats like Flyod Domino and Nich Connolly. Also on the opening concert agenda are Danny Levine, Ernie Durawa and Joel Guzman.

Throughout the weekend other favorites will perform, including W. C. Clark, Debbie Walton, Texas Johnny Brown, The Texas Horns, Corporal Punishment, the Larry Salinas Project, Tex Thomas and others.

Tickets for the event are available online at http://www.bluebonnetblues.com/tickets.htm


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